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Annual Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (24 Public Square)

Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation and PlayhouseSquare District Development Corporation are pleased to bring Mike Lydon to speak in Cleveland for this annual benefit.  Mr. Lydon is an internationally recognized planner, writer and advocate for livable cities.  He speaks and leads workshops on the topics of smart growth, tactical urbanism, planning and social media and complete streets/active transportation.  He is the co-author of a new book entitled Tactical Urbanism, Short Term Action for Long Term Change.

Individual tickets: $70 per person
Corporate Tables: $1500

Thank you to Corporate Benefactor Sponsors of the Annual Luncheon - McGladrey LLP and Sandvick Architects, Inc.

For an invitation and reservation form, click here, or call 216-344-3937 for more information.


Take a Hike Walking Tours

May 16 - September 16, 2015

Enjoy five, free, guided walking tours of the Warehouse District, Gateway District, PlayhouseSquare, Canal Basin Park in the Flats and the Civic Center.  Featuring actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders from the past, these tours are a fun-filled way to explore downtown Cleveland. 

Warehouse District Tour: Every Saturday: Meet at 10 AM in front of Constantino’s Market (1278 West 9th Street).

Admire breathtaking architecture as you learn about the historic Garment District, hardware industry and beautiful Victorian-style buildings of Cleveland’s First Neighborhood. Learn about the latest Warehouse District projects, such as Small Box, a marketplace of retail shops made from converted shipping containers. Home to fabulous restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and close to 3,000 residents, the Warehouse District is a charming and lively neighborhood. Tour attendees may have the pleasure of meeting John D. Rockefeller or Levi Johnson along the tour route. Plan to stay for lunch after your tour at one of the Warehouse District’s renowned dining establishments.

Convenient street parking and parking lots are available along West 9th Street and along St. Clair from West 3rd to West 9th.

Details about the other four tours as well as a special River Day tour on May 16th can be found here.

The 2015 season is presented by Dollar Bank.   Take a Hike 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.


Indians Game Group Outing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers

7:10 PM Game at Progressive Field

Join your friends from the Warehouse District and Gateway District for a fun night of baseball in Cleveland!

Lower  Box Tickets are $19 each.  Reservations with complete payment are due by May 18th.  An order form can be found here.  Please note Thirsty Parrot vouchers are no longer available due to the great response to date, although all are welcome to come to the Thirsty Parrot for the opportunity to meet one another.  If you have not made your reservations yet, Indians game tickets ARE still available.  Thirsty Parrot vouchers are NOT.

Go Tribe!


11th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival

Sunday, August 2, 2015

West Sixth Street/St. Clair Avenue

12 Noon to 8 PM

Featuring live music, delicious food from neighborhood restaurants and bars, an art show, residential open houses, children's activities, a variety of vendors and much much!  12,000 people attended the event in 2014.  Admission is free.  The event is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Entertainment Schedule

Frankfort Block -
DJ Music & Announcements between bands
Noon-2 pm Blue Eyed Soul - 80’s Soft Rock
2:30-4 pm Blue Lunch - Blues
4-5 pm Cutest Dog Contest & Fashion Show
5-6:15 pm AfterThought & The NuSoul Band - R&B/Top 40
6:30-8 pm Daddy Long Legs - