Some Shaker Square
places have stayed in the memory for a long time.
On the Square "we" have
memories of many places including John Wade Records, Miller Drug, Bunce Brothers
the Colony Theatre and Stouffers Restaurant (ah, the Tack
Room). Just west of the Square: Halle's (shown above). East
of the Square: Heinen's and Bonwit Teller. South: Clarks
Restaurant on Van Aken at Drexmore and Caminati's on South
"We", of course, are
folks who spent years living near the Square - as high school or college
students, recent graduates or young couples. Now
in our 40s, 50s and older, many of our sweet memories of those
years include those places.
As we find tales and
pictures of these old places on the web, we plan to link to
Our first link (and the inspiration for this page) was
a Plain Dealer story today (2/12/2010) by John
Soeder, that was full of memories of the old John Wade
Records shop, in the northeast quadrant, just easy of where the Popcorn Shop stands today:
Marc Cohn's next album has roots in a Cleveland record store.
On Marc's website he tells how as a boy of eight he would
walk from his home on Larchmere to the Square. (read
By the way, the same
Valentines Day Plain Dealer, in a story "The Big Night
Out" tells how Cleveland's "dynamic duos" would plan a
romantic night out (read
the story). Several east side couples include Shaker
Square restaurants in their plans for the evening. How good
to be a place for yesterday's memories and for today's too.
Do you have memories to share?
Has your surfing uncovered images and pages we might link
Please let us