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The Passion of Young Cleveland

"I absolutely love Cleveland … and I want to make sure I’m doing my part to make it better."
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Aaron Cassara

When Michael Gully, 28, was growing up in Cleveland, he always assumed he'd escape and move to New York. "I know it's a cliché, but it's really easy to get stuck here," he says. He eventually did move to the city of his dreams, and got decent jobs there managing bars and restaurants. But he couldn’t save money. He didn’t go out much. He couldn’t move forward with his goal of opening his own restaurant.

A year after he arrived in New York, he went home.