KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

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Come to The Hooley on Kamm's Corners, Saturday, May 15th! “Hooley,” Irish slang for party or celebration, is the new name of what will become an annual street festival right in “downtown” Kamm’s Corners. This year is particularly special because not only will Mayor Jackson attend to officially cut the ribbon on our beautiful new Streetscape, but also we will concurrently host a “Walk+Roll” event in our neighborhood, encouraging visitors to explore on foot, skate, and bike.

Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from W.168th to Rocky River Drive on Saturday May 15th from Noon to 8 PM for The Hooley. A stage will be set up at Rocky River Drive facing east, and the day-long festival will feature live music, great food, a host of children’s activities and entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, the introduction of the new Kamm’s Lager beer—craft brewed and available only in Kamm’s Corners—and more! Click here for a save-the-date card and more information.

Kamm’s Corners Development greatly appreciates the sponsorship of Fairview Hospital for this event!

If your business, neighborhood, or non-profit group would like a tent or table at The Hooley, click here.

See you at The Hooley!


Shop Indoors at the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market on April 11th and May 9th – the second Sundays of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Come early to get your pick of winter vegetables, green-house grown produce, and farm fresh products including meat, poultry, eggs, cow and goat cheese, bread, honey, bakery, salsa, hot sauce, jam, jelly, maple syrup, pickles, olive oil, vinegar, tea, coffee, prepared Greek food, toiletries, and more! The market returns to being open every Sunday outdoors starting in June.

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Market Manager, Jennifer Burger, invites you to “Get Fresh with Jenny and the Locavores at AMP150” – Jenny’s 30th Birthday Bash. Admission is free for this event, taking place on Saturday, April 17th from 5 to 11 PM at the area’s hottest new local food showcase! Amp 150 is a 200-seat restaurant and bar with an open, casual feel in the Marriott Hotel at 4277 West 150th. Drop by for a drink or stay for a meal! A percentage of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will benefit the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market.

See more details and RSVP on Local Food Cleveland here.


Kamm's Parking

What do you think about parking in Downtown Kamm's Corners? Tell us by taking this quick survey. Results will be published in Kamm's Corners Magazine and will be used by our consultant to help us better meet current and future parking needs in our historic commercial center.

Click here for the survey.


On Saturday, April 3rd, Firefighter’s Community Credit Union (FFCCU) hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for children 9 and under at their West Side branch, located at 20333 Emerald Parkway (I-480 & Grayton Road). Please bring your own basket for the egg hunt. For more details about this event, please click here or call 216-898-9471, ext. 208. FFCCU sponsors the horse-drawn wagon rides at the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market.


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Great food and fellowship can be yours on Wednesday, April 7th for a $15 donation with partial proceeds to benefit the West Park YMCA. Come to the Back Stage, located at 17007 Lorain Avenue in "downtown" Kamm's Corners, from 6 to 8 PM for a delicous fundraiser to provide memberships, programs, and services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Click here for the flyer.


Si Senor Mexican Restaurant is open at 16800 Lorain Avenue in the former Kilbane’s Tavern building. Owner Rogelio Hernandez Cervantes offers a large selection of authentic Mexican cuisine prepared from scratch, including seafood specialties and an array of frozen margaritas.

Call 216-941-4219 or visit their website for more information. The building was renovated with the assistance of the City of Cleveland’s Storefront Renovation Program administered locally by KCDC.

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Carol & John Comic Sign

Free Comic Books! Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop in Kamm’s Plaza will be giving away free comic books on Saturday, May 1st between 10 AM and 8 PM for National Free Comic Book Day. Can’t wait? Then stay up late Friday night, and come to the preview event from midnight to 2 AM for a free comic book and other giveaways, including post cards for the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market and The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners.

Call the shop at 216-252-0606 for more information.

Click here to watch last year’s race between Superman and The Flash at Kamm’s Plaza!

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Crowd in store

Be prepared to vote in the May 4th, 2010 Primary Election. Because our ward boundaries recently changed, be sure to check your voting information. Know your correct precinct and voting location. You may check your voting information on the Board of Elections website or call 216-443-3298.


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Many thanks to two landscaping companies for maintaining the planters along Rocky River Drive near Lorain Avenue, free of charge. Landscaping Ideas cares for those on the Northeast side and Cactus Jack’s has taken one on the Southeast side. Both are well tended with gorgeous plants, tulips, and daffodils coming up for all to enjoy. We offer our deep gratitude on behalf of everyone here. When looking for landscaping services, please consider them.

For Landscaping Ideas, call Liz (Thomma) Szyarto at 216-252-1231. For Cactus Jack’s call 216-251-0054.


Spring is here and more people are enjoying our local parks. Please keep our parks beautiful by picking up after yourself – and your dog, if you have one. Click here for City of Cleveland ordinances pertaining to parks.


Bridge closed near Little Met Golf Course. The bridge at the foot of Old Lorain  that crosses the river and provides access to Valley Parkway will be closed to traffic for bridge deck replacement beginning Monday April 5th and will remain closed until July 1st. Access to Little Met will be maintained via Old Lorain, but there will be no access to Valley Parkway.

Pedestrian and bike access to Valley Parkway and the all purpose trail is still available via the connector trail near the Emerald Necklace Inn on the west side of the Lorain Avenue bridge. Alternate vehicle access is via either Puritas or Old Hogsback Lane off Rocky River Drive.

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Save the Date! Our 33rd Annual Town Meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 9th at 7 PM. Join your neighbors and friends at Saint Joseph Academy for a slide show presentation about West Park, "Then and Now," with a special focus on the old days along Lorain Avenue. You'll see West Park City Hall, Dairy Dell, the Riverside and Variety Theaters, and more provided by local historian Ralph Pfingsten and the West Park Historical Society. Learn about current neighborhood projects and plans from Councilman Martin J. Keane and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz. Come for the camaraderie and refreshments, too. Giveaways take place at the end of the evening, including Cleveland Indians tickets and terrific gifts from area merchants. You won’t want to miss this feature-packed once-a-year event, sponsored by Fairview Hospital.


Your census questionnaire has arrived with a postage paid, pre-addressed envelope. By now, many of you have sent in your forms, but for those who haven’t, please answer the 10 questions, put the survey in the postage-paid envelope, and mail it. Federal funding for a host of important programs is meted out based on this count.  Be sure to be counted! More people=more money!  Remember, all information gathered is confidential! For more information or to see an online copy of the census questionnaire with each question explained, click here.

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Is your organization looking for some nice office space in the heart of West Park? Be our neighbor in the KCDC building! Situated on the second floor at 17407 Lorain across from Kamms Plaza, we have a newly refurbished 700 square foot suite available with 5 rooms, a reception area, and a private bathroom for $450 per month. For an aerial view of the building, click here.  Perfect for a small professional or non-profit organization. Call Steve at 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.


The spring issue of Kamms Corners Magazine is in production and will be distributed starting May 1st. If you would like to be added to our quarterly magazine mailing list, send your name and address to info@kammscorners.com. You may view the current and previous magazines at our website.


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KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of Fairview Hospital.

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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 19. Our office is located at 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.

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).