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Developer bets big on living small — but some on historic Hessler don’t like his micro-vision
Developer Russell Berusch bet big on living small when he completed 29 micro-suites on Larchmere. But will Clevelanders embrace it, particularly those living on historic Hessler Street in University Circle, where Berusch’s approved micro-unit development has drawn opposition?
The Child Tax Credit is helping Clevelanders, but some families have missed it
The Child Tax Credit program has significantly helped some families make ends meet, but others who should have been automatically enrolled in the program simply were not.
Shaker Square rescue deal in limbo after councilwoman withholds support
There won’t be a deal to rescue Shaker Square in time for the holidays. Cleveland officials and nonprofit leaders answered questions about a proposed $12 million deal for Shaker Square at a public meeting at York Rite Masonic Temple on Kinsman Road Friday morning, but Ward 4 interim councilwoman Anita Gardner withheld her support, leaving it to her successor to decide.
“Too big to fail”: Inside the city’s $12M deal to save Shaker Square
The City of Cleveland wants to spend $12 million to rescue Shaker Square from receivership, turn it over to nonprofits for repairs, and sell it to a new owner. Some critics, though, say the city is overpaying for the center and it’s a waste of precious tax dollars. With repair needs looming and tenants leaving the square, City Council is set to vote on a deal as early as next week.
Entrada at Woodland Heights to bring 42 new for-sale townhomes to Buckeye
On Friday, Sept. 3, the Cleveland Planning Commission granted final design approval to 42 new for-sale townhomes slated to be built on the former Saint Luke’s Hospital site in the Buckeye neighborhood. The new development, Entrada at Woodhill Heights, will offer 1,400-1,500 square foot units starting in the low to mid $200,000’s.
EDWINS goes nationwide in teaching prison inmates culinary skills via video tablets
A new video instruction program will offer 500,000 inmates a chance to earn an online culinary degree from EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute.
East 4th Street developer seeks to bring micro-apartments to Larchmere
MRN Ltd. is one step closer to realizing plans to develop new micro-unit apartments on Larchmere Boulevard following a city planning commission vote approving conditional uses on Friday, August 7th.
Pandemic pivots: How three local black businesses turned to technology to survive
When the U.S. economy came to a screeching halt back in March due to the Covid-19 shutdown, it left many small businesses in a tough spot. Many had to close their doors with no idea when or if they would reopen.
Minority-owned businesses struggle to get help during Covid-19, but local resources are helping to fill the gap
Waverly Willis recently took out a tape measure at his home. The black entrepreneur, who owns two Urban Kutz barbershop locations in Cudell and Old Brooklyn, wasn’t trying to measure his mangy hair or beard which he let grow during the Covid-19 shutdown; rather, he was trying to size up the stack of unpaid bills on his desk.