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Value World Slated to Move Into Vacated Drug Mart

The second-hand chain store is expected to take over the Discount Drug Mart space at 11900 Detroit Avenue this summer.

Value World, a second-hand clothing store with operations in three states, is coming to Lakewood, expected to open this summer in the space currently occupied by Discount Drug Mart at 11900 Detroit Avenue.
Value World, a second-hand clothing store with operations in three states, is coming to Lakewood, expected to open this summer in the space currently occupied by Discount Drug Mart at 11900 Detroit Avenue.
Value World, a second-hand clothing store with operations in three states, is coming to Lakewood.

The store is expected to open in the space of the current Discount Drug Mart at 11900 Detroit Avenue,  as soon as this month.

Value World's Cleveland location, near W. 107th Street and Lorain Avenue, is expected to close its doors.

A project manager for Value Word recently presented plans to the city's architectural board of review, that would include some minor exterior renovations and a new sign on Detroit Avenue.
Christina Cocchiarale Ward August 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Thank you, sad. I feel the same way as I stated above. Should be removed. Uncalled for.
The original Bill August 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Good idea Michael. Keep the old DDM building vacant and let the City of Cleveland use the payroll and property taxes Value World creates just to keep the (insert your bigoted term here) from hanging around in Lakewood
The original Bill August 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I just think it's amazing the amount of bigoted people spewing their hate on here because the "wrong people" shop at Value World. You may not be saying it but some of us know EXACTLY what you mean.
Michael A. Miller August 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Bill, I'm not bigoted. Learn the definition of a word before you toss it around. You don't see my routine interactions with people. Wherever I live, I want to be around people who want something better for themselves and, if they move into a certain environment that's better than the one they left, adapt to their surroundings. If I wanted to live in an environment like the near west side, I would have moved there. Had Lakewood been what it is today when I decided to move here, I never would have come here.
Michael A. Miller August 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM
"...my spouse is an adjunct professor..." If this was supposed to be some sort of boast, "adjunct professor" isn't even a real job. Anyone who holds is an on-call temp. Of course, I'm sure Value World will be hiring unless they open fully staffed, without having posted job openings to the community, like Menchie's and the bakeries did, and like every other new business in Lakewood does.
sammaeal August 16, 2012 at 06:46 AM
I'm just going to keep coming back to read the comments every day until one of you accidentally drops the n word. I know you're thinking it, we all see it thinly veiled in your comments. Just as we know you're thinking this very moment "He can't be talking about me! Some of my friends are ethnic! Why just the other day I hired a local ethnic boy to cut my grass!". Sometimes I forget the real "infestation" in Lakewood (to borrow from Mr Miller), racists, classists and those that think that they're living in some gated golf course community and not a working class, mixed population city.
corey August 16, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Wow...this city is somethin else...it seems no one here wants any kind of growth to happen...everyone was opposed to the new McDonald's n now this value world...everyone needs to get off there high horse...just cause u live in a suburb don't mean ur sh*& don't stink...ur no better than anyone else...if u don't like the growth in this town do somethin bout it....and move!
Kanne August 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Great... now all the "trash" from Cleveland will come to Lakewood's Value World to shop! (...and No, I am not saying that only trash shops at 2nd hand stores.) I am sure the owners of the new townhomes on Detroit will be thrilled with that. Putting that store in Lakewood would be a HUGE mistake. ...and yes, I do live on the east side of Lakewood, and yes, I agree it has gone "downhill."
Kanne August 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM
LOL! I saw the humor in the comment... I think Shawn's comment is funny! I don't care if people are gay or not, but Shawn brings up a good point; gay men do tend to care for their property very well. I know that is a stereotype, but it is true! I have gay friends and this statement applies to most of the guys. I don't care who lives in Lakewood as long as they don't break the laws, work (or be willing to), be clean (self and property), and respect your neighbors.
J. See August 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I agree with you, Mr. Miller. The truth is the truth, so I don't want any PC bullcrap being shoved down my throat. I've rented in Lakewood for 25 years and for the longest time, it never seemed to change much. The ghettofication of this city began when money-grubbing, absentee landlords began renting to tenants under the Section 8 and Eden programs and/or rented to tenants without first conducting criminal and employment background checks. Things have gone downhill in a hurry. And the crappiest part about all this? Lakewood's property values have seriously declined, yet taxes are still the most ridiculous in Cuyahoga County. I don't get that. And I would never, ever buy a house in a city that is so clearly deteriorating into a slum.
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
We need to do something about all the trash, you're right. I vote we start with ignorant racist white trash who think they're living in Whiteytown, USA and not the real world. I'm going to hold a free screening of Triumph of the Will in the park this weekend if you want to come see it. Flesh eating bacteria filled sheets and napalm smoothies will be provided by Lakewood Friends Alliance. Go to WWW.quitpretendingyouarentaracistpinheaddipshit.com/yesyou/yourracismisshowing.html for details.
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Hi sammaeal, Michael A. Miller also commented on Value World to Move Into Vacated Drug Mart. "Looks like a profanity-laden threat, including but not limlited to bioterrorism, to me. Are the police invited? Here it is in plain English: NOBODY MOVES TO LAKEWOOD BECAUSE THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH LOW-RENT BLACKS, EXCEPT FOR OTHER LOW-RENT BLACKS, THE WHITE GIRLS WHO LOVE THEM AND WIGGERS. Is that clear enough for you?" C'mon Mikey! I know I should've opened with a poop joke to be able to speak to the level you're working at, but don't mistake absurdist black humor for a threat. Oh, wait...I forgot that you're scared of dark skinned people and those wolves in sheep's clothing, those terrifying "wiggers"! Do you ever get scared because your shadow is darker than you? Just curious. As for the rest of your comment, you're so close, man! You came just ONE LITTLE LETTER from saying the word you want to say most! Grow a spine and stand by your beliefs! Yell at the moon for eating the sun! Wonder why the evil spirits steal all the flowers in wintertime! Show your ignorance proudly for all to see! JUST SAY THE WORD! Don't be scared of your hatred! Celebrate it and wave that banner high so we can all see!
