On December 14, 2011 The Connection, the quarterly newspaper of the Shaker
Square Area Development Corporation, published a report that a merger
with the Buckeye Area Development Corporation was a real
That night I registered the domain name
FriendsofShakerSquare.org. It is
the old and respected name of
the organization founded in 1976 by concerned citizens who lived around
the Square and in the nearby parts of Shaker Heights. FOSS would become
SHAD - the Shaker Square Area Development Corporation.
What better way to document some of the
history of Friends of Shaker Square and its successor, the Shaker Square
Area Development Corporation.
of the two organizations voted to merge on January 23, 2012.
If the members of SHAD
approve the agreement, for the first time since 1976
Square area will be without an organization focused on its unique needs for
preservation and promotion. The SHAD area would have a minority
representation on the board
The two directions of
Presenting the past
We will gather and publish archival materials on the
accomplishments of FOSS and SHAD
Strengthening the community
Should supporters of Shaker Square decide to operate informally or
to organize a support group for the Square, this website will be
offered to them. Should they accept, then they will guide the
non-historical aspects of these pages.
At the special meeting of
February 25th, SHAD members rejected the proposal.
Arnie [at] shakersquare [dot] net
February 23, 2012
Our cover picture is of the RTA's sign at
the Shaker Square rapid stop. From Wikipedia.
As of January 3. 2013
Amazingly SHAD has survived and adapted. The Connection has
recently resumed publication. We'll be reporting more after their
annual meeting the evening of Thursday January 10, 2013.