Downtown Cleveland Update with Michael Deemer

Downtown Cleveland Update with Michael Deemer

Downtown Cleveland Update with Michael Deemer


Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With CEO Michael Deemer - 5-24-23

Photo: Deemer-DCA-Scooter-WTAM

Michael Deemer, President & CEO from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about LUNCH IN THE LANE - FAMILY FUN NIGHTS - FIRST FRIDAY HOP - Ruth Ratner Miller Awards


  • Grab lunch from your favorite takeout spot or brownbag from home and join us every Thursday as we take over a lane downtown!  
  • Part of our Tunes @ Noon series, we will have tables and chairs, yard games, and live music to give you a much-needed lunchtime break from Noon-1:30pm.  
  • Thursday June 1st We will be on West 9th Street in the Warehouse district. 



  • Looking for fun, free, and family experiences in Downtown Cleveland? Join Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Family Fun Nights, a weekly Thursday evening series geared toward families with young children ages 3-10 who want to enjoy memorable outdoor activities together.  
  • We are partnering with Kristin from Kids in Cleveland, who is a certified Cosmic Kids Yoga Instructor, to provide themed yoga, stories, music, crafts, games and more!  
  • Family Fun Nights will rotate locations monthly, June through August. Come join us in Perk Plaza 5-7 pm on June 1st 



  • The First Fridays of June, July, and August from 6-9pm will feature a live themed performance with curated market vendors, a food truck, and beverages available for purchase on three different stages across Downtown.  
  • Let us take care of transportation with our FREE Trolley, we will have a trolley on a loop taking you between all stops!  
  • Hop on, hop off, and enjoy all three venues at your leisure!  


Ruth Ratner Miller Awards 

  • Tickets are still on sale for our 2023 Ruth Ratner Miller Awards taking place on June 7th!  
  • Designed to recognize those who have made significant investments in our community – much like the late Ruth Ratner Miller herself, our lifetime achievement award winner Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 
  • This year, we will be introducing new award categories to honor individuals and organizations who have invested time and energy in supporting Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s core mission of attracting talent, jobs, residents, and investment into Downtown Cleveland 
  • Don’t miss out, get your ticket today by visiting our website!  

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