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On 5/2/2019 at 3:16 PM, KJP said:

Which home?

Wow. I must have been really tired when I posted that. By home I meant the old hospital building substructure. 

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On 4/29/2019 at 5:12 PM, marty15 said:

Demolition of the old Bob Evans has begun. Making way for a Raising Canes Chicken Finger joint. 

 

Is this the one by the Get Go on Detroit? Didn't that just open like a year ago? Why did it close so fast and wasn't it new construction?

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6 minutes ago, Pugu said:

 

Is this the one by the Get Go on Detroit? Didn't that just open like a year ago? Why did it close so fast and wasn't it new construction?

It was about 5 years old new construction.  I think it just never really took off. There's just too much competition in Lakewood, I think.

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i went there 2x and both times there was a wait for tables. this was on weekends. maybe it was slow during the week, but breakfast on weekends it was packed.

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I go out to eat in Lakewood and the West Side a lot. Like, 5-6 nights a week. And I went to that Bob Evans just once (for carry out).


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^ It's the color palette, I think. The art on the walls is pretty bleak. Or maybe that wrinkly dorm couch was a bad choice. 

 

Oh well I think it looks fine on the outside. 

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Oh c'mon, it's OK. There isn't even a hint of avocado! 🙂  I do condo flips and apparently you've not been in an original, non-updated Gold Coast condo. Here's one I'm finishing now that had 1965-vintage kitchen appliances and 1970s everything else...

 

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AFTER

 

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2 hours ago, tj111 said:

It also looks like a before and after shot of the kid haha.

 

Hey, a little "flipping" exercise goes a long way in a short time! 🙂

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So what good is it to develop new housing in Lakewood if it's going to fall apart so quickly? These are the Rockport Square townhouses built in the mid- to late-2000s. Also notice the decaying facade at the base of the second floor at 12111 Detroit...

 

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43 minutes ago, X said:

Cheap brick facing does that.

 

Did you also notice the facade in the upper-left of the first photo?


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1 hour ago, KJP said:

 

Did you also notice the facade in the upper-left of the first photo?

Good lord. And people wonder why construction results in so many lawsuits. 

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2 hours ago, surfohio said:

Good lord. And people wonder why construction results in so many lawsuits. 

 

I've never done the new-construction route, but every one of my friends that have end up in long-term fights with the builder over fit and finish.   Craftsmanship is dead here.   We definitely need immigrants.  

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Buyers assume there will be no maintenance on a new house, townhome or condo. Even to the extent that when gutters or downspouts become clogged from not being cleaned out for 5 years they think it's a builder/design issue. While this example seems to be partially crappy craftsmanship, these are also 15 years old in many cases, exposed to constant salting during the winter along Detroit Avenue. As a whole this is a recipe for what you're seeing.

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