CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Cleveland’s Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood has experienced its heyday and is striving to return to its glory days.
Cleveland City Council President-elect Blaine Griffin said the community has lost about 45% of its population over the decades.
“It was your Tremont and Ohio City before there was a Tremont or Ohio City,” Griffin said in an interview with 19 News.
He said the combined quarters were still vibrant and efforts were underway to help him find his ancient statue.
“It’s still a great community. We still have a lot of great things going on. Something special is happening in this area. We just opened a post office today on 130th and Buckeye. We have made major investments on Buckeye Road. We’re about to resurface Buckeye, ”Griffin said.
Former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ron Adrine echoes that sentiment; He said the community he has called his home since 1984 is in regrowth mode with young families moving into one of East Cleveland’s most diverse neighborhoods.
“Shaker Square is the anchor of this community, but it has seen a lot of difficult times in recent years,” said Judge Adrine. “Now you see a lot of empty storefronts, and I remember when there weren’t any there. “
Judge Adrine remains optimistic about the future of this historic community.
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