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During the day, downtown Cleveland functions as the governmental, commercial and legal nucleus of Cuyahoga County. Daily, tens of thousands of people commute here to work at law firms, banks, insurance companies and in municipal offices. At the end of the day, many of those people get in cars or hop on trains and return home to far-flung suburbs. But not all of them. More and more, people are choosing to call downtown home, taking up residence in warehouse lofts, sleek new condos and apartments carved out of former office buildings. Hovering at 98-percent occupancy, the residential market in downtown Cleveland is at its highest point in 60 years. 

Cleveland Restoration Society to unveil eighth Civil Rights Trail marker at Browns Stadium today
The Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Restoration Society will celebrate athlete activism and the Civil Rights movement with the unveiling of the eighth Cleveland Civil Rights Trail historical marker—honoring the athletes at the 1967 Ali Summit.
Robotics mission: GLSC students travel to Ecuador to fit needy children with prosthetics
Earlier this year, students from four CMSD high schools in the Great Lakes Science Center's Robotics Initiative created prosthetic arms and hands and then traveled to Quito, Ecuador, where they helped nonprofit IMAHelps fit children in need with the prosthetics.
Taking care of their own: Cle food community gathers to support chef’s daughter
Cleveland's culinary community gathered last week at Rood Food and Pie to raise money for chef John and Allysun Selick's daughter Hannah Doty's continuing care as she recovers from AMSAN, rare form of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Getting into the swing of things: Five Iron Golf brings unique blend of serious play, fun
With 15 custom-built golf simulators, events, games, and a mission of inclusivity, Five Iron Golf puts an urban spin on golf, right on Euclid Avenue.
You Are Not That Funny: Local writer releases memoir of his short run as a stand-up comic
Author Josh Womack has just released his second book, chronicling his short career as a stand-up comic.
Celebrating diversity: Pride month and Juneteenth bring June festivities
With Juneteenth and Pride Month both occurring in June, there has been a lot of celebrations of diversity in Cleveland. Thanks to grant funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, many area organizations staged world-class celebrations.
Tour the past: County opens Veteran’s Memorial Bridge lower deck, hosts talk about future plans
The subway level of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open this weekend for tours and a discussion about creating a public "Low-Line Park" on the level that was closed in 1954.
Pride in the CLE: A movement towards social equality, peace, love, and respect for all
Pride in the CLE 2023 took place last Saturday, June 3, when thousands of revelers hit the downtown streets to celebrate Northeast Ohio’s LGBTQ+ community, and advocate for the equitable and just treatment for everyone. See the photos here.
The Caxton Building: A haven for artists and entrepreneurs for 120 years
Cleveland Masterworks: Cleveland architect Frank Seymour Barnum designed the 1903 Caxton Building for a group of successful entrepreneurs who wanted to accommodate the needs of printers and artists. With its Romanesque design with great architectural detail, reinforced concrete floors, large windows, and its signature water tower perched on the roof, the Caxton continues to be a small business haven to this day.
The new queen of the North Coast: Jacobs entertainment christens Lady Caroline cruise ship
Jacobs Entertainment and local officials welcomed Lady Caroline, Cleveland's newest dinner cruise ship, to her new home at the Powerhouse docks in the Flats on Monday.
Kimpton Schofield wants guests to experience botanical benefits
The Kimpton Schofield Hotel wants guests to have a bit of green therapy with its new Plant Pals Program. Guests can adopt a plant during their stays to bring some stress relieving nature to their experiences.
Blowing bubbles: Dr. U.R. Awesome to try for additional world records at Tower City
Renowned Bubbleologist, Guinness World Record Holder, and Mayfield Heights resident Dr. U.R. Awesome will be attempting five more world records this weekend at Tower City.
Harold Burdick: Eclectic architect in the Heights
Cleveland Masterworks: Harold Burdick was known for designing 28 houses in Shaker Heights and worked on the design of the Federal Reserve building. But he might be most noted for the futuristic design of his own home in Cleveland Heights.
#CLEative Groove: Meet Regi Strauss, adventurous founder of Midpractical Modern
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on CLE’s creative makers and shakers! Meet Regina Strauss, who’s done everything from ice plunges to living in Spain—and bringing her Midpractical Modern audience along for the ride.
Hollenden Hotel: Downtown Cleveland’s glamorous, colorful hotspot for nearly 100 years
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1885 Hollenden Hotel, just east of Public Square, was regarded as one of the most glamorous hotels in the country—attracting U.S. Presidents, industrial giants, and celebrities.
The Garfield Building: Home to two banks, a jeweler, apartments, and a top-notch steak house
Cleveland Masterworks: Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and constructed in 1893, the Garfield Building on Euclid Avenue and Bond Street was designed with banking facilities in the basement level. Today, the building hosts apartments and the Marble Room restaurant.
Everyone wins! Terranean Herbs & Spices wins Chain Reaction, three more place second
The 20 semifinalists pitched their businesses to the Cleveland Chain Reaction judges last week and the winners were announced on "Kickin' it with Kenny" at Tower City Center. But there was a slight twist—all 20 came away winners.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot Downtown on Euclid Avenue
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on Superior Avenue
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.
New York Spaghetti House: A family-run favorite for 74 years
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1927 Mario Brigotti took what he learned from working as a waiter in New York's Italian restaurants and opened the New York Spaghetti House on East 9th Street. The place became a Cleveland staple for 74 years.