October is a HOT in the Gateway District! Tribe Playoffs, CAVS Home Opener, Monsters kicking off their season and as always great music and comedy line ups at House of Blues and Hilarities. With plenty of parking, restaurants, bars and shops, you can plan to come down early and stay late.
The Gateway District and Downtown Cleveland welcome you! Enjoy all that the Gateway District has to offer during your visit by checking out the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants, bars, entertainment options, nightlife, buildings, landmarks, shopping and other amenities.
Plan to “Take a Hike” during your visit on one of five, free, guided walking tours. The Take a Hike program was recently featured in The New York Times in the article “36 Hours in Cleveland” written by Elaine Glusac.
For information about downtown activities, be sure to check with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance online!
Take a Hike
2016 Extended Season: October 1 – December 10
Although the regular season has concluded for the year, we are pleased to offer the 2016 Historic Euclid Avenue tour – every Saturday, now through December 10th! Made possible through support from Playhouse Square, The Metropolitan Hotel at the 9, and The Arcade, the tour occurs weekly – every Saturday at 10:00 am, departing from the Arcade (401 Euclid Avenue). Beginning with the Gateway District’s unique architecture and history, the tour focuses on Euclid Avenue – one of urban America’s most unique boulevards. The tour concludes in Playhouse Square – our country’s second largest performing arts center. Keep an eye out for historic figures from Cleveland’s past who might drop in as well! Don’t miss an extended hike – reservations are not required!
Suggested parking can be found across from Quicken Loans Arena between Huron Road and Prospect Avenue, in the parking garage of 200 Public Square on Superior Avenue or in the 515 Euclid garage at the corner of East 6th Street and Euclid Avenue. Street parking in the same areas is available, and meters are free on the weekends. Please read any event parking related signage closely to be aware of any special restrictions.
Kicking off May 15th, Take a Hike, presented by Dollar Bank, is Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation’s award-winning walking tour program now in its eighth season. Over 22,200 people have enjoyed the tours to date! New this year, the character of librarian Linda Eastman is being added to the Civic Center tour, and the tour schedule has been changed to offer more people the opportunity to take different tours on different days of the week.
Check out the new Gateway District signature street furniture, which was recently unveiled by Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation through the installation of the first two Sidewalk Parks. A Sidewalk Park is a collection of street furniture installed on the sidewalk to create a public gathering space. One Sidewalk Park is located near 1010 Euclid, and the other is located on Prospect Avenue near the 5th Street Arcades.
Specially designed for the Gateway District, the street furniture was designed by local artist Tom Hubbard and draws inspiration from the District’s turn of the century arcades and the decorative metal work found throughout the neighborhood. With names like Arcade, Taylor, Brace, Teller and Balustrade these updated designs, while rooted in history, bring playfulness and functionality to the streets.
This pilot project was made possible with $40,000 seed funding from Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation and additional support from Cumberland Development,LLC, Residence Inn Downtown Cleveland, Geis Companies and Heinen’s.
Cleveland.com introduced their new Visitors Guide to the “Best of Cleveland” restaurants, bars and things to do. The Essential CLE guide is a great way to learn more about all that Cleveland has to offer! Read about the new guide in a recent article here, or check out the guide itself here.
Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation’s Take a Hike walking tour program, among many other fine recommendations on how to explore Downtown, can be found in the Downtown Tour section here. Take a Hike, presented by Dollar Bank, will return May 15, 2016. Check back soon for more details.
Happy New Year!
Remember – Use the green and yellow traffic routes to make your way around Public Square and into Downtown Cleveland. The areas directly surrounding Public Square, marked in pink, are designated for RTA, local valet and necessary local traffic only.
To view the map and traffic routes referenced above related to Public Square, click here.
Wishing you safe travels this holiday season!
CLE Pets is opening in the 5th Street Arcades located at 530 Euclid Avenue. Read the article from WKYC Channel 3 here. The store will offer premium, locally-sourced pet food produced in Ohio, handmade cookies and treats, toys and dog wear. Welcome to the Gateway District, CLE Pets!
Downtown residents, workers and visitors will want to visit the 5th Street Arcades this holiday season for excellent gifts, such as Christmas Tea at The Tea Lab, gifts for entertaining needs at the Happy Hour Collection or unique jewelry and art at Sandy Buffie Designs or 10PM Studio. For a complete list of businesses found in the 5th Street Arcades, click here.
And, save the date for Winterfest, the official holiday lighting in Downtown Cleveland, scheduled for Saturday, November 28th. To read more about Winterfest activities all over Downtown, including the 5th Street Arcades and the Arcade, click here.
Congratulations to Kira Hennessey for being awarded Heritage Ohio’s Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award! Ms. Hennessey is Vice Chair of the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation Board of Directors. She is an employee of Calfee and a Warehouse District resident. She generously gives of her time, talents, energy and support in both the Gateway District and Warehouse District, and Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation and Heritage Ohio are pleased to recognize her efforts to date. The award was presented to Ms. Hennessey on Tuesday, October 6th during Heritage Ohio’s Annual Revitalization and Preservation Awards Ceremony held at the Historic Southern Theatre in Columbus.
Heritage Ohio is the statewide, not-for-profit preservation organization, dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect, preserve and revitalize Ohio’s heritage. Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation is proud to be a Heritage Ohio Main Street Program.