To our Cleveland Community,
We are saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd and so many others before him. We cannot begin to understand the pain, anguish and hopelessness that these events bring up and all too often. We have such great respect for those who do their civic duty by voicing these emotions, particularly their anger, publicly.
For the past 20 years we’ve been working to build a diverse and community driven neighborhood in the heart of the city of Cleveland. We’ve housed residents of diverse backgrounds, employed hundreds of Clevelanders and tried to inject new life into what not long ago was a forgotten alley in the city.
The destruction of this past weekend is born of pain. It is understandable in this often unforgiving society we live in. As residents and developers of the city of Cleveland we vow to redouble our efforts to continue to build community, create jobs, and most importantly listen to one another. We hope that these actions help drive the change our society desperately needs.
Lastly, a special note of thanks to all those who came out to help clean up on Sunday morning. Your efforts were invaluable and you reminded us of the greatness of this city and why we do what we do.
Ari and Jori Maron
Owners, East 4th Street
Photo by David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com