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Join us on March 22 at Lopez, 2196 Lee Road, for the FutureHeights 2017 Restaurant Tour. Join Executive Director Deanna Bremer Fisher, Board President Julia Kious Zabell and other FutureHeights staff members and volunteers as we celebrate our 15th anniversary by supporting a local business and raising money to support our community-building programs. Each month FutureHeights members and friends are invited to have dinner at a unique Heights restaurant, mention FutureHeights and show your wait staff this flyer, and the restaurant will donate 15% of each check (excluding alcoholic beverages) to FutureHeights. We hope to see you on Wednesday, March 22!

The restaurant tour continues in April at Dewey’s Pizza.

To help celebrate FutureHeights’ 15th anniversary, each month FutureHeights members are invited to visit a unique Heights restaurant for lunch or dinner, and the restaurant will donate 15% of each check (excluding alcoholic beverages) to FutureHeights to support our community-building programs. Our first stop was Panini’s on Coventry in January. On Feb. 22, Jim and Gia Patsch, owners of Best-of-the-Heights-award-wining Gigi’s on Fairmount, will welcome FutureHeights members for the tour. Stop by Gigi’s, 3477 Fairmount Blvd, on Feb. 22 for lunch or dinner, mention the FutureHeights 2017 Restaurant Tour and show your server this flyer.

The restaurant tour continues in March at Lopez and, in April, at Dewey’s Pizza.

FutureHeights will host a public forum, Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Cleveland Heights and University Heights, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, 3031 Monticello Blvd.

As Northeast Ohio climbs out of the housing crisis, many Cuyahoga County communities are still dealing with issues of property abandonment. This panel presentation and discussion aims to help attendees understand the basics about vacant and abandoned properties, help translate applicable laws and policies, and discuss existing options and solutions.

The discussion will focus on answers to the following questions:

  1. What is a vacant and abandoned property, from a legal perspective?
  2. What are the legal pathways to remedying an abandoned property?
  3. What community actors have tools to remedy abandoned or nuisance properties? What are these tools? How do they work?
  4. How do community actors know when a property is vacant or abandoned?

Presenters include April Urban, a research associate at Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development; Kermit Lind, clinical professor emeritus at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University (CSU); and Mark Wiseman, University Heights City Council member and principal of Wiseman Consulting.

Come party with us! Join us for an evening of fun at Nighttown, featuring the one and only Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta.

Purchase FutureHop event and Chance Raffle tickets online here, or call the FutureHeights office at 216-320-1423. Payment accepted by check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa only.)

Come for the music, the dancing, the delicious snacks, the cash bar, the incredible silent auction and chance raffle, and come for FutureHeights!

Join us Friday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. til midnight, to support FutureHeights and to celebrate the first night of the Heights Music Hop.


Sammy de Leon.

Individual tickets: $40 (Light appetizers, cash bar, dancing room only)

VIP Package: $320 (Table for 4, Light appetizers, bottle of wine)

Can’t make it to the benefit party? You can still support FutureHeights and its programs. New this year is a Chance Raffle featuring thousands of dollars-worth of prizes from local establishments. Each $10 donation to FutureHeights nets participants a raffle ticket to enter to win their choice of prize, including 6-months of groceries from Zagara’s Marketplace and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are available online and in person at various locations throughout the Hop. Learn more about the free Heights Music Hop event at www.heightsmusichop.com and www.facebook.com/heightsmusichop.


Thank you to our generous FutureHop event sponsors!

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Friday, August 26, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m.

Our first Cedar Lee Hard Hat Happy Hour was such fun, we’ve planned another for the end of summer!

Come get your #CedarLeeHardHat at the second Cedar Lee Hard Hat Happy Hour! This fun and family-friendly event will have music, special tonight-only promotions, a roaming ice cream truck, and a Hard Hat decorating contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the Cedar Lee businesses that make our city awesome.

Why the Hard Hats? Cedar Lee is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar streetscape improvement project, and we want you and your families to become a part of the progress!

Hard Hats are your ticket to getting promotional deals from businesses on the street. Become an artist for the night, decorate your hard hat, and be entered into a raffle to win! Hard Hats are $3 for Adults and FREE for kids. 

Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Support Local Business.

Hard Hats = Discounts.

Family Fun + Live Music.

Hat Decorating Contest.

Visit the event’s Facebook page here.

Tag your fun photos on social media with #CedarLeeHardHat


Monday, May 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
FutureHeights contracted with students of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University (CSU) this spring to conduct a Market Study of the Cedar Lee area.

As part of the capstone class of the Urban Studies Program at CSU, the students are considering a number of topics including parking, safety, retail mix and redevelopment/infill opportunities.

The students will present their completed study to the community here.

RSVP with the names and number of guests to vikingplanners@gmail.com.

Cedar Lee Theatre
2163 Lee Road

Join us for the 4th annual Heights Music Hop. In 2016, we’ve expanded for a double dose of Heights Music Hop events!

Friday, 9/23/16. Cedar Fairmount. Start time: 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9/24/16. Cedar Lee. Start time: 3 p.m.

2016 Poster

On Friday, Sept. 23, we’ll hop through the Cedar Fairmount Business District and on Saturday, Sept. 24, we’ll return to Cedar Lee, which has hosted the Hop in Cleveland Heights for the past three years. Friday night will feature a VIP fundraiser at Nighttown to benefit the Heights Music Hop and FutureHeights.

Heights Music Hop, an initiative of FutureHeights, is a multi-venue annual event using music as the vehicle to help build community for Heights residents and raise awareness of the Heights as a destination for those living outside the community. We  invite all to attend and bring your friends. It will be an event not to be missed. For more information on this year’s event, to become a sponsor or volunteer, visit the Heights Music Hop website.

Watch this video of last year’s Hop highlights to get a glimpse of this incredible community event.

Of course, the Heights Music Hop is always free thanks to a generous grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


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