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Please. I know satire when I see it. Thanks for playing, though. If you feel unwelcome and persecuted here, that's your issue to work through.
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 03:19 AM
BTW, free plug here. Mr Miller is available to proof-read and copy-edit your work, authors! Who wants to be proof-read by a grammar and structure illiterate hate monger! He will also do your dishes and laundry, leaving them LILY WHITE (even if they started out another color)! The queue starts here! http://mikeyltd.weebly.com/index.html
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 03:24 AM
No, Michael, I am secure in myself. I just want to see you become the best and most self actualized racist you can be. A through and through racist is something I can begrudgingly respect; for they are at peace with their convictions. Someone who uses euphemisms and PC work arounds to get to their point lacks courage and honor; especially when they proclaim their disdain for the PC language. I don't have to like your speech, but I believe in protecting it. But in return, you should have the courage to just say what you want to say.
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 03:26 AM
You're just like every other craven little punk online: All your bravado comes from anonymity.
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 03:31 AM
You want my phone number, email address. etc? All you have to do is ask nicely, punkin.
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 03:35 AM
If I wanted that information, I would have asked for it. You could demonstrate some fortitude by presenting your comments under your real name without anyone having to suggest you do.
sammaeal August 23, 2012 at 03:41 AM
This has been my name for my online persona and through my art and writing since 1992. I have used it for my work longer than I have used my real name for it. This is as much my name as any you may use. You may think I'm hiding, but in actuality this is who and what I am and have been for two decades now.
Gina J. August 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM
I am with you sammaeal and not only is he racist he is also a bully. One of his first comments on this issue was telling Alexandria to get off her "soapbox" which is nothing but insecure bulling behavior. We are all on our own little platforms here and duh isn't that the whole point of comment boxes???
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM
This is another case of people needing to go back and look up the true definition of a word before they throw it around for their convenience to support their lame finger-pointing. Again, anyone who is feeling persecuted or unwanted is welcome to raise their bar or keep steppin'. It's interesting, Gina, that you refer to me in the third person as if I'm not a presence here. If you did that in front of me in person with other people around, it would be considered a demonstration of extreme rudeness. Also, it's a clear-cut example of demeaning behavior based on a conclusion you jumped to without really knowing me or my real-life behaviors and interactions with people. Last I knew, that was the definition of prejudice. I'll underscore that with a presumption of racism, since I'm guessing you;re a person of color moreso than just a sympathizer. Tsk, tsk. For shame!
Gina J. August 23, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I have no desire to "know" you I simply responded to the judgments you hurled at others. I choose not to have bullies in my life and have always stood up for those who are being bullied in front of me. Your words mean nothing to me so do not bother responding to mine.
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Who asked you to stick up for them or for any inout whatsoever? Now that you're done bragging about what a fine and brave person you are, you can go back to being an invisible nothing.
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Who asked you to stick up for them or for any input whatsoever? Now that you're done bragging about what a fine and brave person you are, you can go back to being an invisible nothing. If you think everyone who expresses his thoughts candidly and directly is a "bully", you better look up the definition of that word, too, then remove yourself from society because no one is going to tiptoe around you for the rest of your life because you're a hypersensitive little spun-glass princess. Maybe when you're out slumming at Value World, you can swing by Drug Mart and pick up several bottles of Midol.
Michael August 23, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Wow, you are annoying.
Michael A. Miller August 23, 2012 at 07:50 PM
"Michael 13 seconds ago Wow, you are annoying." Good.
Michael A. Miller August 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM
http://lakewood-oh.patch.com/announcements/crime-near-lakewood-police-station?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001 "I very rarely walk out the front of my apartment but when I do more often than not I see the 'dope boy take down' by the police. Seems to me the closer you live to the police station the more crime."
theresa September 14, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Well, I think the new mcdonalds and cvs are infinitely trashier than a second hand store. I live in western lakewood and would much rather see a second hand shop than the garbage popping up around me...i support reusing, recycling, and helping those in need; I am opposed to gmo food and junk food, corporate greed hurting communities, and every other store front in my 'downtown' being a cell phone provider...get a grip, thrift stores aren't the things hurting the community.
Christina Cocchiarale Ward September 15, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Get a grip she says. Wow. Well, where do YOU live, Theresa? If you don't live right by where it will go like I do you might be singing a different tune. I just am going to cross my fingers it won't go to crap.
Michael A. Miller September 15, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I guess the verification or denial of the ghettoization of Lakewood along socio-economic lines depends on whether you can read between the lines of this article: http://lakewood-oh.patch.com/articles/unreasonable-amount-of-crime-reported-at-hidden-village-apartments

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