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Run 63: Jefferson - Part 3

This was the third section run of the Jefferson neighborhood, which is one of four neighborhoods that make up West Park . The boundary from this run was W. 130th (east) to W. 140th (west) and from Lorain Ave (north) to I-71 (south). Distance This Section : 13.8 miles Distance So Far : 445.8 miles Strava : Run 1 , Run 2 Jefferson Park (3501 W. 133rd) is a 12-acre City park which features basketball and tennis courts, playground, playfield, walking paths and a tree-lined oval walking path/seating area near Lorain Ave. It was founded in 1912, making it one of the oldest parks in the City. Every Thursday in August, the Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation hosts the " Jefferson Rocks West Park " live concert series.   Frank's Beverage (4051 W. 140th) is a neighborhood corner store that's been a fixture since the 1940s. Getting whimsical on W. 140th. Indeed Santa's Motorcycle Supply  (3819 W. 140th) is an aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessory shop which has be

Run 62: Jefferson - Part 2

  This was the second section run of the   Jefferson   neighborhood, which is one of four neighborhoods that make up West Park. The boundary from this run was W. 117th (east) to W. 130th (west) and from Lorain Ave (north) to I-71 (south). Distance This Section : 14.8 miles Distance So Far : 432 miles Strava :  Run 1 ,  Run 2 The Variety Theater opened in 1927  It was designed by architect Nichola Petti, a first-generation Italian immigrant who also built several other theaters in Cleveland as well as ones in Canton, Toledo and Mansfield. It began as a venue for vaudeville acts. In 1929, Warner Brothers took ownership and showed movies there until 1954. Several independent owners continued to show films throughout the 70s. In the 80s, it became a popular spot for midnight and cult movies, haunted tours, and major live music (Slayer, Metallica, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, R.E.M., Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Motorhead all played there). Sadly, it closed in 1986. A performing arts school and a