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Mike Wolfe of HISTORY’S American Pickers to Appear at the Variety Theatre to announce winner of This Place Matters campaign

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Mike Wolfe, creator and star of HISTORY’s popular TV series American Pickers, will appear at the Variety Theatre, 11835 Lorain Avenue, on June 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., to announce that the restoration of the theatre and complex is the official winner of his This Place Matters national competition. The … Continue reading

Improvements planned at five older Cleveland school buildings

(Plain Press, April 2017)                CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District will begin more than $23 million in improvements this year at five older school buildings, funding the projects with money from a bond issue approved by voters.   Improvements are in store for William Cullen Bryant School (3121 Oak Park) and Benjamin … Continue reading

Variety Theater rehab is key to fate of Lorain Avenue Master Plan in Jefferson neighborhood

by Nathan Purdom (Plain Press, January 2017)          The beautiful marquee of the Variety Theater, recently lit up for the first time in years, is visible evidence of a brighter future for the Lorain Avenue neighborhood at West 118th Street. Earlier generations of neighborhood residents, who visited the Variety in its heyday, saw vaudeville acts, Sunday … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The Historic Variety Theatre

Cleveland Community Police Commission examines use of force policy

(Plain Press, April, 2016) The Cleveland Community Police Commission held a Town Hall meeting on March 9th at Halloran Skating Rink to discuss use of force by the Cleveland Police Department. Guest presenters included Attorney Terry Gilbert and Latonya Goldsby of Black Lives Matter. The commission had invited a representative of the Cleveland Division of … Continue reading

Westown Winter Frolic

Westown and Ohio City projects awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits.

Westown and Ohio City projects awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. (Plain Press, January 2016) Developers planning the rehabilitation of the Variety Theatre, the Heyse Apartments, and the Forest City Bank and Seymour Block were among the winners in a statewide competition for Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. On December 16, 2015, the Ohio Development … Continue reading