Coventry Village, a small shopping and art district in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is worth a visit. The “village” is an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and people. From Birkenstock to toys to almost anything you can want.
The village is close to the University circle, with the Cleveland Museum of Art, Western Reserve Historical Society, and much more, and across the street from Lakeview Cemetery, resting place of many famous Ohioans. This makes the village a great place to get a bite after visiting the museums and other nearby attractions.
Almost every type of food is available. Subs, Asian, Mexican, Vegan, all most anything one can think of. Most of the restaurants are locally owned and operated, some are chains.
Once filled with food visitors can walk up and down the streets of Coventry Village exploring the strange and diverse collection of shops. The uniqueness of shopping available is reminiscent of other districts (Yellow Springs, Oregon District, Short North), but still an experience all its own. Coventry Village is home to the original Big Fun Toy Store, which sells gag gifts, old toys, and every little toy and fun related item an adult or child could want. Big Fun has expanded in to other areas, but is still the best in the village.
At the end of the night when the shops and the kitchens have closed the village is still hopping. Many nightclubs and bars line the streets and are open well into the night. The nightlife is not just limited to the many clubs and venues but to the streets where some of the most entertaining things can be the people.
Parking can be a problem in the area. Every spot is metered. At time the spots can fill up. Most of the time the parking garage and streets spots are easy to find.
So with a large collection of … well everything, Coventry Village is worth a visit to anybody in Cleveland or just in the area.