MidTown

CAC, ioby collaboration raises money for grassroots artistic endeavors
You can't get much closer to home than people's backyards. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is teaming up with ioby Cleveland (in our backyards) to raise matching funds that support innovative artists.
5 up-and-coming artists to watch in Cleveland
From a dynamic duo bringing back Glenville to a Sudanese designer working on a welcome center for Irishtown Bend, these artists are changing the city's creative landscape.
Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbs
Replacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, but one of the most rewarding parts of the city's gardening program is seeing beginning gardeners transform into leaders.
Five generations later, Dave's Supermarket is still feeding the needs of Cleveland
On the surface, a Cleveland-area supermarket naming their aisles after local streets is a smile-inducing novelty. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill supermarket. This is the newly opened Dave's Market & Eatery on E. 61st St. and Chester Ave. in Midtown—an ambitious venture that simultaneously honors a storied past, addresses the current needs of the community, and lays the groundwork for a vibrant future.
How two Clevelanders are tackling workplace inequity and bullying with The Scarlet Letters Project
Bullying doesn’t stop at school—workplace bullying is on the rise, with more than 60 million U.S. workers affected. Yet the U.S. is the only industrialized Western nation not to have laws against abusive workplace conduct. In light of that reality, Lauren Welch and Bethany Studenic are making it their mission to combat toxic workplace culture with The Scarlet Letters Project.
The state of Cleveland print media: Local journalists ponder journalism in the next era
Anyone who set foot in the Beachland Ballroom last Saturday might have thought the rumors of print media's demise have been greatly exaggerated. At the sold-out Concert for Truth, more than 450 people gathered to show their support for local journalism and those who bring us the news every day. The event featured 11 local musicians who volunteered their time and talents to raise about $5,000 for the 24 Plain Dealer employees who are being laid off after March.
Why Say Yes to Education is a game-changer for not just CMSD students, but all of Cleveland
With 20 cities in the running, Cleveland’s chances of becoming the next Say Yes to Education chapter—and only the fourth in the country to receive the distinction—were just a paltry five percent. Yet according to Say Yes founder George Weiss, it was no contest.
Cleveland’s newest coffee company introduces farm-to-cup coffee beans
Pablo Lopez and Farris Khouri just completed their college degrees last year, but they're already making waves in the business world with Ohio’s first farm-to-cup coffee company, Mocina Coffee.
TRG Multimedia’s new, larger space will create one of the largest multimedia studios in the Midwest
It takes a lot of room to pull off projects like a 14-story mural and an entire marketing campaign, ­not to mention countless video, digital, and computer-generated imagery (CGI) projects—so the growing TRG Multimedia recently leased 75,000 square feet on the former American Greetings campus in Brooklyn.
 
What’s old is new again: Clevelanders are embracing time-honored trades
While The Land looks toward the future with a boom in growth and development, many Clevelanders are turning towards the past with a growing interest in crafts dating back thousands of years. Cases in point: MidTown's burgeoning Glass Corridor, and the trendy-by-accident Cleveland Blacksmithing.
Today is World Homeless Day. How can you help? The YWCA Greater Cleveland has a few ideas.
With today designated as World Homeless Day, the YWCA is turning its lens on Cleveland—where there are more than 22,000 people homeless annually, and about 4,000 people homeless each night (according to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless).
Oh, baby! The Children's Museum of Cleveland ready to debut its new Meadow exhibit
Wide open spaces and peaceful time for connection and relaxation aren’t normally what one might associate with a busy children’s museum, but the new “Meadow” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Cleveland is designed to deliver exactly that. Scheduled to officially open next Monday, October 1, The Meadow caters to the infant and toddler crowd as the newest addition to the museum’s lineup of four existing exhibits.
 
A design lover's inside look at the newly renovated Agora Theatre & Ballroom
The newly renovated Agora is ready to rock. On Monday, July 23, the 1913 building complex at 5000 Euclid Ave.—best known since 1986 as the Agora Theatre & Ballroom—officially opens to the public. With more than $3 million in improvements and renovations made in the past year, Agora owner AEG Presents has brought the Cleveland Agora into the 21st Century while restoring the building to the original glory of the 1913 Metropolitan Theatre opera house, the emergence of pioneering rock-and-roll radio, and the debuts of countless rock performers.
New UH medical center on the leading edge of community healthcare in Midtown
University Hospitals has opened the doors to its new 40,000-square-foot, three-story community healthcare facility: the UH Rainbow Center for Women and Children. Located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and E. 59th Street, the center will follow a unique healthcare model that will not only offer complete medical care to patients, but also serve as a community resource to meet the demands of the neighborhood.
FreshWater finds Common Ground with neighborhood changemakers
More than 100 gatherings took place yesterday as part of Cleveland Foundation’s second annual Common Ground event—a series of meaningful community conversations across Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. FreshWater Cleveland was honored to host its own installment: “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” Hosted at the Baseball Heritage Museum, the conversation was geared at connecting with neighborhood changemakers and helping bring their stories to the forefront.
Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for June 2018
Fresh Water's monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland.
Cleveland's coolest coworking spaces you haven't heard of yet
The coworking trend is nothing new in Cleveland, but since January, it's reached a fever pitch with no less than six new spots joining the scene. (That puts Cleveland on trend with the rest of the world—which has gone from 1,130 coworking spaces in 2011 to almost 14,000 in 2017.) From tech havens to women-only workspaces, Cleveland's newest crop offers something for everyone. Check out the Land's latest additions, all of which offer multi-tiered options for pricing and workspace.
Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for April 2018
Fresh Water's monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland.
Neighborhoods by the numbers: How the new Progress Index is a win for CLE residents
Three years in the making, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) is ready to release its Progress Index to the public. Aimed at fostering inclusive Cleveland communities of choice and opportunity, the Index had previously been available to Cleveland’s 31 community development corporations (CDCs), who helped test and fine-tune the tool.
MidTown is abuzz with the March opening of Tech Hive
Banking on the growing coworking trend, the hope is that when the MidTown Tech Hive opens on Thursday, March 1, it will become a cooperative gathering place for great minds to bring innovative ideas with a sense of community and an emphasis on tech education. Read more about what Tech Hive will offer here.