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Monday, September 20, 2010

Mentor Cruise-in to be put in reverse?

Mentor City officials are planning to meet this week to discuss how to improve the annual car cruise-in that was moved to Great Lakes Mall this year.

Some attendees complained about the event, held at Mentor Civic Center the last several years. Mentor Economic Development Director Ronald M. Traub said the move was made, in part, to promote patronage at the mall.

Traub also said that some past cruise-in participants had disliked parking on grass at the Civic Center and/or expressed concern about dust coming from nearby athletic fields.

The event also was put on with a more modest budget this year. Sponsor Best of Show Automotive, which has faced difficulties at its Tyler Boulevard location, contributed $1,000 this year, down from $5,000 last year.

"We were still able to make it a free event," Traub noted.

-- Betsy Scott, BScott@News-Herald.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the new location, but the classic car shows in Painesville are even better! There's something about seeing classic cars in a classic town square...

September 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mentor Civic Center location was by far a superior site for the cruise. The trees, the grassy areas, the vendors, the door prizes, the trophies and the people who ran it then made it one of the best cruise-ins there was.

September 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM 

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