Council candidate floats proposal to help small business, Southwyck


District 2 City Council candidate Ed Cichy proposed a plan yesterday to protect and promote small businesses in Toledo that he said would lead to Southwyck Shopping Center

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...keep making promises to revitalize Southwyck? It's a private property and it's pretty clear that the owner has no interest in 'revitalization' this just another promise that won't be kept?

It's the classic elect, me, and I promise to do this and that.

It takes team work and where have we seen that lately?

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Im with birdy - I live near Northtowne and the local politico's seem to be just fine with letting that once elegant mall go to pot, so why should Ghettowyck be getting all the press? Just because the mayor happens to live in south toledo?

Has signs up, which claim that there are soon to retail stores and such. But no date that can be seen.

Beating a long dead, glue factory horse. Southwyck will not change unless the owners want it to. They don

Address : 220 MEL SIMON DR


No phone listed at the auditor info.

The Jeep storage is/was by a company called Vascor which also stores vehicles at Willy's Pkwy, Airport lot, Hill Ave., Telegraph, Monroe Michigan lot and is a contracted with auto manufacturers to manage the storage of vehicles.

would hold a news conference at that a$$hole's business has already lost my vote.



"They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq.Why don't we give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, and we're not using it any more".


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I maybe mistaken but I thought Southwyck has two owners. Also, I heard the biggest problem is that one of two owners doesn't want to put any cash of his corporation own into a revitalization project. The reasons why is because of Levis, Franklin Park/Westfield and Fallen Timbers (the mall, not the bowling alley) and the general trends of most malls. Thus, that why the city has been pushing to get investor and city dollars in there.

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Mr. Cichy statements, when I re-read them, are aimed at encouraging small businesses and protecting small businesses in the area.

Almost directly across from the mall is a new suite of retail shops built and ready for occupancy.

Driving by them I wondered aloud, what business would set up there, with store fronts vacant and for sale and for lease signs a plenty in the area.

The developer behind the suite's expects some to set up there and Mr. Cichy is advocating for assistance to the small business owner and there by helping, in directly, the Southwyck area. Or did I mis-read his intentions?

Does the company that owns the old Northtowne mall have a name and phone number?

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...correct about multiple owners...but the major one (Dreizen??) has never signed an agreement with Dillon for the revitalization that Dillon wants to do - and we keep hearing all these wonderful press releases about all these grand ideas...when the owner(s) have no interest in doing anything...

I'm just frustrated at the expectation that government can do something with a piece of property it doesn't own - so long as laws are not being broken...

...Blade article:

Lakeside Centre, which opened as North Towne Square in 1980 and was one of Toledo's four regional malls for two decades, was purchased for $1 million in December, 2002 by two California businessmen, Mr. Kashani and Sammy Kahen. They also own Woodville Mall in Northwood.

From an article the next day:

The owners of the Lakeside Centre mall in Toledo said yesterday that high electric costs forced them to decide to close the 24-year-old mall a month from now.

However, co-owner Jack Kashani said he wants to redevelop the mall for use by light industrial firms, possibly for suppliers of the Toledo Jeep Assembly plant.

"Jeep is expanding rapidly in Toledo and they're looking for locations for their suppliers. I'm hoping we can convert it to a type of a facility that will be beneficial for Jeep or its suppliers," said Mr. Kashani, a California businessman who, with his partner, Sammy Kahen, bought the mall, formerly called North Towne Square, for $ 1 million in December, 2002.

And they have been using the parking area for Jeep storage. I believe that they successfully changed the zoning on the property, as well. As a result, I don't believe it will be used as a mall again, unless the zoning is changed back.

From the sign: Contact Shawn Conti - 813-676-7681
DeBartolo Development

Stake in Southwyck
Locally, various trusts of the Dreiseszun and Morgan families own about 50 percent of Southwyck through a firm called S-S-C Co.


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