Resident Recipes from SCA West Side Market Challenge Photo provided by SCA Resident Tiffany Vinson For more than 100 years, the West Side Market in Ohio City has been providing the Cleveland community with fresh meat and seafood, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and so much more. Vendors offer local and…

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2021 SCA Giving Tree Project Following the success of last year’s Giving Tree project, we’re very excited to introduce four more local nonprofits to our communities this holiday season. In 2020, our residents came together to donate over $2,500 worth of physical goods to four nonprofits that are doing great work in our neighborhoods.  How…

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Cleveland’s AsiaTown: Yesterday and Today As a Cleveland transplant, AsiaTown came as a surprise to me. I’d considered myself familiar with the city prior to moving here, having family scattered throughout Northeast Ohio—but I hadn’t known this particular neighborhood existed. I knew Little Italy and University Circle, Lakewood and Tremont, and most of the outlying…

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Polaroid Project: Chie, Shelli, and Stephanie in AsiaTown For this installation of our Polaroid series, we asked three friends—Chichi, Shelli, and Stephanie—who met at Mueller Lofts to share their favorite things about AsiaTown with us. We’ll let them introduce themselves!     Chichi has been loving living in Mueller Lofts! Being Asian- American, living in AsiaTown…

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2018 | Mueller LoftsCLEVELAND, OHIO Mueller Lofts, a 1920s electrical parts factory on a quiet, tree-lined street in AsiaTown, was converted into 51 apartments in 2018. The Mueller Electric company invented and manufactured the iconic “Alligator Clip” that is still used in jumper cables and electronics worldwide today. Initially the building was too deep to…

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Business Spotlight: Anna Beauty Center Anna Li opened her beauty center in AsiaTown twenty years ago. She had recently immigrated from China, and wanted to create a boutique where people could learn more about her culture and access convenient services and great products. “I always knew I wanted to own my own business,” she said…

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Community Resources for Cleveland Voters As many of the members in our community know, we have two important elections coming up in Cleveland. On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, voters will determine who is on the ballot for the congressional seat left vacant by Marcia Fudge, who is now serving as the US Secretary of Housing…

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LJ Huang on Shanghainese Food, Culture, and Community Shortly after moving to Cleveland, LJ Huang began to search for homestyle Shanghainese food. “There were a lot of good Chinese restaurants, but I wanted my food—my comfort food.” LJ explained. It was 2010, and simultaneously, she found herself attending potlucks and community parties within the Chinese…

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Cleveland Asian Festival Goes Virtual for 2021 This year’s Cleveland Asian Festival will take place virtually on Saturday, May 22 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The festival is an annual celebration of Cleveland’s diversity and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio—organized by the community, for the community. This year’s events, which include cultural performances, food…

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