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
Shaker Square Area Restaurants make 50 Things List

A special thank you to the event sponsors for all of the support.

Platinum Sponsor: 

Cleveland Skating Club

Silver Sponsor:

New View Enterprises

Bronze Sponsors:

JP Quality Printing

Montlack Realty

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

The Shaker Square Area Community Development Corporation annual meeting was held on April 27. A group of nearly 50 members, board of trustees and employees joined in to hear about the successes of the last year. 

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.

Two local restaurants make the "50 Things

to Eat & Drink List"


Iron Sponsors

23823 LTD

Bella Bridesmaids

Buckeye Outdoor Supply

Gray House Pies

Heinen's Wellness

Jorge Castillo Design

Larchere Imports

Louisiana Kitchen/Popeyes

Schonfeld Financial Services

Shaker Boulevard Rehab Group

Shaker Quality Auto Body

Shaker Square Area Development Corporation

Keeping You Informed


In the News

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.

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.

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

area development corporation

Cosmic Bobbins helps refugees integrate 'stitch by stitch'


Photo credit: Mikie Johnson