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MASS DELETIONS TO STAY ON TOPIC OF "DEVELOPMENT" -- NOT HOW SOME CHINESE FOODS LOOK LIKE A MASS BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT!!!

 

Really, people....


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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I couldn't quite decide where to put this, so I figured it e. 47th and Payne fit best into the Asiatown area.:

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Works On Paper

Morgan Papermaking Facility Opening Soon

By Michael Gill

Volume 15, Issue 74

Published October 10th, 2008

 

"It is exactly what academia is not these days," says printmaker Claudio Orso about the Morgan Conservatory, a studio that will teach and practice the art of handmade paper, book arts, letterpress and other fine printmaking techniques. Orso has been volunteering in the DIY tasks of converting a former machine shop into an art studio: patching concrete floors, building walls and endless cleaning. "This is grassroots," he says. "This is inspiring. They let these things die in academia, and now it lives here. It takes a madman like Tom to gamble two years of his life to make this kind of thing."

 

 

More at http://www.clevescene.com/stories/15/74/works-on-paper

 

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fantastic news. what a cool business. and they are even re-greening the city!

 

i wonder if the geo-thermal heating system will work and if it is an option for others to use? interesting idea.

 

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i wonder if the geo-thermal heating system will work and if it is an option for others to use? interesting idea.

 

You know one of the largest public geothermic heating buildings in the us is in NE Ohio.

 

Anyone want to guess where it is?

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i wonder if the geo-thermal heating system will work and if it is an option for others to use? interesting idea.

 

You know one of the largest public geothermic heating buildings in the us is in NE Ohio.

 

Anyone want to guess where it is?

 

Is it Akron Univ?  I thought I read it was at some school or university.

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^yea!!  i went to middle school there!!

 

also, i was just at the morgan conservatory this evening, great place, and a really nice turn out for their opening event

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Taiwanese immigrants opening vegetarian restaurant, temple at former Shanghai Restaurant

Posted by Trevor Hunnicutt / Plain Dealer Reporter June 03, 2009 18:06PM

 

Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer

Jennifer Liu of Taiwan arranges an altar for a ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of the Tianrin Temple on Rockwell Avenue near East 24th Street. The Happy Buddha Precious Temple Inc. is behind the creation of the temple and wants to open a vegetarian restaurant in the building as well.

 

CLEVELAND -- A group of Taiwanese immigrants hope healthful vegetarian cuisine mixed with a dose of spirituality helps revive a scruffy street on the eastern edge of downtown.

 

They are transforming the former Shanghai Restaurant on Rockwell Avenue into a vegetarian restaurant and are using a space above as a temple.

 

More at cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com

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About a dozen people are involved in the project. They hope their efforts will breathe new life into Rockwell Avenue between East 21st and East 24th streets, which was once the center of Cleveland's Chinatown. In recent years, the community's center has moved to Asia Plaza on Payne Avenue, which houses a restaurant, several food stores and a gift boutique.

 

 

The community's center is at Asia Plaza? How did this little building become the focus of a large Asian neighborhood. Sometimes I don't think reporters leave their desks and get out into the neighborhoods -- including Asiatown which is practically next door.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Well I believe the City and the community development folks have been promoting it as such for at least a decade.  The reporter is probably just regurgitating that.  Anyway, this is exciting news.  I remember how excited I was when I learned that Cleveland had a Chinatown on the edge of Downtown, and how disappointed I was when I realized it was pretty much dead.

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let's hope the involvement of On Leong doesn't re-ignite the tong wars! :shoot: 

 

okay, I kid.

 

apparently the google car didn't take any pictures there, but the address of the building is 2150 rockwell.  and here is the website for happy buddha in flushing: 

 

http://www.happybuddha.com 

 

looks like yum to me. :clap:   

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This might be the first news I have jumped and screamed about in a long time! Holy shit! A vegetarian restaurant downtown! That's a freaking first and it's perfect because I am vegetarian and I've been praying for one. Happy Buddha is an amazing place!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

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The Asiatown festival had a HUGE attendance.  I'm hoping publicity like this will help the neighborhood and spur more development!

 

Cleveland's first Asian Festival draws thousands to the city

By Mark Puente, The Plain Dealer

May 22, 2010, 3:53PM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The idea Vi Huynh hatched on a sleepless summer night last year ended up drawing more than 5,000 people Saturday to Cleveland's first Asian Festival.

 

The region's Asian-American community broke new ground when nearly a dozen independent groups worked together, often behind young leaders, to plan the event.

 

Ninety minutes after the festival opened, people were walking shoulder-to-shoulder in and around Asia Plaza at East 30th Street and Payne Avenue.

 

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/05/cleveland_first_asian_festival.html

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I'd be happy if this neighborhood got any new development! We went almost 11 months between posts (July 2, 2009 to May 22, 2010) on this thread. I realize we just came out of a bad recession, but jeez...


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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I'd be happy if this neighborhood got any new development! We went almost 11 months between posts (July 2, 2009 to May 22, 2010) on this thread. I realize we just came out of a bad recession, but jeez...

 

Came out?  Honey, we're still in a recession.

