Wow, who took this photo? Very nice, God I hope it's not a Stock Photo!
Where is the 'Best City Living category.' It was there last year.
As an FYI, Peter B. Lewis isn't the CEO of Progressive and hasn't been for years and years and years.
Yep...Ingenuity beyond ROCKS!!!!!!!!
Such a GREAT event...
Finally...Handy little rag here...
Staff pick MGK? You are kidding right?
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
The Ray Carr Show, on Tuesday's 7-9am-Is great and should be Number 1, it gives the public great entertainment, great oldies, great interviews. WCSB aND Cleveland Should be proud!..
I come all the way from Ghana every year to shop there ,they have good stuff , fred
I love this place! It's close, convenient, classy, and comfortable! Brand new equipment, great trainers, it's got everything I need.
...On March 14 and March 29, 2003, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield, Oberlin College class of ‘73, executed two $20,000 promissory notes to Phil B. Davis, Phil the Fire’s flamboyant proprietor, at prime plus 200 basis points, collateralized by an equity stake in Phil the Fire. Mr. Davis, a former deodorant salesman, failed to make a single payment on the bargain-rate loans. On October 31, 2003, the well-heeled ice cream czar and the wannabe waffle king consummated a Halloween wing-and-a-prayer loan consolidation through a $100,000 line of credit issued by Shore Bank. Mr. Davis subsequently defaulted on every facet of the original loans.
According to Cuyahoga County Court records, Phil the Fire’s tax returns, prepared by leading public accounting firm SS & G, show a loss of nearly $50,000 in 2002. In an amended July 19, 2004, brief attached to the extensive litigation spawned by Phil the Fire’s demise, Phil B. Davis declares on line #93, "Defendant never claimed that the operations of Phil the Fire on Shaker Square had yielded a profit after its first year of operations." The Ohio Department of Taxation affixed eight liens totaling $69,555.63 to Phil the Fire’s Shaker Square carcass. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation weighed in with unpaid claims of $7,265.37.
Mr. Davis’ Shaker Square operation inherited the retail storefront formerly occupied by Hungarian strudel purveyor Lucy’s Sweet Surrender, a 49-year Buckeye neighborhood fixture employing a bevy of elderly, veteran strudel kneaders. On assuming the balance of Lucy’s ten-year lease, Mr. Davis seized $75,000 in specialized bakery equipment belonging to Lucy’s proprietor Michael Feigenbaum. Lucy’s never fully recovered and, according to Mr. Feigenbaum’s Hotel Bruce web posting, is "living on fumes."
On Sunday, March 26, 2006, the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a front-page expose detailing the implosion of both the Shaker Square and downtown Phil the Fire and Waterhouse Restaurants, established with the financial backing of fugitive Atlanta hedge fund manager Kirk Wright. I, not any member of this body [Oberlin City Council], was the original source for that story.
Wanted on state and federal mail and securities fraud warrants for allegedly absconding with $185 million in investor assets, Wright targeted novice minority investors, particularly professional athletes with significant discretionary income. Equipped, according to the New York Post, with "a materialistic streak that would make Madonna blush," Wright’s illicitly acquired auto collection included a Bentley, a Jaguar, an Aston Martin, a BMW and a Lamborghini. A March 9, 2006, Wall Street Journal article reported Mr. Wright’s financial seductions occurred in "suites he rented at Atlanta Falcon football games." Since February 2002, SCA’s financial patron, Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank, has owned the Atlanta Falcons. According to Phil B. Davis’ Cuyahoga County court filings, Davis "met twice with Wright in Plaintiff’s Atlanta office."
In a short, tumultuous five-month life-span, Phil the Fire’s illiquid downtown Cleveland gravy train racked up well in excess of a million dollars in unpaid debts and forfeitures — including over $15,000 in Ohio workers compensation liens — was on a C.O.D. basis with vendors and, according to Phil Davis’ July 28, 2004, court filings, had a chronic negative cash flow. Channel 19 reporter Scott Taylor ran an investigative piece broadcast March 14, 2004, on Phil the Fire Gateway’s imminent meltdown. On March 23, 2004, the IRS slapped a $226,259 tax lien on Phil the Fire for failure to pay federal withholding taxes. On April 15, 2004, Phil the Fire employees picketed outside the swank downtown eatery to protest their untendered paychecks. Although Phil Davis’ initial capital contribution to the Gateway Phil the Fire restaurant was a nominal $100, as set forth in the operating agreement, Mr. Davis retained a 60% ownership stake. On March 31, 2004, as the downtown Phil the Fire hemorrhaged cash and the chickens came home to roost, Mr. Davis borrowed $20,000, via a promissory note, from Phil the Fire’s talented chef, Alexander Daniels. Despite receiving $50,000 from Mr. Wright on April 26, 2004, in an impetuous, global out-of-court settlement, Mr. Davis defaulted on the bulk ($15,000) of Mr. Daniels’ unsecured loan and a contracted $11,000 culinary consultant’s fee...
@Magy - Thank you! I just moved here and all I hear about is Tandoor. I tried it and I hated it - it tasted like they're skimping on buying spices...fantastic way to run an Indian restaurant. I can't claim to be an expert but I worked at an Indian restaurant and Tondoor doesn't even come close. I tried Indian Flame and I thought it was great - but I definitely lean toward North Indian - and I'll try your recommendations, too.
My family and I had the absolute worst service ever experienced in a restaurant at Fishers Cafe & Pub this evening. As we walked in the door, someone from the kitchen was screaming and cussing, which should have been our first clue to go elsewhere. We waited almost 2 hours for our food, and then only half our party was served. What was brought out wasn't exactly what was ordered, and most of it was cold.When I asked for a manager, the bartender said he was in the kitchen cooking. Instead, she came out to our table, with our waitress who presented us with our bill and two of us hadn't even received our food yet! I refused to pay the bill and we all left with no apologies from the manager. We had eaten there before and enjoyed the food. After this evening, I will never go back.
I totally disagree with Cafe Tandoor being the best Indian Restaurant in Cleveland. I am an Indian and I know what Indian food is.... I rate it as the worst Indian food i have had in Cleveland. Try Taj India Palace opposite Richmond Mall or Saffron Patch (2 locations) or Jaipur Junction in Parma
WKSU is NOT a college station. It's affiliated with NPR. KSU just holds the license. You want REAL college radio? Tune in to WCSB 89.3 or WRUW 91.1
The Black Keys are a Cleveland band? Last I checked they lived in Nashville, recorded "Brothers" in Alabama, and are originally from Akron... Nice to see people are paying attention to local bands, instead of getting fed from LA whats what. Way to go, Clevelanders.
Superior Pho is good, but I'd recommend all Clevelanders check out Tay Do in Parma. The pho is better and the Vietnamese Crepes are the best. Superior is good if you don't have the time, want to try the sandwiches, or are in a hurry (Tay Do takes awhile), but the quality of Tay Do is worth the trip.
Hey why is it so hard to find a Scene on Wednesday when they come out? Never are they in Old Brooklyn on Wednesday...
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