If the city can't bulldoze 'em out.....they'll squeeze 'em out.
Mike Fiala has the quote of the article. Subsiding luxury apartment buildings and condos without any requirement for an affordability component is just disgusting. The city needs to get it together. We need to create policy that maintains social and economic diversity in our "hot" neighborhoods for the long term.
The tax abatements are ridiculous. Council is too much beholden to developers to address this though.
Will DOUGLAS please do a bit of research before pretending to know what the Filipino food situation is in Cleveland? Nipa Hut not only has a Saturday buffet, it has daily restaurant service -- a Filipino style dining room with a large selection that diners can order from a walk-up a counter. Really, this Is at least the second time that Douglas has written about Filipino food in Northeast Ohio and neglected to mention this popular restaurant component of a popular Filipino grocery store.
Though Peanuts is a walking encyclopedia on the history of the region's rock artists and concert venues, he has a great story on why the Tubes have had a special affinity for performing in northeast Ohio.
This would have been a better story if the "woman in the back" had a name. The same could be said of Ben's blog post: it lacks details and sources. The more strongly you word your criticism, the more evidence you ought to produce in support of it, if you'd like to bring about change and not just scream on the sidelines.
In discussions about how Ohio City development displaces poor residents, we tend to hear their stories and opinions filtered through advocates. But the woman in the back is making a very interesting point that partly contradicts the view of those advocates, and we can't catch her name.
Fun! Great addition to our neighborhood
Chuckles needs to stop being such a jabroni.
Hipster, Yuppie and Jamoke
The nipa hut has a great Filipino buffet.
It may have been Chuck Booms.
Pretty sure this law was created after people complained about city workers leaving trucks running all day while the tax payer was eating the bill.
I have been preaching about the need for an Indian food restaurant in Tremont! So excited!!! No more driving to Parma when I get a craving :). The neighborhood will be perfect now.
I am SUPER excited about this! I was bummed when Dervish Grill left, but amazing Indian food kind of makes up for it!
Trade him to a Texas team...maybe they're more willing to put up with this dysfunctional frat-boy bullshit from one of their own.
He can be the toast of Austin or Houston or Dallas or...gag...College Station...when he's toasted and waving bottles around like a moronic jamoke straight out of the Animal House.
Maybe Tex-ass folks will even overlook losing, as long as he gives them a few thrills and pulls off an occasional win.
But he's already had enough second and third chances in the Sadness Factory, and the bleeding hasn't just continued, it's getting worse.
Enough. Give him his release and send him packing. Maybe Johnny Fuckup will finally grow up...somewhere else. But these types hardly ever do.
Chuckles the Clown
The real Cleveland was PBRs and Rolling Rocks and bottomless cups of Regular Joe, not eight-dollar craft beers and five-dollar designer coffee...and that's not what's coming. It's already here.
Thanks, hipsters. Now go outside on the patio and choke on your Nicaraugan stogies, you silly jamokes...while I laugh my ass off. Gotta get down...to...Hingetown...I can't sing that without cracking myself up.
Chuckles the Clown
I for one love the dirty, grimey, sparse Cleveland of just a few years ago. That was the real Cleveland, all of this manufactured hipness only benefits the developers and those businesses ballsy or lucky enough to be in on the ground floor of these "movements."
When you realize that these renaissances of blighted neighborhoods are happening across the country it feels more contrived and opportunistic, definitely not as organic or inclusive as they would like you to believe.
I think I'll leave Cleveland while the picture of the real Cleveland is still fresh in my head.
I hope the hipsters have fun drowning in debt in hingetown.
I absolutely agree with the resident who said "the proportion here is 194 units compared to 30 to 40 affordable. I'd love to see more affordable units." I am so tired of seeing signs go up for 'Luxury Townhomes!' (or worse, McMansions) when people have been pleading for affordable housing for years, if not decades.
Just before this, I saw a post from the Coffee Party on Facebook saying '$ 7.85 x 40 hrs = 314 a week x 4 = $1,256 a month' (that's before taxes, mind you). That means a minimum wage employee who manages to get 40 hours a week couldn't afford even a 500-ft studio in the Snavely development, let alone a one-bedroom. That's not affordable. Show me the developer that's putting in 200 apartments that rent for $600-$750, with 25 or 30 luxury units and I'll be a lot more interested. Then put in something like the lovely little Ohio City Diner that used to be in the Streibinger Block before gentrification; the kind of place where you can get a whole breakfast for $5, not just a specialty coffee (yes, they exist). That's the kind of urban redevelopment I want to see. Not holding my breath, however.
Nipa Hut in Parma Heights is a Filipino/Asian grocery store that offers a sit-down buffet of Filipino food on Saturdays from 11am - 3pm. 6775 W 130th St. Cleveland, OH 44130
my economics professors would say this is about supply and demand. Wal-Mart would have to pay more for a supply of higher-quality workers. This is because Wal-Mart is competing with other employers. They would probably have to pay an additional premium for higher-quality workers, because those workers would have to deal with the dregs of humanity that shop or loiter at this Wal-Mart.
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