North Olmsted has a diverse mix of residents, businesses and organizations that make up our community fabric. Meet some of these interesting people, learn about our cool businesses and read about great projects that are making North Olmsted a better place to live, work and play.
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A wide variety of business and storefronts have come to call North Olmsted their home. One very exciting operation existing within the heart of North Olmsted is J.K. Kang’s Taekwondo Center: a spectacular, recreational training facility.
Meet Stephy Abbruzzese, one of North Olmsted’s most compassionate and outgoing residents!
Good news for the coffee-lovers of North Olmsted: a new Starbucks is on the way this Spring! Poised to fill the long-vacant northeast corner of Dover Center & Lorain Roads, the popular coffee shop will be a welcome addition to the thriving intersection. According to Planner James Aspery, “Starbucks is a valuable addition to the Dover-Lorain intersection, given that this area sees a high volume of traffic throughout the day from residents, commuters & shoppers alike.” Construction in currently underway to achieve an early Spring opening. Stay tuned for more updates this Spring!
For many North Olmsted residents, logging into their personal computer is a simple task that allows them to connect with friends and family online. With the Senior Center’s recently-completed Discover Digital Literacy Pilot Program, twelve senior citizens learned important computer basics to embrace the digital world!
Northeast Ohio is known for its mild summer weather and picturesque autumn scenery, but not everyone dreads the promise of a snowy winter in Northeast Ohio!
Mayor Kevin Kennedy’s administration recently released an overview of projects and initiatives the city has undertaken to improve North Olmsted’s drainage system. The exhibit documents a wide range of both storm water and sanitary system projects that, in combination, have reduced instances of flooding in the city after major storm events. City Engineer Pete DiFranco made a presentation to the Environmental Control Committee of City Council on Wednesday, November 9th in which he highlighted key accomplishments. DiFranco described the approach to tackle the issue of storm water management as “a wide range of effort, with projects large and small, public and private, new improvements and retrofits along with ongoing maintenance efforts.”
When thinking of quintessential North Olmsted destinations, there is one landmark that immediately comes to mind: Great Northern Mall. Beginning with a simple grocery stand on a strawberry patch in 1958, the mall has since expanded into a regional shopping destination and community anchor serving generations of shoppers. With their latest placemaking effort, Great Northern Mall is aiming to transform the mall by re-energizing it with local creativity and neighborhood spirit.
Country Club Boulevard is a gateway into North Olmsted’s retail, office and hospitality center for residents, workers and visitors entering the community from Interstate 480. In recent years, the aging infrastructure along this corridor created the need for the City to evaluate options for significant capital improvement. The Country Club Boulevard Streetscape Project will address the failing infrastructure of roadway and also vastly improve the visual impression of this corridor between Great Northern Boulevard and Victoria Lane.
North Olmsted has long been a community tied to deep historical roots, and few people are more familiar with this history than Dale Thomas.
Chances are if you’ve been to any community events around North Olmsted this year, you have likely been introduced to the dynamic duo of Robbie and Kim Anderson. As proprietors of North Olmsted’s newest State Farm office, the Andersons have made an immediate splash in the community since opening their office in February. As a State Farm Agent with a deep background in financial management and executive-level leadership, Robbie’s team is here to serve the residents of North Olmsted with a variety of services: home, auto and life insurance, and full range of financial services and bank products. Team members include: Barb Jackson, oldest son, Travis, and Chris Maltbie. Each team member is highly-qualified and every bit as enthusiastic as their fearless leaders!