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DekHockey will be coming in May  :wtf:--

 

http://www.painesvilledekhockey.com/

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Dek Hockey premiers!

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and little did I realize up until a few weeks ago that just steps from me on Sunday afternoons a form of this game (sans official rink) is played in Tompkins Square Park (but due to ongoing arthritic considerations it's unlikely I'll become a participant :laugh:)--

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Did the construction project Lake Erie College planned for the old Harvey high school lot ever start? I am not able to swing that way often, but I haven't heard anything for quite a long time.

 

Anyone know where some renders of it could be found?

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Did the construction project Lake Erie College planned for the old Harvey high school lot ever start? I am not able to swing that way often, but I haven't heard anything for quite a long time.

 

Anyone know where some renders of it could be found?

no, and I'm not even sure Lake Erie has even acquired that property yet. I think they are planning more dorms for that site, no? I don't think the immediate neighbors are too happy about that, but the high school was there for almost ninety years (although those kids went home for the day--lol). Maybe you know more about this than I do. Also, I think there was once a cemetery on that site before the school was built.

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Close enough....

 

Unionville Tavern -- Ohio's oldest -- on path to restoration (photos and video)

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/08/unionville_tavern_ohios_oldest.html

 

Just an FYI, Newcom's Tavern in Dayton was built in 1796, two years prior to Unionville Tavern.  Unless they mean "(formerly) still in use?"


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this is good to see, though the Railfest to which its referring will be at Lakeland Community College, not the museum--

 

A brighter Painesville Railroad Museum will host 2017 Railfest feast (photos, video)

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/03/a_brighter_painesville_railroad_museum_will_host_2017_railfest_feast_photos_video.html

 

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—"Brighter light will shine Saturday on the yearly Railfest banquet at the Painesville Railroad Museum.

Instead of temporary lights, new Victorian-style chandeliers will light up original hardwood beams at this 1893 station. Instead of boards and stained plexiglass, new acrylic will reveal the evening light through a massive bay window."

 

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 


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

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Damaged by fire, per the article. Either the owner didn't want to rebuild, didn't have fire insurance or the county gave him an he couldn't refuse.


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

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this is disgusting. In recent years this was regarded as a historic building worth preserving. It became the location of a popular casual restaurant and a place where various community organizations met, mainly a senior citizens center, but suffered a severe fire a few years ago from which it was never completely restored. The county purchased it for practically nothing, and wanted it to expand and consolidate government services, which are located in a former Cleveland Trust Bank building nearby. In the 60's the structure was a Sears store (back when is was still Sears, Roebuck & Co.!), the interior of which looked like something from the Depression well into the 60's when it closed and downtown was being drained of retail as a result of changing demographics in Mentor. We shopped a lot there because we couldn't afford fancy Carlisle's (aka Carlisle-Allen Co) across the park--lol. I found this video of a Memorial Day Parade in 1929 (I posted this ages ago) in which you can see a brief one second glimpse of the building at 2:01--when it was practically new! (and when downtown was a lively place!--well before even my time :-()

 

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just a few pictures of recent progress of the Painesville Railroad Museum (formerly the old train depot--1893). They don't have much of a budget and don't know when it officially opens, but it looks good--

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Painesville Railroad Museum officially opens. Still very much a work in progress. I didn't think they would get this far!

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/05/painesville_railroad_museum_ce.html

 

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 

I just read that the process of demolition for this building has begun; but it was good to see that another one (one of the few remaining 19th Century properties downtown that miraculously was not torn down) is in the midst of renovation. I remember a drug store with a tin ceiling here back in old days. Looks good though--

 

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 

 

I hate these people :x

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Ugh....


