Archive for June, 2013

On Broadway- “DYE” Downtown- the 44052

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Our next stop along our walk was going to be “the good” however Mrs. Kathy Dye has written and I felt she should be heard.

After all Mrs. Dye mother of the DYE of 418 Broadway building covered here
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/on-broadway-downtown-the-44052/
with his and his building’s many issues is also on the Design Review Board of “Downtown” Lorain –

ED NOTE recently the “powers” for the Design Review Board have been extended to commercial buildings for the whole of Lorain.

Mrs Dye and co also own and run Dye’s Appliances . Now “credit where credit is due” Dye’s Appliances was going to be one of the “GOOD” Ones on Broadway as the building seems structurally sound from the outside “sidewalk ” inspection and has interesting window displays.

960 Broadway Schnitzler Block Dyes Appliance
In fact we have been customers of Dye’s appliances from time to time – no problems there either.

So Kathy Dyes “rant ” which included

“I, BEING AN OWNER OF A BUILDING ON BROADWAY SINCE 1987 KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO REMODEL AND MAINTAIN AN OLD BUILDING. IT IS A CONSTANT DRAIN TO YOUR POCKET.”

Point taken.

Now Kathy has decided she is ”

WHILE YOU TAKE THIS RUN DOWN BROADWAY I’M GOING TO ALL OF YOUR HOMES.

for what purposes would that be I wonder – comparison?

Come on down the street Kathy just 4 or so blocks away – from your son’s “business”. Welcome to my block where I have resided for over thirty “odd” years.
2th and Hamiton

The corner has a house that has stood empty and open for over 38 years is finally (as of Thursday) going to be demoed ( the 2nd one on this block to be lost to decay )

The other corner is a multi – rental in a “house” who seem to have an automotive repair business going on . (Vermilion owner)

Then we have another house which is a three apartment or so rental BUT is owned locally and by one of our GOOD landlords .
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Across the street we have Irving School – remember the school that was going to be torn down – luckily Constellation Schools decided to purchase it and HAD TO FIX IT STRUCTURALLY – I wonder why they had to do that but they DID – you think someone ‘ENFORCED” the rules?
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We have two properties to the right and left one “dumped” by First Federal ( In my opinion) for $10,000 , less than the cost of the two jet skis parked on the front lawn or any of the plethora of vehicles that block the alley way and park on the newly planted grass where the demoed house stood” .
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I have written about that house at 1125 and with NO POINT OF SALE INSPECTION process it was the poster child for how “blight happens in Lorain” . Each time it sold over the thirty years its condition deteriorated from sheriff sale, to fireman partnership, to fireman (realty ), to LCS principal, to contractor back to foreclosure Finally it seemed “Mother Nature” had had enough of the “plight of blight” and added her own blow and now gone.

The other “heritage home” also now being dumped by the granddaughter in the 10’s or 12 thousand- destroyed -for the most part -after they rented it out to the tenants of destruction… yes come visit my block – I will invite you in!

It is this type of thinking by previous city administrations , councils , the “landlords” is what is happening in the 44052 and to “downtown”. And shame on you, Mrs. Dye, for “enabling”

It may interest YOU to know a little history about the Design Review Board – look at the original mission statement it was to complement the historic ( by state designation) district of Charleston Village. Yes, MY neighborhood ( and I might add all volunteer organization by the same name) .

I have made the suggestion to the city they need to “tighten up the qualifications “ for a seat on that board and revamp it and give it more teeth.

Did your son have a sign permit – per building or certificate of appropriateness from Design Review Board before he put up the sign ( either one) ? What happened to “rules”

This “hater” has tried, before you ever came to be on Broadway , to make a difference. I haven’t been as successful as I would have hoped unfortunately- but I have tried.

I have all but given up and for my peace of mind I have now planted greenery all around my property so as I look out my windows from the inside of my home that is what I see , not others lifestyles and “hobbies”

No! Mrs. Dye I am not jealous- I am angry – at what has happened to my neighborhood and how people who should be defending , promoting and taking “care” of Lorain by their very participation on “boards” and Broadway are instead ranting and name calling. Sad

SUCH HATERS, EVERY BUILDING ON BROADWAY HAS ISSUES. WHILE YOU TAKE THIS RUN DOWN BROADWAY I’M GOING TO ALL OF YOUR HOMES. FOR EVERYONES INFORMATION THE LORAIN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INSIDES OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. IF SO WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A DAILY MEETING. AND YES I AM PROUD OF ANYONE WHO TAKES ON THE HURDLES OF BUYING A OLD BUILDING ON BROADWAY AND PUTS THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS INTO REMODELING AND THEN THERE ARE HATERS THAT ARE JEALOUS THAT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS TOWN. I, BEING AN OWNER OF A BUILDING ON BROADWAY SINCE 1987 KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO REMODEL AND MAINTAIN AN OLD BUILDING. IT IS A CONSTANT DRAIN TO YOUR POCKET. AND SO WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE LOWRIDER TRUCKS. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY? I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GROW UP

We will continue on Broadway after the 4th……..

