Cedar Fairmount’s Streetscape Renovation is finally complete. There are a few little projects to be completed. When Odot signs off on the project, trees will replace the small shrubs along Heights Center Building, and Chase Bank.( Probably in the Spring.) An RTA Bus Terminal will be installed soon. The Postal Boxes are slated for installation. The new flower beds will also be evaluated and improved. Because of the gas line replacement, water main breaks, paving of Cedar Road, the project took longer than anticipated. Thank you for your patience during the construction.
The 2017 Cedar Fairmount Festival drew a large crowd with its new format, and later October date. Thank you to those who made monetary and personal contributions to create a fun day for the community. Thank you to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for their $4000.00 grant. Whipples the Balloon Clown did over 500 balloons. The response from those who attended and those who participated was very positive. Thank you to all who were involved!!! Students from John Carroll did a video for a school project. It is posted on line on the Cedar Fairmount website or youtube.com Film Project 3. On February 13, 2017, Cedar Fairmount received a $4000 matching grant for the year 2018.
Holiday Greens have been placed in all the flower boxes along Cedar and Fairmount Boulevard by Budding Artists. Wreaths have been placed on the garden traffic island to create a festive atmosphere for shoppers. Merchants will be hosting Small Business Saturday, November 24th. Cedar Fairmount merchants are stocked with new items ideal for gift giving. Several have invited outside vendors to share their space.
Cedar Fairmount Holiday Mart on December 2, has been canceled due to lack of participants. There will be a Holiday Market Pop Up Stores will be on Thursday, December 7 from 5 – 8 pm. Participating stores with vendors will be Appletree Books, Luna Bakery Café, Pavilion Home & Floral, and Reflections Interior Design.
We say a sad goodbye to Eleanor Wilkins, owner of Cedar Fairmount Antiques. After 45 plus years in business, she has decided to retire. She will be missed. Her space has been rented byStill Point Gallery. The gallery will open in February. It is a gallery that will offer quality original art and unique collectibles. Watch for more information from their windows. Cedar Fairmount is pleased to have them join the fine merchants and restaurants in the district.