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Read the August 2018 newsletter

Happy August! Check out the Lomond Newsletter to see what’s happening.

Click here for this issue, which includes:

  • Lomond Movie Night, August 17, 7 pm, Lomond School lawn
  • Recap of the Van Aken District update
  • Photos! Ice Cream Social fun
  • Recycling Basics
  • Shop Heinen’s. Help Lomond School!
  • FYI calendar — upcoming events

Have news? Email Lynn Lilly at

What’s up with the Van Aken District?  Plenty!

That was the topic of the July 27th joint meeting of the Lomond and Sussex Associations.  Jason Russell, GM of the Van Aken District, gave an update to about 30 neighbors at The Dealership.

Top news!  The fences start coming down in about 2 weeks so we can see the final work in progress.

Office Space.  McGlinchey Stafford and ABA Insurance are already in.  Paragon Advisors moves in during August, and RMS Investments will move from Tower City to the VAD in December.

Upstairs at Van Aken Apartments.  The first residents move in to the 103 apartments August 17, and one floor will be added every 15 days after that.  Read more in Shaker Magazine.

Retail. The strategy is to bring in “the best of locals” first, plus regional companies.  Many have Shaker roots. Current tenants: Luster (gift boutique), Whiskey Grade (men’s and women’s clothing), Manifest (manicures and craft cocktails), Urban Orchid (floral and gift boutique), Xhibition, (men’s and women’s clothing) University Hospitals Suburban Pediatrics, Stump Plants (succulents, plants, gifts), Shinola (watches and accessories), See Eyewear (fashion eyewear), GrooveRyde (fitness studio), Eddy’s Barbershop (men’s grooming), Double Rainbow (girls’ apparel and gifts), Cleveland Clothing Company (Cleveland pride clothing), Bonobos (men’s clothing), Andrews Color Atelier (hair care).  Timing: Dependent on retailers finishing out their space.  See Eyewear opens in August.  Other are expected in mid-to-late September.

Food and drink The 21,000-square foot Market Hall will have 22 booths and includes sit down restaurants and outdoor patios.  There is also a stage to be a neighborhood gathering place.  Current tenants: On the Rise (bread, sandwiches), Jonathon Sawyer restaurant (full-service, free-standing), Bottlehouse Brewery (craft brews, food), Rising Star Coffee Roasters (coffee shop), Banter (housemade poutine, craft beer), Restore Cold Press (raw juices), Mitchell’s Ice Cream (read more in Shaker Magazine), Genuine Pizza (artisan pizza), Brassica (contemporary Mediterranean) Timing:  Mitchell’s plans to open by Labor Day. The rest will open in October.

Events. RMS is interested in hosting as many events as possible as part of being “Shaker’s downtown.”

  • Sunset North Union Farmer’s Market. Thursdays in September and October, 4-7.
  • Cleveland Flea. The first eastside version of this event.  September 16, 10-4
  • Winter Lights Festival. Outdoor hands-on festival in planning for December.
  • Shaker Heights Development Corporation Shake It Up 2018 benefit. August 25, 6-11.

Resident questions brought out some additional info.

Security.  RMS will have their own security staff, with the SHPD on call as always.  RMS manages the lighting outside and in the parking lot, which will be 24/7. Security cameras are already in place.  RMS and the City, which has invested $43,000, are partnering to provide Clean and Safe Ambassadors to assist visitors and monitor the area.

Parking. 800 garage and lot spaces will be free. On-street parking will be paid as a way to keep people from parking there for long stretches.

Greenspace and walkability.  There will be several areas of outdoor seating and park areas and a direct landscaped path into the district that skirts the busy bus and rapid areas.

Public art.  RMS and the City Public Art Committee are working on artwork and murals for the area.

Grocery store.  It’s a challenge they’re still working on. Chains that already serve Cleveland have locations close by.  Chains that don’t have locations in Northeast Ohio, need to commit to multiple locations in the region to make distribution efficient.

Read More at The Van Aken District website.

Read the July Newsletter

Happy July!  See what’s going on in Lomond, including:

  • Ice Cream Social July 14, 2-4
  • Recap of the Public Safety Forum with SHPD Chief DeMuth
  • Concert at Gridley Triangle — photos!
  • Free bootcamp, yoga and art classes from Shaker Rec
  • And more. Click the link and read on!


