A Word From the Webkeeper



May 28, 2015


Dear friend of the Square,

Max and Arnie

Our eleventh anniversary

In February 2004 the Square's former owners defaulted. Amazed to learn that the Square had no website I registered ShakerSquare.net on February 17, 2004. After two weeks of walking the Square and speaking to each merchant and restaurateur, the first version of these ad-free community pages was up and running.

Senior Wednesdays on the Square 

If you are 60 or older, we hope you'll make Senior Wednesdays on the Square a habit. Perhaps the first joint promotion at the Square in years. Reid Robbins would have called it "small ball" and liked the idea.

Website news

We have just removed from view the directories and other pages that informed you about the restaurants, stores and services at the Square. Most have their own web presence now. Further, the Coral Company's website should have up-to-date information. See www.visitshakersquare.com/ 

See you on the Square.


Thanks for being one of the more than 13,000
persons who visit this Shaker Square website each month.


Why are we concerned about promoting Shaker Square?

Some facts:

  • In today's tough economy, Shaker Square needs to promote itself.

  • In 2004, when The Coral Company was campaigning to buy the Square, it promised to promote it vigorously.

  • In addition to rent, the Square's merchants and restaurateurs pay a monthly promotional fee to the Coral Company.

Thus, when we see those promotional funds put to work, we are pleased. And when we don't - like when their website is neglected - we make a point to mention it. 

We also wish that events supported by this promotional fund would be credited as from the restaurants and stores on the Square, not The Coral Company. First, it might bring them some patronage as an expression of thanks. And second, it's the truth.  AB

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