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Has anyone been into the new plaza on Superior @38th (forgot the name)? Asia Foods moved there recently from the St. Clair location. It is huge, hopefully more vendors are coming in. The Asia Food store is great, it has always been my favorite but having a nicer space makes it even better.

If anyone cooks Asian food, or likes interesting different produce, check out any of the markets . My favorite is the fresh baby bok choy, broccoli greens, ...mystery greens.Also if you like roast duck, Asia Foods has the best. It goes without saying that items like soy sauce, seasame oil, chili paste, Nori, sushi rice, and so on are at least 1/2 of the cost of the grocery store. 

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Shopped in there a few weeks ago, love it. Great piece for the neighborhood and a nice amenity for companies renting over at Tyler Village as well. The build out on the inside is fantastic.

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It looks like a new store is opening in Asiatown:

 

• Lenox Beauty Supply will have a grand-opening party at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the store, 3820 Superior Ave., Cleveland. It will include a fashion show by designer Lanne Kim, cocktails, food, music and dancing. Cost is $35 in advance and $45 at the door for general admission; VIP tickets, which include food and drink, are $100. Call 440-725-0567.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/style/index.ssf/2010/08/stylish_events_in_cleveland_ar.html

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Here are some pictures taken last month of Asian Town Center's interior.

These are a couple businesses on the 1st floor. 

Not the best pictures but you get the idea.

 

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Part of the expansive (and mostly unfinished) 2nd floor

 

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I love Asia Foods. I shopped there in the old location but the produce section was pretty weak when it was over on St. Clair. Now they have produce like baby bok choy, ginger, avocado, chilis and nappa cabbage that is really fresh and about 1/2 the price of the grocery store. Plus they make the best whole roast duck...

Now if this plaza would only open was of those Asian massage (not prostitute!) I would be set . I got the best massages of my life in NYC Chinese places and in Beijing. You know they are not messing around when they hang from a bar on the ceiling and start walking on your back.

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Thanks for the pics, Clueless! This is my fave:

 

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Great article on the neighborhood!

 

Everything you always wanted to know about Asiatown (but were afraid to ask)

 

Douglas Trattner

Thursday, December 16, 2010

 

According to the latest census figures, roughly 30,000 Asian-Americans call Cuyahoga County home, a number that continues to rise. Many of these folks live, work, shop and eat in Cleveland's AsiaTown neighborhood, which is loosely bordered by E. 30th and 40th streets and St. Clair and Payne avenues. Located in this dense district are numerous Asian-owned restaurants, markets and bakeries. Here are some of the stand-outs.

 

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/asiatownguide121610.aspx

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So Miga and Pho 99:

 

Asian Town Center Scores Two New Eateries

Posted by Douglas Trattner on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

 

 

Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood continues to attract new businesses, with the latest being two new Asian eateries slated to open in the Asian Town Center (3820 Superior Ave.). This is in addition to Saigon Grille, which is opening soon just east of Number One Pho.

 

While Crust and Crumbs fans will be sad to learn that that popular (former) restaurant will not be opening at the mall as planned, news of two replacements should ease the blow.

 

Going into the space originally set aside for Crust and Crumbs is Miga Korean BBQ. Owner Albert describes the restaurant as a "more contemporary" version of Seoul Hot Pot. Six tables will feature table-top grills for diners to prepare bulgogi and kalbi. The marinated meats are grilled and tucked into lettuce leaves for eating.

 

Pho 99 should be ready to go in two short weeks, hopes owner Vinh Nguyen. Located on the ground floor of Asian Town Center, the 40-seat Vietnamese restaurant will specialize in pho, naturally, but also rice and noodle dishes.

 

 

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2011/01/19/asian-town-center-scores-two-new-eateries

 

 

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Trattner writes for competing publications?


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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the best thing about the Asiatown market?....the live frogs available for purchase. 

 

You forgot softshell turtles and eels! It's better than the zoo. :)

 

i eat or will try anything and everything.

 

or so i thought!

 

i will have to draw the line here:

 

balut eggs

 

:-o

 

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So Miga and Pho 99:

 

Asian Town Center Scores Two New Eateries

Posted by Douglas Trattner on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

 

 

Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood continues to attract new businesses, with the latest being two new Asian eateries slated to open in the Asian Town Center (3820 Superior Ave.). This is in addition to Saigon Grille, which is opening soon just east of Number One Pho.

 

While Crust and Crumbs fans will be sad to learn that that popular (former) restaurant will not be opening at the mall as planned, news of two replacements should ease the blow.

 

Going into the space originally set aside for Crust and Crumbs is Miga Korean BBQ. Owner Albert describes the restaurant as a "more contemporary" version of Seoul Hot Pot. Six tables will feature table-top grills for diners to prepare bulgogi and kalbi. The marinated meats are grilled and tucked into lettuce leaves for eating.

 

Pho 99 should be ready to go in two short weeks, hopes owner Vinh Nguyen. Located on the ground floor of Asian Town Center, the 40-seat Vietnamese restaurant will specialize in pho, naturally, but also rice and noodle dishes.

 

 

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2011/01/19/asian-town-center-scores-two-new-eateries

 

 

 

I'm psyched about the Korean BBQ. I've only had it when I visited family out in LA, but I loved it.

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