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Noble Road Medic Drug Mart Demolished

Building had been vacant for several years and was once decorated by a mystery muralist

It was two years ago nearly to the day that soup can murals appeared on a vacant Noble Road building when it was demolished last week.

Now the city will seek developers to make use of the space.

"The City is interested in proposals that will serve the neighborhood and the community well,” Mayor Ed Kelley said.

The former Medic Drug Mart and Pick-N-Pay at 2920 Noble Road had been vacant for over a decade, and in 2002 was found to have 80 building violations. The building was declared a nuisance and its owner ordered to raze it in October 2011, six months after someone erected murals with polictical messages written on soup cans on the exterior.

The city of Cleveland Heights and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank collaborated on the demolition, according to a press release issued by the city.

In 2011, city council noted that it would cost about $40,500 to demolish it, which the city would assess against the property if the owner did not comply with its nuisance order.

We never found out who the mystery artist was.

Garry Kanter April 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
And councilperson Stephenson recused herself from the December 3, 2012 vote to purchase the property from the land bank for $100,000. Such a transaction is not reflected in the county's property database.
Richard Hollis April 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Do we have a new councilperson "Stephenson" that no one knows about?
Heather April 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
What about the eyesore across the street from that lot? They tore down part of the ugly public works building only to put up a hideous shed. The entire Noble Mayfield area needs help. Plant some trees, make a green space. We have enough Walmarts and Dollar Generals.
Glinda Smith April 12, 2013 at 04:49 PM
I'm just glad that eyesore is gone. It should've been torn down long ago.
Garry Kanter April 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Well, it should have happened at the property owner's expense, without the taxpayers having to waste good $ on a distressed property.

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