Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update with Michael Deemer - 1-26-21

Michael Deemer from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about...Talked last week about Cleveland rising to positions of national prominence. What's happening this week?

  • Excited for Congresswoman Fudge to be confirmed as Housing and Urban Development Secretary
    • Senator Sherrod Brown’s confirmation for the Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs- Thursday
    • DCAhas organized support among diverse organizations
  • Opportunity to support a Clevelander rising to national leadership
  • Feather in the cap, pride
  • HUD programs have been critical to housing development and job creation in Downtown and neighborhoods across the city
  • Opportunity to attract more investment

    A big piece of Downtown's success in attracting residents are the amenities. What's new?

    • DT Cleveland has big city amenities within a close-knit community
    • Amenities- offer convenience for residents
      • Prioritizing convenience during pandemic
      • 140 storefront business currently open- see list at
    • This amenity portfolio continues to grow. We are looking forward to several retail openings this year:
      • A.J Rocco’s coming back to Downtown with a larger footprint
      • Goma- Dante Boccuzzi- Sushi Restaurant on east 4th opening in spring
      • Filter- same owner as The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express- in warehouse district. Opening in May.
    • Looking forward to the NFL draft in April
      • National spotlight on DT- Opportunity to showcase how much DT has grown and changed
    • Playhouse Square coming back to life 2021 Broadway tour series and Great Lakes Theatre returning in September

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