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June 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm 5 comments

Fabricating Broadway- The Dye is set- 418

Style Center KharismaMr. Dye has been busy since our journey of discovery started with his building and signs of last week. As Mr. Dye said in his newspaper article

His goal is to continue restoration of the building exterior and eventually reopen the bar, create a rental party center or rent the bar to an operator. Dye currently has his own machine shop, Kris Dye Fabrication, in the building.”

In the last couple of days there has been much cleaning and painting and even a potted “palm” ( well not quite a palm) in place in the front of the old Style Center . The windows are shut and SO NO MORE SIDEWALK INSPECTIONS FROM THE STREET 🙂

The neon sign is up – the bikes are out – and all seemingly are invited in – DOORS ARE open!

Note photo sent to me ( no photo credit available)
kharisma at night

and the offensive language has been removed with just a trace ….

But the point of these articles is the fact of the “DIRE STRAIGHTS” of our “toothless ” inspections process .

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-cowboys-of-lorain-no-more-shooting-blanks-part-7/
So now we have up lighting and potted palms but we also (I would hazards a guess) still have

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Kathy Dye herself stated in all caps

EVERY BUILDING ON BROADWAY HAS ISSUES

and Lorain continues to

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NOTE I will be addressing the rest of Mrs. Kathy Dye’s “rant” hopefully for Monday

June 28, 2013 at 10:14 am 21 comments

On Broadway-Downtown- the 44052

UPDATE: From Design Review Board Member Kathy Dye also seen in comments to be fair and balanced 🙂 Note Kathy Dye is the mother of Mr. Dye and one would think proud of the language on his sign by her comments We will be addressing Mrs. Dyes comments

SUCH HATERS, EVERY BUILDING ON BROADWAY HAS ISSUES. WHILE YOU TAKE THIS RUN DOWN BROADWAY I’M GOING TO ALL OF YOUR HOMES. FOR EVERYONES INFORMATION THE LORAIN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INSIDES OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. IF SO WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A DAILY MEETING. AND YES I AM PROUD OF ANYONE WHO TAKES ON THE HURDLES OF BUYING A OLD BUILDING ON BROADWAY AND PUTS THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS INTO REMODELING AND THEN THERE ARE HATERS THAT ARE JEALOUS THAT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS TOWN. I, BEING AN OWNER OF A BUILDING ON BROADWAY SINCE 1987 KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO REMODEL AND MAINTAIN AN OLD BUILDING. IT IS A CONSTANT DRAIN TO YOUR POCKET. AND SO WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE LOWRIDER TRUCKS. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY? I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GROW UP.

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AHHHHHH Downtown the place to be – the place to be seen , songs have been written about Downtown !
In order to answer my 4- year-old grandson’s question – Is this a bad area mum?

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/is-this-a-bad-area-mum-the-44052/

Petula Clark’s version of Downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, no finer place for sure,
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you

OUR VERSION OF DOWNTOWN
Let us take a walk along the “city side walks – pretty side walks”

Sidewalks are important to this community they are the place of inspections – Remember this series
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-cowboys-of-lorain-no-more-shooting-blanks-part-7/

If the reader will go to parts three and four and five in the series you can see what “inspections entail” for residential- I have asked the City of Lorain to explain re commercial building does our “Inspector have to stay on the sidewalk unless invited in along our ‘Buildings on Broadway??? and the answer from Chief Building Inspector Richard Klinar is


Right of entry applies to all structures.”


PDF file of Rights of Entry here

Entry to other structures

HMMMM so as you walk into one of the buildings downtown and maybe enjoy the ground floor – you had better beware as to what lies below your feet, or above your head. You will have to “trust” the owner has kept up the maintenance for the building!

Let us start our walk on the wildside- watch your step – and look at the building featured in the last post – the one with the infamous sign – ( not so pretty- Petula sigh) krisdyefabrication door

Even though it seems inspectors have to stay on the sidewalk to inspect they could have in my opinion taken out their clip boards I am sure even from the sidewalk they could have “checked off ” quite a few violations at 418 Broadway.

