Kamm's Strip Storefront Renovations
RTA Bus Shelters Moved
Hogsback Lane
Kamm's Corners Magazine Now Published Quarterly
Carol & John's Comic Shop Moves
Neighborhood Connections Grants Available
From Rockport to West Park


Rego’s Supermarket coming to Kamm’s Corners.  Kamm’s Plaza will again be home to a supermarket when the new Rego’s Supermarket opens in the former Tops location. The target opening date is February 15th!

A.J. Rego, store manager, promises a market we can all get excited about, including in-store meat cutting, a full salad bar, prepared foods such as sushi, and an in-house “from scratch” bakery run by Corbo’s, the famed Little Italy-based bakery.

Look for an interview with A.J. in the next issue of Kamm’s Corners Magazine, due in your mailbox in mid-February.


Nine storefronts on the north side of Lorain Avenue in downtown Kamm’s Corners will be renovated this spring! These include Gino’s Shoe Repair, Allied Tax, Dad’s Smoke Shop, Common Grounds, Segway, The Coin Shop, and the West Park Barbershop. Daniel L. Lovinger, Kamcor Realty Company property manager, recently signed an agreement to utilize the City of Cleveland Storefront Renovation Program (SRP), which provides a 40% rebate (up to $25,000) for exterior renovations. KCDC and City of Cleveland Design Specialist Tim Barrett developed the project design, which includes creative new signage and the restoration of limestone details and shields on the storefront facades to help bring the building back to life. Look for dramatic improvements this spring. For more information about the SRP, contact Cindy Janis at cindy.janis@kammscorners.com.

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Bus Shelters moved at Kamm’s Corners. Regular riders of RTA will notice that the bus shelters have been moved at Kamm’s Corners in conjunction with the Streetscape Improvement Plan and to better serve the neighborhood. Many area riders head towards Kamm’s Plaza, so the Lorain Avenue shelters were moved to the west side of Rocky River Drive. And due to the traffic congestion on Rocky River Drive north of Lorain, the northbound shelter was moved south of Lorain to eliminate the backup of traffic through the intersection during rush hour.


Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, the City of Lakewood, the City of Cleveland, and Cleveland Metroparks present

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hogsback Lane (off Riverside Drive) takes you directly to the park, but it’s not designed for safe use by walkers and bike riders. This second workshop will build on the information gathered about Hogsback Lane at the first workshop. Participants will vote on their top choices for improvements in the area. Bikers, runners, and walkers are encouraged to attend. Bring your ideas—this meeting is open to everyone. See our website for more information.


This year, Kamm’s Corners Magazine will be published quarterly: February, May, August, and November. That’s one up from the previously published spring, holiday, and summer magazines. If you live in Ward 21 and have not received Kamm’s Corners Magazine in your mailbox, but would like to, please e-mail us your name and address at info@kammscorners.com. Our next magazine is scheduled for distribution in mid-February. You may view our recent magazines at our Kamm's Corners Magazine page.


After 16 years next to Kamm’s Barbershop, Carol & John’s Comic Shop moved to a larger location within Kamm’s Plaza. Recently named by Cleveland Magazine as one of the Best 65 Things about Cleveland, the successful shop is now located at 17448 Lorain Avenue between The Red Lantern and Jackie Chen's Dragon Towers. At twice the size of its former location, the shop features an expanded product line including more action figures, t-shirts, and the very popular manga. Don’t know about manga? Carol Dudas will be glad to show you these Japanese-style comic books. “People who would never think to visit a comic shop come in while waiting for their takeout orders from next door and are surprised to find so many interesting things here,” said Carol. For more information, call 216-252-0606 or go to www.cnjcomics.com.   


Our Lady of Angels Federal Credit Union services are available to all Friends of Kamm’s Corners via a partnership with KCDC. The credit union is located on Rocky River Drive in the church's Linus Hall, and is open Monday evenings only from 6:30-8:30 PM. Call 216-252-0665 (Monday evenings only) or email credit union President Jim Foos at jfoosjr@adelphia.net. Services include new and used car loans as well as personal loans. OLA FCU often makes loans that others cannot—at very competitive rates! You can become a "Friend" on the spot at the credit union office, or you may use this form.


Neighborhood Connections is a special program of The Cleveland Foundation to provide financial assistance to neighborhood-based groups in the city of Cleveland. The program funds projects that focus on improving the quality of life in Cleveland's neighborhoods by providing grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. There are two rounds of grants each year, with deadlines in February and August. Groups interested in applying for funding are invited to attend one of the three orientation sessions to discuss how to obtain a grant. The closest session is in Ohio City, as follows:

Tuesday January 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cleveland Public Library—Carnegie West Branch
1900 Fulton Road (Between Bridge and Lorain)

For more information, visit www.neighborhoodgrants.org or call The Cleveland Foundation at 216-861-3810 and ask for Neighborhood Connections.


A few copies remain of From Rockport to West Park, a comprehensive history of West Park by local historian Ralph Pfingsten. Included in the 321-page book are over 340 pictures, 48 maps, and many charts of our area. Call 216-252-6559, ext. 10 to pick one up, or use our printable order form. Books are $45 each, including sales tax.

Thanks for your interest in the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation and the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as a whole. Our service area includes all of Ward 21.

Our mission is “to promote, develop, and guide the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as the best place to live, work, shop, worship, and play.” We invite you to become a Friend of Kamm’s Corners (click here).