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American Greetings moving to Westlake
Greeting card maker taking thousands of jobs to Crocker Park
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Brooklyn Mayor Richard Belbier says he's disappointed Amercian Greetings chose to leave. But He's confident a new tenant will be found.
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American Greetings will move its operation from the blue-collar Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn, to the high-end Crocker Park retail and entertainment complex in Westlake.  The announcement came today, just months after the greeting card company announced it was considering new locations, including Illinois.  It did leave open the possibility of staying in Brooklyn….

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports…the move is a revenue boon for Westlake…but it will leave Brooklyn scrambling to find a replacement for the two-thousand well-paying jobs.

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I'll be boycotting American Greetings. It's a parasite. Another corporate welfare mama who has a problem with Brooklyn's income tax and threatens to move unless it gets a big chunk of taxpayer dollars. Like a spoiled two year hold who pounds his head against the wall and declares he won't stop until he gets his way or maybe more like a prostitute haggling to get just the right price from his trick.


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