About the Square

With a lively mix of businesses, wide open spaces and pedestrian friendly design, Shaker Square, or “The Square” as it’s commonly referred to, serves as the neighborhood nucleus to residents and visitors who come to shop, dine and play.

Located on the border of the cities of Cleveland and Shaker Heights, the nearly 80-year-old square is rich in history and tradition. One of our country’s original town centers, Shaker Square is the intersection where the city meets the suburbs, pedestrians meet regional transit, day time shopping meets night time entertainment, and cultures blend into a mosaic of social activity.

Shaker Square is held very near and dear by many Clevelanders who want nothing but the best for this grande dame. It's very heartening to hear from those who write about the positive things happening at the Square. Here is one such letter:

"Coral has been the owner and manager of Shaker Square for several years. Gradually new stores and restaurants have come to the Square, but some store fronts remain empty. It must be difficult for Coral to keep investing in the Square.

We are residents of the Shaker Square area and are very impressed with the efforts of Coral to make the Square a singular, exceptional place to live, shop, and visit.

You have reduced the garden areas to provide for more outside dining. Yet the walkways are reasonable and the landscaping excelllent. Rubbish and droppings are picked up frequently. Security is not a problem.

Then comes the holiday season. The addition of Christmas trees in the center and the installation of tree lights by the stores make the Square absolutely beautiful.

So I say thanks to Coral . . . the Square is great.

Pete Spencer 

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