Tremendous missed public relations opportunity... How great would it have been if the Browns organization had decided to showcase dogs from the real Cleveland Dawg Pound and/or different dogs from rescues every week? Instead, they've gotten a dog they think looks big and tough and that probably will be a nightmare for his handler. Not only that, a year from now, there will be an influx of young bullmastiffs into local shelters because people will get them and then realize they're HUGE and difficult to train and they can't be bothered with the dogs anymore. He'd better not have swinging balls. If he does, every rescue organization across this country - where millions of adoptable animals die in shelters every year because people don't spay/neuter their pets - will have something to say about it.
I actually think this idea has potential, because part of keeping neighborhoods strong is protecting the borders and East Cleveland is like a big hole of need. Not that Cleveland has much, but shoring up East Cleveland a little bit would help the city of Cleveland in the long run. However, there won't be any additional "housing stability" for East Cleveland. Frank Jackson thinks that housing codes unfair target "poor folks" so there's VERY little code enforcement in Cleveland and B&H is actively DISCOURAGED from issuing citations. Frank would rather wait until the houses are falling down and then demolish them so there are lots of vacant lots all over the city and no one to build on them.
Someone mentioned the dearth of water stops, etc., as contributing to the desolate feel of sections of the race course on the east side of the city. That's a failure of the east side council members and community organizations, not a failure of race organizers. There are several water stops in Tremont where I live, and they are "staffed" by local residents and organized by Tremont West Development Corporation and local businesses. A couple of them are in front of restaurants and bars, which hire bands, offer free coffee and food to spectators to encourage crowds, etc. Hundreds of people come out to cheer the runners.
Bike lanes will be great, as long as motorists recognize them and respect the bicyclists' right to be on the street and bicyclists obey laws, like stopping at stop signs and stop lights. I'd love to see the city issue more tickets to both - motorists who crowd bike lanes and bicyclists and bicyclists who disobey traffic laws.
What Andrew said!! How about you leave out the neighborhood that's NOT in Cleveland and add Collinwood, which IS in Cleveland?
Thanks for the honest review. I agree on just about every point. Went there with friends and most of our meals were "meh" and the service left a lot to be desired. I think the restaurant has great potential, and I would suggest the family members who are "sadly disappointed" in the review be "sadly disappointed" that someone had a disappointing dining experience and do something about it. I hope they listen to the constructive criticism and make some changes, otherwise they won't last long in an area with so many options. (And they won't last long if an Italian restaurant with better red sauce opens up, which is likely since they've shown there's a willing market for it.)
Great article, but one correction: ArtWalk is the SECOND Friday of the month in Tremont.
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