REPORTS OF THE DEMISE OF BRICK-AND-MORTAR BOOKSTORES HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED
by Sam Fryberger
Visible Voice Books is back. After a three-year hiatus, the urban literary retreat is reopening its doors. “It’s the same philosophy, same neighborhood and same proprietor—but we’ve doubled our space and centralized our location,” says owner Dave Ferrante, who transformed the Komorowski building on Professor Avenue in Tremont (2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 | 216.961.0084 |visiblevoicebooks.com).
Crust Pizza Kitchen (216-583-0257, 2258 Professor Ave.) is testing a “soft” open this week, opening daily at 4 pm until owner Mike Griffin and co-owner Megan Griffin have their brand new place running on all cylinders with their new, bigger space, new menu offerings, and new liquor license before returning to regular hours. Welcome back, Crust!
Beviamo Cafe, which has been in limbo between Tremont locations, has closed its Literary Ave. location earlier than planned, and won’t reopen for a month or so, when The new Professor Ave. space is ready.
Everarbor Company, Tremont’s outdoor lifestyle company, will lead a community volunteer garden clean up at the intersection of Scranton Road and Brainard Avenue on Sunday, July 23rd. Meet up at Everarbor Co. (2116 Brainard Ave) at 8:00 am and go to the Scranton-Brainard garden as a group, or join at the site to pitch in when you can. For more information, contact Derek Skapes at Everarbor Co., by calling 440.823.7945, or emailing Derek@EverarborCo.com.
The Tremont Farmers’ Market 2017 is open Tuesdays from 4-7 pm in our beautiful Lincoln Park. This report introduces a few of the vendors featured regularly. This TremonsterTV story was produced by Jasmine Conkle, with Lukas Hamlescher reporting.
TremonsterTV reports on Tremont’s shop for handcrafted furniture, Furniture Makers (767 Starkweather Ave, 216.298.4114), and how P.D. White and Alex Sutula custom-crafted a Lincoln Park tree (downed in super-storm Sandy, 2012) into a dining room table for a Tremont resident couple.
Around 3:40 am on Tuesday morning, Tremont Food Mart was robbed by an ATM Smash-and-Grab crew of between eight and ten members. Longtime owner, Yousef Khanfar (right), is pictured shortly after Cleveland Police left the scene. Continue reading