Hang Out In Cleveland's Newest Hot Neighborhood This Thursday...Detroit Shoreway (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway and CP Theatre, courtesy of WikepediaYou know how sometimes you walk through a neighborhood and the energy is almost palpable? I swear you can feel the vibrancy of Detroit Shoreway when you are there. This Thursday we have a Twilight Tour in D/S and you might want to take the opportunity to try out new eateries, shop some galleries, take a zen moment at the Lake shore, and view some open houses, all in the same evening. What could be better?

About 17,000 people call this neighborhood home. Cleveland is divided up into CDC neighborhoods, and this one's borders (depending on who you talk to) go from Lorain Avenue to W. 50th to W. 117th and to the Lake. Now some of that area is  claimed by Edgewater Cudell (closer to W. 117th and Clifton) and Ohio City (closer to W. 50th and Franklin.)  But we aren't here to worry about borders now are we?

The heart of The D/Shoreway neighborhood can be found beating quite nicely at W. 65th & Detroit. So much has happened there and why it has happened can be seen in why Niki Gillota chose to open Gypsy Beans in Detroit Shoreway instead of anywhere else. She did her research, she was already an experienced coffee/bakery entrepreneur but she wanted her own place. She also felt the pulse of this neighborhood and decided this was going to be the next, hot district. She knew a lot of money (and I do mean a lot!) was being poured into it.  She knew other people were planning shops there.  Now Gypsy Beans is a destination for many Clevelanders, not just the locals.  (It's my favorite Cleveland coffee house.) Check out Norm Roulet's blog on the opening of Gypsy.  Many of us were there and we blogged about it but he did the best job!

In less than a year the Capitol Theatre will be open for business. The grand old theatre is being refurbished and will show independent movies, similar to the Cedar Lee venue on the east side. Two fabulous restaurants have opened up in the past few months so you might want to put one of them on your list for Thursday. Luxe was created and opened by Marlin Kaplan of One Walnut fame in Downtown Cleveland.  Luxe boasts a very chic and hip decor, not stuffy at all, and the food is fabulous. Here is an article by Douglas Trattner of the Free Times about Luxe.

 Many of us watched and waited and watched and waited as Stone Mad went through her own refurbishing on W. 65th north of Detroit. We watched beautiful stone and iron works get put into place. I think the owners were very meticulous about what they wanted. It's a traditional Irish Pub with traditional Irish fare. The PD has a gorgeous night photo of the pub and an article with further details.

1336 W. 54th King's Terrace TH KitchenMy suggestion? Follow up a coffee and a pastry at Gypsy Beans with a home tour. We have a list of homes being held open Thursday evening, July 24th from 6-8 pm. (In fact if you stop at my open house at 1336 W. 54th Street, pictured to the left, I'll have some Gypsy Beans goodies for you). This Kings Terrace town house (listed at $259,900) is walking distance to Lake Erie with Lake views from the 3rd flr deck. Beautiful living space and walking distance to Gordon Square and public transportation.  

1781 W. 52nd will be open as well.  This 1910 built home is listed at $119,000.  As you can tell from the photo on the right, it has the cottage or school house beauty to it. Both the interior and exterior have been beautifully updated/restored.  It is truly right out of a magazine. W. 52nd Cottage

Franklin Blvd Grande Dame Victorian6303 Franklin is one of the grand old dames lining Franklin Blvd. At an affordable price of $159,900 you would be getting quite the house. Much original woodworking and fireplaces and nooks and crannies still exist in this home.  (photo on left)

There are many more homes to see that evening from 6 to 8pm. but I decided to list three of them to represent a spectrum of price ranges.

Come spend a fun summer evening in Detroit Shoreway this Thursday...you just might not want to leave. Oh yes, and after all is said and done, head to The Happy Dog for reflection and libation :-)

There is a lot of talent in Detroit Shoreway, here are just a few links to some of the creative people working their magic there:

Gordon Square Arts District

Cleveland Public Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Latitude 41 Restaurant

The Detroit Studio Web Design

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery

Alternative Press Magazine

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Carole Cohen
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Hi Mitchell, I wish you would be here Thursday too, we could have a libation at the Happy Dog! I would talk your ear off.  You would love the neighborhood. 

Jo, thanks for the enthusiasm, and yes the house is full of character - I bet compared to Washington prices it seems pretty amazing too! Hey, move to Cleve and I can fix you right up LOL

Happy Anniversary, Steven and wow that dinner should make your wife smile. I can think of a few homes sold in last year that are starting to take shape....I never thought of this before but I bet when you do 203k's you want to see the results of the work.  Do you ever get to go visit the finished product? I hope so!  Nice to meet you on line. 

Jul 21, 2008 06:22 AM #11
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Terrie Leighton
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I have to agree, this is a terrific post for Localism, and, is a terrific post period. You did a great job with the details and make this nieghborhood sound like a great place to want to live.

