Shaker Square Area Development Corporation

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Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere

East 130th Street Stabilization Plan Final Report Available Online

SHAD has been deeply involved in the community building process for the E130/Drexmore revitalization. With input from the community, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (funded by St. Lukes) put together a report called Evolution: E130th. The final report has been published and is available online. Click here to see the report.

Shaker Square Town Hall Deemed Success to SRO Crowd

Positive excitement is building around the

possibilities for Shaker Square. If the

standing room only crowd at the Shaker

Heights Library on Tuesday, July 25 was

any indication, positive excitement is

building around the possibilities for Shaker

Square. Organized by the library and the

League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, the event was moderated by The Plain Dealer's art and architecture writer Steven Litt, who opened up the event by calling Shaker Square "one of the anchors that holds Northeast Ohio together." Click here to read more about the event.

Historic City Council Candidate Forums Scheduled for Fall

For the first time ever, the League of Women Voters, Cleveland Chapter, is sponsoring "It's your Choice and Your Vote. Make It Count", two City Council Candidate Forums to engage the community and help inform voters at a more local level. Events include:

  •    Ward 4 Votes Candidate Forum will be Tuesday, August 1
  •    Ward 6 Votes Candidate Forum will be Tuesday, August 8

Doors open for both events at 6 p.m., with forums running from 7-8 p.m., and will be held at:

   Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. DAL Chapter 
   Educational and Leadership Development Center
   2820 E. 116th Street (south of Shaker Blvd)

Refreshments and free parking will be available. Click here for more information.

Yankee Doodle Dash Fun for all Ages

SHAD's first-ever benefit run was a grand day on July 1 as more than 150 people gathered at the Cleveland Skating Club for a 5K and Kid's run, plus some fun with our sponsors.

Photo credit: Mikie Johnson

Check out the Calendar for Upcoming Concerts on the Square and other events. Click here for more...

Shaker Square Area Development Corporation 
Annual Meeting a Success  
Click here for the full report...

Monthly Neighborhood Clean-ups Scheduled
Join your neighbors and pitch in to beautify our neighborhood. SHAD is part of a working group of area constituents on a mission to improve East 130th Street from Drexmore to Buckeye Road, including the Shaker Cinema/Dave's Supermarket parking area. We need your help! Clean-ups are scheduled for the last Saturday of each month, starting April 29th from Noon - 2:30 p.m.  Call SHAD with questions or just show up We hope to see you there.

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

Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere
Shaker Square Area Makes 2017 Patio Guide

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Cosmic Bobbins helps refugees integrate 'stitch by stitch'


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

Big Al's Diner doesn't look like much, but the food is amazing