Nan's Notes

  J.B.s Grill & Soul Food and Washington Wellness Institute, LLC

will be providing boxed lunches for kids Wednesdays and Thursdays at LaSalle Theatre and Fridays at Five Pointe Community Center, 2:30-3:30. JB's Grill has been distributing boxed lunches for kids in Slavic Village since the start of the pandemic and has grown to serve over 200 kids a day! They are providing 50 meals to start (first-come, first-served) and will provide additional meals as the program grows. Excited to bring this option to the community for our youth!

 From NuLife Studios

After careful consideration. We have decided to move our re-opening date to June 8th. We want to ensure we are opening with all of the necessary safety measures in place. If you personal train with Abe or Arvell, please contact them directly to schedule your training sessions. We look forward to servicing your health and wellness needs again soon.

From Photocentric Gallery

We're going to be open for the Windows on Waterloo event on Friday, June 5th. Those with masks can view Lori Kella's beautiful exhibition Vanishing Shoreline (eight people max in gallery at one time for proper social distancing). Meet the artist from 5-7pm.

Photocentric has collaborated with Jerry Schmidt to refurbish the bus stop seating, it's got a new seat, new drawings and a new color. And best of all, it works and is being used again!

Big thanks to all neighbors who've brought their framing jobs to Photocentric! You have kept us alive, anyone else please bring us your framing projects!

From the Beachland

We are currently doing much-needed repairs and upgrades (See pics below!) with a goal of returning at the end of June / early July. We are now making plans for expanded service in our parking lot for summer safe distancing and creating a "pop-up" restaurant in the Ballroom which will allow for more spaced out tabling. In the "back-of-the-house", our kitchen is being extensively renovated, which will provide for even speedier food service in the future.

We are working on transforming our Tavern into a Live Stream Studio in which we plan on running not only very special Beachland presentations, but also will allow local/regional bands and musicians a safe/clean space to run live stream shows using professional audio and video equipment!  Our Anniversary t-shirts are  going fast... we will not be reprinting these limited edition shirts so grab em before they are gone! Look for new items to be added into the store very soon including kids wear, tote bags, hats and more!

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle

A bit of follow-up on Cleveland’s disappointing recycling program led me to this enlightening summing-up by Scene. It seems that much of Cleveland’s problem may be not the end market residents: 68% of Cleveland’s recycling materials are polluted. That’s a serious public education problem. Any suggestions on how to get word out in the neighborhoods? Fox News, maybe?


Treat yourself to pizza at Citizen Pie (216-417-2742;, a coffee and sandwich at Six Shooter(614- 361-2437,; a vegan bowl at Pop Life Curbside pickup.

Go on line and tell GCDC what you want to see in your neighborhood. GCDC

Stay on line and do some shopping at Blue Arrow, Framed  (216- 832-5101,                                                                                                                                          and Photocentric (; 216- 219-7568) galleries; order a jigsaw puzzle from Matt Shiffler Photography (440- 223-7264

Remember that you can get some groceries as well as terrific sausages, meat and cheese at Raddells; in the store, six feet apart, masks invited.

GCDC survey

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation invites Collinwood neighbors and stakeholders to participate in a Community Listening Survey online. If you live in Collinwood Village, Euclid Green, Glenville-East, Northshore or Nottingham Village, log on to, and tell Jamar and his staff what you think ought to be happening in your neighborhood. Answers will be reported out anonymously and collectively.

On Waterloo

Star Pop vintage+modern Is Still Here

If there is anything that you are looking for, please send a Facebook message or call 216-965-2368; Troy will reply with photos of items in stock. Pay with credit or debit card via Square, or PayPal. You can pick up your items from the front door of the store; In many cases Troy can also ship items to you based on actual costs. And you can purchase digital gift cards for yourself or as gifts through Square. You can even schedule when they are sent out:

Pop Life Will Re-Open Carefully

Pop Life is making detailed plans for re-opening its yoga studios; deep cleaning, air purifying, masks and distancing. They’ll also be offering on-line classes and Zoom sessions. Stay tuned.

Pop Life’s Ritual Juicery

Juice and smoothies boost your immune system. Put on a mask and go get some cold pressed juice, superfood smoothies, thick smoothie bowls and superfood snacks. You can also have a weekly delivery of juices and snacks as well as Uber eats. For now the Juicery is temporarily open 10-2. Wednesday-Friday.

Six Shooter Coffee

Happy to see our neighbors re-open their businesses! Just a heads up that we're going to continue operating as we have for the past few months—takeout or curbside pickup only, no more than 10 people in the shop at once. Thankfully with weather improving you're welcome to sit outside (socially distanced, of course) and enjoy a coffee.

Citizen Pie on Waterloo remains open regular hours for take-out only until further notice. The pizzas, however, haven’t changed – they’re still the best.  216-417-2742,

Blue Arrow Records

Looking for new music? Have you checked out Stutter Steps REELING? Support small business by purchasing your LP or digital copy today. Produced by Anthony LaMarca and recorded at Peppermint Productions in Youngstown. Thanks for your support.

NuLife Studios Re-Opens June 1

And they hope you’ll be stopping by. There’s a lot to choose from: a smoothie or fresh juice; apparel; a drop-in class; a waist trainer; a membership. Whatever way you choose, NuLife will appreciate it. Meanwhile, NuLife is working hard to ensure you walk into a highly cleaned and sanitized facility.



Our beautiful old farmers' market turned 88 years old on May 21st – the only Cleveland marketthat’s open all year round. And it will be reopening on Wednesdays, starting May 27, from 8am-1pm. You're going to need those two shopping days a week to keep up with the wonderful fruits and vegetables that will be pouring in this season.

