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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2012, 09:37:33 PM »
New Pop-Up Shop at Shaker Square
Posted by: lmills    Posted on: 19 November 2012 at 10:00 am

Cosmic Bobbins is “popping up” a holiday storefront at 13226 Shaker Square from

now through December 24. Eco-minded entrepreneur Sharie Renee, founder of sustainable lifestyles

brand Cosmic Bobbins, says the Pop-Up Shop creates an opportunity to share her vision to create a

global community where sustainability, upcycling and art can come together to inspire social good as a way

of life.

http://www.neighborhood-voice.com/2012/11/19/new-pop-up-shop-at-shaker-square/

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2013, 09:51:38 PM »
not quite development...but am I correct this is incorrect??  http://videos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2013/09/carolyn_wipper_shows_her_morel.html

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2013, 12:42:04 AM »
Is there a Larchmere thread??

Larchmere historic business district application in the works

Thomas Jewell, Sun News By  Thomas Jewell, Sun News   
on December 02, 2013 at 9:30 PM, updated December 03, 2013 at 9:11 AM


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Upon further review, an application for historic district status will cater more to the longstanding business sense of Larchmere Boulevard.

Most of the groundwork was done several years ago by Heather Fisher, then a graduate student going for her Master's degree in Historic Preservation at Ursuline College.

"It started out as my thesis project and it became a viable historic district proposal from there," said Fisher, who submitted a preliminary application to the Ohio Historic Preservation Office in January 2012.

But the project was shelved until earlier this year after Fisher was offered a full-time job elsewhere. Then Marie Rose Andriadi, co-owner of Larchmere's Bon Vivant restaurant, took over as lead consultant.

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2013/12/larchmere_historic_business_di.html

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2013, 07:54:48 AM »
Is there a Larchmere thread??


Not that I'm aware of. I could rename this the "Cleveland: Shaker Square-Larchmere Developments" thread.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #94 on: April 04, 2014, 06:36:18 AM »
perspectus architecture completes merger, doubles office footprint at shaker square
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Perspectus Architecture recently completed a merger with HFP/Ambuske Architects, bringing five jobs from Beachwood to Cleveland. Perspectus will remain in its second floor offices on the southeast quadrant of Shaker Square, where it has doubled its office space and is in the process of remodeling.

"Our focus is firmly based in healthcare," says Perspectus principal Larry Fischer of both companies. "We saw a lot of advantages in getting together."

Staying and growing at Shaker Square seemed like a no-brainer, he adds. "When we were looking for space, we wanted a venue or neighborhood that had a certain cool factor to it," says Fischer, who has expanded from a single 900-square-foot office to 10,000 square feet on the entire second floor of his building in the past 14 years. "We probably couldn’t afford being downtown in the primary core. There's a lot happening at Shaker Square."

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/perspectus040314.aspx

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #95 on: April 04, 2014, 03:23:42 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #96 on: April 04, 2014, 03:42:11 PM »
Great news for a great neighborhood.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #97 on: July 28, 2014, 04:58:27 PM »
NOTE: month old article but apparently went by unnoticed.

County Board of Revision forecloses on Larchmere's Sedlak building

By Thomas Jewell, Sun News
on June 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM, updated June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County officials plan to put Larchmere's long-vacant Sedlak building up for Sheriff's Sale, possibly this summer.

If no one wants to start the bidding at $225,000 to pay off back taxes, this could finally clear the way for the county Land Bank to briefly take ownership of the property before turning it over to investor Michael Montlack for redevelopment.

The county Board of Revision moved the property into foreclosure June 13 after making a formal determination that any current and purported interest in buying the site had evaporated.

A lien holder on the property, located at Larchmere and 127th Street, last year had a "For Sale" sign placed on the building and claimed to have a buyer lined up with an asking price of $399,000, buying some time in the foreclosure process for another six months.

http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2014/06/county_board_of_revision_forec.html

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2014, 10:38:00 PM »
larchmere merchants celebrate completion of streetscape with 'unblock the street' party
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

"This $3m project includes a newly paved asphalt road, refurbished storm sewer basins, curbs and sidewalks, permeable paver and logo sidewalk bricks, new honey locust trees, benches, trash cans, and colorful chair-back-styled bike racks designed by Tom Hubbard," says Harriett Logan of Loganberry Books in the release. "The street is looking good! We’ll have music with a live DJ, nibbles, raffles, face painting, and community camaraderie.  Come celebrate with us!"

 The ribbon cutting and formal ceremony takes place at Larchmere and East 127th at 4 p.m. There will be kids activities and free hot dogs at Shaker Quality Auto body (12916 Larchmere) from 3-7 p.m. For those who want to keep on celebrating, the after-party is at Felice (12502 Larchmere) beginning at 7 p.m.

http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/inthenews/unblocklarchmere010414.aspx


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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #99 on: January 02, 2015, 08:39:01 PM »
Missed this one...... Now only if the neighborhood's many Montlack-owned buildings could be renovated and modernized. I helped a friend from Russia look for apartments in that area, which she really liked, but she settled for a nicer apartment in Broadview Heights, an area she didn't like because she couldn't walk anywhere.

