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10.13.2021

Business Spotlight – October 2021

This might be the first time the words executive chef and Craigslist appear in the same sentence, but Chef Anthony Zappola isn’t exactly a stranger when it comes to embracing the unconventional. On a breezy day at…

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09.29.2021

Business Spotlight – September 2021

Happy end of September! As September comes to an end, we’re doing our monthly merchant spotlight on LUSTER! When you ask Robin and Tamar why they opened Luster, a gift shop with everything from congratulatory stationary to…

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06.25.2021

Business Spotlight – June 2021

On May 28th Van Aken District (VAD) welcomed its newest retail tenant, Ladder, to the community.  When asked about why Northeast Ohio natives Andrea Wien and fellow owner April Fleming chose (VAD) as the home for their…

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06.25.2021

Community Spotlight – June 2021

Meet local photographer, Maya Peroune, a 2021 graduate of Shaker Heights High School.  While you may not know her personally, chances are that if you have been to the Van Aken District (VAD) recently, there is a…

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02.17.2021

Market Hall hosts student-led art exhibit for Black History Month

Van Aken District’s Market Hall will host a student-led art exhibit in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, “Leading from Behind,” is in partnership with the Shaker African American Mothers Support group, whose mission is to…

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