East Fourth Street
With its strings of overhead light
bulbs, patio seating, and ever-present street life, pedestrian-friendly East Fourth Street
exudes a come-hither air that’s
hard to ignore. What used to be
a decrepit block of vacant and
struggling storefronts has turned
into the city’s newest entertainment and residential district. See
a concert at the House of Blues,
laugh along to touring comedians at Hilarities, or dine at Iron
Chef Michael Symon’s Lola.
$2.7 billion. That’s the price tag on ew meetings-related infrastruc- ture development happening in
Cleveland right now — including a new convention
center and 56 percent more hotel rooms. And not
just downtown, but in the surrounding neighborhoods as well. With the addition of new hotels,
restaurants, and nightlife, the city has refurbished
its past for an interesting and original future.
In Cleveland, uniqueness isn’t an asset — it’s a
way of life. You’ll find a historic department store
converted into a unique urban casino, major hotels
opening inside vintage “Mad Men”–style spaces,
and a series of bank vaults transformed into contemporary gastropubs and after-dinner hangouts.
Whether it’s taking a mental break between sessions to gaze at Picassos inside a free art museum
or reveling in an Instagram-worthy meal created
by a celebrity chef, Cleveland offers world-class
experiences without the world-class ego. .
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Cleveland Convention Center
back in the conven-
tion business is the
foot Cleveland Convention Center
— offering a 225,000-square-foot
exhibit-hall floor capable of hold-
ing a thousand trade-show
booths, 17 full truck bays, back-of-
house catering, and a 32,000-
square-foot grand ballroom with
views of the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame and Museum.
City on the Rise Cleveland keeps reinventing itself
— from its manufacturing roots to its place in rock ’n’
roll history to its status as a medical hub.