Look out for some new street signs for Stanley Eng Way (伍灼培路) that will be coming to the neighborhood this month!
With great thanks to Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones, the AsiaTown Advisory Committee and MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is excited to share that Mr. Stanley Eng (伍灼培) will be honored posthumously through the dedication of East 30th Street between Payne and Superior Avenues in his name. Each City Council member may designate only two honorary street names per term, so it is an honor to have a street designation in AsiaTown.
Stanley Eng (1926-2004) was a pillar in the region’s Asian American community. A modest and soft-spoken man, he took a quiet but impactful approach to community change. He founded and led several organizations including the Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association, which still exists today, and was best known for his work on behalf of the poor and elderly residents of Cleveland’s Chinatown (now known as AsiaTown).
Some of his greatest contributions to the neighborhood include spearheading efforts to provide much-needed housing for elderly Chinese Americans that resulted in the Asian Evergreen Apartments on Payne Avenue, launching a meal program serving over 50 seniors per day at Li Wah Restaurant, and leading English language courses at the Cleveland Chinese Christian Church.
Thank you to Councilman Basheer Jones, Commissioner Rob Mavec and the Division of Traffic Engineering Sign Shop, Asian Evergreen, the AsiaTown Advisory Committee, and community members for supporting this project.
You’re invited to join us in honoring Mr. Eng on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 11:00 AM!
We will meet at Asia Plaza at 2999 Payne Avenue (next to Li Wah Restaurant).