Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With Michael Deemer 5-26-21

Michael Deemer from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about How do you anticipate life returning to a sense of normal in Downtown Cleveland?

  • Governor DeWine announced that Ohio would drop all of its COVID-19-related health orders on June 2
    • Signals that we are at the tail end of the pandemic
    • Downtown Cleveland is well positioned because of the strong foundation built over the past decade
  • Walnut Wednesday is returning to Downtown Cleveland Wednesday June 2nd
  • Cleveland Indians increased to full capacity at Progressive Field
    • Significant boost to retailers, restaurants and bars in Downtown Cleveland
  • Downtown has already welcomed seven new restaurants and retailers this year, and this list is growing. 
    • 7 New openings:
    • Vaccinations continue to be available at CSU Wolstein Center- Until May 31st
      • Walk-ins are welcome

What does the negation of health orders mean for the office market? Can we expect more people returning to their Downtown Offices?

  • Many office workers returning in June and July
  • Business leaders are continuing to find opportunities to grow and expand in Downtown Cleveland
  • DCA and Team NEO, the northeast Ohio business and economic development accelerator and JobsOhio partner, recently launched a business attraction campaign to boost leasing and development in the newly designated Erieview Historic District
    • Continuing to highlight opportunities for business leaders to grow and expand businesses that attract talent to DowntownCleveland

Working with GCP on helping restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues find employees

Historic Euclid Avenue retail recruitment

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