Jul 21, 2008 07:36 AM #12
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I was originally from the Greater Cleveland area and reside in sunny Fort Myers Florida

currently. I am really amazed to see the renovations going on as well as the terrfic value

for the homes. Good luck with your open....More and more folks are sure to return to the city

or closer for convenience and cost effectiveness. ( Especially with gas prices )

What a great investment.

Best Regards,

Linda J. Kane

Be Nice to People! :)

Wanted: Snowbirds coming down for Season

Jul 21, 2008 07:49 AM #13
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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Thanks Terrie you are very kind. Nevada sounds like a fun place to live as well, do you know John Novak?

Kanebroker, Fort Myers is a place I will be pining of in February lol.  Your old neck of the woods is definitely revitalizing!  Thanks for the good wishes

 

Jul 21, 2008 08:04 AM #14
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Rick Cyngier, Senior Mortgage Consultant, Union National Mortgag

Hi Carole, I just loved your review of Detroit Shoreway and the adjoining neighborhoods. We just spent Sunday afternoon watching the volleyball games and had a picnic at Wendy Park. I consider that part of the neighborhood along with Edgewater Park, just one of our gems in Cleveland. I have not been down in that area since Dan Moore owned the marina, and truly impressed. Stone Mad is a very nice place (my friend Mark bartends there), with good drinks and food.  I will pass your article along to some of my relocating clients, and recommend your services if they are looking in your neighborhood, with you being the resident expert. I have been with Activerain for well over a year, and truly underutilize the benefits and referrals. I've given out three referrals already as a result of networking with Realtors and Lenders on Activerain, and will continue to do so.

Jul 21, 2008 10:11 AM #15
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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The picnic, Rick, sounds like the best part! Thanks and I am glad to meet you, who knew so many people were right in the same area!  I think we will have to have an ar D/S day and get a chance to meet some folks.  Of course it could be like herding cats.

 

 

Jul 21, 2008 10:40 AM #16
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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Looks like a cool area, but 17,000 people? I don't have that many people in my county! Go West young woman, come West!

Jul 21, 2008 10:48 AM #17
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Carole:  What a great post.  And... look at all those featured posts and gold stars you are racking up.  Great job.  I am hoping to come up for a visit before winter sets in this year, and plan to make excellent use of both your Active Rain blog posts, and your outside blog posts, too.  Thanks so much for sharing.  Great job, woman !

Jul 21, 2008 09:41 PM #18
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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LOL@Dana ya know, I would go nuts if I lived in a small town, just a different make up from you lol

TY Karen Anne and I hope a meeting for coffee will be in order when you visit! 

Jul 22, 2008 05:26 AM #19
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Terrie Leighton
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No,I do not know John Novak! He lives in Las Vegas but I would like to meet him one day, as well as a couple other great agents down there, Arina and Renee Burrows.

Jul 22, 2008 08:14 AM #20
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Carole Cohen
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Terrie, I can envision a cool Nevada meet up for you guys! It's very cool to meet you.

Jul 22, 2008 08:32 AM #21
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Esko Kiuru
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Carole,

Good news from Cleveland. I'm already familiar with the downtown district by the river with all the restaurants and whatnot and now this West side neighborhood comes along to further enhance the city.

 

Jul 22, 2008 12:24 PM #22
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Dawn Maloney
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Thanks Carole!!!! I love your posts and I read them every chance I get. We need to get together sometime. You get to pick the location, and I'll pick up the tab. Introduce me to another new place!

Jul 22, 2008 03:19 PM #23
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Carole:  Actually, I was thinking about a bit more than just having coffee.  Perhaps lunch, and then if you have time, I'd love a short tour where you could share some of the wonderful new things happening in your part of town.  That would be awesome.  Maybe even take a peek at your office.  Take care...

Jul 22, 2008 05:29 PM #24
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Maybe you could even arrange to get the proposed rail service to zoom from Cleveland right past Cincinatti, and all the way down to Fort Worth.  How cool would that be !

Jul 22, 2008 05:30 PM #25
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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Esko yes it seems the adage is true, Cleveland does rock!  Thanks and hope you get to check out Detroit Shoreway.

Dawn, that sounds like a terrific idea!

Karen you know I think we could have a blast I would love to do all of that!

Jul 23, 2008 05:52 AM #26
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Carole Cohen
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Esko yes it seems the adage is true, Cleveland does rock!  Thanks and hope you get to check out Detroit Shoreway.

Dawn, that sounds like a terrific idea!

Karen you know I think we could have a blast I would love to do all of that!

Jul 23, 2008 05:53 AM #27
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LLoyd Nichols
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Carole, fascinating area. Its great to get some inside information about Cleveland.

Jul 26, 2008 04:06 PM #29
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Kay Van Kampen
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Carole, sounds like a great place to visit.  You brought it to life.  Congratulations on being featured.

Jul 27, 2008 08:20 AM #30
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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Hi Lloyd, thanks, it's good to see you.

Kay, I loved living in Missouri, some of the friendliest people I ever met. And I thank you. 

Sorry for the delay in answering; i had 7 days without cable at home because a squirrel decided to chew through the cable line outside (I found that out today lol)

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