July 2017

SOLD! 38 West Seminary


Community, Life, and Innovation (CLI) purchased its second uptown Norwalk property on Friday. CLI​ will renovate the first floor of 38 W. Seminary St. to provide community-based services ​and activities. ​The second floor will be renovated as offices. CLI intends to devote the vacant lot at 36 W. Seminary St. [...]

SOLD! 38 West Seminary2018-03-31T23:28:22-04:00

May 2017

Norwalk firefighters, CLI raise $750 for Operation Warm on Cinco de Mayo


Thanks to everyone who put on their waders to venture out to 16 West on Friday night for a community May 5th celebration, $750 was raised for Norwalk firefighters’ Operation Warm. The firefighters will use that money to purchase new winter coats for children in need this fall. While it [...]

Norwalk firefighters, CLI raise $750 for Operation Warm on Cinco de Mayo2018-03-31T23:28:31-04:00

April 2017

Beers & Bourbons at 16 West Main


CLI hosted its first Beers & Bourbons tasting event at 16 West Main in uptown Norwalk on Friday night.  2 local distilleries -- Cleveland Whiskey and Middle West Spirits (dba OYO) had representatives on hand to provide guided tastings and answer questions about their brands. Heidelberg Distributing brought craft beers from Great Lakes Brewery and [...]

Beers & Bourbons at 16 West Main2018-03-31T23:28:39-04:00

February 2017

Introducing 16 West


The community has a valuable new resource right in town — 16/W (pronounced 16 West), a community spot where integration is possible. Despite many of the recent changes, Christie Lane Industries (CLI) hasn’t lost one of its main focuses of making a unified community, according to John Schwartz, CLI chief executive [...]

Introducing 16 West2018-03-31T23:28:46-04:00

May 2015

CLI Purchasing Former Crider’s Building


Christie Lane Industries (CLI) is moving closer to establishing an Uptown Norwalk presence. CLI is in the process of purchasing the former Crider Jewelers building located at 16 W. Main St. "Christie Lane's bottom line is that we want to be involved in Uptown Norwalk's revitalization and we are excited to have a presence on [...]

CLI Purchasing Former Crider’s Building2018-03-31T23:28:51-04:00

Our History


CLI launched Firelands Local LLC in 2016 in order to provide CLI with a platform that would allow us to grow in new directions.  We want to seek & develop opportunities to build our local community-- sometimes through brick & mortor community development projects & sometimes through community outreach.  We believe both types of [...]

Our History2018-06-08T09:40:33-04:00
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