Sunbeam School Takes Shape

This year was a busy year for school and community members involved in the planning and design of the new Sunbeam School. Construction managers also were busy getting the site ready for construction. More...

Message from the President: November 2016

In the last issue I stated that SHAD has a long road ahead to grow the organization. Boy, did we get a jumpstart! On September 23, our third annual fundraiser succeeded beyond any of our expectations. With more than 200 people in attendance, SHAD raised $25,837. More...

Holiday Shopping Guide: 2016

​​​With numerous holiday specials and extended hours, shoppers wielding a

“SHAD Card” - offered through the Shaker Square Area Development

Corporation - can get additional discounts at roughly two dozen

participating local businesses. By now, the holiday elves have stocked

the storefronts along Shaker Square and Larchmere, where merchants,

artisans and restaurateurs dream of wrapping up the year with a

flourish! More...


Holiday Stroll on Larchmere Scheduled for November 25-27
Make plans now to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Weekend, strolling through Larchmere's Historic Commercial District.  Bring

the family along for a horse drawn carriage ride up and down the boulevard,

compliments of the Larchmere Merchant Association (Fri & Sat only). More...

Shaker Square Area's Kim Thomas Receives Volunteer of the Year Award
September 29, 2016
Shaker Square Area’s very own Kim Thomas, owner of Christopher Amira Studio

at 12611 Larchmere Blvd., was recently honored for her volunteer work in the

community by the Ohio Democratic Party. Thomas was awarded the

2016 Howard Metzenbaum Volunteer of the Year Award at a ceremony

last week. More...

North Garden on Square Dedicated to Richard Gildenmeister
September 29, 2016

A ceremony was held on September 29 to honor Richard Gildenmeister for

being Shaker Square's "gardener," for cultivating, nurturing, and tending to

nature's gifts over many decades. Gildenmeister was thrilled to be honored

and enjoyed meeting all of the people who turned out for the dedication.

Planning Underway for East 130th Street
August 29, 2016
The demolition of two vacant and distressed apartment buildings at East 130th Street and Drexmore Road has been accomplished, and demolition of a third on East 130th is nearing completion. This success has opened the opportunity to address the future redevelopment of East 130th Street behind Dave’s Market between Drexmore and Buckeye Roads and expand the “vibrant and diverse” recognition that the Shaker Square area neighborhoods enjoy. More...

Larchmere Welcomes New Vegan Bakery
August 19, 2016
With Cleveland’s vegan restaurant scene on the rise, there will soon be another vegan dessert shop in town, and this one’s right in your back yard. Jen and Jon Regan, owners of Poison Berry Bakery, 12210 Larchmere Boulevard, are here to prove that vegan treats can taste amazing, and aren’t the ‘poison’ that many skeptics believe vegan food to be. More...


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

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

Shaker Square Area Development Corporation

Keeping You Informed