Jimmy Haslam purchases Cleveland mansion

The property sleuths at the Cleveland Plain Dealer have discovered that Jimmy Haslam and his wife have purchased a big mansion in Cleveland’s prestigious Bratenahl neighborhood. Haslam’s wife was reached by phone and had some glowing things to say about Cleveland and its Lake Erie shores.

“We think Lake Erie is so beautiful, and the sunsets on Lake Erie are unbelievable,” she said. “And we just felt that if we were going to showcase this town of Cleveland to our friends and sponsors, what better way than to showcase Lake Erie.”

 It seems to be a good sign that the man who will be responsible for Cleveland Browns stadium and could find himself involved in property projects in and around that site is also excited about living on the lakefront.  The lake front has always been one of the untapped resources in city revival plans despite it coming up constantly. So Haslam has already spent $4.1 million there for a ridiculously large mansion.
  • 330ClevFan614

    yeaaaa babay. Bout time we get an owner that wants to be a Cleveland resident.

  • Harv 21

    Can’t be fully convinced the Haslams are all in until they buy a home in Strongsville.

  • mgbode

    well, Haslam has spent $1.0041 billion for a mansion and a reason to spend time in it

  • curry1

    East Side!

  • Dee P

    Besides Lake Erie’s beautiful attributes…..another thing that is beautiful in Cleveland is a packed and rockin’ Jacobs….er…I mean Progressive Field. Can you help “showcase” that to us too Jimmy?


  • 5KMD

    Wonder if he is a gambler. Gilbert must love having another big fish in town. They should definitely work together with the real estate ventures downtown.

  • http://twitter.com/ericvsthem Eric B

    I know of a great mansion in Southington, Ohio, that he could have purchased on the cheap.


  • maxfnmloans

    should have bought the Van Sweringen house. Its only 6 mil. Jeez Jimmy, why so cheap?

  • markn95

    I like it. The home’s location is a solid hint he’s interested in Lake Erie and its development prospects. Hopefully, he’s a Dan Gilbert type-owner–good for the Cavaliers AND good for the city of Cleveland.

    Just out of curiosity, though–isn’t the Browns’ “brain trust” (no jokes, please) centered in Berea? I’m sure there’s some office space at the Stadium but it’s no accident the media always refers to “Berea” when they talk about the team’s executive headquarters, much like the “White House” is used to refer to Presidential matters.

  • mgbode

    yes, the Browns practice/training/FO facilities are located in Berea right on the BW campus much like the Cavs utilize the suburb of Independence for their facilities.

    that brings up an interesting question. is the Indians FO still located in Tower City like they were many, many years ago? never really hear about them as obviously they don’t require the same type of practice facilities for their players (they just use P.F.)

  • Jay

    I’m waiting to hear what Mrs. Haslam has to say this spring after the Lake Erie snow machine dumps 15-20 feet on her this winter.

  • mgbode

    considering they have the money to have other people deal with the snow and even drive them around if they wish, I think she’ll likely just say how pretty it looks

  • technivore

    I think the Indians’ front office .. offices are actually in Progressive Field.

  • Hopwin

    Bratenahl is too close to the lake, the snow just blows right over.

  • mgbode

    that is the address given on their website too. ok, thanks.

  • BrownsFanSF

    “The snow in Cleveland isn’t that bad. All those nice people with blow dryers walk in front of you and melt it”

  • Steve

    Art Modell was a Cleveland resident. I understand your sentiment, but living near your work doesn’t suddenly make you a better worker.

  • Pat Shurmur

    I’ve been told to put my East Cleveland home on the market. Should I follow through?

  • NoVA Buckeye

    Once the Jake always the Jake.

  • Dee P

    And nothing….and nobody….rocks better than the Jake in October. Don’t care what city, or what team. That’s a fact.