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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1770 on: June 16, 2017, 10:43:13 AM »
Eh. Looks ok to me. Just ok.
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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1771 on: June 16, 2017, 11:32:52 AM »
Hopefully some "world class" retail signage will be placed in that blank area between the first and second floors, which could improve the overall look a bit.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1772 on: June 16, 2017, 11:41:34 AM »
^^^^I'm not doing cartwheels.  It's neither great nor horrible.  I do like the density this building brings.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1773 on: July 25, 2017, 10:17:00 AM »
Was going through some photos I shot on a citywide transit tour in 2008. Part of the tour included checking on the construction of the HealthLine along Euclid Avenue. By this time, MRN's plans for Uptown were well known but still we had doubts of what, if anything would get built. But being an optimist, I took photos of the proposed Uptown site in the hopes that someday we would be doing oohs and ahhs about how much everything had changed. It certainly has! I started by looking west along Euclid toward the intersection of Mayfield/Ford and then taking pictures as I pivoted around to look east on Euclid toward where the East 120th/Euclid Red Line station was.....

IMG_1019 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1774 on: July 25, 2017, 10:28:55 AM »
^This is visual proof of the dowdy neighborhood this once was vs. the buzzing, amazing place it has become.  Uptown is the fastest and most amazing Cleveland neighborhood transformations I've ever seen.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1775 on: July 25, 2017, 10:37:49 AM »
God almighty I do not miss those cones on Euclid.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1776 on: July 25, 2017, 10:47:07 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

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« Reply #1777 on: July 25, 2017, 11:15:29 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1778 on: July 25, 2017, 08:43:44 PM »
IMG_1015 by Ken Prendergast, on Flickr

Google Maps Street View has a shot taken from a similar angle...
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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1779 on: July 27, 2017, 09:16:44 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Proof that creative planning and good design can fix bad planning and design without the need to demo everything and start over.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1780 on: July 27, 2017, 09:39:52 AM »
Columbus-based fast-casual chain BIBIBOP offering free food at Cleveland grand opening

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland's bustling Uptown district will soon add another fast-casual eatery. Columbus-based chain,BIBIBOP Asian Grill, is slated to open Monday, July 31, at 11431 Euclid Ave. According to their Facebook page, they'll be offering a free meal to customers on their grand opening day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's not the only expansion into the Northeast Ohio market. A second BIBIBOP location is expected in Orange's Pinecrest development in 2018.


http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/columbus-based_fast-casual_cha.html

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1781 on: July 27, 2017, 10:44:40 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Those apartments behind the new MoCA? Those are part of an exciting urban experience? They look like a half step up from public housing.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1782 on: July 27, 2017, 10:49:23 AM »
They are pretty horrible - I remember going to them during law school and feeling odd while inside. Lots of bad odors, like there was something off with the air.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1783 on: July 27, 2017, 11:15:55 AM »
They were top of the line, luxury apartments when built in 1988. I remember how people were talking about them in glowing terms back then. My sister looked at moving in one when she boomeranged from working in Philadelphia in 1989. She said they were nice but the rent was too expensive for her.

Makes you wonder how many of today's new-build apartment buildings will age in the next few years.
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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1784 on: July 27, 2017, 11:29:57 AM »
My body went numb when looking at the Euclid Corridor construction, empty surface lots and that terrible 1980's Mayfield/Euclid building. What a difference 10 years can make.

And remeber that a lot of folks ragged on the Triangle apts back in the early 90s just after they were built:they were bland, away from the street, encouraged surface parking, etc-- but yet, MRN seamlessly blended them into the Uptown court so that the Triangle is now an exciting, urban experience... That's how you do it.

Those apartments behind the new MoCA? Those are part of an exciting urban experience? They look like a half step up from public housing.

