Last week I had a job interview. I arrived late. Not five minutes late, but more like twenty minutes late. Oh, I guess I should mention, I was not interviewing for a job, but was instead interviewing candidates for a position with FRG. Anyway, I was late. It wasn’t my fault, glad I wasn’t interviewing for a job because that’s a lame excuse. I could not find parking. The interview was in the Playhouse Square area. Every lot within 5 blocks in all directions was full. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and found street parking by the Wolstein Center.
I have always been intrigued by the intersection of Warrensville Center and Cedar Roads that brings together South Euclid and University Heights on the east side of Cleveland. When I first encountered the area in the Spring of 1998, it was a bustling with a mixture of local shops and restaurants, and a mere sprinkling of national retailers. I quickly learned from my in-laws that the area had a rich cultural history.