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Lakewood Business Owner, Community Volunteer David Stein Named Grand Marshal of the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade

July 01, 2017

Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers today announced that local businessman and community volunteer David Stein will serve as the Grand Marshal for the city’s annual Fourth of July parade.  The parade is scheduled to step off at Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and conclude at Lakewood Park.

David Stein owns two thriving businesses — Plantation Home and  Cotton — located in historic buildings across the street from each other on Detroit Avenue, repurposed into first-class retail spaces.

“In Lakewood, we rely on the leadership of our residents and local business owners to help keep our neighborhoods strong and vibrant,” said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers.  “Since he opened Planation Home in 2002, David Stein has set the bar high — not just for his creative and innovative approach to specialty retailing, but for his volunteerism in the community.“

Stein is the president of the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance, which he helped found with LakewoodAlive in 2008. In addition, he’s an “energetic and visionary” leader as a member of the LakewoodAlive board since 2010.

Stein is a constant volunteer with Downtown streetscape initiatives, and is consistent supporter of LakewoodAlive events which draw visitors and residents to the Downtown district. In 2010 Stein founded and has financially sponsored the “Light Up Lakewood” King and Queen Scholarships for high school juniors — scholarships are based on involvement and community service.

Stein was honored with Heritage Ohio’s Commercial Rehabilitation award (the organization’s top designation) for Cotton, which opened in 2013 in the space originally occupied by Bailey Buick.

“We are proud to have David Stein serve as this year’s Grand Marshal,” said Mayor Mike Summers. “His tireless and inspiring work in the community highlights his sincere commitment to the future of Lakewood.”

A Lakewood resident since 1989 — a native of Elyria — Stein lives in Lakewood in his (fittingly) rehabilitated colonial.

Joining in the parade will be musical favorites, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band, St. Edward High School Marching Band,and the Lochaber Pipe Band and Red Hackle Pipe Band.

After the parade, festivities will continue in Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of Lakewood’s community organizations.  At 7:00 p.m., the Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra, will perform at the Bandstand at Lakewood Park.

The Fourth of July will conclude following Lakewood’s annual fireworks extravaganza, set to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.