Celebrate Landerwood Plaza's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years - wow.  It will come as no surprise to people who've been around even a little while to know that resident Karen Erlenbach is the primo cheerleader (and organizer etc.) of this occassion.  Many thanks as always to Karen for her amazing community spirit - and stamina!

Here is a sketch of the details but check for more after the jump, including a history of the Plaza!

Landerwood Plaza is celebrating their 50th Anniversary Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, September 24.  We hope you will stop by the Plaza and help celebrate!   Mark your calendars for these activities.
  • Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Heinen's is grilling on the Plaza and will have a 1961 Plate Special at 1961 prices!
  • Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - The Disciples, a 60's Band will be playing.
  • Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Free community electronic recycling, paper shredding and ink recycling.
  • Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Kids activities.
  • Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Rocket car rides. 
Landerwood Plaza is 50 years old this year. For 3 days, September 22 – 24, the shopping center, which serves as theshopping & dining hub for the Orange Communities, invites the public to join in the celebration lasting all weekend long.

5:30—7:30pm Food: Outdoor Grilling at the PLAZA
Heinen‟s will be doing the “outdoor” grilling—you do the eating! 1961 PRICE SPECIAL: Hot dog,
chips & drink for $1.25! Don‟t worry—other items will be on the grill, but at today‟s prices.

6:00—7:00pm Special appearances by Orange Stagecrafters‟ Students

7:00—8:00pm The Disciples, a 60‟s band!
The Disciples, featuring Orange alumni, played at Orange High and throughout the Cleveland area.
This was “the band of the sixties!” The band played at the Plaza back in 1964...come hear an
encore performance! Enjoy original Disciples Chip Fitzgerald „65, Al Parker, „66 and Bob Sandham „70.

Retail merchants are putting together special sales & promotions all weekend.

Noon—4pm Free Community Paper Shredding: South Plaza

Free Community Electronic Recycling: South Plaza
Desktop & Laptop computers, Printers, Copiers, Fax machines, keyboards, mice, speakers,
batteries, LCD monitors, hard drives, cordless phones, cell phones, stereos, CD players, VCR
players, DVD players (no household appliances)
Visit www.ktco.net for entire list of free and fee-based recyclables
Ink cartridge recycling to be donated to Orange High School PTA: South Plaza

Noon—4pm Kids Activities & Fun!
Face-painting & stickers; Meet Clifford & other characters,
Crafts & Games & Outdoor Activities & Demonstrations by Playmatters & The Tutoring Center

1—3 pm Rocket Car Rides: The famous & favorite Euclid Beach ride, compliments of Lander Circle Co.

2 & 2:30pm Forest City Singers strolling and singing some favorite tunes from yesterday & today.



Landerwood Plaza is 50 years old this year. For 3 days, September 22-24, the shopping center, which serves as the shopping & dining hub for Pepper Pike and surrounding communities, invites the public to join in the celebration lasting all weekend long.

Heinen’s was the first store to open at the Plaza in the fall of 1961, Today, operating out of its second generation store at the Plaza, both it and Knuths, remain as the only 2 businesses still under the same ownership at the Plaza. Since 1961, many retail businesses have had successful lives at the Plaza.

The KEYES-TREUHAFT Co., began building neighborhoods and homes in Pepper Pike, known as Landerwood Estates, as early as 1950. Today, this unique community of over 350 homes inter-connected to a private park and community swim club, is actually located adjacent to the Plaza. “When the company began its home building program in Pepper Pike, there were fewer than 200 homes,” said Art Treuhaft, President of LANDER CIRCLE Co., which has owned and managed the Plaza since 1961. “Convenience shopping wasn’t an issue in the beginning. Early residents were moving from inner suburbs to the country and were willing to put up with a lack of services. By 1961 however, new residents found it very inconvenient to travel as far as Shaker Heights or Chagrin Falls for the nearest daily shopping necessities.” Both of these companies are family owned businesses that were founded by Art’s late father, Alex Treuhaft. The demand for neighborhood shopping to serve the growing population was very apparent to both companies, as well as, to the growing number of new residents, and to the City. “The Plaza has expanded 4 times during its 50 year life,” reflects Michelle Feher, General Manager for the shopping center. “Today, we remain committed to presenting a group of independent retail businesses that closely reflect the specialty retail preferences of our local shopping and dining population with current, unique collections, products, and services.” Ms. Feher believes the Plaza’s location has much to do with its success attracting and retaining businesses. “The realization of how important this location continues to be, to reach and serve a very special population, continues to keep the Plaza vibrant.”

The celebration kicks off Thursday evening, September 22, 2011 with an outdoor community BBQ from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Heinen’s will do the grilling. There will be a retro meal at 1961 prices; as well as a variety of your current favorite grill foods at today’s prices. Several Orange Stagecrafter students will be providing light entertainment. From 7 – 8pm, the Plaza will be grooving to the sounds of The Disciples, a local 60’s band made up of former Orange High School graduates.

 Friday, September 23, 2011, will feature Plaza merchants hosting special sales and promotions.
On Saturday, September 24, 2011 from noon to 4pm, the Plaza is hosting a free Community Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day, as part of Landerwood Plaza’s new environmental initiative known as CRSP, Community Recycling Sustainability Partnership program. According to Ms. Feher, “Saturday’s recycling and shredding day is one of the first steps in the partnership we are forming with our tenants, vendors and community to reduce our collective carbon footprint. In addition, we are working with Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District to become a pilot sustainability program for shopping centers.” Recycled ink cartridges will also be collected and donated to the Orange High School PTA.

Kids of all ages will find lots to do and see on Saturday from noon to 4pm. Playmatters will be interactively demonstrating some new outdoor activities and will have a craft table where children will be able to make their own sticky mosaic tiaras and crowns. There will be game tables, courtesy of both Tutoring Center and Playmatters. Meet Clifford the Red Dog and other characters. Enjoy Euclid Beach’s famous Rocket Car, courtesy of Lander Circle Co. from 1 – 3pm. Facepainting and sticker tattoos will be the accessories for the day for the young.

Local singers and groups will stroll the Plaza, including The Forest City Singers, who will be featured between 2 and 3pm.

For more information on the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please call 216-831-1455 x 88. Come and celebrate with us!

Karen Erlenbach, Landerwood Plaza 50th Coordinator
216-831-1455 x 88

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