Save the Date for 2nd Annual Yankee doodle Dash

Join us onJune 30, 2018 Join us for the 2nd annual Yankee Doodle Dash to benefit

Shaker Square Area Community Development Corporation. We'll have a run, walk,

and kids run so bring the entire family. The event starts and finishes at the Cleveland

Skating Club. Games and other events will be held at this location, as well. 

Prizes will be given for overall winners and age group winners. Click here for

more information

SHAD Connection Wins Funding Nod from Councilman Griffin 

The Shaker Square Area Development Corporation received notice from

Councilman Blaine Griffin that it will be awarded $20,000 to help fund 

its SHAD Connection publication. The award will be funded in two

annual increments of $10,000 beginning in fiscal-year 2017-2018.

The SHAD Connection, with its original publication dating back to 1977, was one of the original initiatives of the organization. Today, more than 7,500 print editions are delivered to residents, local businesses, and SHAD members. The funding addition will assist with SHAD's outreach efforts to a growing community.

Greater Circle Living: An Incentive to Live Near Work 
The Greater Circle Living program provides nonprofit employees $10,000 in

down payment assistance to purchase an owner-occupied property in one

of the Greater University Circle Neighborhoods. This program is intended

for "working households" whose total household income is under $150,000

annually. Funding for Greater Circle Living is generously provided through

the Cleveland Foundation.

In addition to the Shaker Square Area, Greater University Circle Neighborhoods include:Buckeye, Central-Midtown, East Cleveland (SW Quadrant), Fairfax, Glenville, Hough, Little Italy, St.Clair-Superior, and University Circle. Click here to learn more.

Larchmere PorchFest Confirms 2018 Dates
The 10th Annual Larchmere PorchFest will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018,

throughout the Larchmere neighborhood. Event hours are 2pm - 10pm. This

free and family friendly event consists of 30 bands on 30 porches, and is a

day-long entertainment extravaganza with a food court and beer garden.

Mark your calendars. Finale concerts begin at 6pm, with after parties at

Larchmere venues starting at 8pm. Mark your calendars. Free parking is

available. Click here for more information.

2018 Cleveland Garlic Festival Dates Confirmed
We can already smell the wonderful scents in the square. The Cleveland

Garlic Festival, scheduled to again be held at Shaker Square, is set for

August 25 & 26, 2108. Hours include Saturday, August 25th from

Noon to 8pm, and Sunday, August 26th from Noon to 6pm! This year’s

festival will continue to bring the most delicious garlic laden food and also:

  • Top Chef Grill Offs
  • Miss Garlic 2018
  • Garlic Fries
  • Mitchell’s Garlic Ice Cream
  • Ohio Craft Beers
  • and the Ohio Cheese Guild Tent!

Enjoy live music and entertainment, and check out the Mighty Locavores kids area for Flower Clown, bungee trampoline, tractors and so much more! Click here for more information.

Poetry Series at Rice Library Set for 2018
A platform for open, artistic expression through spoken word poetry, Uplyft, Inc.

has once again arranged for Poetic Power, a free evening of art and music to be

held at Rice Library the first Wednesday of each month. Make your way to the

library at 4 p.m. for some inspiring and personal expression.

Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere


Representing the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Shaker Square, Larchmere, CHALK, Ludlow, and Drexmore/Chadbourne.

Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere
Shaker Square Area Development Corporation

Keeping You Informed


Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere
Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere

Shaker Square Area Development Corporation's mission is to provide the neighborhoods it represents with the leadership and action needed to re-imagine and foster diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. We do this by working with local businesses, residents and other community organizations who have an INvested interested in the area. We:

  • Work with local authorities and developers to preserve property values and protect historic structures in the area
  • Focus on safety and security by addressing vacant buildings and problem addresses
  • Promote neighborhood happenings
  • Communicate important and timely information about the community with The Connection, and publish the annual "Apartment Hunter's Guide"
  • Provide organized community meetings on a wide-range of topics

Service area includes the geographic boundaries indicated in blue below. Click the image for a larger view.

area development corporation

Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere