AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior

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.

Breaking Ground Temper Us in Fire, is the newest mural created by artists Bob Peck and R!ch Cihlar who paint together under the name “Don’t Panic!”.
Buzz Malachi House received $90,000 to serve low-income, terminally ill patients free of charge in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
Breaking Ground Pulsar shifted from making scrapbooking kits, photo folios, journals, and lanyards for Alaskan cruise ship gift shops to making disposable medical and consumer masks and KN95 respirators.
Street Level Pierce Edens bringing his special fusion of Appalachian folk and gritty rock to a Sofar crowd in awe of the sunset view of Lake Erie and the Rock Hall.

Sofar Sounds turns up the volume to make Cleveland a full-time city


Breaking Ground The utility box wrap titled “Happy Koi,” by Mitzi Lai, at East 33rd Street and Payne Avenue.

Colorful signs of life are popping up in Cleveland's AsiaTown


Buzz WISH CLE - Giving Tuesday - Upcycle Parts Shop
Breaking Ground Monica Grays has ambitious plans to renovate the front of her Collinwood resale shop.

Teachers will give top marks to this Collinwood resale shop


Street Level The now-faded mural gets new life this week by artist Wyland.
Breaking Ground This rendering shows the plan for 6401 Bonna Ave. in Cleveland's St. Clair-Superior neighborhood.

LMM steps up to create affordable housing in St. Clair-Superior


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