Archive for the 'Northeast Ohio Blogs' Category

CLEVELAND NEEDS MORE RETAILERS… NOT…!

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

One of the No Cleveland Wal-Mart bloggers weighs in on the opening of the Steelyard Commons supercenter and levers another shovel-full of dirt to help bury the silly idea that the strip center represents any kind of growth for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. From Callahan’s Cleveland Diary: And you wonder why Jonathan Adler is commenting. […]

YES, JONATHAN… WE’RE (I’M) STILL AT IT…

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Jonathan (Adler not Rees) at National Review Online seems to think that interested citizens are busy bodies and that $32 million in handouts from our Port Authority aren’t government subsidies. Then there is the matter of the sales tax abatements from the state. Long-time Corner readers may remember my run-ins with Cleveland’s anti-Wal-Mart crowd. Well, […]

A SAD DAY FOR CLEVELAND, OHIO…

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

In a little more than 24 hours the doors open on the Steelyard Commons Wal-Mart. At 8:36 a.m. on 19 May 2005 citizens who opposed that store came together and turned the lights on at No Cleveland Walmart intending to stop it from every being built. It would be easy to say that we failed […]

A MARKET-BASED SOLUTION…?

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Here in Cleveland a lot of bloggers, including myself, cut their group social activism teeth on a cause we lost: keeping a Wal Mart super center out of Steelyard Commons. But we’re still passionate about Wally World as the responses to this local post indicate. “Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, plans to slash the prices […]

BILL CALLAHAN ON LABOR DAY…

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Bill Callahan is a founding blogger of the No Cleveland Walmart blog (the precurser to The Writing On The Wal) and a well respected voice on matters of community development, energy and labor issues. What follows is part of his Labor Day post: Why the Greater Cleveland Partnership should want a union at Wal-Mart A […]

“I KNOW THEY’RE PREDATORS… I WANT THEM…”

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Youngstown, Ohio is the poster child for industrial death in Ohio and the heart of convicted felon and former Democratic Congressional representative Jim Traficant’s district. It’s not an inviting part of the state right now. But the Bentonvile Behemoth sees opportunity there. And The Walrus is concerned. In Liberty Township, there’s something strange coming to […]

CLEVELAND’S ROLDO ON ANDEW YOUNG…

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Here in Cleveland we have a social conscence that has kept the squeaky wheel turning for nearly 40 years. Roldo Bartimole today calls civil rights leader Andrew Young a disappointment for agreeing to shill for the Bentonvile Behemouth. He writes: Young is quoted, I like to fight poverty. For almost 10 years, I’ve been using […]

Labor Solidarity? Don’t Ask the Building Trades

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

After getting thrown out of Jane Campbell’s gala opening at the Galleria yesterday for wearing my blue Walmart smock, I was standing outside with my other smock wearers, when out walked John Kilbane, Business Manager for Building Trades Local 310. Kilbane walked across the street to where we were standing and gave us his strategy […]

The fight for our economic future

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Jim Morana writes: Over the last few weeks I’ve given quite a bit of thought to whether or not I should lend a hand in the fight to stop Walmart from coming to Cleveland’s Steelyard. Despite my interest in helping many of the good folks already fighting, I just never heard any reason that compelled […]

Artist Tamas Jakab welcomes our bigbox overlords

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

In this post Tamas writes: I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Cleveland. I think I’ve narrowed it down now. It’s not the city I dislike, so much as the ass-hats running it. If you’re a Clevelander, you’ve no doubt heard that the Steelyard Commons project is alive and well, and Wal-Mart is coming with […]

Walmart’s Cleveland Thicket

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

As we geared up last night for our organizational meeting Wednesday, something became immediately apparent. The Steelyard Commons site is not your average Walmart site. It is a tangled thicket of issues….an environmental, transportation, archeological, urban planning…thicket. The average Walmart site is a cornfield. They turn up, pave it over, build a box, and off […]