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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

Campus International School

Choosing the right school can spell success

A key component of the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools is helping families choose the right school. Neighborhood ambassadors are charged with informing the community about school choices.

HackCLE

Hack for good: How can we use technology and open data to spark change?

A group of civic hackers explored how transparency can be used to monitor the new consent decree and address disparity.

La Placita

La Placita offers testing ground for Hispanic entrepreneurs

The monthly open-air market, which is set for this weekend, brings together over 30 eclectic local makers and food purveyors.

Christine Howey rehearsing for Exact Change

One woman show spotlights transgender lives in Cleveland

Christine Howey, a local theater critic, poet and actor, decided to live as the woman she knew she was when transgender individuals were not so visible.

Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute students

Babes on the boards: A guide to summer theatre camps

Northeast Ohio is still a mega manufacturing center for one thing: theatre arts. And when it comes to summer theatre opportunities, parents are spoiled for choice.
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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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