Take a seat
May 2024 1 minute

Written by Jason Chamberlain Edited by Ted Lehr Since 2021, you may have noticed black park benches on both sides of Kenmore Blvd, spanning...

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Iconic new wave musician Chris Butler has become a part of Kenmore’s expanding music community 
May 2024 3 minutes

Interview by Jim Carney Iconic new wave musician Chris Butler has become a part of Kenmore’s expanding music community. The member of The Waitresses...

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The Center Yoga + Dance Studio to host grand opening celebration this weekend
October 2023 2 minutes

The Center Dance + Yoga Studio – which quietly began offering dance and yoga classes in the former Etta Mae Smith Studio of Dance...

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Alternative rock pioneers to celebrate grand reopening of Kenmore Blvd. music venue
September 2023 3 minutes

On Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m., The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, along with Chris Butler of new wave band The Waitresses, will cut the...

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Celebrate Creativity & Community at Kenmore First Friday on September 1st.
August 2023 2 minutes

by Corey Jenkins, Better Kenmore CDC Photo by Shane Wynn The 2023 Kenmore First Friday season has drawn some of the largest crowds in...

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Meet Summit Artspace: Our September Kenmore First Friday Market Partner!
August 2023 3 minutes

In 2015, the one-time Akron Area Arts Alliance was reborn as Summit Artspace - an organization that connects artists and artist-serving organizations to the...

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Remembering Smith Elementary School
July 2023 3 minutes

By Corey Jenkins, Better Kenmore CDC After standing tall at 941 Chester Avenue for 105 years, Smith Elementary School began to crumble to the...

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Ohio’s first cat café and wine bar is now open on Kenmore Boulevard
July 2023 2 minutes

On Saturday, July 15, Akron-native Nicole Farrell opened Whiskers & Wine Cat Lounge at 932 Kenmore Blvd. It’s the first cat café and wine...

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New “movement” studio opens on Kenmore Blvd. in building with legacy of dance
June 2023 5 minutes

The building located at 1015 Kenmore Blvd. has been home to several different businesses over the past century. It was Pearson Used Car Company...

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