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Clinic razing historic ORCA House with ‘no plans’ for the site

Demolition crews hired by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation appeared this week along Chester Avenue between East 89th and 90th streets to begin tearing down three solid structures with a long history of charitable service in the city.

The structures — including two historic, converted houses — were part of the ORCA House’s rehabilitation center for adults suffering from addictions. The demolitions appeared to be a rush job, even though a Cleveland Clinic spokesperson said the large health care system has no plans for developing the property.

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Demolition, groundbreaking this week for big Ohio City project

Demolition work is scheduled to start today for the $140 million Intro phase of the Market Square development in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. But if you wanted to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for this mixed-use project, the coronavirus crisis has made that risky and unnecessary.
There’s still going to be a groundbreaking in the coming days,

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Demolition for NuCLEus to start by mid-August

Two sources confirm that demolition is slated to begin by mid-August for the nuCLEus development in downtown Cleveland. While there is no news yet of a groundbreaking date for the $354 million development led by Stark Enterprises, most signals appear to be green for building the mixed-use project. But there are still some yellow signals, too.

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Bye, Euclid Square Mall; hello Amazon?

After 40 years, Euclid Square Mall is destined to be physically replaced by the latest thing in retailing — E-commerce. The mall, having closed Sept. 19, 2016 after years of limping along with two dozen churches as its remaining tenants, is vacated and officially condemned by the city for safety violations. Euclid Square Mall had succumbed to the changing retail market and population shifts long ago.

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