Breaking Ground

History lessons: NEO students compete in regional History Day, 66 to go on to state event
Area students presented projects in the Region 3 Ohio History Day at the Cleveland History Center to share their thoughts, research, and interpretations around the 2023 theme “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas."
The Garfield Building: Home to two banks, a jeweler, apartments, and a top-notch steak house
Cleveland Masterworks: Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and constructed in 1893, the Garfield Building on Euclid Avenue and Bond Street was designed with banking facilities in the basement level. Today, the building hosts apartments and the Marble Room restaurant.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Heights libraries, Holden Forests & Gardens, Northwest Neighborhoods CDC
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Making change: Mental health, social change win big at Accelerate last week
Cleveland Leadership Center's ninth annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change took place last week, with Anycia Grady’s plan to increase the number of licensed mental health professionals serving Black communities taking home the grand price and the Technovation award. Additionally, 21 high school students on 12 teams showcased their ideas at the new Accelerate: Teen Citizens Make Change competition.
The U.S.S. Cod: a refurbished tribute to lost World War II Navy submariners
Commissioned in 1943, the U.S.S. Cod was fired upon in the Caribbean, traveled the Panama Canal crossed the Pacific Ocean to bases in Fremantle and Brisbane, Australia, and Apra Harbor, and Guam, completed seven war patrols in the South Pacific before becoming a staple in downtown Cleveland in 1976.
Alfred Hoyt Granger: Designed grand homes for elite Cleveland Heights, Bratenahl residents
Cleveland Masterworks: Although architect Alfred Hoyt Granger only was in Cleveland and in partnership with Frank B. Meade for a short time, he made an impression in the late 1800s and early 1900s with his designs on Overlook Road in Cleveland Heights and on Lake Shore Boulevard in Bratenahl.
Time lost: ‘They Have Landed’ taken to the trash
Local artist Loren Naji created his time capsule sculpture "They Have Landed" in 2011, and invited community members to place their mementos inside. The capsule has been at the W. 25th Street Rapid Stop, awaiting its 2050 opening, when construction crews tossed it in a dumpster. 
Doubling down: Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkinson adding two eateries to Salt+ family
Salt+ owners Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkison always knew they wanted to open at least two additional restaurants. The right opportunities came back-to-back. In March they will open Poppy in Larchmere and in September open Evelyn in the Detroit Shoreway.
Fresh ideas: 32 teams to present at 2023 Accelerate pitch, Teen Accelerate added this year
Entrepreneurs next week will pitch their business ideas at Cleveland Leadership Center's ninth annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, and this year teams of high school students with the Young Entrepreneurs Institute will also make their elevator pitches at the event.
William Mathewson Milliken, acquired prized exhibits for the Cleveland Museum of Art
William Mathewson Milliken, the second director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, curated many of the prized exhibits that earned the museum its stellar reputation.
A better place: Northwest Neighborhoods CDC creating a master plan for equitable, affordable living
Since last fall, Northwest Neighborhoods CDC has been talking to area residents and businesses. The information will help form a strategic master plan to make the near west side an equitable, affordable, and attractive place to live, work, and play. 
Who’s Hiring: Lake Erie Ink, Fairfax Renaissance CDC, Ohio City Pizzeria, and more
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Right at home: French-inspired café welcomes guests to a cozy, relaxing experience
Jennie Doran and Andrew Worm are living their passions—they've created a beautiful, comfortable space where guests feel at home at The Judith.
Jordan Playboy: The epitome of 1920s automobile style
Cleveland Masterworks: Ned Jordan, the founder of Collinwood's Jordan Motor Car Company, is remembered for his innovative advertising campaigns and large color selection for the Jordan Playboy roadsters that hit the roads in the 1920s.
Dunham Tavern: A piece of the 1820s in MidTown
Cleveland Masterworks: Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham arrived in Cleveland in 1819 and built a tavern to hold social events and accommodate stagecoach drivers. The oldest building in Cleveland standing in its original location, Dunham Tavern is a slice of history in the modern landscape.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy marks banner year in land and tree conservation
Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Ohio’s largest land trust, last year marked 70,000 acres of public and private land in Ohio that is now permanently protected for future generations.
EDWINS founder spends birthday serving food in Ukraine, living in war, getting James Beard nod
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute founder Brandon Chrostowski celebrated his birthday this week by traveling to Ukraine, where he cooked and served food, delivered seeds, produce, and supplies, and learned he's been nominated for a James Beard Award.
The ghosts of Champlain Street: The downtown sites lost to make way for the Terminal Tower
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1920s construction of the Terminal Tower meant the demise of several downtown streets and buildings—like the Cleveland Telephone Company building and the Champlain Street Cleveland Police Station complex.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: BlueBridge Networks, Canalway, Mandel Foundation, and more
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Moyenage: a grand lakefront home to many prominent Cleveland business founders throughout history
One of the grandest houses on Lakeshore Boulevard in Bratenahl is Moyenage—a 1904 Elizabethan Tudor that has been home to several of Cleveland's most notable business families.