The Blue Apple, LLC (Blue Apple) is pleased to announce that it has purchased the interests in Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio, which were previously held by Fifth Third Bank. Blue Apple is owned and operated by Greg and Kelly Clement who are lifelong Brunswick residents. Greg is the founder and President of Realeflow, LLC, [...]
Wednesday January 12 2011
The Blue Apple, LLC (Blue Apple) is pleased to announce that it has purchased the interests in Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio, which were previously held by Fifth Third Bank. Blue Apple is owned and operated by Greg and Kelly Clement who are lifelong Brunswick residents. Greg is the founder and President of Realeflow, LLC, an internet software company based in Parma Heights, OH.
“We are incredibly happy with this outcome”, said Bill Eyssen, whose family has owned and operated Mapleside Farms since 1927. “This has been weighing on us for a long time, but what I thought would take about 9 months to finish actually got done in about 9 days”.
Mapleside Farms’ future has been under a cloud of uncertainty for much of 2010.
Eyssen added that “from day one, Greg has made it very clear to me and the family that this is too precious a property to fall into the wrong hands. Greg and Kelly have so many great ideas that complement the authenticity of this place – we’re looking forward to working with them. 2011 and beyond is going to be an extremely exciting time here at the farm. ”
Being a lifelong resident of Brunswick, Clement is aware of the special place that Mapleside Farms holds within the hearts of those not just in the Brunswick community, but those throughout Medina County and all over Northeast Ohio.
“I love the magical feeling that you get when you go to Mapleside,” said Clement. “I remember going there as a kid and tossing a small fortune into that wishing well. I think this is the most incredible property in the entire area and the opportunities to preserve, and at the same time grow, are endless. This place just had to continue – there’s nothing else like it.”
Clement fondly remembers going to Mapleside Farm as a child, and now takes his own family to Mapleside many times throughout the year.
“The cooperation received from the Eyssen family, Mapleside Farms, and Fifth Third Bank regarding this purchase will allow Blue Apple to bring a positive solution for all parties involved and for the overall community,” said Jeff Watson, General Counsel for Blue Apple.
“It still will probably have to officially go through the foreclosure process and there’s still some legal work left to do”, added Watson. “By no means are we in the finished position, but the Clement and Eyssen families are both on the same page as Blue Apple is exploring all options in regards to Mapleside Farms including partnering with the Eyssen family to continue many of the long-time traditions that have been part of the Mapleside Farms experience for many generations.”
Clement notes that the “intention is to keep the spirit of Mapleside Farms intact, while looking to develop the property further as a year-round destination for families and residents.”
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