Center for International Services & Programs

Shopping

Grocery Stores

Grocery Stores: Groceries are offered in many places. Canned and boxed groceries can often be found at reasonable prices at, Wal-Mart, Target, and K-Mart. These stores carry household items at discount prices, including some non-perishable groceries. Sam's club carries groceries and household goods in bulk sizes (a membership is required to shop there). There are a number of ethnic grocery stores as well, listed in the "Yellow Pages" directory. Some ethnic restaurants sell packaged ethnic foods. You can ask friends from your country where they have found ethnic food for sale. Some of the closest grocery stores to campus are:

 

Dave's Supermarket
3301 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-361-5130
 
Supermercardo Rico
4506 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-631-1156
 
Asian Spices & Sauce
1979 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-861-0626
 
Patel Brothers
6876, Pearl Rd,
Middleburg Heights, OH
Tel: 440-885-4440
 
Asian Plaza
2999 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-696-1717
 
Gallucci Gust Co.
6610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-881-0045
 
India Grocers
6855 West 130th Street
Cleveland, OH
Tel: (440) 885-0215
 
Westside Market
W-25th Street & Loraine Ave,
Cleveland, OH


 

 
Al Manar (Halal)
11550 Loraine Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44111
Tel: 216-941-1900
 
Al Medina (Halal)
11550 Loraine Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44111
Tel: 216-671-4661
 

 

Outlet Stores:

Many department stores and small stores sell clothes, and their prices can range from very reasonable to very expensive. Students choose to buy clothes at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, J.C. Penney and TJ Max, because the prices are less expensive here than at other stores. Other outlet stores and malls you can shop include:

  • Grove City Outlet Store: This store is en-route to Pittsburgh. If you are going on a major shopping spree, this is as a good place to get deals, and there is good selection of products.
    Directions to Grove City Outlet
  • Aurora Outlet Store: This outlet village with 70 stores is on the outskirts of Cleveland. This is a good one stop place to shop since there a large number of stores located in one place. They offer sales and great deals at various times of the year.
    Directions to Aurora Outlet
  • Lodi Outlet Store: This outlet features more than 80 stores with brand name fashions and designers
    you want and at prices you will love. They also offer attractive deals.
    Directions to Lodi Outlet

Malls:




Many department stores and small stores sell clothes, and their prices can range from very reasonable to very expensive. Students choose to buy clothes at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, J.C. Penney and TJ Max, because the prices are less expensive here than at other stores. Other outlet stores and malls you can shop include:

  • Tower City Mall: Located about 20 min. walk from the campus, this mall is located in the heart of downtown, Cleveland at the Public Square. It is a beautiful place to shop, eat, watch movies in the theatre and sit by the fountains that sometimes perform musical displays. Visit during the holidays and see the season decorations.
    Directions To Tower City Mall
  • Parma Town Mall:This is the newest mall in town! Just located 20 minutes from downtown, it not only offers state-of the-art services and scenic architectural surprises, but also 130 stores to chose where to spend your money. Make it a place to visit this weekend!
    Directions To Parma Town Mall
  • Steelyard Commons: Located just across the river along I-71 in the Steelyard district of Cleveland, sits Steelyard Commons. This modern complex designed to mimic the atmosphere of Cleveland's industrial history is a great location to service all of your needs. Be it a quick bite to eat at one of the several resturants, some domestic needs, or even just casual window shopping, Steelyard Commons is one of the best close-to-downtown complexes to vist. Accessable via the RTA's busing routes, you can get to the Steelyards with great speed and ease. To view the current layout of the complex, click here (PDF).
    Directions To Steelyard Commons

Speciality Items:

Many department stores and small stores sell clothes, and their prices can range from very reasonable to very expensive. Students choose to buy clothes at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, J.C. Penney and TJ Max, because the prices are less expensive here than at other stores. Other outlet stores and malls you can shop include:

  • Household Items: Household items such as utensils, cleaning items, tools, furniture, and other household goods may be found at reasonable prices at K-Mart, Target, Sam's, and Wal-Mart. The Salvation Army, also sells used household items at very reasonable prices.
  • Liquor: Supermarkets sell alcoholic beverages, as do convenience stores and liquor stores. Customers must be at least 21 years of age to purchase alcohol and will need to show identification proof of age before buying the alcohol. Stores will not sell liquor after 2:00 a.m., or before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is illegal to drink alcohol in public places, including parks. It is also illegal to drink alcohol or even have an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. These regulations are known as "open container" laws. The penalties for driving while intoxicated are extremely severe in Ohio: offenders pay several hundred dollars in fines, are required to donate weeks of their time to community service projects, must register for a driving course, must relinquish their driver's license for a period of time, and may serve time in jail. People who repeat this offense serve time in jail and pay stiffer penalties than first-time offenders.