This run was from Clark Ave (north) to Sackett Ave (south) and from Fulton Ave (west) to W. 25th (east). Notable locations included:
- Esperanza: Located on Clark Ave & W. 25th, this non-profit is dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic education achievement. 98% of students enrolled in their youth leadership program graduate from high school. The organization has also allocated over $1.5 million in scholarships to over 1,000 students since the 1980s.
- Hispanic Business Center: This 40-year-old organization is home to Northeast Ohio’s only Latino Small Business Development Center and assists with numerous aspects of business development and management.
- Old Angle Boxing Gym: This gym on W. 25th takes its name from the Old Angle neighborhood, an area near W. 25th & Detroit Ave which is steeped in Cleveland amateur and professional boxing history. It is owned by Gary Horvath, the "Pope of W. 25th" (great documentary short in the link).
- La Morenita Restaurant: This Dominican restaurant opened in 2017 and has some hearty dishes for reasonable prices. This was the post-run meal. Had the chicken and rice with plantains. Solid. Here's a review by Cleveland Scene.
- The Lofts at Lions Mills: Originally the Lions Knitting Mill, it produced knitted goods for the military and then later sweaters for general commercial sale. It closed in 1990 but was renovated and converted into 36 affordable housing units in 2017.
- Lincoln West High School: This school has history dating back to the early 20th century in the Clark Fulton neighborhood. It's now a year-round high school focused on health and science. There are over 41 nationalities and 25 languages represented. It will likely be renovated or rebuilt entirely in the near future.
- Two Raven's Fencing School: This school on W. 33rd offers classes for young or old, novice or experienced. They even have classes in Light Saber!
- Lin's Omni Center: This building - built in 1912 as the last building of the Northern Ohio Blanket Mill complex (see below) - was renovated in 2000s and is home to the Metro West Community Development Corporation as well as Fredrick Douglas High School (and several others).
- Northern Ohio Blanket Mill: This 2.2 acre, multi-building complex was once home to one of the largest blanket (and blanket-related) manufacturing operations in the world until the 1920s. It took on different uses over the decades but has sat vacant since 2008. However, plans have been finalized for $30 million renovation which will include 60 affordable housing units and first floor space for a non-profit.
- St. Rocco's Parish: "Officially" organized in 1922, it is Cleveland's first Italian parish and has thrived over the years due to self-sufficient-styled support of its congregation. Membership remains strong as does enrollment at its nearby school.
- Club San Lorenzo: Founded in 1963, the club originally started as a social club for Puerto Ricans and grew into a center for Hispanic-led activism. Today, it's a casual spot with live Latin music, karaoke, cheap drinks and serious games of dominoes.
- Joe De's Pizza: This longtime, family-owned and popular neighborhood pizza shop is located on the corner of Fulton & Sackett. Unfortunately, it caught fire in February 2021 and its status is unknown.
Distance This Run: 4.8 miles l Distance So Far: 176.5 miles
Strava Recording (I went back and ran tiny W. 34th Pl after)
|Esperanza building on Clark Ave.|
|St. Rocco's Parish rectory building|
|Tis the season at St. Rocco's|
|Homes on W. 33rd|
|Full shot of the Northern Ohio Blanket Mill, about to receive a $30M renovation|
|Lin Omni Center|
|Northern building of the Northern Ohio Blanket Mill building|
|San Lorenzo Club|
|Lincoln West High School|
|Pool house art on W. 30th|
|Johnny De's Pizzeria|
|The Lofts and Lion Mills|
|Chicken & rice with plantains at La Morenita|