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Re: “Who Shot Chris Heben? The Strange Tale of a Former Navy SEAL and the Suburban Shopping Plaza Shooting that Never Happened

This isn't indeed a strange case. This is a quartermaster seal. He has had his medical license taken away from him. Recently he was arrested in Haiti with a bunch of other seals former seals carrying multiple rifles in a car with no license plate. There's something wrong with this man or maybe seals because of all the seals arrested for drug abuse pedophilia and theft of government property.

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Posted by TeX 1 on 02/21/2019 at 7:26 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Your all a bunch of fucking brain washed assholes. ANTIFA are terrorists and need to be exterminated like most of you pieces of left wing shit. FUCK ALL OF YOU SCUMBAGS

Posted by john smith1966 on 02/01/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Keep tooting that horn of yours, bro...nobody's listening to it...

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Posted by ABC...XYZ...MEH... on 01/21/2019 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Here's the good news-----ABC The Tavern is doing really well, and it was a challenging journey, but evolution is doing its job. There is much true urban real estate nearby, and sooner or later, the limits will be stretched to incoprorate then, particularly toward the east, and yes, in to East Cleveland. I'm optimisitic.

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Posted by aglazen on 01/20/2019 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Placing moca at the corner instead of in the midst of businesses was a huge mistake. By setting it off from the overall development, and then adding even more non tax paying land use between it and the businesses, there is little economic synergy

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Posted by Sheldon L. Green on 01/19/2019 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

A few more fotos would be helpful. The few times I have visited (MOCA) I scoped out parking ahead of time, as parking anywhere in UC area always an issue.

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Posted by Ward on 01/19/2019 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

I don't care whether you work for Google or Gionino's Pizza. Doesn't matter to me what you earn and who signs your paycheck doesn't impress me in the least.. Urban campuses lack the rah-rah and the boola-boola that large state institutions have, and to miss out on all that is to miss out on a huge part of the college experience.

I spent time in four college towns in four populous states, all with large state schools. Midwest, Case is a good school and my wife got her MA there, but it lacks the atmosphere of a Florida or a Colorado.. It's set in an urban environment in the middle of a gray and gritty city. This is immediately obvious when a visitor encounters Uptown and says "This is IT? Is that all there is?" Sadly, the answer is yes.

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Posted by Tailgater Tommy on 01/19/2019 at 2:47 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Case isn't a "real" college? I guess my paychecks from google aren't real either. All that computer architecture and compilers homework I did must have been a massive conspiratorial fraud.

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Posted by CWRU Alum on 01/18/2019 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Too bad you didn't have the opportunity to attend a REAL college in a REAL college town. My sympathies.

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Posted by Hungry for the college experience? Try a big MAC school on 01/17/2019 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Any restaurant other than fast casual is doomed to fail in Uptown. The residents are literally all broke college students with a little bit of section 8 spillover from the Commodore Apartments. Little Italy and Albatros already serve the market of people willing to spend decent money, and there was zero parking available around Accent during the few months it was open. Even Dynomite was overpriced for the student market and there was far better sushi available in Coventry. I dont quite get why its a problem that fast causal food is the main focus of the area, Im sure the restaurants there are doing pretty well with that business model. Even Indian Flame is packed every day at lunch and its at least a 25 minute walk from the quad and the hospital.

As for the bowling alley, it was a clever idea but it was WAY too expensive for student customers. Most people I know in the area went there once when it opened, then never again.

The biggest problem in uptown is the Commodore, the place is a sketchy dump that hasnt been properly maintained over the years. Also I would like to add that Rascal House has terrible pizza and its really hard to figure out how they are still in business.

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Posted by CWRU Alum on 01/17/2019 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Just to chime in one last time-----I don't think anyone "planned" the present tenant mix.....it just was what was available.

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Posted by aglazen on 01/17/2019 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Uptown, Crocker, legacy, pinecrest. All the same. All taxpayer funded lowest common denominator mass junk. Not a unique place among them and surely forgettable for any student passing through.

The worst part is that nobody asked for these suburban nightmares, they were developed with tax money, in the back room with developers and politicians. Nothing organic. Nothing authentic. Maybe ABC... but its the only cheap drink bar around.

Boardwalk? Isabellas? Euclid tavern? These memorable places are gone, and cant be replaced.

