In this 2007 interview, Mary Jo Mazzarella, a resident of the Detroit Shoreway area of Cleveland and owner/manager of American Limousine Service, talks about her history with the Detroit Shoreway area of Cleveland. Mazzarella spent her early years in the 1960s living on West 112th Street, but remembers visiting her Italian grandparents who lived on West 69th and ran a delicatessen on the corner of 69th and Detroit. She also remembers many stories that her father told her about the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood in which he grew up. Mazzarella moved to Detroit Shoreway in the 1970s and became close to the Italian neighborhood located near Our Lady of Mount Carmel remembering both the sights and the smells of the area. Mazzarella left Cleveland for a decade to live in San Francisco, but returned to Detroit Shoreway in the 1990s and is raising her family in a condo on West 54th Street.
Mazzarella, Mary Jo (interviewee)
Bell, Erin (interviewer)
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"Mary Jo Mazzarella interview, 09 June 2007" (2007). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 955024_999037.