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Re: “A Stencil Artist's Works are Conspicuous on the Near West Side. How Does Cleveland Feel About Them?

Neither gun used to kill Pooh is depicted as a shotgun. Both are rifles.

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Posted by skeletor on 10/02/2019 at 10:36 PM

Re: “When it Comes to 'Cursed' Addresses in Cleveland's Restaurant Scene, the Street Number is Rarely at Fault

Follow up article. What do those long-standing off the beaten path attribute there success to?

Posted by Richard S Stein on 09/27/2019 at 2:52 AM

Re: “When it Comes to 'Cursed' Addresses in Cleveland's Restaurant Scene, the Street Number is Rarely at Fault

Jonah Oryszak is for sure doing things right.

That said follow the rent money and it all makes sense. So many of these outliers you mentioned work because the rent is cheap. Solo worked because the building was cheap.

Rent is the biggest issue for long term tenants. Right across from Burger to Beer in Lakewood Campbells also just moved out because of rent. As neighborhoods become hot, the move upscale effects everything. It's why the artists get pushed out as restaurants come in, then the next wave of restaurants can't afford rent long term and neighborhoods flounder. Old Flats -> Warehouse -> Tremont -> Ohio City (and more recently Gordon Sq and Slavic Village) have all had this same steps of turn over going back 30 years.

The INA building in Lakewood can take a loss on rent as a tax write off and not care about the community. Similar things happen in NYC until they started enforcing penalties for vacant spots.

It doesn't matter how much restaurateur or shop owner want to study the fabric of a community and be part of it. You need participation from the owners. Building owners need to be part of the community too.

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Posted by kenclunk on 09/25/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “A Stencil Artist's Works are Conspicuous on the Near West Side. How Does Cleveland Feel About Them?

How do we know that this artist is a "he"?

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Posted by they/them on 09/19/2019 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Lit Cleveland Celebrates New Leadership With Expansion, Membership Engagement

It would be great if they had classes and workshops scheduled during the evenings and weekends as opposed to all during working hours. Some writers have to go to a job daily until they can sustain a life with writing.

Posted by Veronica Thornton on 09/19/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “A Stencil Artist's Works are Conspicuous on the Near West Side. How Does Cleveland Feel About Them?

I love seeing his work. I wish we had more street artist in Cleveland.

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Posted by Brad Simon on 09/18/2019 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Lit Cleveland Celebrates New Leadership With Expansion, Membership Engagement

lol Mark Schumman on the board? hell really does have no bottom

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Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Yvonka Hall

The amazing work Ms. Hall does with Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition should have been mentioned in this article.

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Posted by MJ Worthen on 09/15/2019 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Yvonka Hall

Yvonka Hall is a Cleveland hero. We need more like her.

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Posted by Maura Garin on 09/13/2019 at 1:52 PM

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