Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Online Petition Asks Cleveland to Forgive Beachland Tax Debt

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM


The recent news that the city of Cleveland is smacking the Beachland Ballroom with $400,000 in uncollected admissions taxes and penalties has led to an outpouring of support for the club, which has been a catalyst for revitalization in its North Collinwood neighborhood.

Erin Bell, a staffer at Cleveland State’s Center for Public History & Digital Humanities, read Scene’s August 17 story on the Beachland’s plight. “I felt like I had to do something,” he says.

And so he did. Last Friday, Bell launched an online petition titled “Cleveland City Council: Forgive all back taxes owed by the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern.” Hosted by change.org, a site dedicated to promoting social causes, Bell’s call netted more than 1,000 signatures in its first weekend alone.

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may be ‘The House That Rock Built,’” goes one refrain, “but the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern is the house that continues to build rock.”

No word yet on whether Cleveland accepts signatures as payment for tax debt. — Anastasia Pantsios

Tags: , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Facebook Activity

© 2015 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation