This was the seventh section run of the Old Brooklyn neighborhood.
The boundaries for this run were Portman Ave (north) to Brookpark Road (south) and from State Road (west) to Broadview Road (east).
Notable locations included:
Brooklyn Seventh Day Adventist Church: Historically, this was Cleveland's second SDA chapter with the first being the mother church Hough Ave on the east side (1908). German immigrants began worshipping at this site starting in 1955. The church switched to English-speaking services which allowed for a more sustainable congregation base over the years.
Shade Nightclub: Located at 4693 State Rd, this LGBTQIA+ nightclub recently celebrated two years in business. From one Google Reviews: "The owner and staff are very friendly, sweet and fun...I always meet people, have nice conversations, play music, and have a great time. One time one of the male bartenders did my make- up...it looked great."
Leeza Spiritualist: Master Spiritualist Leeza can do spiritual, tarot, energy, chakra, aura, and palm readings for you if that's your thing.
Schwarz Uniform Corporation: Uniform store outfitting organizations such as police, fire, RTA, etc. Been in business since 1917 according to their sign.
State Road Party (Bingo) Center: Apparently, if you're into Bingo, then Brookpark Road is the place to be in Cleveland. This is the second major bingo location in the immediate area. Patrons can play on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Parma Estates: Well-maintained mobile home park for those 55+ on Brookpark Road. Those who live there seem to really like the new management and property maintenance team.
Shakers Tavern: Biker/working class-type neighborhood bar with free live music on Fridays.
Brookview Shopping Center: Standard strip plaza featuring national discount retailers but also Brookview Tavern & Eatery and a Mr. Hero.
Charlie's Dog House Diner: Per Cleveland Scene: "The kitschy roadside attraction has been in the exact same spot since 1952. These days you can walk right in and grab a seat atop a red-topped stool at the L-shaped counter." Regulars are beloved. In fact, one regular named 'Big Jim' has his own seat (with plaque), which he occupies each morning daily. Regarding the menu, the recommendation is the Cleveland Dog - 100% Vienna beef topped with Stadium mustard and chopped onion. This was the section run featured meal.
St. Leo the Great Church & School: This church and school was opened in 1951. It's patron saint is Pope Leo I (400-461 C.E.). He is perhaps best known for having met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. School and church seems to be doing well. There's also a parish center rental. Huge campus.
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs: Organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and lifelong care of old dogs for over 20 years.
Sabor Miami: Restaurant and art gallery featuring Caribbean, Mayan, Garifuna and Latin cuisine. Known for amazing breakfast and coffee, the latter which the owner is a jedi master at making since her family owns a coffee plantation in her native Honduras. Named one of Cleveland Scene's 2021 'Best Restaurants To Try Right Now'. Great review by Cleveland.com here.
Julie Adams House: Providing women with addiction an affordable, safe, clean, and sober environment.
William C. Bryant Elementary: Cleveland school district school on Oak Park Ave. Home of the Bears.
Loew Park: This City of Cleveland park recently received a $3.5 million upgrade, to include a regulation-sized soccer field (with seating for 750 and press box), walking trail, new playground equipment, screening trees and anti-flooding engineering. Also features a pool.
Metropolitan Coffee: This hip coffee shop opened in 2018 and features Rising Star coffee (they have their own special roast for the shop), nut-free pastries, art and vinyl. It was previously a rundown convenience store. Beautiful rebuild.
Distance This Section: 8.6 miles
Distance So Far: 271.1
Strava Recording 1
Strava Recording 2
|Mural outside Sabor Miami restaurant|
|Bingo, bingo, bingo at the State Road Party Center|
|New Hope Church on State Road|
|Leeza the Spiritualist|
|Schwarz Uniforms, since 1917|
|Charlie's Dog House Diner|
|It was a HOT one in Old Brooklyn. I'm soaked.|
|William Cullen Bryant Elementary School|
|Oak Park Ave|
|Inside this dog house is the answer to whether or not Baker Mayfield plays better with or without OBJ|
|The "Cleveland Dog" at Charlie's Dog House|
|Interiors By Andrew Blank on State Road|
|Parma Estates Mobile Home Park|
|Brookview Shopping Center|
|Church of St. Leo the Great|