Next week is Food, Fun & Fashion Week in Beachwood (September 25-29). Organized by Visit Beachwood Ohio, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, the week was designed to showcase all Beachwood has to offer in terms of fine dining, culture, shopping, and activities. Though meant to inspire people who do not live in the city to visit, I feel this is a great moment for Beachwood residents to take pride in their city and take advantage for all it has to offer. We often forget what’s available in our own backyard. In celebration of Food, Fun & Fashion Week here are five things you may not know about Beachwood:
1. The city received its name from the Beech trees that at one time covered most of the city; there is rumor that a village hall clerk misspelled the name on official documents.
2. Beachwood did not receive its city status until 1960. Before that, Beachwood was an incorporated village, seceded from Warrensville Township in 1915.
3. There are gravestones in the Warrensville East Cemetery dating back to 1813.
4. The Saks 5th Avenue in Beachwood Place was its first store in Ohio.
5. “Walking in Memphis” singer Marc Cohn is a Beachwood High School graduate.
One other thing you may not know is that on Opening Day of Food, Fun & Fashion Week, the Maltz Museum is having a wine and cheese reception catered by Marigold Catering complete with special tours, a raffle, and an appearance by Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden! All free with museum admission! RSVP today by calling 216.593.0575.