This week marked the grand opening of one of the most innovative new bar/sports facilities in the Cleveland area - Mulberry's. The idea has been six years in the making, with the last two of those years spent planning and constructing the facility.
Owned by partners John Teel and Darrell Seafler, Mulberry's is not only a place to grab a few drinks, but they also offer indoor basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, kickball, floor hockey, and whiffle ball in the facility's gymnasium through Teel's other venture, Cleveland Plays.
Cleveland Plays is a social club that organizes leagues for people to play a variety of games at locations throughout Cuyahoga County. Sports leagues offered by Cleveland Plays include flag football, bowling, dodgeball, volleyball, softball, kickball, and more. Over 5,000 people are members.
Mulberry's fulfilled a need for Cleveland Plays' own gym space, as they found out that playing venues were not always available when they were needed for their organized games. John Teel credits partner Darrell Seafler's, construction skills and financial backing with getting the pair this far. Seafler also owns Seafler Home Improvement, which is based out of Lakewood.