This is what prompted George’s move to 15015 St Clair Ave in Cleveland. It was in this location that he and Sam became partners. The Hough riots precipitated Sam’s relocation. Sam and George had an amazing relationship. Sam’s vast knowledge and experience in the business was invaluable to George’s growth and continued success. Upon the start of their partnership they changed the name of the business to Liberal Loan. In 1975 George decided to purchase a 123 acre farm in Geauga County and sold his portion of Liberal Loan to his brother-in-law, Mike D’Amore.
Farming proved to be a difficult way of life, and not as lucrative as the loan business so in the late 80’s George returned to the Collinwood area and opened his new shop “George's”, With borrowed money and his farm as collateral, George was back in the business! Eventually the business grew so much that George required more space and he relocated to 152nd. With plenty of space and a great location with lots of traffic the business continued to grow. George surrounded himself with people who made him successful. He will be the first to admit, his success was most positively impacted by his 3 amazing employees, the best of the best.
Finally, in 2009 George moved to Lakeland Blvd, due to the poor condition of the 152nd building. He and his partner bought the building located at 25010 Lakeland Blvd and that is where the business remains.