Cleveland Heights' First Shopping Center
The Cedar Fairmount business district is known as the Gateway to Cleveland Heights. In the early 1900s, real estate developers turned this area into the first planned neighborhood shopping district in the Heights. Their design for a miniature English village led to the completion of the Tudor-style Heights Center Building in 1916.
The Alcazar, a Cleveland Heights Landmark, is one of the oldest buildings in the area and was originally constructed as an apartment hotel in 1923. Today, the Alcazar has been converted into market rate apartments.
Cedar Fairmount boasts several award-winning restaurants, including Barrio Tacos, Aladdin's Eatery and Nighttown. There are also many places to stop for a quick snack, such as Bruegger's Bagels and Starbucks Coffee. Zoss the Swiss Baker will draw you to his shop as he fills the air with the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries.
For those with refined tastes, a stop at Luna Bakery Café for crepes or Vero Bistro for stone-oven pizza and Italian gelato is a must. And, for a fun-filled evening, visit The Fairmount to enjoy a glass of wine or a martini by the fireplace or out on the patio.
Unique Shops, Important Services
Shopping for that hard-to-find gift is made easy by taking a walk through this district. Appletree Books, a charming and traditional bookstore, has a diversified selection of books and greeting cards. Pavilion Home & Floral features a range of select and carefully curated accessories for the home. The Cedar Fairmount district is home to many professionals representing the legal, social and health fields, as well as Realtors, business consultants and more.