Bobby George, Port Authority Reach Deal on Irishtown Bend Property

It will give the coalition control over the last holdout property for the planned 23-acre park and end ongoing legal battles

By Vince Grzegorek

Bobby George and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority, along with the Irishtown Bend Park project partners, have reached a formal deal on the 0.41-acre property at the corner of West 25th and Detroit that will deliver the park group the last plot of land for the planned 23-acre greenspace and end long-standing litigation over the parcel. The signed agreement between the two sides includes a combination of a cash settlement, an arrangement to move the billboard atop the long-vacant former Royal Castle building to a new location and a deal that will have George operate a 15,000 to 18,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor restaurant and cafe on the hillside, George told Scene...

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