Clearwater’s most notorious eyesore could finally be reborn

CLEARWATER — For more than a decade, the shell of a gutted 15-story high rise has stood abandoned at the entrance to downtown, an eyesore that has come to embody the unmet potential of the Cleveland Street district to its west.

But after years of failed development deals, a federal lawsuit and growing hopelessness, the infamous Strand building at 1100 Cleveland St. is being reborn.

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