Coventry Village Business District has been home to Jewish and Russian immigrants, hippies, college students, artists and non-conformists throughout most of its rich history. Developed in the early 20th century in the streetcar suburb of Cleveland Heights, the district experienced population changes and disinvestment. Following a major fire in 1991, the organization that would become Coventry Village Special Improvement District began a major renovation campaign, which resulted in the construction of a 270-car parking garage, streetscape plan and ongoing marketing efforts. Today, with over 40 locally owned businesses in just 1/4 mile, Coventry Village has an independent spirit and thrives on the diversity of its businesses and residents. It is home to some of the longest operating and most beloved business in the Cleveland area, including Tommy's Restaurant, which opened as a small soda fountain in 1972 and was named by Rolling Stone as the "Best Milkshake East of the Mississippi." Coventry Village also boasts a vibrant music scene, including the intimate rock club, Grog Shop, which has hosted thousands of bands, and Record Revolution, one of the oldest independently owned record stores in the U.S. Other popular neighborhood attractions include Big Fun, a retro, kitschy, toy store in the heart of the neighborhood, and Mac's Back's Books, a reader's delight with three floors of new and used books, along with author readings, book signings, writer's workshops and other special events. Coventry Village is an authentic walk-able neighborhood filled with vibrant public art, unique clothing and accessories, locally made gifts, sweet treats and culinary treats. But what makes Coventry truly special is the people you'll meet, the personal service you'll receive and a unique experience you won't find anywhere else. If you march to the beat of your own drum, Coventry Village is the neighborhood for you!