Friday, March 29, 2013
Saturday expected to be 50 degrees and sunny; check out what's going on in Cleveland Heights this weekend!
This month's free parking weekend starts Friday and runs through Sunday.* City Council decided to extend the propmotional event through 2013 that allows drivers to park on city streets and in municipal garages and lots for free the last weekend of every month. "It gives people a chance to see other things about Cleveland Heights. And they might come out and decide to rent an apartment, or buy a house," said Mayor Ed Kelley. The weather is expected to be sunny and warm-ish today and tomorrow, and there's lots going on in Cleveland Heights. Check out Ensemble Theatre's celebration of SWAN Day, an 8 p.m. staged reading of original works by and about women Saturday, try out Coventry Road's newest frozen yogurt shop, or click here for movie …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
City Council approves $50,000 Economic Development Loan for second location of Solon restaurant
The space formerly occupied by Jimmy O'Neill's Tavern on Lee Road will be filled with pasta and pizza by spring, Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley said at Monday's council meeting. Joey's Italian Restaurant, located in Solon, secured a $50,000 loan from the city's Economic Development Loan Fund Program for kitchen supplies when council approved the resolution Monday. The restaurant opened in Chagrin Falls in 1981 but was destroyed in a fire in November 2011. It reopened in Solon nine months later. Kelley said that he has been pursuing the owners of Joey's since the fire destroyed the Chagrin Falls location. Now, he said that Joey's will open at the 4,000-square-foot space 2195 Lee Road, which has been vacant for 18 months. The city …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley announced at Monday's CH-UH School Board meeting that Douglas Katz plans to open a delicatessen/diner and expand his catering establishment.
New: Fire Food & Drink Owner Plans to Bring Back 1950s Charm to Lee Road Diner Cars Updated at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday When Fifth Third Bank took ownership of the nostalgic pair of diner cars on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, the future of the property seemed uncertain. A handful of restaurant owners had tried their luck on the stainless steel cars, and businesses met untimely deaths. But Mayor Ed Kelley believes the new owner can turn things around. Kelley announced at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board meeting Monday that Douglas Katz, owner of Fire Food & Drink in Shaker Square, is going to purchase the property with help from the city. "I think it fits in perfectly (in the area.) We as the city and the Cedar Lee Business…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The owner decided to open the new business because his ribs sold so well at his other restaurant, The Seafood Place, according to the article.
You may have noticed a sign for The Rib Cage at the former storefront that used to be Club Sober on Lee Road. The space will now house a BBQ restaurant that opens this Friday, according to an article in Scene Magazine. The owner, Robert Hill, told Scene that he decided to open the new restaurant because his the ribs at his other business, The Seafood Place on Cedar Road, were selling "like crazy." Read more about the new business in the Cedar Lee Business District in Scene.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The greeting card, handbag, candle and jewelry shop will open soon in its former home with new items for men, babies, kids and pets.
Simply Charming is coming back to the Cedar Lee Business District. Elisabeth Gevelber closed her store in 2009 when she thought she was going to move to Arizona. She ended up staying in town and two years later, relocated to Warrensville Center Road in University Heights. “I thought, the space is available and it had free parking and it gets a lot of traffic, but that never happened,” said Gevelber, who opened the store in September and closed it June 9. Loyal customers from Cedar Lee came to the greeting card, jewelry, handbag and candle shop, but it was difficult to attract new customers. So Gevelber decided to move back home. “These were my old stomping grounds. We’d always spend Saturday with grandma,” said Gevelber, recalling memories…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Have you heard it? Here's what people in the Cedar Lee Business District said about the new music playing between Kensington and Meadowbrook on Lee Road, and why the building manager installed the speakers.
Car mufflers, buses roaring by and honking horns are familiar sounds in busy business districts like Cedar Lee. But if you’ve walked along Lee Road between Kensington and Meadowbrook in the past couple of weeks, you probably heard something different. Classical and opera music blasts from speakers affixed to walls of the building that houses The Tavern Company, Mama Joyce’s Soul food Café, the Cuttn Zone and other businesses. Alan Kraus, the building manager, also had security cameras installed, but he said the two initiatives are not related. “We thought that music would be a nice addition to that block,” said Kraus, a Cleveland Heights resident. “Our main goal is to provide a nice environment for shoppers and for our tenants and to …
Friday, May 25, 2012
What would you like to see move into the former pet store on Lee Road?
Many new businesses have opened in the Cedar Lee Business District in the past few months — SweetieFry, New Heights Grill and The Wine Spot, just to name a few. But a few storefronts remain vacant, including the former Petland of the Heights building at 2255 Lee Road. We want to know, what business would you like to see move into the space? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Callers reported that the group was driving up and down Lee Road shooting people with a BB gun.
Cleveland Heights Police received several calls that men were driving a Jeep up and down Lee Road and shooting people with a BB Gun just before 2 a.m. May 14. A Cleveland Heights police officer was patrolling the 2200 block of Lee Road on foot when he was struck by the suspects, as was another citizen walking nearby. Police arrested a 20-year-old from Cleveland Heights, an 19-year-old from Cleveland Heights, a 18-year-old from Cleveland Heights and a 16-year-old from Garfield Heights and charged them with simple assault, menacing, possession of criminal tools and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. No one was seriously injured, police said.
Friday, May 18, 2012
What business would you like to see in the former Mirage Studio space?
Many new businesses have opened in the Cedar Lee Business District in the past few months — SweetieFry, New Heights Grill and The Wine Spot, just to name a few. But a few storefronts remain vacant, including the former Mirage Studio space at 2174 Lee Road. We want to know, what business would you like to see there? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The new cameras will use Wi-Fi technology and provide a more accurate picture.
Smile! You're on camera. But it's not a Hollywood production filming in the city this time. Soon more security cameras will be installed in the Cedar Lee Business District, and police will monitor the feed. Cleveland Heights City Council approved a new surveillance system for the district at its regular meeting Monday. Thirteen cameras will be installed on Lee Road from Cedar Road to the Lee Road Library, said Councilman Jason Stein, who introduced the emergency resolution. The cameras use Wi-Fi technology, provide a more accurate picture and record 24/7, he said. "These cameras will be the eyes and ears of our police department," Stein said. "Each camera is like having a police officer on duty." ESI Companies, Inc., based in Memphis, TN, …