21 Aug 2014
75° Humid and Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by ermyceap
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by lilyava299
Patch Instagram photo by _mollfairhurst
Patch Instagram photo by thecontemporaryhannah
Patch Instagram photo by lucyketch

Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’

The business cluster of several businesses between Elmwood and Arthur avenues — looks to make the neighborhood a destination for shoppers.

Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’ Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’ Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’ Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’ Madison Avenue Business Owners Form ‘Uptown Lakewood’

Hoping to get some attention to a cluster of businesses on Madison Avenue, a few business owners got together to form Uptown Lakewood.

The organization — consisting of several businesses between Elmwood and Arthur avenues — looks to make the neighborhood a destination for shoppers. 

“Our primary goal is to unify this neighborhood,” said Rachel Anzalone, who owns Holistic Lakewood. “Our long-term vision is to grow more than just a couple of blocks.

Robby Zettler, of Metro on Madison, said the up-start organization will host events and promote the neighborhood through clearly defined marketing efforts — modeled after LakewoodAlive’s Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance.

Although it’s just a couple of blocks, the organization includes businesses such as Metro, Holistic Lakewood, Dirty Town Guitars and Amps and Buckeye Beer Engine. 

“We feel we are in a very good area, and we have a lot of great businesses,” said Zettler. “The idea is to really bring attention up here. There are enough unique businesses up here, but there are also enough empty spaces so I think forget about the area.” 

Zettler said that the organization could grow to include more businesses outside of the Arthur-to-Elmwood boundary. 

“We’re hoping to see the whole landscape change,” she said. “And we think it starts right here.”

A holiday event — as well as an open house — is currently in the works. 

“This is really going to help this whole area,” said Dennis Bielinski, who co-owns Dirty Town. “This is how you build up an area.”

Share This Article