Hey, angry Clevelanders! We know you're out there, still stewing that your commute was effed up for a couple of days while some movies stars frolicked on the Shoreway.
Here's something you'll probably love to hear: It only cost the production company $20 — the cost of a simple permit — to get the city to agree to the closure. $20!
NewsNet5 reports that paperwork handed over by the city details how Cleveland was sold for an Andrew Jackson, which is slightly more than the city was originally sold for back in the 1800s.
The grand total was more, but not much more.
“We wouldn’t be supporting this if it didn’t bring jobs and economic development to the city of Cleveland,” said Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman who added that much of the movie revenue will come in the form of booked hotels, packed restaurants and busy taxi drivers.
The movie also paid $20 per permit to shut down other major thoroughfares like East 9th Street between Euclid Avenue and Erie Court for one day, and Huron Road between Ontario Street and Prospect Avenue for two days in May.
The four-page spreadsheet showed the movie paid a total of $38,240 to the city for permits from the end of April, when it first applied for permits, to May 31, 2013.
We'll be filing paperwork to shut down the Shoreway for a hackysack tournament this afternoon. Wish us luck. We'll bring our $20 bill.