Captain Frank's Restaurant on Lake Erie Shoreline, Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 01:54.

Eating in Cleveland has transformed over the generations. Family restaurants bringing great cultural diversity to our city have been a great asset in our town for generations. Many places have come and gone through the years. Some have survived for generations while others have drown for whatever reasons. I do not recall ever eating at this location, yet I believe it has significant history in our City of Cleveland life. If you have any information about it, please share.

 

In 2011, we are looking to motivate entreprenuers to invest into our community in Cleveland, Ohio. Our shoreline has transformed over the decades, but our downtown area is booming with development. Investors are concurrently working countless projects in our everchanging  City.

I see the cooks, the restaurants, and the haughty yuppies who enter the fine wine & dine locations in the development zones. I see the workers and owners of these bars tout their great investments. Yet, I also see countless new restaurants being ill affordable for the average populace of Cleveland.

Demographic dynamics should be considered in future investments outside of the downtown areas. Inspiring the little people to afford things is significant too. Prayerfully, the countless storefronts in our community will soon house small business investors trying to build lives in our dwindling city. Passionate people can make a huge difference for the future of our city.

Prayerfully, our city leadership will begin to respect the real people who do work daily in our community and are trying to build futures...the ones who don't wear suits and ties; but who know how to work hard at the business they are passionate about... Being able to treat those folks with dignity, respect, and consideration can make a hell of a difference locally.

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It was one of the coolest spots ever in Cleveland

It was one of the coolest spots in Cleveland. Just sitting out there on a pier in the middle of the lake... amazing any time of year - the food wasn't great but the view - a great loss, like so much here.

And talk about cool in wnter, with that wind off the lake - you could get blown away trying to get to the car... imagine the heating bill.

I went with my family as a kid a few times, for special occassions. There and The Top Of The Town.

Last time I went there was with a punk friend in high school - like 10th grade - and they served us booze - which shows you how cool it really was to us back then. It was run down and empty by then - mid-1970s.

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Captain Franks

Thanks for this reminder--I loved Captain Frank's.  I went there with friends during my high school years.  It was considered a big date.  I remember wearing some god-awful dress and getting served a "cocktail."

It was also the site of the Jim Jarmusch movie--Stranger than Paradise :)

Prayerfully, our city leadership will begin to respect the real people who do work daily in our community and are trying to build futures...the ones who don't wear suits and ties; but who know how to work hard at the business they are passionate about... Being able to treat those folks with dignity, respect, and consideration can make a hell of a difference locally.