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Event Highlights

Celebrating New Beginnings: 1899 Golf and Social Club Grand Opening Recap
We are excited to share the grand opening event of the 1899 Golf & Social Club in the heart of the Van Aken District. This video captures the inaugural celebration held on May 11, 2023. As our newest addition, 1899 Golf and Social Club brings a blend of sport and sociability to our vibrant community. Join us in welcoming them!
Embracing Growth: District Gallery's New Space Grand Opening Recap
Join us as we celebrate District Gallery’s expansion into a larger, dynamic space within the Van Aken District. Filmed on May 10, 2022, this grand opening recap captures the excitement of their successful growth journey. We are thrilled to continue supporting District Gallery as they enrich our community with their stunning exhibits and artistic passion in their new and enhanced home.
Spring Awakening: Bloom and Buzz Event Recap
Experience the vibrancy of spring in the Van Aken District with our annual Bloom and Buzz event recap. Filled with live music, a charming flower truck, and the much-anticipated unveiling of our seasonal turf and patio, it’s an event that brings the community together and celebrates the blossoming new season. Dive into the highlights in our recap video.

Van Aken in the News

5 New Taco Concepts to Try in Greater Cleveland

Whether you’re looking for your new go-to taco spot or a celebratory Cinco De Mayo night out, we’ve put together a list of new-ish local restaurants that bring authenticity and flavor to the table.

District Gallery moving into larger space in Van Aken District

When District Gallery opened in 2019 at 20076 Walker Road in Shaker Heights under the leadership of three art lovers – Richard Uria, Karen Chaikin and the late Bob Roth – it was created on the premise of establishing a space for art enthusiasts, designers and all types of collectors to experience art and exchange views on the ever-changing art community.

The Skin Center opens in Van Aken District

The Skin Center, nationally recognized as a Top 10 Botox provider, opened its first Northeast Ohio location April 24 in the Van Aken District in Shaker Heights, according to a news release.

Monsters to host the NHL's United by Hockey Mobile Museum experience on June 19

The Cleveland Monsters are proud to announce a collaboration with the National Hockey League that will bring the United by Hockey Mobile Museum to the Van Aken District in Shaker Heights on Monday, June 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum will highlight a special day of celebration and free programming to honor the Juneteenth holiday at Van Aken District.

2023 Memorial Day parades in Northeast Ohio

As we approach Memorial Day, 3News has created a list of parades taking place across Northeast Ohio as the community remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Skin Center Opens in Shaker Heights

When it comes to skincare, you really don’t want to be the person who cuts corners.

At the same time, driving across state lines for a little aesthetic wellness boost might not be the most practical solution. Yet, prior to CEO Greg Sanker and Medical Director Dr. Rachel Mistur’s collaborative decision to open a new storefront in Shaker Heights, that’s what a lot of Clevelanders had to do.

Faces of the District

Discovering the Vibrant Culture of the Van Aken District: A Journey With Sha’Ran Studios

In our latest Faces of the District episode, we met with the artistic director of Sha’Ran Studios, Sha’Ran Marshall. Sha’Ran Studios is located inside Christ Episcopal Church. Nestled on the East side of Warrensville, across from Shaker Rocks, she shares her love of movement and dance, starting with 3 year olds all the way to adult classes.

Empowering Health and Wellness: The Story of Dr. Pooja Patel

Many people seek natural and holistic approaches to address their health concerns. Chiropractic care has been gaining popularity as a non-invasive and drug-free solution for various ailments. Today, we delve into the inspiring journey of Dr. Pooja Patel, a dedicated chiropractor at Core Life Chiropractic who has been making a positive impact in her community.

Reimagining the Gallery Experience

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to explore the world of art? Look no further than District Gallery. This unique art space in the Van Aken District is more than just a gallery – it’s a welcoming and inclusive community where art lovers and creators alike can come together to share their passion for creativity and self-expression.

Discovering the Heart of Cleveland Style

Cleveland Clothing Company has become a staple in the Cleveland area, known for their unique and authentic designs that celebrate the city and its people. Founded by graphic designer Mike Kubinski and his friend, Jeff Rees, in 2008, the company started with just a few t-shirt designs on a MySpace page, but has since grown to four locations and a thriving business.

Eat + Drink

15 New Patios to Enjoy This Year in Cleveland

After eight years, Adega at Metropolitan at the 9 ceased to exist last October. The Centro took its place. “It just needed a refresh,” said General Manager Kenny Didier. “I think it was time to change it up a bit.” Centro, a “rustic Italian-inspired steakhouse with an emphasis on fresh, clean ingredients,” opened on November 4th. The all new menu features hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, house-made pastas, and sourdough brick-oven pizzas. The patio remains similar to Adega just with an updated look.

Old Brooklyn Mustard captures two international awards

Two Old Brooklyn Mustard products were crowned winners at the World-Wide Mustard Competition this week. The Cleveland-based company won a gold medal in the category Best Whole Grain Mustard for its Old Brooklyn Original IPA and a silver medal in the category Mostarda for the Old Brooklyn Spicy Pear Mostarda.

Ninja City replacing Domo in Van Aken Market Hall

The eatery, which bills itself as “urban Asian cuisine,” will replace Domo Yakitori and Sushi, which opened in 2020 at Van Aken.

City of Shaker Heights

City of Shaker Heights debuts concept for Van Aken Bikeway project, accepting public feedback

Shaker Heights revealed the concept for its Van Aken Bikeway project during an open house Thursday which proposes buffered bike lanes on each side of Van Aken Boulevard.

Shaker council gives go-ahead to Lee Road Action Plan, Arcadia mixed-use development in Van Aken District

The Lee Road Action Plan got the green light from City Council Monday (March 27) to proceed next year with engineering and design for a “road diet,” bikeway and streetscape.
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