Shaker Square & Larchmere

LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Cait Kennedy of [unBail]
Our FreshFaces podcast is back for season two! Episode One features [unBail] executive director Cait Kennedy, who helped design the [unBail] app as a "Google maps for court cases" to help defendants better navigate the criminal justice system.
Triple cream heaven: Marchant Manor Cheese plans to open shop doors by the holidays
A year after securing a storefront on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Kandice Marchant is nearing completion of Marchant Manor Cheese Shop—with high hopes to be open for the winter holidays.
Buckeye becomes a neighborhood of second chances as EDWINS expands its life skills campus
EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute founder Brandon Chrostowski continues to revitalize the Buckeye neighborhood while giving formerly incarcerated people a second chance—this time with the purchase of two muti-family houses on East 130th Street
COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund grants more than $900,000 this week to 20 nonprofits
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund continues to grant funds to nonprofit organizations helping those affected by the coronavirus. Read about what latest grant recipients are doing in the city.
Culinary Crisis: Chef Doug Katz is cautiously optimistic that restaurants will rebound
Chef Doug Katz sees hope in Cleveland's restaurants surviving COVID-19 with new innovations in dining out. 
Stop in and get a virtual hug at Larchmere’s UnBAR Café
Larchmere has a new health-conscious hybrid coffee and entertainment spot. UnBAR Cafe recently opened, serving up a peaceful atmosphere instead of alcohol.
Shazam! Can comic books slay the high functional illiteracy rate in Mt. Pleasant?

Like the millions of moviegoers who saw "Black Panther" on its opening weekend in February 2018, Dawn Arrington was captivated by the film’s superhero story brought to life by a predominantly black cast. But unlike most of those moviegoers, Arrington took it a step further to become a hero in her own right.

Nola Movement prepares to open inside UNBar Cafe in Larchmere in January
Nike Olabisi is always on the move, and she’s about to take the Larchmere neighborhood with her.
Business Growth Collaborative helps Cleveland minority entrepreneurs break down barriers
The Business Growth Collaborative brings 11 Northeast Ohio nonprofits together to help minority entrepreneurs and small-business owners grow and develop.
Chef Katz introduces Zhug, bringing a shared dining experience to Cedar-Fairmount
Chef and restaurateur Douglas Katz's newest restaurant, Zhug in the Cedar-Fairmount District, combines flavors from the historical spice trade routes that passed through the Middle East.
In their footsteps: Cleveland Restoration Society plans civil rights trail with historical markers
Cleveland's role in the civil rights movement is often overlooked. The Cleveland Restoration Society hopes to remedy that with a civil rights trail consisting of 10 Ohio Historical Markers.
The Full Cleveland is inspiring Clevelanders to hike the urban jungle, eight miles at a time
Twice a year, Peet McCain invites other Cleveland residents to join him in exploring Northeast Ohio on foot on an eight-mile hike he calls "The Full Cleveland."
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center responds to need with new office in Shaker Square
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center saw an urgent need to serve African-American survivors of sexual assault. It hopes its new office conveniently located on Shaker Square will improve its accessibility to those who need it the most.
Ready to pop: Collinwood's most colorful building set to open its doors as Pop Life
After two years, Pop Life is ready to make its debut at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, and wellness in Collinwood.
How three brothers turned a fermenting hobby into a thriving business
Projected to be a $5 million to $7 million business in 2019, with sales growth expected to be as much as 500 percent, Cleveland Kraut is considered to be one of the fastest growing businesses in the fermented food industry.
Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbs
Replacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, but one of the most rewarding parts of the city's gardening program is seeing beginning gardeners transform into leaders.
Six big, bold ideas that could change Cleveland as we know it, 2nd edition
Check out our six-pack of audacious efforts to distinguish Northeast Ohio in a growing global economy. From harnessing wind power to jumpstarting small businesses, each of these ideas could make a major impact.
One in 11 Ohioans has a felony conviction. Isn't it time they received a second chance?
Your spirits will be instantly uplifted within mere seconds of sitting down with Karen McAlpine. The 38-year-old mother of three radiates a positive energy that is no less than supremely infectious. Currently, McAlpine is seeking an opportunity to channel her gift of an inspiring personality into a career where she can help people, make a difference, and somehow give back. Her ever-present smile only falters when she reflects on her experiences trying to secure such a job.
We Tried It: Magic wand-making at Larchmere Fire Works
I’ll admit it: I’ve never cracked open a Harry Potter book, but I’m definitely a huge fan of the old-school, rabbit-and-hat variety of magic. So when our writer Ken Schneck invited me to test out the new glass wand-making class at Larchmere Fire Works with him, I was in faster than you could say, “Presto!” (After all, we can all use a little more magic in our lives.)
Inside the Cuyahoga County Early Childhood Equity Forum—and why it matters so much
From its perch atop a hill in Shaker Square-Buckeye, the Benjamin Rose Institute for Aging boasts an expansive view of Cleveland and its skyline that makes it easy to feel like anything is possible—and that was exactly the vibe at the conclusion of the Early Childhood Equity Forum, held there last Friday, April 12.