Speaking as an alum and former CWRU employee, I'd love to have seen more done to the dean (and sooner) than him merely stepping down and leaving Cleveland. He soiled the reputation of a perfectly good law school.
I looked up Henry Senyak's Facebook page (it seems to be set to "public," so have a look for yourselves) and if I'm understanding his posts correctly, he sees calling the cops on this gallery to be some sort of civic duty like bugging someone to fill in the potholes. Here's a bit of today's post:
"BTW, all the pothole are fixed in this part of Tremont, do you want to see who sent the emails leading that charge? Note to Artists, I have been speaking with people prior to this whole ordeal that we need a new class liquor permit. "Gallery Permit", I sat with a gallery owner a month ago in Tremont discussing this. It would exempt wine and cheese events, and allow a small proportion of beer products based on how big the gallery is. This would be a yearly permit, and allow everyday usage by the Gallery. What Naji had has stock was more than the stock of 50% of the corner bars in Cleveland had. He is not a typical gallery. The closest thing in the zoning code is a Party Center. To quote Bob Peck 'It's like a party with some sweet ass art on the walls.'"
First of all, not sure why he sees a gallery opening with booze in it some sort of public problem the way potholes are. Second, how would he know how much booze was at this party? I've a funny feeling he wasn't invited. Third, even if this event had more alcohol at it than local bars do (sad commentary on the local bars' stock), unless the people in that gallery have a habit of getting shitfaced and disturbing the peace, I have *NO* idea why he thinks their drinking practices are his or the cops' business, much less need some sort of "Gallery Permit." He must be on some sort of power trip - he CAN disrupt someone else's event so he WILL.
I am NO fan of Rover, but this cop and that incompetent Sheila Duffy (REALLY? NEVER read the reports or interviews before making a recommendation? Discount a woman's story because her LAWYER is nuts?) need to be fired.
I remember back when Joan Rivers was funny...
It'll work from April to October. I'd still rather see a car share company return to University Circle because parking is getting worse!
This makes me SO happy as I live two blocks away! I'm glad the space is being put to good use again and I hope "Happy Dog East" will also feature the Supershow variety show and other events like Happy Dog West does! The CWRU students need someplace close/cheap to go for entertainment. And yummy hot dogs.
So how about a link to a site where we can add our signatures?
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