That's a matter of taste; and I've never been inside a Triangle unit... what I mean is that they look far more interesting attached to an attractive, high-density development like Uptown as opposed to sitting to the rear of surface parking and that small-scale, el-cheapo retail space that existed pre-Uptown.  Interacting with the Triangle buildings at ground level within Uptown, gives the entire space a more urban, New York-like feel... and yes, to me, they're rather attractive; and with balconies, too, an all-too-rare feature for Cleveland mid-to-high rise apts.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1785 on: July 31, 2017, 09:57:35 AM »
Cleveland's BIBIBOP pushes grand opening and free food promotion to new date

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 7:22 AM


By Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com,
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Columbus-based fast-casual chain BIBIBOP Asian Grill was slated to open its first Cleveland location today, but the date has been pushed back. The new opening date for the BIBIBOP in bustling Uptown, located at 11431 Euclid Ave., will be Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The good news: They'll still be offering a free meal to customers thats day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can follow along with any updates on their Facebook event.

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/clevelands_new_bibibop_pushes.html

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1786 on: July 31, 2017, 10:00:37 AM »
^Passed by and looked inside -- the window covering had been removed... The build-out for BIBIBOP looks inviting.

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« Reply #1787 on: July 31, 2017, 10:06:39 AM »
^Passed by and looked inside -- the window covering had been removed... The build-out for BIBIBOP looks inviting.

Clvlndr, is this in the old Dynomite burger spot? 

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1788 on: July 31, 2017, 01:27:41 PM »
^Passed by and looked inside -- the window covering had been removed... The build-out for BIBIBOP looks inviting.

Clvlndr, is this in the old Dynomite burger spot? 

No, it's on the N side of Euclid, in between the Corner Alley and Constantino's ...

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« Reply #1789 on: July 31, 2017, 02:45:19 PM »
^Passed by and looked inside -- the window covering had been removed... The build-out for BIBIBOP looks inviting.

Clvlndr, is this in the old Dynomite burger spot? 

I think a fitness center is going in the Dynomite spot.

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« Reply #1790 on: July 31, 2017, 05:55:49 PM »
Yes, Orange Theory (fitness) is opening in the old Dynomite spot ... they were trying to sign people up today.

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« Reply #1791 on: August 02, 2017, 07:21:02 AM »
^Passed by and looked inside -- the window covering had been removed... The build-out for BIBIBOP looks inviting.

Clvlndr, is this in the old Dynomite burger spot?
I believe it's in the old first merit spot, or at least part of it.

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« Reply #1792 on: August 02, 2017, 08:44:05 AM »
I was surprised Dynomite failed in that spot.  We ate their once and the sandwiches were good.  And unlike the beer joints that occupied the space before, Dynomite always seemed full or at least buzzing.  And it had tons of outdoor seating  at a prominent corner of Uptown.  All those pluses are wasted now.. I hope Orange fitness works there, but parking is a hassle there and, for me, when I go to work out, the last thing I want to worry about is parking hassles (which is why I'll be sticking with LA Fitness in Beachwood). 

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« Reply #1793 on: August 02, 2017, 08:48:59 AM »
I'd imagine people who go to that Orange Fitness live within walking distance; those kinds of gyms are really geared more to locals like Soul Cycles, neighborhood athletic clubs, cross fit centers, etc, than larger scale gyms like an LA Fitness or Lifetime where large-scale parking is important.
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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1794 on: August 22, 2017, 10:51:07 PM »
A press release...
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14605127.htm

Cleveland’s Euclid 116 Apartments Opens Its Doors
Berusch Development Partners, a real estate development and advisory firm, has opened its doors to their newest housing project – Euclid 116 Apartments.
CLEVELAND, OHIO (PRWEB) AUGUST 16, 2017

Located at 11611 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood of University Circle, Euclid 116 is a newly constructed, 5-story luxury apartment building comprising 89 student rooms and a ground floor retail tenant, Phusion Café, serving modern, Asian style cuisine.