NOTE _ WHAT WORRIES ME IS THESE BUILDINGS FOR THE MOST PART ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO COME IN TO THESE PLACES OF ‘BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT”- SURELY THERE SHOULD BE SOME REGARD FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC-??????

Exterior Inspection Checklist

(These photos taken directly from the Lorain County Auditors Site

418 Broadway Auditors

418 Broadway-purchased 2010 for $20,000 yes that is “Twenty” thousand from Lorain National BankParcel Number: 02-01-004-102-007 – DYE DALE C -418 BROADWAY LORAIN, OH 44052

Mr. Dye who wants to put out his welcome sign – inviting you all in to his “sports bar” – even went so far as to get the OK from the Design review Board in order to do so.
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2013/06/12/news/doc51b7f0e2c5647345252854.txt


His goal is to continue restoration of the building exterior and eventually reopen the bar, create a rental party center or rent the bar to an operator. Dye currently has his own machine shop, Kris Dye Fabrication, in the building.”

NOTE: please pay attention to the bolded words in the Morning Journal article!

Photos from the “sidewalk” vantage point –
418 Second Floor South

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418 Second Floor North

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418 Second Floor Middle ceiling

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and FINALLY hope this is not where the electricity for the new NEON Sign will be plugged in that light bulb may have an issue with that !

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Oh and those windows seem to be “missing ” anyone seen them on the sidewalk ?????

Even with “toothless inspections ” we need to look up once in a while as we journey “downtown” and remember people “what is up may come down” hopefully not on you!
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June 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm 18 comments

“Is this a bad area mum?” the 44052

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Out of the mouths of babes
– or at least my 4-year-old grandson.

Along the river and through the blight to Nag nog”s house we go.

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/an-open-letter-ward-2-needs-you/

Usually a visit here finds their journey coming from the west side of Lorain 44053 to the 44052 up West Erie, along the lake , past Lake View Park and the rose gardens – a place of bubbles and giggles
PHOTO- MARK TELEHA- LAKEVIEW PARK THE BUBBLE GUY
http://www.locophotogblog.com/?cat=6&paged=2

bubbles lake view

. My grandsons, sitting high in their special protective seats, had a different view on their way to this old house than they did the other day.

As my grandsons travel with their parents, they have heard their mother say from time to time

” are the doors locked this looks like a bad area”

So as they were coming north on Broadway (due to Oberlin Avenue construction) Gavin, as they came out from under the underpass and going the required speed limit, took in his surroundings. He saw, for probably the first time , what we see every day as we do our errands , the people hanging around “waiting for whatever they wait for”, the dreadful state of some of the buildings, the decay and general ambiance that has become “downtown Lorain”
It was just a good job he can’t read THE WELCOMING SIGN ON THE DOOR of a “downtown business” AS IT WAS THAT DAY

krisdyefabrication door

the lowrider trucks parked in front of the old Style Center had caught his attention as they slowed even further to turn onto 4th BUT HIS WORDS showed an understanding of his environment .

‘IS THIS A BAD AREA MUM?”

ED NOTE: Complaints have been made re the offensive ( not to all apparently-) Mr. Dye obviously feels his clientage would be comfortable with such a “welcome sign” ) door language . Mr. Dye has been asked to remove the language . Wonder why he didn’t ask the design review Board to OK the door ?

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2013/06/12/news/doc51b7f0e2c5647345252854.txt

To be continued as we will take a pictorial walk – the GOOD, The Bad the UGLY!!!!!!!

June 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm 12 comments

The Continuing Pictorial of an “appeal”ing demo

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In January of this year I attended along with Busters House Blog the Demolition Board of Appeals hearing- we were rather surprised at the condition of one of those being appealed

“As Seen In Lorain: 3620 Clifton Avenue and the second chance

http://bustershouse.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/as-seen-in-lorain-3620-clifton-avenue-and-the-second-chance/

In yesterday’s Morning Journal, there was an article about the decision made by the Demolition Board of Appeals to add 16 more houses to the demolition list. In that article, it was mentioned that the owners of one of the houses on the demolition list were given a second chance to make repairs. Even though it was noted by Demolition Board member, 5th ward Councilman, and neighborhood resident Eddie Edwards that “Before the sale, the house sat empty for about five years, with its doors and windows open and generally falling apart…” and “The new owners also waited a year before taking action to repair it…” AND the Board went out to see this house for themselves AND took the Fire Chief with them AND talked to the unhappy neighbors – the owners have $17,000 and a plan and that was enough for the Board to grant them a second chance.

