District Info

Kenmore Boulevard is a pedestrian and bike-friendly main street in southwest Akron. It is home to a burgeoning cluster of music, cultural and entertainment businesses.

The district boasts 21,000 residents in its primary market area and 90,000 workers within a 10-minute drive. It offers excellent public parking options and freeway access from three directions within a two-minute drive.

Renovation & Plans

In 2018, road improvements connected the Boulevard District to 2.9 million visitors on the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail. Additional streetscape and façade improvements are planned, including improved wayfinding and building signage, outdoor seating and street trees. The district is currently pursuing a federal historic designation.

District Businesses

Music & Arts
Dreams Academy
Etta Mae Smith Studio of Dance
The Guitar Department
Just a Dream Entertainment
Lay’s Guitar Shop
Live Music Now!
Project Three Gallery
The Rialto Theatre
Studio 1008
Thom Tadsen Studios

Hobbies & Collectibles
The Dragon’s Mantle
E&S Hobbies & Trains
First Glance Skatepark
Glass House
Kenmore Komics & Games
Magic City Sports Cards

Food & Beverage
Eastern Sports Bar
Gourmet Kitchen
Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza

Personal Services
Gary’s Barber Shop
Grace’d Slaon
Kenmore Family Dental
Neverland Ink
Steve’s Barber Shop

Professional Services
A-Z Insurance Agency
Freedom Tax Service
Health Markets Insurance
Metro Dental Lab
Michael McElroy Photography
Pettit’s Automotive Electric
Rubber City Realty
Shook Manufactured Products
Stone’s Kenmore Mattress & Furniture
UDC Dental Center

Retail Goods
Boost Mobile
Family Dollar
Hairston Appliance
New Beginnings Boutique & Thrift
Rite Aid
Stones Kenmore Mattress
Summit Hydroponics

First Glance
Kenmore Branch, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Kenmore Community Center
Kenmore Masonic Temple

Contact Info

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance works to improve the Boulevard District through cultural, artistic, recreational and business revitalization. Considering investing or volunteering in the Boulevard District? Email for more info or visit

Recent Accomplishments

Kenmore First Friday Highlights! 

Street resurfacing is currently underway throughout the City of Akron!