A Piece Of Cleveland In Lakewood!
APOC, A Piece Of Cleveland is a local champion of local sustainability. The upstart business has won awards from Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability, and has even recently been recognized by national publications like Details Magazine and EcoWatch Journal. From humble beginnings, selling picture frames, wooden blocks and cutting boards, the APOC brand today can be found in major corporate offices and fine dining establishments. The latest feather in the APOC cap is Eddie ‘N Eddie in Lakewood. Eddie ‘N Eddie Jr. opened the swanky upscale restaurant in the heart of Lakewood in August and has been packing them in since.
APOC, on the fringe of the Campus District in Downtown Cleveland, was approached by the Cerinos, sparing no expense, in an effort to furnish the restaurant with quality locally sourced, designed and manufactured furnishings. Even a few of the large walls were faced with materials reclaimed from blighted Cleveland sites. Every project that APOC works on includes a Re-Birth certificate, explaining the first life of the materials. “The materials almost always include high quality hardwoods that are often dismissed by today’s interior designers and architects due to the high cost,” stated Chris Kious, founder of APOC.
Eddie ‘N Eddie is a departure for the Cerino family, a real family affair. Eddie, Elisha and their two children, Eddie Jr. and Elise have a very successful Pizzeria in Seven Hills, Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino. The brightly lit new restaurant joins a bounty of new restaurants in Lakewood. This restaurant is also special to Lakewood due to its historic location. Many Lakewood natives will recall the glory days of the old department stores, originally Baileys, followed by Neville’s. The busy intersection has sprung to new life thanks to APOC and the Cerino Family.
Dan Morgan - Straight Shooter
Photography, Marketing and More - Dan is a Lifetime Lakewood Resident with Office / Studio in Historic Tower Press Building, Downtown Cleveland