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Posted by More unneded development please on 01/17/2019 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

It starts with the name, what kind of ridiculous name is UPTOWN, with the exception of Moca the architecture is boring and plain, it reminds me to the new east flats, looks like cardboard boxes stacked.

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Posted by David Enrique Fernandez on 01/16/2019 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

From the very beginning of the redevelopment, Uptown has always felt like another Crocker Park or Legacy Village...I have always. since Day One, called it "Yuptown"...this is a "student neighborhood?" In whose bad dreams? If Euclid Avenue is the future of the "urban experience" and what Case Western graduates are going to remember about their college days in the years to come...it is enough to move an observing geezer to tears.

I have never understood the profusion of Asian fusion places...is that what Millennials and college students prefer these days? Or did entrepreneurial developers foolishly believe that they were catering to the masses of students from other countries who supposedly prefer such fare? Hence the overwhelming propensity toward "rice bowl" outlets. That is not meant to be a racist snark, and if it comes across as such, I sincerely apologize. But the demographics and the number of such places on Euclid can hardly be a coincidence.

The old Euclid Tavern felt like a student bar...and so did the Happy Dog. What will replace it? Probably nothing. "Jimmy Johns" is not a college hangout. "Barnes and Noble" cannot be considered to be a "college-town bookstore." And "Uptown" will never be anything like a downtown Ann Arbor or a High Street in Columbus. Hell, it'll never even be another downtown Kent..."Uptown" is not a "Downtown' anything...and it's nothing more than a "suburb in the city" for over-privileged college kids and wealthy foreign students...and something of a sick joke.

I would gladly forego all their fusion joints for one good deli serving comfort food. But those on the academic and medical campuses don't want one...or a home-style place like a Sokolowski's. That's too Old Cleveland. Uptown is the New Cleveland they want. And they can have it. I go to Severance and the CMA and CIM fairly regularly. But not Yuptown. No reason to bother doing so.

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Posted by No fan of the new and the shiny on 01/16/2019 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

In 1990 I worked for a company that helped build Triangle properties. I t was meant to be a mixed retail development and was funde by a low interest government loan. 30 years later they tore it down for my retail

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Posted by Martin F Lance on 01/16/2019 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

To be clear, ABC Uptown is more popular than ever! As arts and culture become more and more exciting to the masses, we all prosper. It's been a rough go but we believe in all the urban neighborhoods in cleveland. We wish there were more places like us, but that will come. PS I think it's great that we have many Asian options. It's just that none feel home grown, all too fast casual, none where you want to pass some time. Wish we had that!

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Posted by aglazen on 01/16/2019 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

I think you have to go back a few years to find Uptown's problem. It's the 60s when the area could have grown naturally but for the corporate interests that didn't allow the area to be what it was - space for not wealthy occupants or visitors but a place for ordinary people. d. a. levy must be smiling at the latest dilemma caused by those who put profit over people. It should remain bland and unsuccessful.
Roldo Bartimole

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Posted by Roldo Bartimole on 01/16/2019 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Two things:

1) The Leases at University Circle are too high. Businesses wont survive with that much overhead with a already decreasing population.

2) Nobody wanted Happy Dog, Zack Bruell, Corner Alley, or any other West Side Gentrified concept. This is the East Side. Cleveland always thinks catering to yuppie white millennials is the answer. Then people laugh when one of your Burger/Taco restaurants fail. Put some cool shit in University Circle. As of right now outside of a couple museums the place is lame as fuck. I don't go over there at all anymore. Catch me Downtown.

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Posted by Downtown Cleveland Guy on 01/16/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Imagine being a hard working Asian or Indian restaurant operator, catering to international clientele in the most diverse neighborhood of Cleveland, and Scene magazine says you're nothing better than a food court because you don't sell hipster hot dogs or a gourmet burger.

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Posted by CLE resident on 01/16/2019 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Uptown Was Supposed to be a Unique Destination, But Critics Say It’s Become a Bland Fast-Casual Food Court

Cleveland urbanites (and suburbanites) find a neighborhood that doesn't cater to them and they are up in arms about it. Why do the locally owned Asian and Indian restaurants (Indians Flame, Otani, Nu Joy, Chopsticks, Kenko, Phusion etc etc) not count as local independents? Seems like the market isn't there to support these other "locals" - what's wrong with that?

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Posted by Anon on 01/16/2019 at 11:24 AM

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