Independence Day Parade Pictures
LEAD-SAFE Paint Program—Apply by 7/31
Annual Town Meeting on TV23
Storefront Renovation Program
More Than a Free Movie, Asphalt Cinema Features Family Fun! On Friday, July 21st bring lawn chairs and blankets to the parking lot at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue (behind Walgreens) for an evening that begins with creative games and activities for children at 10 booths operated by local merchants starting at 6:30 p.m. Free balloon creatures by Balloon Man Gene will be available. A bubble gum blowing contest for all age groups takes place with prizes, followed by Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit—a hilarious clay-animated movie starting at dusk, rated G. Buy fresh hot popcorn, snow cones, and cold beverages. Asphalt Cinema is presented by Downtown Kamm’s Corners and is sponsored by National City Bank. Click here for more information.
The Independence Day Parade, organized by the West Park Kiwanis, was a great success. Mayor Frank Jackson led the parade, and Kamm's Corners Development Corporation was the parade marshall. Joe Outlaw took pictures and he assembled them in this gallery.
LEAD-SAFE Paint Program—Last day to apply is July 31
Kamm's Corners Development Corporation offers help to qualifying residents needing to paint the exterior of their homes. Program participants receive vouchers covering part of the cost of LEAD-SAFE prep supplies and paint. Applications are available now. If a house near you needs paint, why not discreetly leave a program application on the house's doorstep? Better yet, organize a painting party for a senior citizen in need. Call Dave at 216-252-6559 with questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed it...Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation’s Annual Town Meeting, held May 9th at St. Joseph Academy, was recorded by the City of Cleveland’s TV23, and is now in rotation on Channel 23 at 7:30AM, and again at 7:30PM each day for the next week or so. Tune in to hear comments from Executive Director Steve Lorenz, Councilman Michael A. Dolan, and featured speaker First District Police Commander Thomas McCartney, as well as award presentations and other highlights.
The “Beat Cops” are back! Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, with a coalition of taverns and other evening venues, have banded together to fund a security patrol of off-duty, uniformed Cleveland Police officers for the “downtown Kamm’s Corners” business district. Of interest, 24-hour national establishments including Steak N Shake, True North Energy (Shell Station), and Walgreens have all declined to contribute. Perhaps you can ask them why. The patrol is funded completely by KCDC and small businesses, including Common Grounds, Smedley’s, Public House, BJ’s Diamond Mine, and Kamcor Realty (property owner). Please thank them with your business!
Storefront Renovation Program News
A new Irish pub & restaurant will open in the former West End Appliance location at 17119 Lorain Avenue. Owner Patrick Campbell is also developing plans to add an Irish Dance Studio in the building. The City of Cleveland Storefront Renovation Program (SRP) will provide funding assistance and design guidance for the exterior renovation.
Watch for construction to begin soon at 15809 Lorain Avenue. New owner Joseph Coreno will use the SRP to restore the transoms and bulkheads, install simulated second floor balconies, and add creative new signage for the Far-Mor Café.
At 17015 Lorain Avenue, site of the new West Park Station, storefront renovations are nearly complete. A red, white and blue projecting sign in the shape of a badge will be installed next week. Jason Salupo, the restaurant's proprietor, plans to open for business in August with an Irish, American, and Italian-themed menu.
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