Save the Date: SHAD’S Annual Members Meeting

June 2020

​SHAD's annual members meeting is set for Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m. at Cummins Hall of Our Lady of Peace Church. Chairs will be set out in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Masks are highly encouraged, understanding that some people have medical reasons for not wearing them. Masks will be supplied for anyone who has forgotten theirs.

The agenda will include the election of board trustees, and changes to SHAD's Code of Regulations to allow for electronic meetings in the future should they be needed in unusual circumstances, such as pandemics. 

All paid members are eligible to vote, and new members may join at the registration table prior to the meeting.​

Burten, Bell, Carr Development Hosts Virtual Community Meetings

​June 2020

In lieu of in-person community meetings, join Bianca Butts, BBC's Neighborhood Services Coordinator for Shaker Square and Larchmere, for weekly virtual chats to discuss what's happening in the community. Pick a time that works for you (see times below) and email Bianca at to request a link to the virtual meeting. These meetings, which will be held in June and July, are a great way to let Bianca know what's going on in your neighborhood or with your organization, or to find out the latest community news.

Coffee & Convo Sesh

​Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9 a.m.

You Deserve an Hour to Be Happy

Mondays & Thursdays @ 5 p.m.​

​Shaker Square Area Businesses Face Quarantine Challenges

June 2020

The arrival of COVID-19 has changed Ohioans’ lives more than any time in recent memory. We’ve learned about flattening the curve to slow the spread of coronavirus: wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance, avoid crowds. Older and immune-compromised shoppers have special hours carved out just for them in most supermarkets; those who are lucky to be able to work from home do so while homeschooling their children. Essential workers show up dutifully to care for us in hospitals, check out our groceries, clean the stores and hospitals, transport us on public transit and more.

 But, for some small businesses, the pandemic has motivated innovation and creativity to change their business models to keep them afloat during the stay-in-place order. None have done this better than some of our own Shaker Square neighborhood restaurants and boutique shops. READ MORE

Shaker Square and Larchmere Welcome Bianca Butts to the Neighborhood

May 2020

Burton, Bell, Carr Development Inc. (BBC) is officially up and running in the Shaker Square and Larchmere neighborhoods.

Bianca Butts was hired to be the Neighborhood Services

Coordinator for Shaker Square and Larchmere, a position that

was created when BBC became the representative CDC in

Fall 2019. In this role she is tasked with engaging with

community members to identify their needs and to implement

necessary programs and resources for the neighborhood.

“I believe in this community. I believe in the people,” expressed

Butts, who lives on Buckingham Road near Our Lady of Peace

and grew up in neighboring Buckeye. READ MORE

Burton Bell Carr Distributes Free Meals to Community

May 2020

With so many hit hard by the current crisis, Burton, Bell, Carr Development Inc. has partnered with MyComm, Paramount Advantage and The Learning Center to provide free meals to the community.

According to BBC Neighborhood Services Coordinator Bianca Butts, “the hot meals are meant to offer a supplemental meal to offer  as an additional form of support to residents in need.” The organization is noticing that senior citizens and youth are utilizing this meal service more but it’s open to anyone in need.

The location of the meal distribution and the meal provider changes from week to week. For times and locations of upcoming meal distributions visit

To volunteer to assist in meal distribution or if you’re a local entrepreneur who’s interested in donating meals, contact Bianca Butts at Volunteers must be willing to comply with safety protocols.

Pre-order for the 21st Annual Larchmere Community Plant Sale

May 2020

As always, pre-order by Friday, May 1 to receive a 10% discount. New, and in honor of 2020, first time pre-orderers will receive an additional $2.20 off orders over $20.20.

What better time to beautify your surroundings and grow locally sourced plants, fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs than during these challenging, Covid-19, stay-at-home, physical distancing times?! 

Your pre-ordered plants will be available May 9/Mother’s Day Weekend. Delivery within 3 miles is available if using check/cash or if pre-paying. Credit cards/PayPal may be used at the pick-up location on Larchmere (details will be included with your pre-order confirmation). Let us adapt and be flexible to the current adjustments of our country and world, in respect to our community health.

For more information, forms or to contribute your time/talents: or call/text 216.269.9060

To fill out digitally, download this Plant Sale Form and open it in Adobe Reader to complete the form. Be sure to save, then attach it to an email to  Or, print and complete by hand, then scan to email it, snail mail, or drop it off.

​​​Shaker Square Neighborhood Restaurants are Open, Offer Expanded Service! 

April 2020

If you’re looking for a change of pace, or just don’t want to prepare a meal, here’s a list of neighborhood restaurants - from A to Z - offering take-out, curbside service or delivery for everyone’s safety during COVID-19 stay-at-home measures. Just check the menus and hours at restaurants’ websites or Facebook pages in advance, then call or place your order online. All numbers below are in the 216 area code, unless indicated otherwise.

Thank you for supporting our local restaurants, bakeries and other eateries, especially during this difficult time. They’re the best in town!

  • Academy Tavern, 229-1111, , Facebook. Carry- out/curbside.
  • Baba Yaga’s Greenhouse Café (vegan), 419.515.4217,, Facebook. Carry-out.
  • Balaton, 921-9691, , Facebook. Carry-out/curbside, delivery.
  • Barroco, 938.9301, , Facebook. Carry-out/curbside, delivery.
  • Big Al’s Diner, 791.8550, , Facebook. Carry-out. Breakfast/brunch, closes 2:30 p.m.
  • Davita’s Deli and Beverage, 721.0220. Carry-out.
  • Edwin’s Restaurant and Leadership Institute, 921.3333, , Facebook. Carry-out/curbside, delivery. Check website for hours, daily menu & specials (4 meals for $40).
  • Edwin’s Bakery, Buckeye Road, 675.0896, , Facebook. Carry-out/curbside, delivery. Call or check website for hours.
  • Edwin’s Butcher Shop, Buckeye Road, 417.1100, , Facebook. Carry-out/curbside, delivery. Check website for hours and daily menus.
  • Felice​, 216.791.0918,, Curbside Pick Up/ Delivery
  • Larchmere Tavern & Fredo’s Pizza, 721.1111, , Facebook. Carry-out..
  • Michael’s Diner, 752.0052, Facebook. Carry-out.
  • Sasa, 767.1111, , Facebook. Carry-out/ curbside, delivery.
  • The 3 Aprons, 810.6111, , Facebook. Curbside pick-up.
  • Yours Truly, 751.8646, , Facebook. Closes 3:00 p.m. Carry-out/curbside, delivery.
  • Zanzibar Soul Fusion, 752.1035, , Facebook. Order online. Carry-out/curbside, delivery.

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