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  1. Was happy to read this in Crain's today. Hopefully the project finally announces a breaking ground date soon.
  2. I like it. I think it's a nice contrast to the other buildings on the mall that are more classical. Final designs should be interesting to see.
  3. About my impression - Been to DS / Gordon Square during the day and night, and it's still pretty quiet during the day but with plenty of people eating and drinking in the evening. As the surrounding nabe fillis in I suspect this may change - retail follows the market, and the market needs disposable income to support retail. That being said, the city proper is still I think (and studies have shown) under-served by basic retail (clothing a prime example). Ohio City seems to follow the West Side Market's hours - bustling and traffic-heavy while the market is open, much less so on off days like Sunday.
  4. Ah I did not. I haven't been on the site in a while and missed the new thread. I'll be happy to take this discussion over there.
  5. Thanks. Not trying to take this off topic but was interested in when they'll be ready for residents. Anyway, back to Uptown... Panera is ok. It's a chain but I agree college kids will like it. ALthough I think lately I've prefered Suzy's Soup in Tower City for a local alternative to Panera. I hope they do a mix of local and chain - I believe MRN "gets" urban development and will.
  6. Interesting article (I just read it) - they even tease (again) Scranton Road Peninsula and Forest City wanting to connect it to the casino. Other then that it discusses the towpath, some businesses moving in, and a short mention of the East Banks project, which it says is still stalled. The most interesting quote is "Forest City didn't pay $2 million for this property in the 1980s to use it as a parking lot". Cmoooon mixed use riverfront development :-D
  7. ah boo. I'm not looking to rent again. Have to look at other stuff I guess.
  8. For those with Crain's subscriptions, there is an article this week on the Flats and some momentum going in there: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20101011/SUB1/310119992/1071/TOC&Profile=1071 and a free podcast with some dicussion for those who don't have a sub: http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBMs2UGAJFIzoAJaUOuAYYiDvxX/ccl94-1
  9. The Uptown website at http://www.uptowncleveland.com/ hasn't been updated in months. I wonder if MRN is going to unveil it soon. It says "new website coming soon" but I've been watching it since early summer and no change. Anyone know what the condos in this development are going to be in the range of? I'll be looking to buy in the timeframe they are coming on the market I think.
  10. Thanks. Now to go through the years of posts since I was last on here :)
  11. Thanks MurrayHill, that was my letter. I live at Reserve Square and work in Landmark at Sherwin WIlliams. I was active on the forum here a few years back but took some time off to move back from Columbus, change jobs and do some other things in life. I plan to be back on here now, good to be here (again). The inspiration for writing that letter was a friend of mine who plans to move to San Francisco as soon as she can. I asked her why, and she said that the urban-ness is attractive, as well as the lack of need for a car. I agreed with her that it's tough to be in Cleveland without a car and that we need to work on that, but that I'll be interested in seeing where we are in a decade or two if the health care economy starts to take root along Euclid. It really could be the pathway to success - startups in UC, mid-size companies in Midtown, and larger established companies headquarterd downtown. You could even brand it, maybe the "innovation artery" to play on the heart theme.
  12. http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1129887726256960.xml&coll=2 NASA's Glenn Research Center is up in the air as to what role it will play in the future of NASA. Prospects range from them being an integral part of the new vehicle's propulsion system to having the center close in 5 years or so. Quite a bit of leeway there, eh? This is certainly not good news, but I hope it serves to get our political leaders working on shoring up support for the center's future and the need for it as a catalyst to breeding a economy with highly educated researchers creating technology spinoffs.
  13. http://www.cleveland.com/autonews/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/1129895727182560.xml&coll=2 Well this is certainly never good for one's economic psyche. Seems Ford is planning to close some American plants as part of restructuring. The company employs 7,000 in NEO. Avon Lake's plant is secure, as they just moved some vehicles there, but the Lima plant and Brook Park operations are up in the air. Overall, this is more evidence that manufacturing in the US is dead and isn't coming back. For a region like Cleveland, it should be further proof that we MUST retrain our population for high-tech jobs and service positions....
  14. The B&N in gateway is similar to the B&N you can find in a shopping center, like the one just off campus at Lennox, which 1) was to be expected and 2) makes it lose some its "collegetown" charm, IMO. It's more of a standard B&N and less of a campus bookstore.
  15. If I have my facts straight, the Sun weeklys are owned by Advance Publications, as is The Plain Dealer. At the corporate level that is, they have seperate subsidiary companies (Plain Dealer Publishing Co. etc)
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