Lakewood OH
Mostly clear

Author Archives: suebotos

Local furniture maker survives first cut, builds national reputation on new TV competition

By Sue Botos Rocky River/Avon Rocky River native and furniture designer Jason Radcliffe loves to use steel when creating his custom pieces, but he is quick to point out that he is inspired by craftsmen who came long before him. Describing his work as “a simple, old sort of style brought to life in new [...]

Whole Foods searches for local providers; no firm opening date yet

By Sue Botos Rocky River Construction on the long-awaited Whole Foods market is well underway, and the health-conscious grocery is looking to partner with local vendors to offer “home-grown” items; however, a definite opening date is still up in the air. According to a release provided by Hailee Dorflinger, marketing team leader, Whole Foods is [...]

Rum bar reaches bottleneck until ownership information is provided

By Sue Botos Rocky River A restaurant boasting several types of rum and craft beer can’t be left high and dry without a liquor license. But City Council has decided to put a stopper on the liquor permit for the proposed Bomba Tacos and Rum Bar until more information is provided about its minority owners. [...]

Veterans council asks for community input on Memorial Day plans

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Lakewood-Rocky River Joint Veterans Council is looking to residents for ideas to help plan a more meaningful Memorial Day observance in 2015, which might include the reinstatement of the traditional city parade. In a letter to Mayor Pam Bobst, Memorial Day program Chairman Richard Healy stated, “This year we [...]