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AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior

photo Bob Perkoski

Some 30,000 Asian-Americans call Cuyahoga County home, making it one of the larger ethnic populations in Cleveland. Loosely bordered by St. Clair and Payne avenues and E. 30th and 40th streets, AsiaTown is where many Chinese Americans call home -- but so too do recent arrivals from Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. But Asian immigrants aren't the only folks who call StClair-Superior home. Attracted by affordable rents, newly converted live-work space, and a wonderful array of retail and services, artists continue to make this up-and-coming district their home. So, too, do scrappy start-ups, who carve out interesting work environments out of the old warehouse stock that is so readily available. Among those businesses are technology companies, recording studios and design shops.

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AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior Founders

ann king

ann king

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Ann King, founder of BORROW Rentals, a custom rental house for unique furniture and accessories in Cleveland with four employees. 
matt wilhelm

matt wilhelm

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Matt Wilhelm, founder of enCompass Group in Tyler Village.
David Allen Moss

David Allen Moss

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
David Allen Moss is the Founder of MossMedia, a Cleveland-based collaborative of creative and technical talent that specializes in brand strategy, content creation, interactive design, and media production.
Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Bob Schmidt is the founder of Orbital Research, whose core technologies are aerodynamic controls and microdevices for the aerospace, defense, transportation, medical, and wind turbine industries.
Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Johnny Wu, founder of Media Design Imaging (MDI), a branding and video production firm.
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