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Cleveland City Council clears way for $20 million senior housing project to move ahead in old Longfellow grade school in Collinwood

CLEVELAND, Ohio – City Council on Monday approved a land swap with Cleveland public schools that will clear the way for a long-idled grade school to be converted into housing for the elderly.

The project involves the former Longfellow Elementary School on East 140th Street in Collinwood near the East Shoreway. The building, constructed in the 1920s, was closed in 2010.

Image Courtesy of Humphrey Popcorn

Image Courtesy of Humphrey Popcorn

Cleveland's legendary Humphrey Popcorn, a Euclid Beach icon, to open shop (vintage photos)

 The shop will be featuring Humphrey’s famous popcorn balls, popcorn and cheese corn, popcorn kernels and candy kisses, as well as other retro candies and Euclid Beach Park accessories. They will also be featuring another local classic, Bakers Candies, best known for their chocolate whips. The current owners of Humphrey Popcorn, Joanne Lynch and Mike Prokop, who bought the company in 2011, also purchased the rights and recipes to Bakers Candies. 


Welcome to Collinwood: Signs of life springing forth on East 185th Street

For many Clevelanders, memories of bygone E. 185th St. conjure up visions of its epic annual street festival, movies at the La Salle, and bike rides down to the lake.

Debra Drobnick is no exception. Born and raised in Euclid, Drobnick has fond recollections of growing up just one street away from E. 185th St., so it’s rather poetic that she’s now part of the street’s renaissance as one of the forces behind uber-popular Irie Jamaican Kitchen.


Lasalle Theater transforms into media art center, Businesses return tO Collinwood

CLEVELAND — A community has come together to give a historic theater a much needed face lift after it sat vacant for decades.

Businesses are slowly coming back to the Collinwood and the street is starting to thrive again


Third Cleveland Chain Reaction Competition to Focus on COllinwood

The third "season" of Cleveland Chain Reaction, a local economic development contest that centers on particular neighborhoods and connects small businesses with private investors for growth capital, will focus on Collinwood


CLEVELAND, Ohio – More great news from around the neighborhood!