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Section 68: Bellaire Puritas - Part 4

  This was the fourth and final section run of the  Bellaire-Puritas  neighborhood.  Below is section map: Distance This Section : 11.2 miles Distance So Far : 504.9 miles Strava Recording: Run 1 , Run 2 If you're a carnivore,  Al & B's Barbecue  (15115 Puritas Ave) makes a mean Polish Boy (pictured), the signature sandwich of Cleveland. But online reviews say just about everything here is great (especially the sauces). This branch of Metrohealth (4330 W. 150th) features 35 health care providers and a breast care center. Marc's Plaza is one of two main shopping areas in the neighborhood. Aside from Marc's, it is anchored by  Neighbors Bar & Grill  and a Happy's Pizza. West Side Hungarian Reformed Church  (15300 Puritas Ave) actually still conducts a Sunday service in Hungarian. Their catering hall also offers authentic Hungarian food, which receives strong online reviews.  Monthly chicken paprikas dinners (generally held the first Saturday of the month durin

Section 67: Bellaire-Puritas - Part 3

  This was the third section run of the  Bellaire-Puritas  neighborhood.  Below is section map: Distance This Section: 9.1 miles Distance So Far: 493.7 miles Recordings: Run 1 , Run 2 Cafe Everest  (14304 Puritas Ave) is a Nepali restaurant which opened in 2021. It's owner,  Tarah Baraily, was born in a refugee camp in Nepal in the 1990s. At 16 years old, Baraily and his family moved to the United States, first to San Antonio, Texas, then to Cleveland. Diners receive a complimentary cup of lentil soup with their meal. Above is the Rajma Chawal (kidney beans and rice in spiced sauce) which was a post-run meal. West Park Neurology & Rehab Center  (4401 W. 150th) is a skilled nursing facility assisting those with traumatic injuries requiring long-term care and assisted living. It opened in 1990. The 372-room Wyndam Hotel (4277 W. 150th) was built in 1970 to service many business travelers, airport patrons, and IX Center visitors. It was originally a Marriott but went through forec

Section 66: Bellaire-Puritas - Part 2

This was the second section run of the Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood. Below is section map: The section was originally called German Settlement or Settlement Acres. The section west of W. 130th is now referred to as "The Triangle" because of its positioning between the railroad tracks and highway. Distance This Section: 14.7 miles      Distance So Far: 484.6 miles Recording: Run 1 , Run 2 McGowan Park (formerly Ralph Schumitsh Park and located at McGowan Ave & W. 124th) is a 3.6 acre City park that features a playground, ball fields and several basketball courts. It was previously named after Ralph Schumitsh who was was killed in the Korean War. Community artwork inside McGowan Park. A bridge inside McGowan park which provides crossing over the Chevy Branch of Big Creek. Holland Paving & Sealcoating (4538 W. 130th) has been in business for 30 years and their clients include the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and NASA Glen among others. Sprecher Avenue Ent