Five home decor stores opened in the Short North within the past year, joining an already long roster of shops in the area selling interior design products.

Five home decor stores opened in the Short North within the past year, joining an already long roster of shops in the area selling interior design products.

The density, however, didn't inspire competition. Instead, 14 of those stores have teamed together for a new initiative called Home On High.

Home on High aims to make the Short North a national home decor shopping destination. Collaborative marketing projects are in the works, and there are plans to recruit additional decor stores to the strip of High Street.

To lure customers, the Home on High locales are now offering hours on Sundays, when parking is free and potential shoppers are traveling through town.

This weekend marks the kickoff of the stores' new hours, and there will be a raffle for a Blu Dot Rook lamp provided by Grid Furnishings. Check the website for the list of participating locations.