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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #105 on: October 23, 2008, 10:48:02 AM »
My guess is District of Design tenants

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« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2008, 10:50:37 AM »
My guess is District of Design tenants

Hmm .. makes sense.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2008, 11:30:11 AM »
I think it's DoD and Residential above the old office resource center and traveler's shoppe... I know they are real into adding a residential component to PHS.  I wouldn't be surprised to see some sort of announcement of the project WELL in advance of it actually being done.

I'd still like to know more about the 14th street redesign.
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #108 on: October 23, 2008, 11:36:57 AM »
I'd like them to redevelop E. 13th between Chester and Euclid.  It's kinda creepy walking down that street, but that's the fastest way for me to walk to Playhouse Square.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #109 on: October 23, 2008, 12:14:41 PM »
I second the space above the Travelers' Shop as well...
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2008, 02:17:25 PM »
Doc -- you can also cut through the Playhouse Square garage to the Bulkley Building. 

Although perhaps that takes you uncomfortably close to the Greyhound station?
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« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2008, 02:24:36 PM »
Walking by the Greyhound station doesn't bother me. Is the cut-through always open, or just on around show times? And you don't have to have a ticket at all to get through there?

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« Reply #112 on: October 23, 2008, 02:41:13 PM »
I walk past the greyhound station when i get out of class on my way to the bus stop in front of the galleria, granted im pretty much in full sprint so i dont miss the bus, but it dosnt bother me at all. I can remember about 2 years ago some dude approached me when walking past the station and asked me if i wanted to buy some weed off him, and to show me it was legit he pulled something out of his pocket looking like a 3 year old used green brillo pad, the only thing i could do is laugh at the guy and walk away
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #113 on: October 23, 2008, 03:14:48 PM »
the corner of chester and east 13th by the allerton building always has the smell of weed and many dudes just hanging there looking to sell...i'm not sure why the CPD doesn't do some sort of sting operation there
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #114 on: October 23, 2008, 03:16:08 PM »
the corner of chester and east 13th by the allerton building always has the smell of weed and many dudes just hanging there looking to sell...i'm not sure why the CPD doesn't do some sort of sting operation there

Maybe because residents/pedestrians/business owners don't call and complain.
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« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2008, 03:19:21 PM »
well i don't mind! i say legalize it, but that is a topic for another thread

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« Reply #116 on: October 24, 2008, 09:23:05 AM »
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« Reply #117 on: October 24, 2008, 04:01:22 PM »
Walking by the Greyhound station doesn't bother me. Is the cut-through always open, or just on around show times? And you don't have to have a ticket at all to get through there?

The cut-through is almost always open.  When the garage is closed (typically after 9pm even when there's no show), you can still get in coming north from Euclid but you have to exit at the garage end in the alley between the garage and the back of the Allen theater.  Late at night when the garage is closed I don't think you can get into the garage unless you have a keycard for the garage.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2008, 07:46:53 AM »
I noticed on Euclid today that the building between United Way and the Travelers Shop no longer has a for lease sign. There is a small banner which says "financing made available by Great Lakes Financial." Is this where the Kent UDC is moving?

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« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2008, 08:09:06 AM »
I noticed on Euclid today that the building between United Way and the Travelers Shop no longer has a for lease sign. There is a small banner which says "financing made available by Great Lakes Financial." Is this where the Kent UDC is moving?

I thought that they were moving to the corner location.

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« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2008, 08:10:22 AM »
as did I...

but I too noticed the for sale sign come off of that building.  I know that building was one of the places to recently be awarded tax credits... perhaps they've got something DoD related going on.
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« Reply #121 on: October 28, 2008, 08:21:59 AM »
They continue to do "stuff" at the old goodyear service center at 14th and Prospect. They dug something up from the parking lot area yesterday and they continue to gut the interior.

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« Reply #122 on: October 28, 2008, 08:23:39 AM »
They continue to do "stuff" at the old goodyear service center at 14th and Prospect. They dug something up from the parking lot area yesterday and they continue to gut the interior.

Does anyone know what's going on here?

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« Reply #123 on: October 28, 2008, 08:26:17 AM »
I don't but awhile back I heard a "rumor" of a very small developer looking at it on behalf of someone... Of course I've also heard before that the building structurally has some really serious issues and would need to be torn down.  So basically... I guess it could be anything.  :)
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #124 on: October 28, 2008, 08:35:53 AM »
Probably digging up old gas tanks, and cleaning asbestos out of the interior of the building.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #125 on: February 07, 2009, 08:33:25 AM »
Question:

1) What is the scaffolding for on the east side of the BK Keith building? 
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« Reply #126 on: February 07, 2009, 02:37:42 PM »
They've slowly been restoring the storefronts of that building for quite some time.  They finally turned the corner (literally).
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« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2009, 04:03:05 PM »
Despite the scaffolding, not much actual work seems to be going on.  A chunk of stone fell off the building a few years ago, leading to some repairs and maintenance.  But the scaffolding has stayed.  Liability insurance? 

