Friday, February 23, 2007

a solid trend in Midtown

Crain's Cleveland Business--IT firm Calyx set to move--this is a solid trend we've seen a bit of lately, and it shows signs of ramping up. Midtown has the capacity and a good base of businesses already. See the Calyx blog at

Calyx LLC, a provider of information technology services, plans to move its office from Lakewood to a larger space in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood this weekend.Calyx’s new office in the Mid-City Building, 3635 Perkins Ave., measures 4,000 square feet. The firm’s old location on Cliffdale Avenue in Lakewood was only about 1,000 square feet, said managing partner Jason Fordu.The three-person company needed space for computer equipment and new hires. Calyx plans to hire about five people in 2007, Mr. Fordu said. The group also wanted the office to be in the city.Calyx is leasing space at the building, which is owned by Rose Management Co.Mr. Fordu declined to release revenues of the 2-year-old company, but said Calyx already in 2007 has generated about half of last year’s revenue figure.“We see that trend continuing,” Mr. Fordu said.

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