4th of July Bike Parade celebrates community

Bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers and even a few joggers made their way down Lomond from Gridley Triangle to Sussex in the second year of the 4th of July Bike Parade.  Did you know that three Lomond/Sussex moms put this event together?  Leah Nowak, Allison Barnard and Melissa Kalan saw a video of parades from the 70s last year and decided to revive that tradition.  Organizing, promoting and arranging all the details (including the Swenson’s and Hawaiian Ice food trucks).

Of course, they reached out to others to help make the day.  Thanks go to Alyssa Porter, Lomond resident who works with Shaker Rec, for bringing lawn games.  The Shaker firetruck and firefighters welcomed the riders to Sussex Triangle.  And, of course, the SHPD provided the parade escort.

Public Safety and Community Policing Forum bring together city leaders and community residents.

The Public Safety Forum, held June 14, was a powerful event.  About 40 people gathered at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building to hear Chief DeMuth, ask questions and have face-to-face conversations about their issues and concerns.

Chief DeMuth and Lt. Rowe covered a wide array of topics: Shaker’s Guardian approach to policing, the new Bike Patrol, car break-ins and noise, speeders, safety in our public space, plans for policing the new Van Aken District, and more.  Perhaps most valuable were the one-on-one conversations afterwards when relationships were built and partnerships for working together.  Thanks to all who attended, and especially Chief DeMuth; Lt. Rowe; our Q&A moderator, Councilperson Julianna Senturia; and Rec Department Director, Alexandria Nichols, who shared info on Thornton Park.


Community Policing and Public Safety Forum

The Lomond Association is presenting A Community Policing and Public Safety Forum with Police Chief Jeffrey DeMuth and Officers on June 14, 7 pm at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building, 3450 Lee Road. 

It’s an opportunity for people to learn about the new community policing initiatives, ask questions, bring concerns, and learn how we can work together for a better Shaker.  Questions may be submitted in advance to or the night of the event.

This event is free and open to the entire Shaker community.

Read the May Newsletter

Welcome Spring.  See what’s going on in Lomond.  In this issue:

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up Day, this Saturday
  • Help build the Lomond Memorial Day float
  • Laps for Lomond
  • Photos of Lomond in bloom and Dinner with Harriet
  • And more…Click the link to read on!


Read the April Newsletter

It’s Spring and there’s so much going on in Lomond and the City! In this issue:

  • Egg Hunt and Glassmaking Workshop photos
  • Shaker Bike Auction
  • Amazing “new” thrift shop
  • Laps for Lomond needs you!
  • Update on Welcome Home to Lomond Greeters plan
  • Can’t-miss events – Family Connections Toy Sale, Bloom & Buzz, Home Improvement Workshops – MORE

To read it all, click here.

Update on Neighborhood Welcome Program

Thanks to so many of you who’ve volunteered to be Greeters for new Lomond residents. We’re in the process of putting together our materials now, and we’ll be in touch soon to get started greeting all the new folks arriving this Spring and Summer.

We hope to welcome every new Lomond resident, neighbor to neighbor, with a beautiful packet about Shaker Heights and the Lomond neighborhood, with tips, events, and so forth. Greeters add the personal touch with a visit to deliver the packet.

More volunteers welcome! We’re hoping for one Greeter per block, so each person will make one or two visits a year. To join us or find out more — email Lynn Lilly at or call 216-702-5167.

Everything was hoppin’ at the Spring Egg Hunt.

There was a chill in the air on March 24th, but plenty of excitement kept everyone at Gridley Triangle Park warm for the Sprint Egg Hunt.  The Bunny was the official starter for the event and scores of little Lomonders dashed to gather up some of the 2000 eggs scattered across the park.  The Shaker Fire Department made an appearance, the Bunny sat for portraits with smiling kids, and everyone enjoyed cocoa from Juma and other goodies.

Hats off to Leah Nowak, Allison Barnard and Melissa Kalan — Lomond and Sussex neighbors who put this all together. The Lomond Association is proud to support this annual event with funds provided by your membership dues.