Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 10/29/14
There was a really good piece by Joe Crea in the Plain Dealer last week about an influx of new businesses and other development in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood (“where Frankie Yankovic first learned to polka”) and its center, the Waterloo Road District, home of one of the best concert venues (and brunch spots) in the U.S.A., the Beachland Ballroom. The article contains a number of quotes from local businesspeople who are apparently seriously committed to the area, including Allan Glazen, a retired ad exec who’s “the driving force behind Project Light Switch, a loosely formed coalition of business owners who want to bring back to life [the] once-bustling business corridor,” and who righteously hails “an era of suburban flight.” “[Young Clevelanders] especially, they want to live in the neighborhoods their grandparents and great-grandparents grew up in and raise their own kids there and have good places to eat and good schools for their kids,” Glazen says. “They’re fed up with co
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