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Take a Hike

The Take a Hike team was thrilled to be included in Laura DeMarco’s “The 10 very best free things in Cleveland” article on Friday, July 19th on “for bringing history to life in such an entertaining way.”  Come be entertained on one of five, free, guided walking tours offered each week through September 16th.  The tours will also be featured on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland Show beginning at 10 AM on Monday, July 20th. 

Take a Hike is an award-winning Heritage Tourism program presented by Dollar Bank.  Attendees can enjoy tours of the Gateway District, Warehouse District, Playhouse Square neighborhood, Canal Basin Park in the Flats and the Civic Center.  Each tour highlights the history, architecture and future plans of the tour areas while featuring talented local actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders from the past.   You may “meet” Coach Paul Brown, Alan Freed, Garrett Morgan, Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton or others along the way!  History truly comes to life on the streets of Cleveland.

Admission is free.  Donations are encouraged to help match grants and fund future tours.  Each tour lasts approximately an hour and a half in length, and tours do go rain or shine.

This program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  The tours also receive generous support from Ohio & Erie Canalway and Downtown Cleveland Alliance. 

To view the complete tour schedule and details on how to “take a hike”, click here.

Walk & Dine is SOLD OUT.

Thank you to the Corporate Sponsors and Attendees of the 18th Annual Walk & Dine in the Gateway District scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th from 5:30 to 11:00 PM.  The event is sold out.  

Festivities will begin in the 5th Street Arcades (530 Euclid Avenue), where guests will pick up event buttons, mingle and enjoy food and beverages in the beautiful, historic shopping arcades filled with dazzling shops and activities.  Tour sites will include The Creswell, The Ivory on Euclid, The Lofts at Southworth, The Park Building, Progressive Field (left field) and the Schofield Hotel & Residences.  The Dessert Finale will be held at the Winking Lizard.  Discounted parking is available, courtesy of ABM Parking Services.

Restaurant participants include Barrio Gateway, Brickstone, Butcher and the Brewer, Chocolate 76, Flannery’s Pub, House of Blues, Jack Flaps Luncheonette, Mirch Masala, Ball Park Snacks from Progressive Field, Sushi 86, The Tea LabVincenza’s Pizza & Pasta, The Winking Lizard and Zocalo Mexican Grill & Tequileria.

Thank you to Walk & Dine’s Corporate Sponsors:  Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Indians, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Medical Mutual, Novogradac & Company LLP and Sandvick Architects!



Prospect Avenue Construction to Begin July 6th

Prospect Avenue is getting a much needed resurfacing!  The Ohio Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Cleveland will begin on Monday July 6th, a project to resurface Prospect Avenue between Ontario Street and East 22nd Street.  The $1.6 million project will install new pavement, curbs, ramps and pavement markings.  Upon completion of the project in the fall of 2015 the roadway will be more accommodating for cyclists and include bike lanes or “sharrows” along the route.  The project is expected to begin in July and crews will work weekdays, during daytime hours.  There will be NO PARKING on Prospect for the duration of the project.

Recently, the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation coordinated a meeting for ODOT to share project details with stakeholders.  If you weren’t able to attend, click to see the  ODOT Presentation.  Also provided was a Taking Care of your Business handout with suggested soundbites and tips on staying patient and positive during construction.

 You can visit ODOT on the web for updates.

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