Cedar Fairmount businesses are ready for spring
In Cleveland Heights’s Cedar Fairmount Business District, a new business has opened, and other businesses have added staff, expanded menus, and made other enhancements during the first part of 2015.
BowTie Medical Clinic has opened its doors at 12429 Cedar Road, Suite 25 (877-283-8863, www.bowtiemedical.com). Its board-certified medical practitioners offer same-day appointments, and a walk-in clinic that is open Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment.
This is the second clinic started by Dr. Firouz Daneshgari, principal founder, and Rob Winings and Sam Thomas, co-founders (the first is located in Broadway Heights), and they say their goal is to create a new model in health care, offering membership-based health services.
“The Heights Center Building is the perfect location for our second clinic,” said Winings. “It is close to Case Western, Cleveland State University, and apartments housing students.”
Reflections Interior Design (12423 Cedar Road, 216-229-1000, www.reflectionsinteriordesign.net) began 2015 with a revamped showroom. Owner Marissa Matiyasic, who purchased the business six years ago, has replaced the street-level retail space with a clean, modern workspace to accommodate her business’s growth, and triple its space.
A custom steel gray railing leads to the upper loft that features client meeting areas. The new work area features Terrazzo floors that are original to the 1920s building, and library ladders that access the floor-to-ceiling books of samples. George Nelson Bubble lamps hang from the exposed high ceiling.
Matiyasic said of the new space, “We look forward to better serving our clients in the newly remodeled studio in 2015. This fresh start and new space is exciting for our designers and clients alike."
THE FAIRMOUNT (2448 Fairmount Blvd., 216-229-9463, www.thefairmount.net) has nearly completed improvements and upgrades to its interior. Owner Jake Orosz has revised and expanded the drink and food menus, and added more taps to accommodate craft beers on draft.
The cozy, welcoming interior features a large bar, lounge seating, and the warmth of a fireplace with comfortable couch seating. Art by local artists is displayed throughout, in a series of shows that change monthly. In warm weather, the Fairmount’s garden offers outdoor seating.
At the Mad Greek Restaurant (2466 Fairmount Blvd., 216-707-9999, www.madgreekcleveland.com), Chef Edward West has joined the team, and is introducing some leaner fare with Greek influences. He and owner Chris Chopra have revamped the menu, which features 18 entrees as well as a variety of appetizers and sandwiches. The international menu features Indian-style samosas and pakoras, Middle Eastern hummus and baba ghannouj, and a variety of curries, including Kerala fish stew and saag paneer.
Edwards worked most recently at Touch Supper Club in Cleveland, and previously at Lockkeepers, Moxie, and at the acclaimed Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Va.
For more information about Cedar Fairmount businesses and events, visit www.cedarfairmount.org, or friend the district on Facebook.
Kaye Lowe is executive director of the Cedar Fairmount SID.