South Euclid Gladly Trading Golf Course For Retail


When news surfaced that the venerable, dead Oakwood Country Club would be repurposed for retail space, critics were quick to lather on the outrage.

One particularly vocal group pushed for the old golf course to be turned into 154 acres of parkland, which is an eco-friendly way of saying a golf course that pays no taxes. The only problem? The Cleveland Metroparks tends not to snap up genetically engineered pesticide repositories conveniently located next to the highway.

Meanwhile, South Euclid officials are not hiding their glee at the prospect of finally taking a chunk out of their East Side neighbors’ coffers.