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Run #34: Clark Fulton - Part 3

This run was from Clark Ave (north) to Storer Ave (south) and W. 44th (west) to Fulton Ave (east). Notable locations included:

  • Mazzone & Son's Bakery: This beloved bakery and pizza shop was founded in 1937 by Luigi Mazzone and his wife Ellen. Their loaves of bread, pastries and large pizza slices remain very popular.
  • Johnny's Bar: At first a grocery store and then opening in the 1924 as Louise's Garden, the restaurant was renamed "Johnny's Bar" in 1952 and has become known as one of the premier restaurants in Cleveland, serving Northern Italian cuisine. The venue has attracted many a celebrity over the years.
  • The Party Rican: A converted funeral home-turned-DJ studio with a can't-miss mural.
  • Los Dos Fronteras: This simple but solid Mexican restaurant opened in 2014 and offers traditional dishes at an affordable price.
  • Las Villas Deli: This new but popular spot serves some excellent Puerto Rican food cafeteria-style. Like Caribe on Fulton, people line up early and often at this location. This was my post run meal. I had some pulled pork and rice and a few different empanadas. All fantastic. Here's a great review by
  • St. Procop Church: Founded in 1874, this church originally served the Czech community, many of whom worked at breweries on Train Ave or at factories in Stockyards or the Flats. It closed - under protest - in 2009 due to declining membership. The church donated its convent next door to a men's homeless facility which continues to operate to this day.
  • Trent Park: This 1.2 acre park features a playground, basketball court and a sports field. It is one of two City of Cleveland parks in Clark Fulton.
  • Bank News: A gorgeous old bank building, it's now...well, perhaps Google Reviews puts it best: "This place is wonderfully seedy. It's old, smelly, and scummy. It is also the best place to find obscure books, magazines, and periodicals that cover virtually every possible topic and genre you can imagine. This place is a testament to the first amendment."
  • Berghaus BuildingPrior to becoming the headquarters of Cleveland Roots, the property belonged to Berghaus Flowers, a family-owned business that served the community for 126 years. The Berghaus home, built in 1906, still stands next door on West 41st Street. Once restored, this building will be used for expansion of Cleveland Roots educational programs.
  • Newark Court & Hyde Ave Murals: Tucked away on the tiny streets of Newark Court and Hyde Ave are some really cool and (mostly) nature-themed murals that extend for nearly a quarter mile! Funded by Neighborhood Connections' City Repair grant program, these were painted (and continued to be maintained) by the residents of the street. Worth checking out if in the neighborhood.

Distance This Run: 8.9 miles  l Distance So Far: 171.7 miles

Strava Recording 1

Strava Recording 2 (went back and finished Seldon Ct, W. 41st Place and W. 42nd Place after the run)

Murals on Hyde Ave

Los Dos Fronteras Mexican restaurant sign on Fulton

Mazzone's, a beloved Cleveland bakery established in 1937

Johnny's Bar on Fulton, one of the best restaurants in Cleveland

Coney Island Kustard on Hyde Ave

The Party Rican!

Commemorative Garden of Hope on Storer Ave (in memory of children lost at birth)

The Berghas Flowers Building, now home to Cleveland Roots

Former St. Procop Church rectory

Bank News, a seedy but interesting periodical newsstand

Robert Ave.

Iglesia Hispana Pentecostal Church on W. 43rd

Some of the goods inside Las Villas Deli

Cool beat old ride on Cecko Ave.

Lincoln Park Academy

Westside Gospel Tabernacle on Cyril Ave

Trent Park

Procop House, a men's homeless living facility

Trent & Fulton (Calandra Way)

"Welcome Friends to the W. 38th Street Family"

Fulton Ave.

Clark Ave