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Lakewood

Lakewood - photo Bob Perkoski

Often billed as The Heights of the West Side, Lakewood does share much in common with its inner-ring sibling to the east. A sprawling mix of residential and commercial activity, interspersed with serene green spaces and bordered by Lake Erie, Lakewood offers its residents pretty much everything. The story these days, however, is commercial development, which has completely transformed Detroit Avenue and is expected to do the same for Madison Avenue. The neighborhood’s assets include dining and nightlife, charming homes, quality education, safe neighborhoods, easy access to downtown, and an increasingly robust biking community. 
 

Features

Platform Beer Co

This weekend in Cleveland: Lakewood's front porch concert series and more

This holiday weekend, go on a hot date to Mahall's for music, food and cocktails, visit Platform Brewing in celebration of their first anniversary, enjoy reggae by Carlos Jones at the kickoff of Lakewood’s porch concert series and more.

Christine Howey rehearsing for Exact Change

One woman show spotlights transgender lives in Cleveland

Christine Howey, a local theater critic, poet and actor, decided to live as the woman she knew she was when transgender individuals were not so visible.

Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute students

Babes on the boards: A guide to summer theatre camps

Northeast Ohio is still a mega manufacturing center for one thing: theatre arts. And when it comes to summer theatre opportunities, parents are spoiled for choice.

Nick Fedor, Executive Director of the Shaker Heights Development Corporation

Fighting blight in the 'burbs

Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and Lakewood are on the forefront of using the CDC model.

Stiv Bators

This weekend In Cleveland: Never-seen photos of rock icon Stiv Bators and more

This weekend, view a never-before-seen slice of Cleveland rock history, laugh with the Angry Ladies of Improv, hit the dance floor at Sanctuary, celebrate Praxis Fiber Workshop’s grand opening and more.
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Lakewood Founders

julie and shawn warren

julie and shawn warren

City: Lakewood
Meet Julie and Shawn Warren, founders of Erie Design, a family-owned and operated sign company in Lakewood.
jeff battershell

jeff battershell

City: Lakewood
Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.
carolyn klosowsky

carolyn klosowsky

City: Lakewood
Meet Carolyn Klosowsky, co-founder of Frugal Fortune, a Lakewood shop with two employees that sells fine vintage and antiques, quality pre-owned, and handmade items. 
jillian neimeister

jillian neimeister

City: Lakewood
Meet Jillian Neimeister, co-founder of Birdtown CrossFit in Lakewood.
joe pulizzi

joe pulizzi

City: Lakewood
Meet Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute.
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