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  1. They sell naturally flavored fruity popsicles and ice cream. Michoacán is one of the 32 states of Mexico. Michoacana is the demonym for people/things originating from that place. There's an interesting story behind how the ice cream grew to so many different operators. It seems that it was very loosely branded and actually does not have a unified master franchisor. Countless businesses have used the name, with seemingly two major distinct businesses that many have ties to, while yet others are completely unrelated. https://www.eater.com/2019/10/22/20908347/la-michoacana-paleta-legal-battle From what I understand, one entity franchises ice cream shops (US, Mexico, Panama), while another distributes (US, Canada) ice cream and popsicle products to restaurants, convenience and grocery stores, etc. Franchise model: https://lamichoacanaweb.com/ Distributor model: https://michoacana.com/ Distributor model: https://lamichoacanapremium.com/
  2. This also reminds me of the MBTA's Silver line, which they brand as BRT. It starts out underground with catenary wires and then transitions to diesel not long after it goes above-grade. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Line_(MBTA)
  3. As required by the pending state historic tax credit revisions that will require use of Sherwin Williams paints and coatings for the next 3 generations
  4. I had no idea there were so many aspects of public spaces for the project. This is very exciting beyond the wonderful street presence and expansion of the neighborhood's revitalization and taller density westward. Thank you for such an informative article, @KJP.
  5. The city's airport plan from 1998 forecasted 19.2 million passengers in 2006 and 29 million by 2016. https://books.google.com/books?id=-vo0AQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA23-IA54&ots=s6RK7tR1-m&dq=cleveland hopkins passenger count 1998&pg=PA23-IA54#v=onepage&q=cleveland hopkins passenger count 1998&f=false Their historical facts shows counts from 1999-present: https://www.clevelandairport.com/about-us/facts-figures 2006 actual: 11,321,050 2016 actual: 8,422,676 Peak during 1999-present: 2000: 13,288,059
  6. A lot of these projects can run together over time, but I thought I recalled the discussion of Market Square being eventually connected in addition to the duck island TOD. A quick search yielded this article https://www.cleveland.com/business/2018/08/chicago-area_developer_has_gra.html Perhaps that was the only indication that was possible in a later phase, I might go digging further. Edit: That's the closest I'm seeing.
  7. Love the view of the Veterans Memorial Bridge "floating" from this vantage point. The density of downtown reminds me of the feeling going over the Main Avenue Viaduct into downtown from the west along the Shoreway or the below view along the Buffalo Skyway https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8748311,-78.8781987,3a,75y,357.43h,84.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLPWFffVkQDIeqNPKBxZCkg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  8. Interesting... That vision is a nice way to engage with the community and offer something more unique.
  9. The fact the property is bisected by the two school districts serving the city is interesting...but given that the article states the majority of the project lies in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst district, wouldn't it stand to reason that her district is impacted less by the TIF? I didn't reference the site plans, but are all of the 300 units in the first phase in her district? Prior to the announcement of this project, I would have considered a "success" for the Richmond Mall to be mirroring the Great Lakes Mall's Community Entertainment District. Surely anything beats a vacant mall anchored by a Planet Fitness.
  10. No one has posted anything new - the current status is that Playhouse Square Foundation has land to develop a second project on, but nothing new has been decided publicly. Out of necessity, the leasing at the Lumen will serve as a barometer for an additional project to be justified.
  11. To put things into perspective, if this development weighs in at over $200 million and Sherwin-Williams is publicly stating a commitment of at least $600 million, Richmond Heights should certainly be thankful such a holistic redevelopment plan is in place. Between underground parking, public green space, lighting, and other plan aspects, it doesn't quite feel like the city has much leverage when pushed.
  12. I have to imagine that the hotel component of Valor Acres just got a huge boost. Here's to hoping that Breen is cleaned up in exchange for expanding Canal Basin park, remediating the land and adding access to the riverfront at the same time. Not sure that a transfer that would bolster City Block's adjacent footprint without a lot of money involved.
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