Cleveland needs to get tough with Shaker Square-area apartment building owner
By Mark Naymik, Northeast Ohio Media Group
on December 16, 2014 at 3:19 PM, updated December 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Residents living near Cleveland's Shaker Square need a break.

The city can give them one this week by cracking down on the company that owns two buildings that have been source of trouble for years.

At a Wednesday hearing of the city's Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals, Shakertown Apartments LTD is expected to ask for more time to deal with problems at the company's condemned property on Drexmore Avenue and its apartment building on South Moreland Boulevard.

Daniel Inks, one of the people behind Shakertown, is fighting the condemnation of the Drexmore building. He claims he is selling the property and the new owner will assume all of its problems. He is also asking for more time to correct the violations on the South Moreland property, according to records.

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http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2014/12/cleveland_needs_to_get_tough_w.html
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #100 on: January 03, 2015, 01:33:22 PM »
Nicer apartment, perhaps, but Broadview Hts. overall is a large step down from Shaker Square.  This includes the greater diversity, and more welcoming atmosphere toward foreign individuals the Square brings over Broadview Heights, in addition to the urban conveniences you noted.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #101 on: January 03, 2015, 05:16:09 PM »
There's a surprising number of eastern Europeans and Russians in/near Broadview Heights -- enough that a Russian Orthodox Church is out that way. But the Shaker Square neighborhood and "the trams" reminded her of home.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #102 on: January 09, 2015, 09:51:54 PM »
A lot of publicity about those two apartment houses along Drexmore, but across East 130th the once beautiful pair of buildings (or they they connected?) with the arches looks pretty bad, too.  Does anyone know the story about these?

Also, does anyone know if Shaker Square Apartments is planning to purchase more buildings in the area?  Their properties look at least respectable.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #103 on: March 11, 2015, 11:48:51 PM »
I hope a modern building is constructed where these stand. There's too many obsolete and/or under-maintained apartment buildings around Shaker Square -- and most are owned by Montlack...

Vacant tenements surrounding Shaker Square going before Cleveland Housing Court hearing
By Thomas Jewell, special to Northeast Ohio Media Group
on March 03, 2015 at 1:48 PM, updated March 03, 2015 at 2:17 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two historic but rundown and vacant apartment buildings located behind Shaker Square Cinemas and Dave's Supermarket are scheduled for a hearing Friday (March 6) in Cleveland Housing Court.

Located on Drexmore Road and South Moreland Boulevard, both are owned by Shakertown Apartments. Ltd., with The Drexmore having been boarded up and condemned in August 2014 after a fire.

And The Drexmore operated for most of the year without working hot water, noted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and State Rep. Mary Boyle, who lives in the area.

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http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2015/03/vacant_tenements_surrounding_s.html
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2015, 04:32:53 PM »
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/03/demolish_school_near_shaker_square_and_larchmere_neighborhood_or_convert_to_apartments.html#incart_river

Effort underway to save the Jesse Owens School on MLK and Larchmere. Truly astounding that it takes a citizen outcry to get CMSD to even consider saving a beautiful historic building located right between St. Luke's and Larchmere's strip. This is a turning point where a community either gets serious about revitalizing-in-place, or resigns to accepting the ebb and flow and decline-flight-gentrification-structural inequality.

Saving the best remaining historic fabric is the only hope left for Cleveland's less-glamorous neighborhoods.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #105 on: July 03, 2015, 07:19:55 AM »
Two condemned apartment buildings near Shaker Square could get new life. Some area residents remain skeptical. http://t.co/QcOiCB9TM8
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2015, 05:35:27 PM »
And one coming down?  Is that what we already determined?


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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2015, 12:16:04 PM »
Demolitions proposed for two apartments buildings just south of the square:
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,7006.msg772852.html#msg772852
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2016, 12:10:35 PM »
Condemned Shaker Square apartment buildings could be moving toward spring demolition
By Thomas Jewell, special to Northeast Ohio Media Group
on January 26, 2016 at 6:31 PM, updated January 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After another hearing in Cleveland Municipal Housing Court on Thursday (Jan. 28), two of three condemned apartment buildings could be moving towards demolition by the spring.

"They could be down this quarter," Jay Westbrook, Special Projects Manager with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy's Thriving Communities Institute told the Shaker Square Alliance on Jan. 20.

The former Cleveland city councilman was referring to 13020 Drexmore Road and 2790 East 130th Street.

