Breaking Ground

Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: BlueBridge Networks, Canalway, Mandel Foundation, and more
Need a job? Check out the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply.  
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.
A tale of two steamers: The tragic stories of The Western Reserve and the W.H. Gilcher
Cleveland Masterworks: The Great Lakes became of highway of commerce in the late 19th Century, with innovative leaps in steamship construction. Two of the most advanced ships of the time were the Western Reserve and the W.H. Gilcher—yet both steamers met with tragic demise.
New life given to Cleveland Public Library’s 95-year-old West Park branch
Cleveland Public Library officials and the community celebrated the renovated and restored historical West Park Branch this past Saturday when the 95-year-old building, designed by Walker and Weeks, reopened to patrons after nearly 10 months of work.
Imaginary kingdom: Toys, Dolls and Minis has evolved into interactive store for all ages
Toys, Dolls and Minis owner Dawn Reese launched her store in 2007 as a place where people could shop for her handmade porcelain dolls. As times changed, she evolved into an interactive, yet old-fashioned, toy store where kids get to experience hands-on play. 
Everyone wins! Terranean Herbs & Spices wins Chain Reaction, three more place second
The 20 semifinalists pitched their businesses to the Cleveland Chain Reaction judges last week and the winners were announced on "Kickin' it with Kenny" at Tower City Center. But there was a slight twist—all 20 came away winners.
St. Ignatius of Loyola: A lasting Cleveland legacy from the 16th Century
Cleveland Masterworks: Ignatius of Loyola found religious transformation after being injured in the Battle of Pamplona—eventually becoming one of the founders of Jesuit education, canonized as Saint Ignatius, and becoming the inspiration for St. Ignatius High School in Ohio City and John Carroll University in University Heights.
Shopping with a conscience: Look for fair trade products when picking holiday gifts
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, a local group of more than 70 organizations working together to prevent sex and human trafficking in Cuyahoga County, wants shoppers to keep fair trade in mind when looking for gifts this holiday season. Here are some tips to support local retailers committed to fair trade.
The big pitch: Chain Reaction semifinalists to showcase their companies for judges Thursday
This Thursday, the 20 semifinalists in this year's Cleveland Chain Reaction will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges for a chance to take home one of three cash prizes to help get their businesses off the ground.
St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church: All are Welcome at this historic house of worship
Cleveland Masterworks: Originally built in 1893 on the banks of the Chagrin River, St. Hubert's Episcopal Church served wealthy Clevelanders on retreat at Kirtland's Little Mountain. The church has moved several times over the past 130 years, but continues to welcome everybody at its current Kirtland Hills location.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy, City conduct property inventory and assessment
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy is leading the way in a months-long inventory of all of Cleveland’s 167,157 land parcels—identifying and prioritizing properties for rehabilitation, lead abatement, code violations, demolition and other pressing needs.
The Spitzer-Dempsey House: From opulent to austere, to renewed grandeur
Cleveland Masterworks: The Spitzer-Dempsey House in Ohio City was once a symbol of wealth and privilege before becoming a boarding house and law offices—and eventually a murder site—before being restored to all its glory. 
Reliving history: Business consultant recreates Millionaires' Row through video
Business consultant Jarrett Bayne has used historic photos from the Cleveland Public Library's photo collection to create a 14-minute YouTube video illustrating what it would have looked like to walk down Euclid Avenue, Millionaires' Row, 150 years ago.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: RTA, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Food Bank, and more
Need a job? Check out the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for.  
Time tripping: Cruise back to the 1950s at The Diner on 55th
For more than 20 years now, Demetrios “Jimmy” Anagnostos has been slinging hash at his Diner on 55th —a breakfast and lunch staple in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood.
Packing a punch: Entrepreneur offers flavors of India with line of finishing spices
Shaker Heights resident Sahithya Wintrich recently found herself craving the savory Indian-spiced breakfasts she grew up with in Southern India. So, she launched Chutni Punch—a line of three finishing spice blends that will please any palette or heat tolerance. 
New York Spaghetti House: A family-run favorite for 74 years
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1927 Mario Brigotti took what he learned from working as a waiter in New York's Italian restaurants and opened the New York Spaghetti House on East 9th Street. The place became a Cleveland staple for 74 years.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank completes first phase of its expansion plan
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank yesterday opened the doors to its new 197,00-square-foot Partner Distribution Hub—the first step in the Food Bank’s long-term plan to serve more people in its coverage area and make sure those in need have a full range of services. 
MAGNET’s new Midtown manufacturing hub aims to create jobs, grow local economy
Last week, MAGNET moved into its new headquarters, the Manufacturing Innovation, Technology & Job Center, that will connect people to training and jobs, increase manufacturing innovation, and transform Northeast Ohio factories with advanced technologies.
The life, legacy of advocate Jacqueline Gillon celebrated with Mount Pleasant mural
Dozens gathered last week in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to dedicate a mural that celebrates the life and accomplishments of environmental activist and community leader Jaqueline Gillon.