Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With Michael Deemer - 4-28-21

Michael Deemer from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about this week Downtown Cleveland is hosting the 2021 NFL Draft. What can people expect when they come Downtown for the draft?

  • The festivities kick off Thursday and continue through Saturday,.
  •  DCA has partnered with Destination Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to produce Rock the Clock End Zones, which will be free remote watch parties with enjoy live music and seating to enjoy takeout food from a downtown restaurant.

Following NFL health protocols to ensure a safe experience for fans

  •  Look for Rock the Clock End Zones in: 
    • Playhouse Square 
    • Mall C
    • Flats East Bank. 
  • Fans can also download the NFL OnePass app to sign up for fan events.

Michael, so many people making plans to make their way Downtown for the draft. How will businesses be impacted?

  • The Draft will signal to the world that Downtown Cleveland is open for business
  • Crowds will boost local restaurants and retailers
  • More than 150 restaurants and retail shops open in Downtown Cleveland

This will be one of the biggest events in the country since the pandemic began. It is a great opportunity to show the world that Cleveland

  • Come Downtown for the draft, shop local, eat local, have a great time. Downtown is alive and open for business

For more information, or if you’re considering relocating or expanding your business into Downtown Cleveland, visit