US Rep. Marcy Kaptur has selected an office in Lakewood.
The congresswoman is expected to set up shop in some vacant
space inside of the city’s Lawther Center on Madison Avenue.
City council approved a tentative lease agreement on Tuesday night, however details of the lease — including the cost of rent — haven’t yet been worked out.
“The residents of the city of Lakewood and surrounding communities would benefit from the location of a district office in Lakewood,” according to the council resolution.
“This council has determined that it is in the best interest of the city (to) enter a lease agreement for office space to serve as a congressional district office to further the interest of the city and its residents.”
It was earlier reported that Kaptur was eyeing the vacant space at the southwest corner of Marlowe and Detroit avenues owned by the Cleveland Clinic. But those plans stalled out, and for the time being, that building will remain empty.
Kaptur spokesman Steve Fought told Lakewood Patch the congresswoman is looking to have a presence in Lakewood.
He said the space that was most-recently leased by former US Rep. Dennis Kucinich "would've been perfect," however the high-end furniture store Cotton moved in instead.