Collinwood businesses have gotten creative about retail experiences in the recent weeks! These are just a few that have shaken up how they do business…


Offering a newly expanded online inventory on 4 different platforms, Blue Arrow Records keeps the tunes spinning in Collinwood. Browse the Blue Arrow Records Etsy for the record shop’s largest collection or head over to to stream albums from the record label in real time. You can also purchase albums via Blue Arrow Discogs and the shop’s website:


Offering full-service design and printing in the heart of Waterloo, No Problem Printing closed its storefront temporarily but is directing orders to be placed online. Delivery has always been free, and the team is ready to handle all of your design and printing needs. Browse design samples and print inventory online at No Problem Printing.


Recently putting together and distributing care packages for the Collinwood Community, Pop Life on Waterloo is currently closed but would like to publish classes on social media and to continue supporting the community. To do that, the wellness studio is accepting donation via Pop Life website. You can also purchase gift certificates here.


Currently offering online subscriptions for virtual fitness group classes via NuLifeTv, NuLife Fitness Camp encourages active lifestyles to boost the immune system and promote mental health through fitness. Subscribe for monthly or weekly unlimited virtual classes on the web or call 1-844-NULIFE-1 to purchase a digital gift card.


Though the physical Beachland Ballroom is temporarily closed, the venue is working fast and furiously to open a Beachland Online Store! Purchase Brunch Gift Certificates, Live Music Gift Certificates, Beachland Ballroom merch and stickers. Watch for announcements from Beachland Ballroom concerning carryout towards the middle of April!


Offering one-on-one and small group swing lessons from the 1920s through the 1950s, Get Hep Swing is now offering gift certificates on their website. Though the monthly dances at The Lithuanian Club on E. 185th have been temporarily postponed, the business is encouraging those interested in swing dance lessons to visit Get Hep Swing website and to contact info@gethepswing.comfor pricing.


Though current programming has been postponed and the gallery closed to the public, Waterloo Arts regularly offers high-quality programming for the Collinwood community. Explore the website here and watch for updates via Waterloo Arts Facebook.


Buying and selling a wide array of new and old toys, classic video games, select vintage clothing, records, comics and more, Star Pop Vintage + Modern, located in the heart of Waterloo, is now offering digital gift cards that can be redeemed once the physical location reopens its doors. The gift cards can be purchased for yourself or sent to any email address as a gift! Check out Star Pop Vintage + Modern’s Facebook for updates, and purchase the digital gift cards here.


Recently re-calibrating their focus to include a larger online presence, Master Collective continues their vision of creating better communities with creativity and gaming culture via Master Collective Patreon. Offering tiered subscription levels with plenty of perks, the collective seeks to provide workshops, audio/visual media and events that are affordable or free for Collinwood! Master Collective is also helping small businesses improve their online presence and designing apparel & merchandise and more at the Master Collective Website. Feel free to contact the Master Collective team here to request more info!


Pretty Things Cleveland, a hip hair salon located on E. 185th, is currently closed but is keeping clients up to date on the Pretty Things Instagram Page. Pretty Things is also offering a 30% off first-time client code for Hairstory Products. Check out their website here:

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:35 PM, 04.01.2020