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

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I'm desperately trying to find a drawing of the proposed new building and can't. Hopefully it won't be too awful. For comic relief, here are some articles from over fifty years ago (I was in elementary school, okay?) about the grand (grandiose) plan to re-do downtown. It was a last ditch attempt to reverse its inevitable decline. The worst part of it of course was the demolition of so many historic buildings that erased much of its character, which is why this most recent example is so sad--

 

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my favorite quote: "Eventually a ghost town atmosphere can develop." ha ha...no kidding :laugh:

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I'm not sure what Robert Jenks did, but he lived in a big house behind a brick-walled compound (containing a couple of other homes), back when there were still a few wealthy people still left in Painesville

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Dale Helsel, the city manager at the time (I don't know why he's identified as Pres. of city council here. I always loved to blame him for this fiasco, but I didn't understand until much later he really only acts at the behest of the city council. I think), had a Yale and Berkeley education. This is proof that even the most elite credentials are no guarantee of competence--lol (his son was in my class in school) By high school, they had moved on to another town--I think Hamilton, OH, as asst city mgr--so he didn't have to face the consequences of an embittered public when it was obvious this scheme had failed badly

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here's a good idea: let's turn those abandoned mall department stores into "entertainment venues," which, based on the Round1 Entertainment website (Bowling & Amusement :|), will probably not be featuring chamber music or cutting-edge theater--

 

Entertainment venue coming to Great Lakes Mall in Mentor

 

http://www.news-herald.com/business/20170710/entertainment-venue-coming-to-great-lakes-mall-in-mentor?source=topstoriesrot

 

Round 1, a fast-growing family entertainment concept, is coming to Mentor’s Great Lakes Mall, according to a news release from Washington Prime Group Inc., a real estate trust investment group.

 

It’s part of an approximately $15 million project , according to the release.

 

In addition to Round 1, WPG is in discussions with new tenants for a restaurant space that will be created adjacent to Round 1. The high-visibility anchor space was previously occupied by a Dillard’s Men’s Store. Dillard’s made the decision earlier this year to consolidate its department stores at Great Lakes Mall into a single renovated anchor space. In addition, a redeveloped outparcel will provide an opportunity to add a second new restaurant to this project.

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 

 

I hate these people :x

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I guess the nicest thing I can say about this is that the new building doesn't look as bad as I had expected. Still it probably could have been located somewhere else nearby and prevented the demolition of a beautiful old structure with an intimate scale more appropriate to this spot, right next to a historic church (1878) that's on the National Register--

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170731/new-lake-county-administration-building-to-be-completed-by-march-2018

 

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it's good to know that there are ongoing efforts to take care of this local landmark--

 

Volunteers work to raise awareness, funds to maintain Fairport Harbor’s Historic Lighthouse

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170806/volunteers-work-to-raise-awareness-funds-to-maintain-fairport-harbors-historic-lighthouse

 

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In an ongoing effort, the all-volunteer Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which maintains the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse at 129 Second St., is working to support a restoration project on the tower and keeper’s house, according to museum trustee and Fairport Harbor Village Councilman Tony Bertone, who oversees the buildings and grounds operation at the museum.

 

“It’s masonry and it’s about 150 years old,” Bertone said in an Aug. 4 phone interview. “So the masonry needs attention from time to time."

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Taste of Painesville will take place tomorrow from 5-10pm, although not in the park (as in the last couple of years), but on Main St. between St. Clair and State St. It's really not as lame as this video suggests. Okay, maybe it is, but it's a way to kill some time :| Is it supposed to rain?

 

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I can't watch the video right now.  The important question:  will there be authentic tacos?

 

you know, I really don't know. They used to post a detailed list of all the food vendors--only about 15 of them--but I haven't seen it this yet year. I'm sure they must occasionally have one of the local taquerias on the roster (since that's one thing Painesville is known for, one would think they would!). Maybe later they'll provide more information.

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I should just make the trip out there to get some tacos at La Mexicana.  My Lake Co. friends have been raving about them.  Maybe I can take a day long excursion with the misses and visit some wineries while we are at it.

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I should just make the trip out there to get some tacos at La Mexicana.  My Lake Co. friends have been raving about them.  Maybe I can take a day long excursion with the misses and visit some wineries while we are at it.

 

I checked and I don't think there will be tacos at Taste of P'ville. I don't know how they came up with this batch of places -- http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170902/taste-of-painesville-slated-for-sept-7

 

La Mexicana is good and you also might want to try La Casita, which gets rave reviews. It's outdoors and I think just through the warm weather though. Don't know if your friends are familiar with it -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Casita/136480659819100?nr

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Ok, I get that these things have to draw from around the area (not just Painesville), but how do you not have a taco place there? Also, no Brennan's Fish House representation? That's just criminal.

