Friday, February 22, 2013
The Kowit & Passov Real Estate group closed the deal this week on the acquisition of Lakewood Center North at 14600 Detroit Avenue for just under $3.4 million.
The same folks who brought success to the Bailey and INA buildings on Detroit Avenue are looking to take some of their talents across the street to the largest commercial property of its kind in Lakewood. The Kowit & Passov Real Estate group closed the deal this week on the acquisition of Lakewood Center North at 14600 Detroit Avenue for just under $3.4 million. That news comes after the 258,470-square-foot building — among the largest commercial structures in Lakewood and certainly the tallest — has seen its number of tenants dwindle in recent years to about 50 percent occupancy. United Transportation Union, an AFL-CIO labor union affiliate representing railroad workers, was headquartered in the building until it moved to North Olmsted a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Kowit & Passov Real Estate Group posted on its LinkedIn page looking for someone to design a public art installation on the west side of the Bailey Building on Warren Road.
The owners of a prominent building in downtown Lakewood are looking for artists. The Kowit & Passov Real Estate Group posted on its LinkedIn page that its looking for someone to design a public art installation on the west side of the Bailey Building on Warren Road. According to the post, the portion will be 30-feet long and 4-feet high. The Bailey Building has undergone a massive renovation during the past few years, attracting new tenants including the University of Akron Lakewood and Eddie ‘N Eddie's. Interested artists should act quickly. The application deadline is April 15. For more details and/or an application call 216-514-5100, or send an email to email@example.com.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A workshop, slated for Monday, is first in a series focusing on community development.
The last time the city of Lakewood visited its Community Vision document, President Bill Clinton was in his first year in the Oval Office. A lot has changed in Lakewood since 1993. Lakewood City Council and the Planning Commission will begin the first in a series of workshops to update the city’s Community Vision on Monday in the University of Akron-Lakewood’s Bailey Building This workshop — to take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. — will review the current vision, invite discussion and outline possible courses of action. “What do 52,000 people agree is the vision of tomorrow?” said Dru Siley, the city’s planning and development director, at a planning commission meeting earlier this year. “What’s the common theme? That’s going to be the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The public is invited to join UA, city and county dignitaries at the dedication and ribbon cutting at the Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue.
The University of Akron is officially opening its doors in Lakewood today. The new University of Akron Lakewood Higher Education Center —housed in the historic Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue — will be unveiled to the community at 5 p.m. in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public is invited to join UA, city and county dignitaries at the dedication and ribbon cutting, which will be preceded by a community open house at 4 p.m. Expected to attend the dedication are UA President Dr. Luis M. Proenza, Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Last spring, UA’s Board of Trustees OK’d the satellite branch and construction crews have been working since to get the 11,000-square-foot facility ready to open. …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Plans still on schedule to open satellite branch in the fall.
Just eight days ago, the University of Akron's Lakewood branch showed only the bones of a facility. Now, the spaces in the Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue are starting to resemble classrooms. The ductwork is done. So is the electrical wiring. Lakewood Development Director Dru Siley said plans are still set to open the school's Lakewood satellite branch in September. This week, workers have been hustling to finish the drywall.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Eddie and Eddie's expected to open near the end of the year in the newly renovated Bailey Building.
Burgers, bourbon and apple pie are coming to Lakewood. And at the corner of Warren Road and Detroit Avenue, they’re coming to one of the most visible spaces in the city. Eddie and Eddie’s, a new restaurant owned by Northeast Ohio restaurateur Eddie Cerino, is expected to open near the end of the year in the newly renovated Bailey Building. Cerino signed the lease two weeks ago, and construction is expected to begin soon. With the news of University of Akron opening a satellite campus in the building, he said the timing couldn’t be better. “We think it’s one of the top-ten restaurant locations (in the Cleveland area),” Cerino said. “We’ve gotten to know the folks at Deagan’s and Melt. We thought we’d bring in a restaurant that complements …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Within five years, there could be as many as “a couple hundred” students on the Lakewood campus.
Classes at the University of Akron’s satellite campus in Lakewood are expected to begin this fall at the Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue. In the beginning, there will be only a few dozen students attending them. However, within five years, there could be as many as “a couple hundred” University of Akron students on the streets of Lakewood. Holly Harris Bane, the university’s associate vice president for strategic initiatives, said that usually there are 150 students on the first day of classes at a satellite branch. “It’s going to be a very small number because of the targeted degrees for students we’ll have in there,” she said. “We will really begin to ramp up our programs in the spring of 2012 and the fall of 2012.” Last month, the …