Subtitle: The futility of anything changing while people my age are still alive.
I've been hanging out at this 'entertainment' complex recently serving my performing habit, (which is why I still have a car.)
Turn on the satellite view and notice the shitload of parking lots in the area.
This neighborhood is sparsely populated due to years of car-centric abandonment, but does have several condos and remaining mansions to the south and Cleveland's tiny 'Asiatown' to the north, which is seeing some recent promotion and bustle.
This neighborhood, known as "Mid Town" is about halfway between downtown and the University Circle area, (which is booming,) and also right on an excellent Public Transit route on Euclid Ave.
It is also close to Cleveland State University with, *sigh, 'easy freeway access.'
Really an excellent position geographically.
I suggested to the 50-something desk clerk that the old restaurant across the street be reopened, to provide a walkable destination for attendees at the increasing number of shows at the Masonic complex, as well as for residents of the previously mentioned proximate neighborhoods.
After agreeing with me a bit, he suddenly stated that he wishes the owner would tear it down for a parking lot.