...Westbrook called the Shakertown properties "poster children" for point-of-sale inspections, or at least the reinstatement of Cleveland's multi-family housing inspection division, which was phased out several years ago.

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http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2016/01/condemned_shaker_square_apartm.html
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2016, 07:36:59 AM »
Building owned by notorious #CLE landlords up for sheriff's sale due to tax arrears: https://t.co/Xag6I1ubw3
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2016, 11:35:49 AM »
Building owned by notorious #CLE landlords up for sheriff's sale due to tax arrears: https://t.co/Xag6I1ubw3

Their criminal records are atrocious and they get a pass on fines and jail time. I live practically a block down from this garbage heap. I heard that my property (2828 S. Moreland) was one of the worse properties until Howard Hanna took over management. I managed to nab the first renovated unit at 2828 S. Moreland, which was basically a new and larger kitchen. The rest of it was just fine.

Condemned Shaker Square apartment buildings could be moving toward spring demolition

The former Cleveland city councilman was referring to 13020 Drexmore Road and 2790 East 130th Street.

13020 Drexmore Road's complex is a pretty generic mid-century/1960's apartment building, and even though it has underground parking, it really isn't all that special. I can't see a renovation on the building bringing in any quality tenants. The unit at Drexmore and S. Moreland (2804 South Moreland) appear to be more solid - I hope these can be saved at the least.

2790 E. 130 Street looks to be pretty solid. Isn't there a building on E. 130 that had a fire?

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #111 on: February 25, 2016, 06:29:32 AM »
Looks like 2790 E. 130 is coming down very soon. Windows are now out and fencing is up!

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #112 on: February 25, 2016, 08:14:30 AM »
Looks like 2790 E. 130 is coming down very soon. Windows are now out and fencing is up!

You gonna get in there to shoot it?  Ha!

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #113 on: February 25, 2016, 08:33:43 AM »
^This is a downer.  Can we move it to the demolitions thread, because this certainly isn't about SS's development?

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« Reply #114 on: February 25, 2016, 10:35:39 AM »
^HA

^I'm not sure it's much of a downer. Didn't it have a fire? I swore you could look up and see the sky through the non-existent roof. The street behind mine is a hot mess - and I can't wait until they remove that horrible 1960's addition across the street from 2790 E. 130. That will greatly improve the area behind the grocery.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #115 on: February 25, 2016, 10:46:38 AM »
A couple years ago I joined a friend from Russia who was looking for an apartment and toured about a half dozen apartments all around the square -- all Montlack properties. She loved the walkable neighborhood and "the trams" serving the area, but hated the apartments. They weren't even up to her Russian standards of condition, quality, finishes, cleanliness, etc. That area definitely needs some modern (or at least modernized) apartments. I hope that's what will replace 2790 East 130th, as well as a few others being razed or in need of being razed.
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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #116 on: February 25, 2016, 01:32:43 PM »
The one I'm in has some modern finishes - a new kitchen, but there are many remnants of the past inside - like light switches that no longer work, dead plugs long painted over (so much paint that it covers the holes) and bases of fixtures long gone. And painted hardwood floors in several rooms. While I love my apartment - for the price, it really should be a fuller rehab.

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« Reply #117 on: February 25, 2016, 02:09:26 PM »
I hope someday, these apartment could be replaced because those dreaded vacant lots with a guardrail and/or wooden posts blocking encroachment is the hallmark of blight, which is something you don't want just a half block from Shaker Square.

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« Reply #118 on: February 29, 2016, 08:23:20 PM »
The one I'm in has some modern finishes - a new kitchen, but there are many remnants of the past inside - like light switches that no longer work, dead plugs long painted over (so much paint that it covers the holes) and bases of fixtures long gone. And painted hardwood floors in several rooms. While I love my apartment - for the price, it really should be a fuller rehab.

The description of your apartment sounds very much like mine on North Moreland. I like the quirky remnants of the past as they add character to the unit, but I have had a couple maintenance issues in the last few weeks. My building's management company / property owners control about 15 structures both north and south of the Square, and seem to be consistently making interior and exterior improvements, as well as more extensive property landscaping. I have also heard rumblings that they are looking into purchasing one or more apartment buildings south of the Square that are in rough condition (one includes the building fronting South Moreland on the southwest corner of Drexmore). Nothing certain though.

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Re: Cleveland: Shaker Square Developments
« Reply #119 on: April 26, 2016, 01:20:34 PM »
Very sad to see this great building neglected so badly....

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/landmark/agenda/2016/04282016/index.php

Case 16-023
Shaker Square Historic District
2800 East 130th Street
Demolition and Concept Plan
Ward 6
Mitchell
Ayonna Donald
City of Cleveland
Salus Development









May there be a special place reserved in hell for landlords who let their buildings decay so badly -- like having them live in a recreation of their building in its last condition for eternity.
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