Cedar Taylor merchants to host fall fundraising day on Nov. 8

The Cedar Taylor Development Association (CTDA) is holding a fall fundraising day on Saturday, Nov. 8, to raise funds for streetscape improvements. CTDA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that comprises merchants, property owners and residents in the Cedar Taylor neighborhood of Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

Last year, the organization was awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the City of Cleveland Heights to complete a streetscape study. Upon completion of this study, the association was awarded additional CDBG funds this year, in the amount of $5,500. If the association can raise $5,500, the city will match that, and award it an additional $5,500. These funds will be used for Phase 1 of implementation of the improvements, which will include planters, neighborhood signage, benches and bike racks.

On Nov. 8 (and, in one case, on Nov. 9), several merchants in the Cedar Taylor business district have offered to donate a portion of their sales to help ensure the association meets its fundraising goal of $5,500:

  • Bremec on the Heights Garden Center will donate 10 percent of its sales that day;
  • Café Tandoor will donate $1 for every entrée purchased;
  • Changing Faces Salon will donate $1 for every service purchased;
  • Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa will donate $1 for every service purchased;
  • Melt Bar & Grilled will donate $1 for every sandwich purchased;
  • Regency Developers (located at Supreme Window and Glass) will donate $25 for any full kitchen or bath remodel purchased on Sunday, Nov. 9 (closed on Saturdays);
  • The Wood Trader will donate $1 for every framing job purchased;
  • The Seafood Place will donate $2 for every catfish fillet and tilapia dinner.

If you would like to donate directly of want additional information about CTDA, visit www.gofundme.com/cedartaylor or contact Kevin Smith at smithkp@gmail.com.

The association reminds everyone to support local businesses, and CTDA members hope to see everyone out and about and shopping in the neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is president of the board of directors of the Cedar Taylor Development Association.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 9:47 AM, 11.04.2014