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.