Russell Berusch, President of Berusch Development Partners, thinks the all-inclusive nature of the property and leasing model will be attractive to students and young professionals looking for a low-stress lifestyle. "In conceiving the project, our aim was to accommodate upper class undergraduate and graduate students who want to live near campus in a walkable setting; have an easy, no-hassle arrangement with one rent payment covering furniture, internet and utilities; and the support of an in-residence community assistant and a skilled student housing manager," said Berusch.

The property is professionally managed and leased by Signet Real Estate Group’s Property Management Division. Kirsten Forde, Signet’s RE’s Director of Student Housing, is thrilled with the success of her team’s pre-opening marketing and leasing efforts which have resulted in 100% of the units being fully-leased prior to opening. “Our team has done a tremendous job in the pre-opening to ensure that the property is fully leased when it opens. We are so excited for each of the new tenants to move in and join their awesome new community,” said Kirsten.

Euclid 116 contains a mix of 1, 2 and 4-bedroom suites, each fully furnished and all inclusive, that house undergraduate and graduate students attending Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as other young, local area professionals.

Its University Circle location in Cleveland lies in the heart of a growing, vibrant community with plenty of walkable amenities and activities such as local restaurants, museums, shopping and world-class academic institutions.

The project is financed by Northwest bank, with support from the City of Cleveland in the form of a standard property tax abatement.
Visit http://www.Euclid116.com

Euclid 116 Apartments
Euclid 116, an all-inclusive, luxury student housing facility in the center of University Circle, was designed with students in mind. “Smart Suites for Serious Students” offer freedom and flexibility for undergraduates, graduates and professional students in Cleveland’s most eclectic and engaging neighborhood. Visit Euclid116.com.

Berusch Development Partners
Our work is grounded in the philosophy that great physical spaces improve a community’s quality of life and economic sustainability. Such places are geographic destinations where people want to live, work and connect. Berusch Development Partners thrive where creativity, analytical thinking, financial know-how, project management, and strong collaborations all come together. Visit Berusch.com.

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Signet Real Estate’s Group’s Property Management Division operates as a private asset and property management firm for captive and independent healthcare, commercial offices, multi-family housing, hospitality and retail properties. Our team focuses on building an inclusive management approach with owners to grow bottom-line revenues year after year. Visit SignetLLC.com.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1795 on: September 04, 2017, 02:26:37 PM »
Uptown is just a wonderfully busy neighborhood, so much so that I have a hard time remembering the silent, soul-crushing parking lots that once dominated this area....

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1796 on: September 05, 2017, 10:55:10 AM »
Many of these units are $3+ per square foot per month. "The Newton" 4 bedroom floorplan is $3.17. There's money to be made in student housing.

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1797 on: September 05, 2017, 11:09:34 AM »
You just inspired me to take a look at the area on 2006 google street view - wow!

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Re: Cleveland: University Circle: Uptown (UARD)
« Reply #1798 on: September 05, 2017, 11:09:50 AM »
Uptown is just a wonderfully busy neighborhood, so much so that I have a hard time remembering the silent, soul-crushing parking lots that once dominated this area....



It's interesting that, while your photo essay understandably decries the loss of the original Uptown at Doan's Corners from the 1950s forward, the creation of this new Uptown is Cleveland's finest urban neighborhood makeover in my lifetime... it is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the entire metropolitan area.  And no offense to the City, but it's so a-typical, it's almost like it's not even Cleveland.  It's as if you're suddenly transported to some large Eastern City or Chicago.

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« Reply #1799 on: September 05, 2017, 11:21:58 AM »
... Also, as your TOD article noted, the 116 student apt building (the one UOers despise architecturally) is now open and Case/CIA students(?) are living there.  Even though I'm not in love with the design either, I like it because of the density added -- it really makes that 1-block stretch of E.116 seem really tight and narrow -- and with the 3 older apts + the newer, architecturally similar University Village dorms, even a tad New York-ish.  116 also will have ground floor retail -- looks like an eatery -- that hasn't opened yet.