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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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02.17.2021

Leading from Behind: Seven students honor seven leaders through art projects

The Van Aken District’s Market Hall has found a unique way to celebrate Black History Month—with a high school student art show highlighting seven Black women who have made a significant contribution to the country’s progress and culture.…

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01.20.2021

Van Aken District’s Entrepreneurial Initiatives Give Local Makers A Chance

Nobody gets to put entrepreneurs in a corner — that is, except the Van Aken District. Inside its new pop-up space, the Corner, jewelry makers share space in the district’s Market Hall with cookie bakers, candle creators…

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12.15.2020

Dirty Bird ghost kitchen takes flight during opening weekend in Van Aken District

When Hunter Harlor opened Dirty Bird ghost kitchen out of the Michael’s Genuine kitchen in Shaker Heights’ Van Aken District last Wednesday, Dec. 9, his plan was to take things slow and use the first few weeks as a period of…

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12.10.2020

Dirty Bird, a New Virtual Eatery from Michael’s Genuine at Van Aken District, Stars Spicy Fried Chicken and Sides

We can add Dirty Bird to the long and growing list of fried chicken-themed concepts popping up across Northeast Ohio. This new “Southern comfort food” eatery might be new to diners, but it’s being prepared by the…

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