Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The estimated $2.5 million project to upgrade the traffic signals on Madison Avenue — a project not unlike last summer’s Detroit Avenue project — could begin in 2014.
Green means go and red means stop. City council began an effort to proceed with caution — and some questions — during its preliminary discussion about the proposed traffic signalization project on Madison Avenue. The estimated $2.5 million plan to upgrade the traffic signals on Madison Avenue — a project not unlike last summer’s undertaking on Detroit Avenue — is expected to begin in 2014. Based on a recent traffic study, five of the 20 traffic signals on Madison Avenue are “unwarranted,” meaning that they would be removed unless Lakewood paid 100 percent of the local share to keep them. “People will wonder why their streets will not get one, and their neighbors will,” said Shawn Juris, Ward 3 councilman and the chairman of the public …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mayor Michael Summers said he’s still holding out hope that the $2.5 million repaving project could still get done in 2013.
Last week, the city’s director of public works said that the city may have to wait until at least 2014 for a Madison Avenue overhaul. Not so fast, said Mayor Michael Summers. He said he’s still holding out hope that the $2.5 million repaving project could still get done in 2013. “I haven’t given up,” Summers said. “It’s my job to work hard to get resources for this city. Madison Avenue needs this attention now.” It’s a matter of funding, city officials have said. Originally, the city had worked out a plan to match 45 percent of the cost with the Ohio Public Works Commission, and the county would pick up the remaining 10 percent. Then, the county announced a “no local funds” repaving program that would save the city lots of cash. Summers …
Friday, September 28, 2012
City officials were hoping to get started on repaving of all of Madison Avenue in the summer of 2013, as well as a traffic signalization project. A streetscape effort was also part of the plans. They will all have to wait.
Clarification: Public works director Joe Beno said the county is still committed to paying 10 percent of the cost of the paving project. But the city will likely wait a year to see if it can get some funding assistance. Officials at Lakewood City Hall would like to repave the entire length of Madison Avenue. There are also plans for a traffic signalization project — not unlike the Detroit Avenue project this summer — which could include some streetscape-style enhancements. But all those plans are now on hold, until at least 2014. City officials were hoping to get started on the $2.5 million repaving of all of Madison Avenue in the summer of 2013, but the plan for additional funding assistance from Cuyahoga County fell through. However, the…
Monday, June 11, 2012
New Madison Avenue business puts new spin on furniture.
If you’re going to open up a new kind of furniture store, it’s probably best to have a cool name to go with it. So here’s one: Knottily Would. OK, yeah, but what does it mean? A neat play on words? Pure gibberish? A not-so-subtle reference to deceased film actress Natalie Wood of “West Side Story” fame? (Oh heavens, no!) “We’re just trying make people guess what the heck we’re doing in there,” store marketer and co-owner Mary Martin quipped. “Create a little interest.” And the “there” she’s referring to will be located at 12118 Madison Avenue right next to the Winchester in a business that upcycles or modernizes old wood furniture, does custom furniture painting and will also build custom radiator covers as Lakewood has lot of older homes …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Lakewood must first get funding approval from the Ohio Department of Public Works Commission.
Last year, the city applied for — and was denied — $1 million in state funding for a $2 million project to repave all three miles of Madison Avenue. City officials are planning to apply for the grant again. Joe Beno, the city’s director of public works, said it’s been about 20 years since Madison Avenue was fully repaved. However, it gets the regular patch treatment. “It’s not the worst street, but it’s one of the worst,” he said. At last week’s city council meeting, an application for $250,000 in grant funding from Cuyahoga County was approved — but that money would only be used if the city gets the green light from the state. “If we don’t get the money from the Ohio Department of Public Works Commission, the city is not going to spend $2…
Monday, August 15, 2011
Hot rods and classic and vintage cars will rumble down Madison Avenue for the ninth annual outdoor car show on Saturday.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. To the delight of car lovers and local gearheads, a roaring slew of hot rods and vintage autos will soon be rumbling down Madison Avenue for the ninth-annual Car Kulture show. This weekend, custom, classic and antique cars will roll from Warren to Hilliard roads with local businesses, live music acts, vendors and sponsors joining in along the ride, event manager Jerry Koenigsmark said. In years past, the show took place farther east on Madison, but Koenigsmark was eager to change it up to accommodate and include more businesses, spectators and cars. “The new location – farther west on Madison – has more space which will be great, seeing how the show has grown,” he said. “The businesses in the …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Delivery and take-out are available, but when it comes to Angelo's Pizza, dine in — for the whole pizzeria experience.
Delivery pizza is truly a god-send sometimes when everyone spills through the doors at the end of the day and there is nothing in the works that’s even close to becoming dinner. Pizza is something people can agree on — it’s easy, it’s filling and can cover many of the food groups in a tidy, tasty package. Somehow, it is always a treat — it’s good for parties, picnics, lunch, dinner — or even for breakfast (best served leftover and cold while standing in front of an open fridge). I like to go out for pizza though — I’ll admit it, I’m a mom and I like to have a clean kitchen when I get home, but also, I really like the experience of being in a good pizzeria. Amazing bready-garlicky-tomatoey aromas waft deliciously throughout the room and the…
Friday, June 3, 2011
Colombian street food quickly becoming a Lakewood staple at 12906 Madison Avenue.
The word “baroque” is indicative of something elaborate, over-the-top or ornate – Barroco’s tidy, beige storefront hardly reflects that definition, but the details implemented inside show a lot less restraint. The aromas, the music, the art and the greetings are distinctive, upbeat and inviting — and wait until you taste the food. Colombian food is unusual for these parts: A quick Internet search for Latin American cuisine in the greater Cleveland area will yield a long list of Mexican restaurants with a smattering of Cuban, maybe a little Venezuelan… but — lucky us — Lakewood’s own Birdtown is home to Barroco Grill. Barroco’s menu comprises foods that would be available from street vendors — some Colombian originals and some more familiar…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Traffic light also reported out at Madison and Lincoln.
At least two apartment buildings and one shop lost power this afternoon near the intersection of Madison and Roosevelt avenues. The traffic light at Madison and Lincoln avenues is also out and is backing up traffic. The power outage at Madison and Roosevelt occurred at 1:27 p.m. and is likely related an electric pole on the corner that caught fire around that time. Officials from the City of Lakewood Division of Fire and The Illuminating Company responded to the call. Power is expected to return later today. The area is now marked off with tape. First Energy regularly updates reported power outages around the state on its website.