Another Reason To Shop Local At Crocker Park | Welcome Whimsy Willow

June 9, 2021

— Westlake, Ohio

Gifting Shop Created By Two Local Entrepreneurs With A Love For Shopping

Shopping and supporting local is an important piece to a thriving community, and Crocker Park is continuing to fulfill that mission by welcoming their newest business to the lifestyle center. Whimsy Willow, a locally owned gift shop, opened today, Tuesday, June 8, with a purpose to help give great gifts and support fellow local businesses.

Whimsy Willow was founded this year by John Norris and Cheryl Bauer, both parents and professionals who share a passion for shopping and supporting local as well as practical design and gifting. After over a year creating and cultivating a mission and brand they can stand behind, Whimsy Willow was born. Inside the shop, visitors can find several locally sourced modern and rustic farmhouse style pieces, unique wooden signs, and personalized touches with their “gifts to go” interactive kiosk. This kiosk makes it simple to monogram and engrave dozens of signs and other items with a meaningful touch in a quick shopping trip, also perfect for party favors and corporate events.

“Crocker Park loves local, and our team always works hard to find fantastic local business with a special story,” said Stacie Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing. “Whimsy Willow’s style and aesthetic is impeccable and elevates any design as well as helps you gift thoughtfully. We are thrilled to have them open for visitors to experience this special shop for themselves.”

Whimsy Willow is now open and located in Crocker Park’s West Park at 262 Crocker Park Blvd, hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm, Friday, 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 12pm-6pm. All products inside the shop are proudly made in the USA. Stay tuned for more information about this opening and all other openings happening at Crocker Park by following @CrockerPark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit

Crocker Park is settled on 4,500,000 square feet in Westlake, Ohio and features a mix of over 130 local and nationally known retailers and premier dining options as well as office buildings, luxury apartments, and an event venue. Known for its distinct vertically integrated design of ground-level retail and restaurants with second story apartments and office space, the lifestyle center creates a bustling, urban downtown atmosphere of a city within a suburb. Developed with inspiration from European influence and architecture, Crocker Park’s 3 phases, spanned over 12 city blocks, allow visitors to feel completely immersed in the dynamic shop, dine, live, work, and play environment. Crocker Park is a part of the Stark Enterprises full-service real estate development portfolio spanning eight states. For more information and to view a complete center directory and a calendar of events, visit