Now This Makes Me Downright Mad!

You’ve read my article about the new businesses coming to my building. 2020 Martini Cafe Lounge, the Mocha Fusion Coffee Lounge and Market on the Square will all open Friday for business.

The owner, Twyla Garrett’s success story is one any Clevelander or anyone from Northeast Ohio should be proud of.

Just today, Kimberly Gill interviewed her on NewsChannel 5 at Noon. This morning, the Plain Dealer featured her new business and story in the Business section.

This is where my anger comes into play. Read the article and then continue down the page and browse through the comments. One of them you’ll read is from me. I’ve never posted on before but I couldn’t help but put my two cents in on this subject. Brad, I hope you’ll weigh in on the subject as well with your comments. The same request goes for anyone else who’d like to banish the negativity that some people spread around Cleveland.

So what do we have to do to get rid of this sort of problem, support the people who work to change Cleveland with their money, intelligence and sweat. The entertainment complex opens in the old Cantina del Rio this Friday night at 7pm. Stop by and at least have a coffee!

Got Power?

or “The Mini Blackout”

Last night around 8:30, I was getting ready to make some shish kabobs I got at the West Side market when the power went out.

It was a little strange because the Powerhouse still had electricity and everywhere else I look did as well.

My neighbor called me asking if I had power, I did not.

I went out into the hall and it seemed like everyone who lived here was out wondering the same thing.

Apparently, a transformer blew. This wasn’t the first time this has happened in my new apartment building. Some tenants say it’s the third time.

While waiting for the CPP (Cleveland Public Power) to fix the problem, all of the tenants got together in the lobby and talked about their experiences at the building. It was rather eye-opening.

The good thing is, I’ve gotten to know some of my neighbors. They’re good people,

On Friday, I decided to join other downtown dwellers. I’m leaving the ‘burbs and heading to a place called Stonebridge Plaza. In a prior post, you’ll see the view from my new digs. I really can’t wait to get down there and start experiencing a new way of living.

At this point, they are still finishing the unit that I will be living in. It has granite in the kitchen and the bathroom. You won’t believe the view it has of Cleveland. It has what I was looking for in an apartment: washer and dryer in the unit (it’s a rarity for downtown living, they have the hookups but then you have to get rent the unit from them in many cases), two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it has a great view.

It’s not in the Warehouse District, obviously, but it’s downtown and should reduce the wear and tear on my car and decrease my gasoline costs. I’ll be putting together an Evite for an upcoming housewarming party.

(If you’re willing to help move, lemme know! 🙂 I’ll take the help!)