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Old 10-18-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Pretty much confirms my conspiracy theory (in my head anyway) that it was Cedar Fair's plan all along to buy it and kill it to quash the nearby competition.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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The atmosphere at Geauga Lake the last few years it was in business was getting raunchy. The place wasn't being maintained well either. The writing was on the wall when one looked at things carefully. The same thing happened at Euclid Beach the last few years of its operation. Paint was peeling from gutters and railings and the attendance was down. The famous boardwalk on the lake was getting shorter each year due to the regular winter damage and no maintenance. It's sad to see local icons that lasted for over a hundred years go out of existence.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Photos I took at the 2013 Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park commemoration. The annual event is held at Euclid Beach State Park on the Sunday closest to September 28th, the date that Euclid Beach Park closed in 1969. A vintage car show is also held at the event.

Welcome Back to Euclid Beach Park! - Euclid Beach
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Geauga Lake was doomed the moment Six Flags took over. SF is notorious for its terrible park management and it made a number of poor decisions that seriously harmed both parks, but especially the Geauga Lake porition. That said, I believe that if Cedar Fair truly wanted to fix Geauga Lake and renew brand loyalty, it could have done it. The will to do so did not exist.

Sea World's story is a bit more complicated and I don't have the time to opine in depth.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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Geauga Lake was doomed the moment Six Flags took over. SF is notorious for its terrible park management and it made a number of poor decisions that seriously harmed both parks, but especially the Geauga Lake porition. That said, I believe that if Cedar Fair truly wanted to fix Geauga Lake and renew brand loyalty, it could have done it. The will to do so did not exist.

Sea World's story is a bit more complicated and I don't have the time to opine in depth.
One of the mistakes Six Flags made was getting rid of the Geauga Lake name and the more relaxed family-oriented atmosphere which had been the mainstay of the park since the 1800's. It tried to convert it into a thrills park with about six new attractions in the first year and offered little else in the following years. Traffic problems got worse after SF took over. The park seemed to change to a more corporate atmosphere with one person per car coming into the park as opposed to a family per car. Eventually the name was changed back to Geauga Lake.

The social landscape of amusement parks has changed in general to thrills during the past few decades. There was a time in the 70s and earlier when there were attractions such as ballrooms for dancing and roller rinks at such parks in addition to thrill rides, such as those at Euclid Beach Park. Parks had some cultural, social, and artistic value in the past, whereas today the emphasis is on the more technical high speed and thrills.

When Geauga Lake closed, one of the local TV channels in Pittsburgh did a lengthy story about it on the evening news. Devoting that much time shows how much people cared about the park even when in another state.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Check out some photos from this weekend's Downtown Cleveland Winterfest:

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,28866.msg686028/
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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Check out some photos from this weekend's Downtown Cleveland Winterfest:

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,28866.msg686028/
These are great pics. I wonder what's going on in that building on Huron ?(AT&T building-it was always associated with the phone company) That is a really cool building and would make a great apartment, condo or hotel conversion for the Gateway area. Those would be incredible city and stadium views up there. Overall the city looks good; the Arcade exterior could use some clean-up, doesn't it look a little worn? It still kinda has that old worn-out warehouse look to it and is not inviting to someone unaware of what is inside. The new Mall looks great; I could never understand the opposition to any Mall development with the cliche ''but it will ruin the view of the lake!'' What view? You could never see the lake from the mall unless you were at the ledge on Mall C anyway. Let's hope Clevelanders use and respect their new front lawn. Nice to see the 5th Street Arcade and Tower City full of people, at least for a day. By Winterfest '14 we should see the new Hilton rising on the Mall!
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Check out some photos from this weekend's Downtown Cleveland Winterfest:

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,28866.msg686028/
That's more foot traffic in the Arcade than I've seen in a long while! As there should be, since it's one of downtown's best assets.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Rocky River from Lorain Road Bridge



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New addition to Fairview Hospital

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Rocky River from Lorain Road Bridge



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New addition to Fairview Hospital
and people say Cleveland is a dump
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