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It's next to Pickle Bills on the Grand River. As the name implies, heavy focus on fish, crab, etc. I go there on occasion for lunch meetings when I'm in Lake County. The preferred fish spot for the Lake county old guard. Great fried perch. Not much in the way of ambiance. It's like Pickle Bills without all of the TGIFriday's nautical nonsense....and the food is good.

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I thought this pier was going to be a lot bigger. I guess $2 million doesn't buy you that much nowdays :|  Still, looks good (great view of the Perry nuclear power plant :laugh:)--

 

Lake Metroparks' new pier won't have to fish for fans (photos)

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/09/lake_metroparks_wont_have_to_f.html

 

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^this pier looks great

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and Amazon Schmamzon, the Great Lakes Mall will not be deterred--

Great Lakes Mall in Mentor poised to compete in the age of Amazon

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171109/great-lakes-mall-in-mentor-poised-to-compete-in-the-age-of-amazon

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yes, a brewpub! Why not? Hopefully a more upscale place to get drunk. I see a downtown revival on the horizon :(.

 

New brewery may occupy former Citizens Bank in Painesville

By Tawana Roberts, The News-Herald

POSTED: 12/01/17, 3:26 PM EST

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171201/new-brewery-may-occupy-former-citizens-bank-in-painesville

 

this is my favorite part (environmental hazards?? It was a bank!):

 

"As a part of a United States Environmental Protection Agency grant that Painesville received, the city was able to conduct environmental and hazardous substance assessments.

 

Bieterman said this grant was instrumental in redevelopment.

 

“It gave them (113 Main LLC) comfort that there were no major environmental hazards,” she said.“We’re really excited about this opportunity.”

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what the hell is this all about? As far as I know Steve LaTourette had his office in the same spot for his entire time in Congress and I think (I'm probably wrong) that what's-his-name, J. William Stanton, in the 60's, was based in Painesville. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the numerous immigrant rights and DACA demonstrations that have taken place outside his office in recent months ::) The new Mentor address sounds like it's hidden away somewhere in a corporate office park far removed from easy public access. Good riddance--lol

Rep. Joyce moving district office from Painesville to Mentor

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171211/rep-joyce-moving-district-office-from-painesville-to-mentor

 

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February 10, 2018 4:00 am     

Lakeland's new building is abuzz with anticipation (with photo gallery)

Lakeland Community College's $45 million expansion features a Hive that isn't your typical learning space

 

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180210/news/151491/lakelands-new-building-abuzz-anticipation-photo-gallery

 

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here's a good idea: let's turn those abandoned mall department stores into "entertainment venues," which, based on the Round1 Entertainment website (Bowling & Amusement :|), will probably not be featuring chamber music or cutting-edge theater--

 

Entertainment venue coming to Great Lakes Mall in Mentor

 

http://www.news-herald.com/business/20170710/entertainment-venue-coming-to-great-lakes-mall-in-mentor?source=topstoriesrot

 

Round 1, a fast-growing family entertainment concept, is coming to Mentor’s Great Lakes Mall, according to a news release from Washington Prime Group Inc., a real estate trust investment group.

 

It’s part of an approximately $15 million project , according to the release.

 

In addition to Round 1, WPG is in discussions with new tenants for a restaurant space that will be created adjacent to Round 1. The high-visibility anchor space was previously occupied by a Dillard’s Men’s Store. Dillard’s made the decision earlier this year to consolidate its department stores at Great Lakes Mall into a single renovated anchor space. In addition, a redeveloped outparcel will provide an opportunity to add a second new restaurant to this project.

 

Ohio's very first Round 1 Entertainment opening soon! This looks like a pinball arcade on steroids, keeping the masses distracted.

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20180322/round1-announces-opening-date-free-video-game-event-at-great-lakes-mall

 

http://www.round1usa.com/round1-great-lakes-mall-coming-soon/

 

 

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