Learn about Downtown Shaker Heights’ Van Aken District

The Chelsea is conveniently located a short walking or driving distance to many grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more:

Shaker Plaza & Van Aken Center

Food & Grocery

  • The Fresh Market (Grocery)
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Rudy’s Pub
  • Panera Bread Co.
  • China Star
  • Shaker Wines & Spirits
  • Donatos Pizza
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs
  • Los Habaneros Authentic Mexican
  • Wendy’s
  • Swerve Grill
  • Lucy’s Sweet Surrender
  • Pearl of the Orient

Shops & Services

  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
  • Cleveland Running Co.
  • Stanley Cleaners
  • Sam’s Fashion Post
  • Hat Trick
  • Frames Unlimited
  • Van Aken Hardware
  • MotoPhoto & Portrait Studio
  • Juma Gallery
  • DO Summers Cleaners & Laundry


  • PNC


Distance to Shaker Plaza

The Chelsea is a 6 minute walk from the RTA Rapid Blue Line at Warrensville & Van Aken as well as the 14, 41-41F & 5 bus lines.

The Shaker Heights City School District includes the city of Shaker Heights and a small portion of Cleveland near Shaker Square, encompassing about 7.5 square miles. The District is situated within a 15-minute drive from Cleveland’s University Circle, the home of world-class hospitals and museums, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Case Western Reserve University.

What is Shop Shaker?

Shop Shaker is a happy little place where work and life meet. Where you can support local business and foster your community. Where you can find what you need without traveling.

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The Chelsea is located near the Van Aken District. Click below to learn about all the great stores and restaurants right in your backyard!