Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sullivan was named Soccer Coach of the Year in Ohio and is a teacher at Noble Elementary School.
Each year Sean Sullivan gathers as many teddy bears and stuffed animals as he can and donates them to the kids at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Last year he donated around 2,000 to children. "He's always there to support the kids, whatever age they are," Mayor Ed Kelley said of Sullivan. While he's a charitable person, Sullivan is best known in the community for his devotion to teaching kids the game of soccer. By day he teaches fifth grade science at Noble Elementary, but at other times he's coaching. Sullivan is the head coach of the men’s varsity soccer team at Heights High and runs his own business, owner of Heights United Soccer Academy. And he's also the director of coaching for the Cleveland Heights Recreation League …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The theater will close at the end of this month. What kind of business do you think should replace it?
Cleveland Heights Patch readers had a variety of reactions upon learning last week that Big Dog Theater owner Don Mitri plans to close after less than two years of operation. Some readers considered it another disappointing loss for the Coventry business district, while others said they had no clue that Big Dog had even opened at the former Centrum Theater in February 2011. "With a name like Big Dog, I assumed it was still a sports bar," reader Jim Raden wrote on our Facebook page. "Who knew that it had become a theater again? "Had they chosen another name, they would have heightened awareness that it was actually a theater. With that, I'm sad to see them go." Mayor Ed Kelley said the city would work with property owner Coventry Holdings …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Cleveland Heights store is located at 3900 Mayfield Road.
The new AutoZone store in Cleveland Heights is celebrating its grand opening at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Ed Kelley will help cut the ribbon and welcome the company to its new home at the 3900 block of Mayfield Road. The 7,000 square foot store sells replacement parts and accessories for cars. "AutoZone worked with the city to identify a compatible property that would meet their needs as well as complement neighborhood aesthetics," according to a press release about the event. "The nicely landscaped property uses 'green' storm water practices for watering." AutoZone is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Curtis Stanley is the store manager.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Organizers are discussing how they can put on a safe, successful festival in 2013, and are asking for input from the community.
If the Coventry Street Arts Fair comes back in the summer of 2013, it won't be exactly as residents remember it, said Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun and marketing director for the Coventry Village Special Improvement District. Presser had organized a public meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 16, to discuss ideas for the possible fair but announced the meeting was canceled today. "We’re not going to have it as people remember us having it – the closed street, and traffic shut down to cars. We're going to try to figure out something creatively, maybe incorporate Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park," Presser said. For more updates on the Coventry Street Arts Fair, Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook He said the festival may have similar logistics to …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Steve Presser said the Thursday music and movie nights will be enhanced, but there won't be a Coventry Street Arts Fair this year.
There will be no Coventry Street Arts Fair in 2012, said Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun and member of the Coventry Special Improvement District. Instead, the Coventry business district will focus on enhancing its music and movie series that it hosts Thursday nights throughout the summer. Presser said the first one will likely be at the end of June, and they will be scheduled throughout July. "We’re looking to potentially widen the scope of what we’re doing. We may do other programming on the street," he said. The Coventry SID planned two Coventry Street Arts Fairs last summer, but the second one was canceled after the first fair, which started off as a great event, ended on a very negative note. Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said that …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Cedar Lee SID hosted meetings to get feedback on the plans, and an engineering study is almost complete.
The Cedar Lee Business District is one step closer to getting a revamp that’s been in the works for the past five years. The Cedar Lee Special Improvement District hosted a series of meetings at the end of March to update merchants and residents about plans to revitalize the one-mile strip from Cain Park to the Lee Road Library. Engineers from CDM Smith have collected data, analyzed the lighting and revised conceptual plans, and they should be finished with the engineering study and a draft of the report by the end of May. Once that step is complete, they can submit plans to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Architecture firm studioTECHNE designed the improvements, which include adding: “You know those places you go that you just want…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The City of Cleveland Heights hopes to finalize a development agreement by summer and start construction in the fall.
The City of Cleveland Heights sent requests for proposals to developers and architects in November, asking for their ideas for the vacant, grassy space on the corner of Meadowbrook Boulevard and Lee Road. The city received three proposals for the property, and officials have interviewed each developer. They've selected one group they'd like to move forward with, but a development agreement has not been signed. "We’ve selected a market-rate apartment and office retail concept for the project," said Howard Thompson, economic development director for the city, adding that officials are meeting again with the group at the end of April. "We're currently just trying to finalize some final designs, some parking issues and the financial package …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Cleveland Heights Democrats will host a meeting tonight to discuss how economic development at University Circle could impact Cleveland Heights
The Cleveland Heights Democrats will host a panel discussion at 7 tonight at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to discuss how the economic development of University Circle could impact Cleveland Heights. Panelists include Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley, Debbie Berry, VP of planning and real estate development for University Circle Inc. and Mark Chupp, professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council wants the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board to have a meeting with council and/or Millikin residents
Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley has sent a letter dated Feb. 22 to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board urging members to meet with council and/or residents of the Millikin neighborhood. The night before at the Cleveland Heights City Council meeting, Kelley said more than 200 residents came to share their concerns and comments about the future of the former Millikin School, owned by the CH-UH City School District. This prompted him to send the letter, and some members showed support for the residents. Residents said the board would not let them speak at the special board meeting that same night, and that school officials have not been open to negotiation and discussions about Millikin. They'd like Mosdos Ohr Hatorah, a …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mayor Ed Kelley made the announcement at the Cleveland Heights City Council meeting
Cleveland Heights Finance Director Tom Malone was still teary-eyed the day after Mayor Ed Kelley announced Malone was retiring after 14 years with the city. “(Council members) were extremely generous in their comments,” said Malone, who is also the clerk of council. “I never thought I’d be that emotional.” Kelley made the announcement at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, and said that he and Malone grew up together. He gave him a proclamation, which had a shamrock on it to honor Malone’s Irish heritage. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and people shook his hand when they left. Council members commented on Malone’s ability to manage the city finances despite the tough economy. “I believe our city has weathered the storm a …