Breaking Ground

Evolving history: Museum of Natural History undergoes staff, campus, program changes
The 102-year-old Cleveland Museum of Natural History is finishing a $150 million expansion and renovation that includes physical enhancements, staff additions, and a new hall that will feature some of the museum's most prized attractions.
Clarence Mack: Self-taught in architecture, yet designed 32 area homes that still stand today
Cleveland Masterworks: Without a day of training as an architect, Clarence Mack made his mark on Northeast Ohio nearly 100 years ago with the 32 impressive Georgian Revival and French Eclectic homes he built in Lakewood and Shaker Heights. All 32 homes stand today as testament to his talents. 
Cleveland Heights celebrates Pride Month, Juneteenth by affirming that All Are, indeed, Welcome here
The City of Cleveland Heights' tag line is #AllAreWelcomeHere, and this month city officials showed they mean it when they raised the Progress Pride Flag and introduced new legislation prohibiting LGBTQ+ discrimination, as well as also raised the African-American flag to celebrate Juneteenth this past weekend.
Church revival: Tremont residents renovate 1910 church to create unique event space
The former Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church has quite a history. The newest chapter in the building's 112-year history will come later this year in the form of the Elliot event center.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: MidTown, Fairfax Renaissance CDC, Davey Tree, and more
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Superior Arts District’s new tenant brings jobs, art to in renovated warehouse
After three years in the making, the new CrossCountry Mortgage will this fall open its new headquarters in an historic renovated building complex in the Superior Arts District. To show its commitment to the neighborhood, the company is sponsoring a Paint the District competition that will bring a mural to the neighborhood.
Marching on: Newest Civil Rights Trail marker honors Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland’s first Black mayor
Cleveland Restoration Society on June 8 will place at City Hall the second historical marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail, honoring late Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes.
Otto Moser’s: The celebrity hangout with the theater crowd for 125 years
Cleveland Masterworks: Clevelanders have always had their lists of favorite local eateries. Having perhaps one of the longest runs was Otto Moser's for 125 years.
Natural beauty: Garfield Park Reservation gets $7 million facelift
The Cleveland Metroparks' Garfield Park Reservation is undergoing a $7 million renovation to restore some of the original amenities and celebrate it's 128-year history.
Cedar Lee Meadowbrook development project moves closer to reality
Plans to develop the Cedar Lee corridor in Cleveland Heights are moving ahead after an ordinance to approve a public park on a parcel of land marked for development failed at the polls early this month.
Richman Brothers: Known for its quality clothing, stellar treatment of employees
Cleveland Masterworks: A now-derelict factory on the shores of Lake Erie once housed one of Cleveland’s most successful businesses. For more than 100 years, Richman Brothers produced quality suits that were a rites of passage for many young men graduating or getting married, while also going above and beyond in caring for its 2,000 employees. 
Greater harm than good: HB 276 passed the Ohio House, but it could endanger LGBTQ+ Ohioans
Ohio House Bill 276, dubbed the “prohibit receiving proceeds of prostitution bill," passed by a large minority. But experts warn the LBGTQ+ community could be doubly vulnerable to the bill’s unintended consequences.
Cleveland’s futuristic space center is modernizing its outdated spaces.
NASA Glenn Research Center in the midst of a multi-year master plan to update its Brook Park and Perkins Township campuses that will bring the center well into the 21st Century.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: YMCA, Team Ohio, Cheesecake Factory, and more
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St. Michael the Archangel: A towering symbol of faith in Tremont
Cleveland Masterworks: The Adolphus Druiding-designed St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Tremont dates back to the 19th Century and remains as Cleveland's tallest church.
Growing roots: Gateway 105 Farmers’ Market returns to Glenville, in a new home and location
After 10 years of operating out of tents on a lot on East 105th Street and Ashbury Avenue, The Famicos Foundation is now running The Gateway 105 Farmers' Market in a new enclosed building down the street in Glenville.
Ashbury Community Center celebrates new AT&T Learning Center with block party, free computers
In March, AT&T opened its second Cleveland Connected Leaning Center at the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. In April, a block party in the Glenville center celebrated the opening, new high-speed fiber internet in the neighborhood, and affordable connectivity. 
Rafael Guastavino, known for majestic vaulted ceilings in the West Side Market, Baldwin water plant
Cleveland Masterworks: Rafael Guastavino studied architecture in his native Spain and went on to develop a system of interlocking tiles that greatly facilitated the construction of vaulted ceilings. There are 12 local examples of his work, including  the West Side Market, Baldwin Water Treatment Plant, and Cleveland Public Library.
Perfect pairings: Good Company joins Buildings & Food Hospitality Group
Buildings & Food Hospitality Group's Will Hollingsworth has brought Brett Sawyer's Good Company restaurant under the umbrella of companies that also includes Hollingsworth's Prosperity Social Club and the Spotted Owl locations.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: Shaker Heights, BlueBridge Networks, Goodwill, and more
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