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Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations

Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations (Plain Press, January 2022) The Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at 11602 Lorain Avenue, has closed for renovations. Branch Manager Jamie Lauver says, “We are scheduled to reopen in January 2023.”

Legislation introduced to establish Ohio City Entertainment District

Legislation introduced to establish Ohio City Entertainment District (Plain Press, December 2021)           Ward 3 City Council Member Kerry McCormack has introduced emergency legislation to Cleveland City Council to approve the application of Ohio City Legacy, LLC to establish an Ohio City Entertainment District. The entertainment district is designed to benefit prospective hospitality industry tenants in the … Continue reading

Trinity Community Center increases access to resources with its new wheelchair ramp

West Side Market area anticipates population changes

West Side Market area anticipates population changes by Sheila Kiss   Home to the historic West Side Market, United Bank Building, and Market Square Park, the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue is the central hub for Ohio City and its retail district, and it’s seeing a lot of activity today.   Don Whitaker, president … Continue reading

City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets

City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     For more than a decade, community developers on Cleveland’s near west side have been working to create a new, improved streetscape on Lorain Avenue between West 25th and West 65th Street. It was always about more than potholes and … Continue reading

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue (Plain Press, August 2021)                       Curbside Coffee, 9858 Lorain Avenue, will reopen on Monday August 2nd, bringing karaoke, and live musical performances back into its home on Lorain Avenue. Judy Fitch, owner of Curbside Coffee, says she closed the coffee shop in March of 2020 … Continue reading

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     The Nunn Family Funeral Home at 4434 Lorain Avenue in Ohio City dates back to 1865, and the site operated as a funeral home until about 20 years ago, when it was converted into a daycare. Now, a … Continue reading

New live-work townhomes approved for Lorain Avenue at W. 47th Street

New live-work townhomes approved for Lorain Avenue at W. 47th Street by Lee Chilcote      A partnership between Knez Homes and Jim Miketo, owner of Forest City Shuffleboard, is planning to build eight new upscale townhomes at Lorain Avenue and West 47th Street. In addition to being the first new homes to be built on Lorain, the units also contain … Continue reading

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area To the Editor:    As a resident of West 25th Street and Chatham Avenue, I can empathize with the fine people of the Fulton Road and Denison Avenue area! I too have endured countless hours of disruption from intentional motorcycle and automobile noise. The altered mufflers, … Continue reading

Call to action: Cleveland needs to address lack of low-income housing options

Call to action: Cleveland needs to address lack of low-income housing options To the Editor: (Plain Press, May 2021)      My name is Paul Sherlock and last Friday (April 9th) my friend Jim Schlecht and I staged a protest of four apartment development sites currently underway on the Near West Side of Cleveland. We were protesting the lack … Continue reading

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