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  1. From the article: ”The Green Ribbon Coalition, a grassroots group that advocates for a continuous ribbon of green along the Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River waterfronts, will host a panel discussion Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m., at Merwin's Wharf. “Harbor Face-off: Iconic Footbridge vs. the Landbridge” will feature proponents for competing proposals to connect the harbor to downtown. The pros and cons of each approach will be discussed.” Sounds interesting but I can’t go. Hopefully it is live-streamed somewhere.
  2. You could ask her - @mjarboe has an account here. Although it has been understandably quiet. And I fully agree - I hope she comes back to local reporting.
  3. The video in that article is fascinating. I didn’t realize that the operator was in the bucket arm assembly itself. He would ride it into the ship’s hull. And I can see why the preservation group doesn’t agree with this plan. It won’t come close to giving people the full impression of these things. That said, unless some benefactor comes in with a MASSIVE check, this proposal is a nice way to make sure the Huletts aren’t completely forgotten. I really like how they will use pavers to emulate the shadow of a full Hulett unloader. I also like the idea of rectangular landscaping plots to evoke the form of a ship’s hull. The tribute is well designed. https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/08/hulett-unloader-parts-could-rise-again-as-part-of-cleveland-lakefront-plan.html#
  4. What would need to be done to ensure that there is space for a new Penn Station commuter rail station on that railroad bridge at Euclid and East 55? If we can get commuter rail going, that would presumably be the transfer point for Clinic employees and possibly also a good chunk of UC employees, considering how much more convenient Health Line stations are compared to the Red Line.
  5. Unfortunate update. It seems strange how this could have changed in less than a month. https://www.ideastream.org/news/russo-brothers-plans-to-film-cherry-in-cleveland-fall-through AUTHOR David C. Barnett PUBLISHED August 16, 2019 Los Angeles will be standing in for Cleveland this fall as production of a high-profile film by native sons Joe and Anthony Russo will no longer be shot here. After their global hit "Avengers: Endgame," the duo turned their attention to a movie adaptation of the novel "Cherry," by Clevelander Nico Walker. The brothers signed British actor Tom Holland to play the lead and were planning to start shooting the movie in Northeast Ohio in October. Anthony Russo said those plans recently fell through when the state legislature temporarily pulled the film tax credit out of the budget.
  6. This is particularly important as the airport looks to implement a new master plan. This is great and the timing is excellent.
  7. @MuRrAy HiLL asks, NPR delivers: https://wcpn.ideastream.org/news/famicos-foundation-seeks-cleveland-cultural-gardens-welcome-center Famicos Foundation Seeks Cleveland Cultural Gardens Welcome Center ...Famicos acquired the property from the old Glenville Redevelopment Corporation and is trying to raise $1.6 million to rehabilitate it, Shefton says. So far, the foundation is applying for federal and state historic tax credits.
  8. “250-foot Bella Vita luxury yacht has a hot tub, movie theater and salon. What’s it doing hanging out in Lake Erie?” https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/08/250-foot-bella-vita-luxury-yacht-has-a-hot-tub-movie-theater-and-salon-whats-it-doing-hanging-out-in-lake-erie.html By Laura Johnston, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Boaters have been chattering all week about a 250-foot luxury charter yacht hanging out off the coast of Cleveland. The Bella Vita is a 2009-built pleasure craft under a Cayman Islands flag, which rents for more than $700,000 a week, according to Moran Yacht and Ship. The boat boasts six staterooms and room for 22 staff members, a hot tub on the sun deck, a beauty salon, movie theater, the interior of a “grand country home” and plenty of water toys. caption: The Bella Vita luxury yacht anchored in Lake Erie, with Victory Cruise Ships in the foreground at the Port of Cleveland.
  9. Fingers crossed for this. One particularly good benefit is that Dublin airport has US customs and immigration, meaning that flight would be treated as a domestic inbound flight. You wouldn’t have to deal with the clusterf* that is the current US customs situation at Hopkins. https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information/travelling-to-usa/usa-preclearance
  10. India approves Mumbai-Pune hyperloop in bid to build world's first system https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/07/mumbai-pune-hyperloop-virgin-maharashtra-india/ The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra has approved Virgin Hyperloop One's plans to develop a high-speed line between Mumbai and Pune, which could become the world's first hyperloop. ***** http://www.forbesindia.com/article/special/mumbaipune-hyperloop-moves-closer-to-reality/54629/1 Travel in Maharashtra between Pune and Mumbai, about 120 km, could come down to 35 minutes by 2026 if all goes well with the Hyperloop project proposed to connect the two cities. That is a step closer now, after the Maharashtra state cabinet approved the public-infrastructure status of the project on July 30, clearing the way for a bidding process to select the private companies to build the super-fast transit system.
  11. Platform Beer Co. sold to Anheuser-Busch https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/08/platform-beer-co-sold-to-anheuser-busch.html
  12. Day 1: “Grab Breakfast at Jack Flaps” Oops. Overall it was really good and I agreed with the recommendations, although I don’t know how any sane person would pack that much into two days. (Or maybe I’m forgetting what it was like to not have young children.)
  13. https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/07/how-do-you-put-5000-years-in-a-small-simple-space-a-mosaic-of-history-grows-as-ethiopian-cultural-garden-nears-dedication.html The Phase One dedication of the Ethiopian Cultural Garden will be Saturday, August 24, from 1-3 p.m. Afterward, there will be a dedication reception at Empress Taytu, the Ethiopian restaurant at 6125 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. (I realize this isn’t what you were asking about, but your post reminded me of this article I saw recently.)
  14. Virtually all of Solon’s jobs are in the industrial zone south of 422 on both sides of Harper / Cochran (which are the same north/south road). It is perhaps 1/5 of Solon’s land area - and the commercial area of Glenwillow is immediately adjacent. On the attached map image I circled in blue where basically ALL of the relevant jobs are. A commuter rail station by the Nestle plant on Harper just south of 422 (red X on map) plus a circulator bus (that already exists) would serve those primarily manufacturing and also headquarters jobs extremely well. And considering that this would be the secondary function of the commuter rail line (the primary being to get people to downtown jobs) it’s actually set up much better for this than one might expect in suburban America. Going east past Harper would get more difficult since the tracks are not active and have been abandoned. But west of there is still active track for freight rail.
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