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Issue Date: DownTown Digs 2006

Sieze The Day

For Andrew Blank and Garryd Coynock, the draw to downtown living was their desire for a home with a skyline view
Victoria Reynolds

Downtown digs - sieze the day

For Andrew Blank and Garryd Coynock, the draw to downtown living was their desire for a home with a skyline view. Lured by a locale between Ohio City and Tremont, the partners bought a $320,000 townhouse at 1933 Columbus Road, in the Irishtown Bend development. In their 1,900-square foot space, they’re living large with 12-feet ceilings, a sunroom, two decks and a two-car garage.

Situated near the Flats along the Cuyahoga River, there’s easy access to the Shoreway and Expressway. When Coynock, 43, isn’t commuting to his accounting job in Mentor, and when Blank, 41, isn’t meeting with interior design clients in and outside Cleveland, it’s time to seize the day and take advantage of their great location. Typically, that’s Sunday, says Blank.

9 a.m. — “There’s a grassy park across the river where we’ll meet a friend to walk our dogs, play fetch and let them just run wild.”

Brunch — “Around 11, or one o’clock, depending on how important a Bloody Mary is! At the Parkview on West 58th St., they have fantastic steak and eggs, and some good specials.”

2 p.m. — “We like to ride out to Cleveland Botanical Gardens. I’m really attached to my Canondale Mountain Bike and Garryd’s got a Specialized, which isn’t as cool.”

5 p.m. — “We’ll have people over for a cookout on our rooftop deck, or maybe we’ll go to the Flying Fig on Market Street for appetizers and flatbread pizza.”

9 p.m. — “It’s time to start winding down because tomorrow’s Monday. But it’s been a perfect day.”

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