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Ohio City

West Side Market - Photo Bob Perkoski

No Cleveland community, perhaps, is evolving as quickly as Ohio City. In the blink of an eye, residents have watched W. 25th transform from a partially developed neighborhood main street to a bona fide entertainment district filled to the gills with bars, restaurants and shops. Anchored by the 100-year-old West Side Market, this near-west community has always been food-focused, but joining those farm-to-table bistros, urban farm plots and farmers markets are most of the city’s new craft breweries. Epicenter for the so-called hipster movement, Ohio City is walkable, bike-friendly and diverse, making it a natural choice for today’s makers and artisans who are cobbling together a livelihood one flea market at a time. 

Features

RNC Protesters

Panning out: Five takeaways from the RNC protests

Fresh Water managing editor Erin O'Brien was downtown most every day from June 14 until the RNC concluded on June 21. In this roundup, she gives a street-level view of the protests, large and small.  

Republican National Convention 2016

Five strategies the Cleveland Police used to win the RNC

These straightforward tactics contributed to a stunningly successful policing story for the Cleveland Police Department and its extended team during the Republican National Convention.

Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship Parade and Rally

PHOTOS: King James and his royal subjects

For this week's Fresh Water, managing photographer Bob Perkoski chronicles the dazzling aftermath of the Cavaliers' historic championship win - with a royal narrative by Erin O'Brien.

Indian Head Chief Shaka Zulu from New Orleans performs at the Rock Hall reception

Forward Cities convenes in Cleveland

Last week in Cleveland, some 200 Forward Cities attendees from across the nation explored strategies that foster entrepreneurship and social innovation in minority communities.

Kelly Reinhold, student at May Dugan Center's Education and Resource Center

Turning back from the edge

Fresh Water contributor Brandon Baker uncovers compelling success stories from Clevelanders who have overcome untold challenges and crises.
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Ohio City Founders

jeff battershell

jeff battershell

City: Lakewood
Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.
doug bell

doug bell

City: Ohio City
Meet Doug Bell, co-founder of Global Prairie, an organization with 20 employees in Cleveland.that has a simple idea: Do great work for clients so that Global Prairie can do good work in the world. 
terry frick

terry frick

City: Ohio City
Meet Terry Frick, founder of  Frickaccio’s Pizza Market in the West Side Market and Fairview. Frickaccio’s is the maker of the Famous Pizza Bagel, better known as the Pizagle.
scott maloney

scott maloney

City: Ohio City
Meet Scott Maloney, founder of K2M Design, a high-growth entrepreneurial architecture firm with 38 employees.
sam kinkopf

sam kinkopf

City: Ohio City
Meet Sam Kinkopf, founder of Frisson Media.
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