EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO)
The former Mickey’s building on Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland has been vacant for twenty years…but is now reborn.
“This building is critical,” said Dennis Roberts, Director of Real Estate Development for the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “This is really an opportunity to jump-start development in this city, by leveraging its proximity to University Circle, Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals, and the Clinic.”
The iconic East Cleveland landmark started as a Buick dealership built in 1949 and then became Mickey’s Rustproofing. And, by the end of this year, with $3.5 million of restoration, the Old Mickey’s building will serve a new purpose.
“What we expect this building to be turned into is office space, twenty-five thousand square feet, we expect not only office space in the rear,” said Roberts. “This particular location we expect to put in a cafe and then upstairs we hope to build some kind of community gathering space.”
Mickey’s will be the gateway to the redevelopment of 38 acres of blighted property, a $122 million redevelopment project for the city.
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