This was the 8th section run of the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. The boundary included Pearl & Broadview Road (north) to Brooklyn Heights Cemetery (south) and from State Road (west) to Broadview Road (east).
Notable locations included:
Coffee Coffee Coffee: This hip coffee shop on Pearl Rd is run by the same folks who manage Passenger Cafe at Cleveland Hostel. They serve Phoenix Coffee. One of their popular drinks is "Rocket Fuel" which features highly caffeinated iced coffee fused with chocolate milk. Update: now offering MEGA Rocket Fuel. Buckle up.
Old Brooklyn Health Center: After purchasing the Johnson family property in 1919, the Evangelical Deaconess Society opened Deaconess Hospital in 1923. Patient occupancy rates declined in the 1980s. It changed ownership several times and was eventually bought by MetroHealth who owns and operates it to this day.
Gus's Old Brooklyn Family Restaurant: This neighborhood-favorite all-day breakfast spot has been serving Old Brooklyn for over 30 years. Known for their fast and efficient service and cheap but tasty food.
Cleveland Maennerchor: The Maennerchor (which means "men's choir") was founded in 1967 from the consolidation of two other areas German singing clubs in 1967 (one of which dates back to 1873). It's moved from various locations on the west side over the years but now calls Old Brooklyn home (and still features both a men's and women's choir).
Cafe Miami: Not to be confused with nearby Sabor Miami. Interesting little sit-down style restaurant with eclectic décor. Folks love Larry the owner.
Bar 71: Renovated bar with large bay door which fronts onto Broadview Road. Used to be the Old Wexler's for Old Brooklynites.
Brooklyn Heights Cemetery & Mausoleum: Established in 1902, this 86-acre cemetery and mausoleum on Broadview Road has been family-owned and operated for four generations.
Michael's Bakery: This small bakery is a real mom-and-pop treasurer. Michael (owner) immigrated to America for Germany but since passed away. His son now runs the bakery. The shop is known for a particular donut - The Miami. It consists of a danish dough which is sweeter, making the inside appear like a sweet danish. They also have a nice variety of daily, fresh-made bread.
Old Brooklyn Cheese Company: Opening in 2016 and winner of Cleveland Chain Reaction, OBCC receives "green cheese" that has not yet developed a rind and finish the cheese aging process in their caves. They also produce world award-winning mustards as well, having won the gold metal for Best Fruit Mustard at the 2021 World-Wide Mustard Competition (and placing in other categories for others over the past several years).
Old Brooklyn Family Tavern: Basic neighborhood bar on Broadview Road with large bar, pool table, and shuffleboard game.
Tattoo Cafe: Tattoo shop featuring a 40' island bar serving cafe and soda drinks.
Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick: Founded in 1966 by a former British Airways employee who was inspired by a similar collection in the Isle of Man (Ireland), Raymond Buckland's collection is the first of its kind in the United States with an anthropological approach to the world of folklore and the supernatural. It's been featured in a number of national publications and was even the subject of a documentary. The museum has moved around quite a bit over the years, having been founded in Long Island and then moving to New Hampshire, New Orleans and eventually Cleveland.
The Old Brooklyn Social Club: Neighborhood bar on Broadview Road with small but nice patio.
Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine: No-frills Mediterranean restaurant on Broadview Rd.
Charles A. Mooney School: CMSD school for Pre-K through 8th grade. Their pre-k has a 5 star rating by the State of Ohio and the staff includes three teachers with Ohio Master Teacher designation. It's also one of the few schools with both a full-time nurse and psychologist. Go Mustangs!
Her BlueWear Uniform: This female-only public service uniform provider was started by two women over dirty martini's at happy hour after one had ripped her pants six times in six months during the course of her police work. Their motto is "go spread the word, not your pants!".
Don Gi's Pizzeria: Longtime neighborhood pizza joint on Broadview Rd. Online reviewers seem to like their Philly Cheese Steak in particular.
United Hearts Life Mission Center: Food and clothing provider for those in need. Located at the intersection of Broadview & Pearl.
Distance This Section: 9.6 miles
Distance So Far: 280.7 miles
|Gus's is a popular diner-style restaurant in Old Brooklyn
|OB Family Tavern gets the best business sign award for this run
|Charles A. Mooney School (pre-K through 8th grade)
|Don Gi's, a longtime neighborhood pizza joint on Broadview Rd
|Buckland's Museum of Witchcraft & Magick
|New Hope Church on Broadview Rd
|MetroHealth Senior Community Garden, a serious operation
|Old Brooklyn Cheese Company
|The 'Old Brooklyn Burger' at Gus's
|Coffee Coffee Coffee on Pearl Rd.
|MetroHealth Rehab Institute & Senior Health & Wellness Center
|Office of Council President Kevin Kelly
|Cleveland Maennechor mural
|Brooklyn Seventh Day Adventist Church
|Brooklyn Heights Cemetery & Mausoleum
|Everything. Must. Go.
|Michael's Bakery (get the Miami donut)
|Pearl Road pollinators