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2009, 08:26:32 AM »
The answer is that everyone with the City and Theater District Devel Corp have been ignoring this issue.  The scaffolding has been just sitting there for YEARS!!  Work is not getting done and has not been getting done.  The scaffolding is ugly!!  The building owners should be given 30 days to finish the job and get that eyesore out of the sidewalk. 

Earth to Tom Einhouse or Art Falco or anyone in the building department or council:  please get that scaffolding removed !

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« Reply #129 on: February 17, 2009, 04:09:23 PM »
Hello everyone. I don't usually post but I found this cool video about the history and current developments going on at Playhouse Square on wkyc's website. It was really well done and is definitely worth checking out. It's nice to see a major local media outlet highlighting something positive going on in the city. Here's the link:
http://www.wkyc.com/life/life_article.aspx?storyid=107500&catid=2

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« Reply #130 on: February 17, 2009, 09:48:32 PM »
Welcome to the board, Boffo.  Thanks for the link, it was a nice story.

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« Reply #131 on: February 18, 2009, 08:31:07 AM »
It was a great story .. I was especially impressed by the things that Playhouse Square has done in addition to just the theatres. I doubt many people know what an incubator they are for new companies. Very cool! Thanks for the post, Boffo.

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« Reply #132 on: February 18, 2009, 08:35:21 AM »
The answer is that everyone with the City and Theater District Devel Corp have been ignoring this issue.  The scaffolding has been just sitting there for YEARS!!  Work is not getting done and has not been getting done.  The scaffolding is ugly!!  The building owners should be given 30 days to finish the job and get that eyesore out of the sidewalk. 

Earth to Tom Einhouse or Art Falco or anyone in the building department or council:  please get that scaffolding removed !

I believe there is actually work being done, albeit at the pace of a snail.  They did replace all the storefront of the accapella restaurant front, and the first one heading north on 17th.  This would be the slowest window restoration effort in the city however, if it weren't for the Halle building, which apparently decides to just fix up one floor of windows per year. :)
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« Reply #133 on: February 18, 2009, 09:15:17 AM »
Does anyone know if there are any plans to clean the surface of the building. This has been like this for years. It looks like they ran out of money half way through the cleaning process. I have emailed the building owners in the past but have never gotten a response. Does anyone else notice this? It looks horrible. Finish the job.
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« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2009, 09:28:03 AM »
^I notice it everyday as I am walking to Starbuck's.  It does look hideous.  But if they have no money, they have no money.
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« Reply #135 on: February 18, 2009, 09:42:01 AM »
I've not heard any plans, but not only does it need cleaned, the cornice is in need of restoration.  A few years back they just netted it off to keep anything from falling on people.  I'd have to imagine this is in some sort of long range plans.
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« Reply #136 on: February 18, 2009, 11:27:53 AM »
It looks horrible, especially since the Idea Center building got cleaned and is now sparkling white by comparison.

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« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2009, 09:39:01 AM »
About 3 years ago, I heard from a very strong source that Playhouse Square planned to clean the exterior of the Bulkley Building as soon as the Euclid Corridor Project was complete.  That was so they could clean the exterior without worrying about new construction dust/debris getting it dirty again.

We are so used to seeing it in a filthy state, that we have gotten used to it.

Maybe someone can contact PlayhouseSquare District Development to ask for their plans.



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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2009, 09:56:37 AM »
About 3 years ago, I heard from a very strong source that Playhouse Square planned to clean the exterior of the Bulkley Building as soon as the Euclid Corridor Project was complete.  That was so they could clean the exterior without worrying about new construction dust/debris getting it dirty again.

We are so used to seeing it in a filthy state, that we have gotten used to it.

Maybe someone can contact Playhouse Square District Development to ask for their plans.
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Developments
« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2009, 03:32:25 PM »
Liggett Stashower moving from Halle Building

Advertising and public relations firm Liggett Stashower has a new lease and naming rights at a building on PlayhouseSquare.

The company plans to move its headquarters in July to the first three floors of a five-story building at 1240 Huron Road.

More at http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2009/03/liggett_stashower_moving_from.html
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