Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Trouble in Tremont

A welcome new addition to the Tremont neighborhood is said to be opening its doors within the next week, according to Scene. Bistro on Lincoln Park will take up shop where Sage Bistro stood on the corner of Kenilworth and West 11th. The question is, how long will the shutters stay open?

With the recent closure of the ramps leading to the innerbelt and downtown, Tremont is taking a hit. The economic consequences of no major transportation access to the neighborhood could be devastating for the small businesses that have been growing steadily in the eclectic enclave for the past decade (or more). This video from the PD shows the frustration well, with even Mike Symon taking time from his busy schedule to show support:

Will this force ODOT to get their shite together and do something about it? Hopefully, but not bloody likely, at least in the short term. But, it does provide some good publicity and will bring out the 'Believelanders' who otherwise might feast in Ohio City, Beachwood, Coventry, or Rocky River... If you haven't been, it's worth the trip.

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