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.
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?
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
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
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!
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-??????
(These photos taken directly from the Lorain County Auditors Site
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.
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
418 Second Floor North
418 Second Floor Middle ceiling
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 !