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Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square - photo Bob Perkoski

Playhouse Square is Cleveland’s entertainment district, home to the second largest performing arts center in America. But it also increasingly is a neighborhood, adding residents by the bushel just like the rest of downtown. So now, in addition to the five grand theatres playing host to Broadway shows, classical and contemporary theater, cabaret, comedy and spoken word, there are new bars, restaurants and retail that make urban living a reality. Home base for tech, arts education and programming is the state-of-the-art Idea Center building, home not only to WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN, but also a handful of high-tech companies. New streetscapes and lighting have added a level of polish not seen around here since the Roaring 20s. 

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St. Augustine Child Enrichment Center students in the Pre4CLE program

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Campus International School

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Playhouse Square Founders

joan soskin + lauren wyeth

joan soskin + lauren wyeth

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Joan Soskin and Lauren Wyeth, co-founders of Lufthouse, a 2014 Flashstarts accelerator company.
ryan o'donnell

ryan o'donnell

City: Independence
Meet Ryan O’Donnell, founder of Sociagram, a cloud-based video communication platform with four employees.
rich rodman

rich rodman

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Rich Rodman, founder of Crowdentials, a company with five employees in Cleveland that makes regulatory compliance software for the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act. 
gene groys

gene groys

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Gene Groys, founder of OnShift.
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