Honeycomb Salon: From Ohio City to Gordon Square

Honeycomb Salon

Jeff Barge: “Two years ago you made a decision to move your shop, Honeycomb Salon, from Ohio City to Gordon Square. Was that a scary decision? If so, why?
Erin Gargiulo: No, not scary at all actually! It was definitely time to…”

Honeycomb Salon Owner/Stylist, Erin Gargiulo

Honeycomb Salon Owner/Stylist, Erin Gargiulo

by Jeff Barge

Honeycomb Salon is a full service salon located in the Gordon Square Arts District, just a few minutes from the center of downtown Cleveland. The neighborhood boasts new restaurants, art galleries, wine bars, theatres, and eco-living. Honeycomb Salon caters to all types of looks and hair types. Honeycomb Salon is also an Art Gallery, hosting local artist events related to fashion, beauty, and current trends. “All art and jewelry (which is always on display) is for sale as our focus is connecting beauty to life in the city. Our’s is an ultimate salon experience that offers haircuts, hair styling, color, waxing, eyebrow styling and nail services with local artists works. We welcome you to stop in and check us out when you are in the neighborhood!” – honeycombcle.com
The following is an interview with Honeycomb Salon Owner/Stylist, Erin Gargiulo. Continue reading

Al Sharpton: ‘What Are You Going to Do About Tamir Rice?’

A special report by The Gordon Square PRINT

Reverend Dr. Jawanza Karriem Colvin opened the May 28 rally at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church by asking the families of Malissa Williams, Timothy Russell, and Tamir Rice to stand.

Colvin scanned his church as the crowd rose from the full pews to give an extended standing ovation, after which he commented on the diversity he saw.  He said, “Tonight, if you look around in this church we see a quilt of the Cleveland community.”  Colvin introduced key note speaker, Al Sharpton, by saying, “You ought to pray, in your life, that you never need Al Sharpton, but praise God that God gave us an Al Sharpton.”  He added, “Pray you never need him, but thank God we’ve got one.”

When Sharpton came to the podium, he made the case that Cleveland will be the city that changes how policing is done.  The following is a full transcript of Sharpton’s speech. Continue reading

Breaking News from Detroit Shoreway for Foodies…XYZ THE TAVERN is Open for Lunch

XYZ Open for Lunch_pieboard

A special report by The Gordon Square PRINT

Big news if you’re looking for lunch in the cool, hip Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland…XYZ the Tavern is open for lunch.  Josh, from XYZ the Tavern told The Gordon Square PRINT, “XYZ’s now open at 11:30 am Monday through Friday for lunch, all year round, in addition to our 9 am Saturday and Sunday brunch!”

Trace Althoff on Managing Taverns from A to Z

Trace Althoff

Trace Althoff

by Rich Weiss

Trace Althoff has one of the coolest jobs in Cleveland. He manages five of the hippest new wave of bar/restaurants popping up in neighborhoods all over the city, including the well-known ABC Tavern and XYZ the Tavern, for A to Z Taverns.  Althoff is a textbook case of brain drain to Chicago boomeranging back after over 10 years to turn into a textbook case of brain gain for Cleveland.

“I went to high school at St. Ignatius, so I’m a local Cleveland guy.  I lived in Chicago for just over a decade and then I came back.  My mother’s from Ohio City, we ended up settling in Parma, and I went to St. Charles grade school on Ridge Road and Snow Road,” said Althoff.  “My sister is now the Principal of Holy Name High School in Parma Heights; my younger sister used to teach at St. Charles, now a stay-at-home mom with two kids; and my brother is a Chicago police officer…so we kind of run the gamut with everything that we do.” Continue reading

THIRD FRIDAYS Tonight @ 78th Street Studios

78th Street Studios


Visit 78th Street Studios during OPEN HOUSE every Friday 11 am – 4 pm and during THIRD FRIDAYS every third Friday of the month from 5 pm – 9 pm. 

Every Third Friday of the month from 5 – 9 pm, over 50 venues inside 78th Street Studios open up at the same time to present compelling visual exhbiits, ambient music, delicious cuisine, and pop up vendors. Named Cleveland’s Best Arts Event by Scene Magazine and Best of Yelp Cleveland, THIRD FRIDAYS is a multisensory art experience like nothing else in this region. With four different floors of eclectic architecture and visual displays, 78th Street Studios is a retail adventure that allows the public to interact with Cleveland’s living artists and to discover authentic art, furniture, and cuisine made in this region. Continue reading

First Federal Lakewood Offers Free Financial Checkups at First Financial Wellness Fair


By Samantha Semick

First Federal Lakewood, Gordon Square Branch Manager

With tax season in full swing, it’s the perfect time of year to assess your overall financial fitness no matter what your income bracket.  It’s often difficult to know where to begin, what to look for and how to move forward — especially if you feel your financial health is less than stellar.  To guide you in the process, First Federal Lakewood has teamed up with Enterprise Community Partners and the Detroit Shoreway Development Organization, to host a free Financial Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 7th at the Gordon Square Arcade located at 6516 Detroit Avenue from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Continue reading

Near West Theatre Community Open House from 1-5 pm, February 28th

Photo by Hans Holznagel, Near West Theatre

Photo by Hans Holznagel, Near West Theatre

NWT Re-Opens on Detroit Avenue at W 67th Street

Community Open House from 1-5 pm, February 28th

by Julie Maslov Goodman

Near West Theatre Announces Series of Community Events & Performances celebrating 2015 Opening of New Theater in Gordon Square Arts District

Community invited to preview new venue during Open House, Blowout Party and Benefit gala; Shrek The Musical featured as fist main-stage show followed by summer production of Hair.

As construction on its $7.13 million new theater nears completion, Near West Theatre is preparing to throw open the doors and “Let the sun shine in” with community events and performance celebrating its first permanent home.  The new theater is being built at 6702 Detroit Avenue in the diverse and dynamic Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. Continue reading