• Asparagus

• Rhubarb

• Carrots

• Arugula

• Fresh herbs (thyme, cilantro, etc...)

• Lettuce/salad mix

• Kale (green curly, baby Russian, Toscano,...)

• Mushrooms (cremini, shiitake)

• Baby red potatoes

• Onions

• Spinach

• Microgreens (sunflower & corn)

• Plants, herb plants, flowers, etc...)

There will also be starter plants for those who like to grow their own. On Saturday May 23, City Greenhouse Partners will be set up in the outdoor tables on the left side of the market when you pull into the lot. They’ll have lots of tomatoes, plus a few other veggies that are growing and ready to put in the ground. 8 AM until 1 PM.

Buying food, even at a farmers’ market, involves an awful lot of packaging. Kevin has an answer for that: he’ll put a receptacle outside the east doors for you to deposit your reusables, then quarantine and redistribute them later in the season when they are most needed.

The Library Will Open – Sort Of – Monday June 8

Memorial-Nottingham is one of five neighborhood libraries that, along with the Main Library downtown, is re-opening to patrons, with some new rules.

Hours are: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday closed.   

You’ll have to reserve your books, by phone or on line, with your library card in hand. Go to or call Mem-Nott at 216-623-7018. Don’t know exactly what you want? Call first and get help. Also request either curbside or walk-up for receiving your books:

For Curbside Pick-Up: Park your car in a designated spot. Call the library location to notify staff of your arrival. Open your trunk or cargo area so materials can be placed inside

Return to your car and be prepared to show your library card or state ID

For Walk-Up Service: Call the Library upon arrival. Be prepared to show your Library card or photo ID. Your materials will be placed on a pick-up table. All items will be placed in plastic Library bags for your safety. And don’t forget to return all items to the book drop.

Buy Some Spring at Cavotta’s

You're planning to spend the weekend planting, right? It will do wonders for your physical and mental health! Visit Cavotta’s first, any time — they're open 7 days— and get some flowers, veggies, herbs, shrubs and other decorative plants. And visit the baby goats.

Four Corners Framing Has Nearly Re-Opened

Their suppliers will start normal delivery operations beginning in June, so they’re starting to take appointments (rather than regular store hours, makes cleaning easier, avoids crowds in a tiny showroom). Please call us at 216-714-3168.

Dining Lithuanian Style

The Lithuanian Club on E185 will not open on a regular basis until further notice. The carryout program and limited hours in the bar area of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will be the norm for a while. They will fill catering orders: phone or text Ruta at 440 669 4145 with at least 48 hour notice. Sunday Brunch will be served  after June 1 in the dining room and bar, on a test basis.

New Homes for Old Bikes

Do you have a bike or need a bike? Bike Cleveland is launching a Bike Match program that connects people who need bikes with people who have a bike they are no longer using and can part with permanently. Signing up is simple and takes just a few minutes, and will provide bikes for those needing to make necessary trips the freedom to move around the city autonomously, without relying on public transportation and avoiding the impact of reduced transit services around the city. Learn more and sign-up at:



Drue is open for business with a few adjustments! Check them out below:

Limited Store Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - 11-3pm

In order to monitor the number of people in our studio, all shoppers must make an appointment online. You can schedule an appointment here:

Curbside pickup will remain an option. Simply click the pickup option at checkout. To shop online, visit:

Two New Small Business Services at CSU

Marketing Strategy Assistance:

Do you need help creating a new marketing strategy for the reopening of your business? Maybe a specialist to assist you with getting a new message out there to your customers? Email  for a FREE zoom appointment with a specialist!; 216.280.1703

Accounting System Set-Up and Customization:

Do you need a business advisor to help you set up an accounting system or help to customize yours so you have a better understanding when using it? Email for a FREE zoom appointment with a specialist.; 216.280.1703


 No Trash Pick Up on Memorial Day

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works will not collect waste Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be a one-day delay in the waste collection schedule through the week.

Summer Recreation

Outdoor Pools: Restrictions on time, spacing

Spray Basins/Splashpads

Closed for summer 2020.

Youth  Baseball  Academy: with restrictions, no travel  

Indoor  Basketball  Courts:  instruction programs only

Indoor Racquetball Courts: Individual practice only, sign-up required.

No youth golf, summer camp, outdoor basketball.

Tennis singles games only. 

Parks open, no big organized events. 

Traditional Indoor Recreation Programs and Activities, limited in-person, more on line at TV20.  

FREE LUNCH/MEAL PROGRAM The  lunch  program  will  continue  to  be  offered  at  each  NRRC.  Free  “grab-and-go” bagged lunches will be available to youth ages 18 and under.  The lunch distribution area will be set up outside of each NRRC. Staff distributing meals will be required to wear masks and disposable gloves. 

No field trips. 

No senior programs but seniors will be checked for ill effects of this loss, and referred to services.

Be Alert

Scammers are contacting people claiming to be tracing COVID-19 contacts. While legitimate health agencies, including the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Cleveland Department of Public Health are calling people to complete contact tracing, they will never ask for your Social Security or Bank Account information. Do not click on links or respond to texts saying you have been exposed to COVID-19. Please report suspicious calls or texts to http://ConsumerAffairs.CuyahogaCounty.US or call 216-443-SCAM.

Stay Home If You Can

Businesses reopening does not mean the coronavirus is gone. Don’t be one of the people the Cleveland police had to chase out of over-crowded bars and restaurants last week!

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020