Sat 12/4 @ 1-5PM
Cavotta’s Garden Center has been a South Collinwood institution for 90 years. Now owned by the founders’ granddaughter Angela, she’s expanded the space and its offerings, and, just in the last few years, put in a bar and an event pavilion, built just before the pandemic hit. But the pandemic was good to her. With the large pavilion and lots of surrounding land, there was plenty of room to social distance. She booked bands on weekends, opened the bar, offered a small menu and became one of the few places open to go out and hang out.
She’s also become known for the chocolate delicacies she makes, such as her chocolate dipped pretzels and Oreos, and especially her huge caramel apples with a variety of embellishments. And Christmas is when her retail space is overflowing with them, many of them packaged in pretty boxes perfect for gift giving.
A good time to stop in and pick up some of those sweets is this weekend when she hosts her holiday open house. While it’s not the right time of year to be listening to music and enjoying a drink outside (although with Cleveland weather, you never know!), the bar will be open to buy drinks and Blues DeVille will be playing in the greenhouse. Plan to pick up some holiday décor as well — a wreath, a poinsettia, some pine swags or even your Christmas tree, while you still have the pick of the lot.