Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With Michael Deemer - 5-13-21

Michael Deemer from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about 2021 NFL Draft was a great moment for Downtown Cleveland...How do we keep this momentum going?

This success is the result of a decade of growth that we continue to benefit from

Events like the NFL draft work to highlight that work

The events of last week are estimated to have had a $100 million economic impact, boosting business for downtown hotels and restaurants. Football fans from cities across the country travelled to Cleveland for the festivities. 

Offered that chance for the city and nation to see a Downtown Cleveland that is alive and open, with people patronizing the local businesses while staying healthy and safe.

  • Currently over 150 open businesses in Downtown Cleveland
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Downtown was and is alive and even after the draft, will we continue to see businesses still investing in Downtown?
Yes, and the development/investment continues to happen:

McCarthy Lebit will expand their office space with a move to 1111 Superior in the Erieview Historic District.

McCarthy Lebit joins several employers committing to place-based work in Downtown Cleveland

Transition Studios, AML Rightsource

iHeart Media

Downtown has already welcomed five new restaurants and retailers this year, and this list is growing.

New openings:

Blessed Latin Café

Anejo Tequila Joint

City Pop Sushi

Hot Chicken Takeover

Milk & Honey

We are positioned well coming out of the pandemic, we have to keep pressing the gas to keep sustaining our growth

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