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Living Life In The 216- Feature
The love of all things handmade has seen a revival in the last few years and Cleveland pride is at an all-time high. The tale of Jenny Goe, owner of In The 216 in Coventry Village, is a special one.
She is enthusiastic and hopeful about the new store that opened in the old Phoenix coffee shop location on the East side. Hosting over 40 artists in the store, Jenny is very pleased to have offered local handmade a permanent home.
Artist like local designer Tidal Cool have their wares on display along with products from Urban Botanicals and Jennifer Worden glass trees (made from upcycled materials). The store has everything from t-shirts, jewelry, baby clothing and other fantastic treasures like coffee cups, handmade monsters, home decor, art and even accessories for your pups! Handmade markets like The Cleveland Flea and The Cleveland Bazaar have been popular, but they are moving seasonal locations. In The 216 offers a year-round permanent location for customers and artist alike to find a unique new twist on Cleveland-centric momentos.
The Coventry neighborhood is home to treasures like Big Fun, Sunshine, Phoenix Coffee, Mac Books and Tommy's. In the 216 will be a delightful addition to this fascinating street! In The 216 is preparing for their upcoming grand opening party on May 28th, 2015 at 6:00PM. They invite you to shop with your family and friends and hope you find something special in the store! (Facebook invite here)
We are especially excited to welcome them as our 2015 Ohio Burlesque Festival Sponsors :) !!
Come live the life In The 216 and show your Cleveland pride! Shop and support local!
Local indie darlings Seafair are gearing up for their forthcoming album release at the Grog Shop on 5/23. Their new album, The Querencia, will be the band’s first release on vinyl. We caught up with singer Chayla Hope about the album’s writing process and what’s up next for the sextet. Check it out!
How did the writing process change for your upcoming album, The Querencia?
Some of our older songs were written before some of our members joined which didn't leave room for potential creativity. On this album however, everyone got their chance to write and create and that makes for something beautiful and unique. I couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Where did the name come from?
We took a very long time to come up with the perfect name for this debut. It had to have a large meaning. We were stuck, when out of nowhere Josh sent us this incredible word with the perfect meaning--querencia. If you look it up, there are plenty of different definitions for this word, but the one that stuck out to me was " the place where you are your most authentic self." Music gives me that.
What influenced your decision to press vinyl?
Some of us are pretty big into collecting. We are all happy to see vinyl making such a big comeback. Take me to a record store and I'm a kid in a candy shop!
You recently competed for a spot at Bonnaroo. How was that experience?
We may not have won, but it still felt like we did. The support we had throughout the competition was pretty moving. To see that many people believing in us and pushing for us to be heard by others was breathtaking.
What is up next for Seafair outside of Cleveland?
We are playing a few shows out of town this month.
Getting out and experiencing new places is a blast.
What do you think makes the Cleveland music community special?
There are so many stellar artists who come out and support one another. Don't even get me started on the talent Cleveland holds! It's insane! Everywhere I go in C-town, I hear a new act that blows my mind and it's growing exponentially!
Why did you pick the other two bands that will be playing with you on 5/23?
It wasn't hard. Midnight Passenger has a killer sound that we knew our fans would love. This will be the third time we've played with Regret the Hour. They are coming all the way from New York for this and I promise you, you'll want to go back with them just to hear more!
Seafair has released a New Video since this interview -
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