3620-clifton-auditor-transfer-history ED NOTE WONDER IF THE REALTORS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS HAD THIS ONE IN MIND????

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2013/06/18/news/doc51bfd70faaa52594866940.txt

LOCAR Board President Chad Schneider. “It needs a lot of attention.”

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Many members will oppose the legislation in its current form, Schneider said. The new rules would slow down real estate transactions and make a complicated process even more complicated

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TOTALLY OFF THE GRID!!!!cowboys
Well maybe if the point of sale WAS a little more complicated AND SOME TEETH IN THE PROPERTY CODE
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-cowboys-of-lorain-no-more-shooting-blanks-part-7/

we wouldn’t be having to face the ” complicated appeals for demolition” because the property would not make a demolition list in the first place .

Busters House revisited the Clifton House this week and the finding can be found here on Lisa’s Blog

Whatever happened to 3620 Clifton Avenue?
http://bustershouse.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/whatever-happened-to-3620-clifton-avenue/

“How long does the City have to let this go on? Are the owners now caught up in the cycle of permit perpetuity? As long as there’s a permit in the window, the City will continue to watch from the sidewalk.”

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June 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

Lorain Dudes- the Boys of Summer- Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day in this family – is one of those bitter

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https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/fathers-day-2011-time-passes/

and yet sweet anniversary days. Nikki’s father and my husband will be once more “missing” and missing memories that should have been.
nikki and dad

But his daughter has given him, her father, two special gifts and also given them to the special man in her life and in so doing the gifts of “Father’s Day”

jIM AND KIDS

These two noisy , rambunctious, full of the joie de vie , energetic, “run you ragged” gifts of pure love. They are always READY TO ROLL-
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Hey Nog!!! that isn’t a pacifier -it is my “mouth guard 🙂

MUM- ERRRR I MAY HAVE SOME ‘SPLAININ TO DO
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I THOUGHT YOU WANTED THE DRAPES DOWN AND I WASN’T TRYING TO ESCAPE… OK I’M BUSTED!!!!!

SHOPPING
WE SHOP TILL ‘YOU DROP


Daddy’s Little Helpers

we can help

The Water is fine- Nana come on in

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We love to share ( well sometimes)

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Dad took “ME” Fishing and helped build my first monster truck!

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Ahhhhhh BUT he showed “ME” how to Power Nap!

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June 14, 2013 at 11:40 am 4 comments

Who is Who in the 052- New Blog

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Will the information make a difference? Will the 44052 be better off for the information- I have my doubts.

On my way to the meeting for the Admiral King Elementary playground destruction and more “poor ” quality of life issues
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/an-open-letter-ward-2-needs-you/

I received yet another Registered Sex Offender notification in our neighborhood. He now dwells right across the street from the Admiral King Tribute Site.

As is my want, I drove past the Admiral King Tribute site on my way home to check out the area, make sure the lights were working, the plants needing water, any issues etc.

This site that took so much organization, community, donations, a place for people to come, sit awhile and ponder, young lives lost for their country , history, the lake, the port, a place I hoped of honor and serenity, a rebirth of community!
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So imagine my bile to the throat reaction when, as I drove past the anchor and sitting on the front steps I saw this particular pedophile ( as per his record) enjoying a can of beer , watching the kids playing in the neighborhood , benefitting from the peace and tranquility of a late spring evening, the warm breeze. Maybe I am being unreasonable but I did not expend what little time and energy left to me for HIS and HIS ILK’s benefit.

Of course, giving him the benefit of the doubt ,

maybe he was returning to the family home from his incarceration

NO! another rental with the owner living elsewhere in this case North Ridgeville!

I found myself more than a little irritated that once again a multi- unit out of town landlord was determining the quality of life in this old neighborhood.


For Rent One City- Who dictates the health of your neighborhood? “

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/for-rent-one-city-who-dictates-the-health-of-your-neighborhood/

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And so, the birth of a blog- Who is Who in the 052?

1. Every Wednesday I will be going through the alphabet of RSO’s starting with A- and those on parole in this neighborhood of 44052.

2. I will put up their information and if they rent the property owners information and also the crime statics for that week as well as links to those agencies.

NOTE: ALL information is already public record and available to those who wish to access the various sites. I am just putting the information in one place. JUST the FACTS

However after I get through the 139 and counting RSO’s in he 44052 and 90 of those on Adult Parole I may take a look at the “charities” their finances , and the who is who and who gets paid what!

So here is the link to the Who is Who in the 052

http://lorentalinfo.wordpress.com/
and it can also be found on this blog’s blog roll side bar

June 12, 2013 at 1:29 am 9 comments

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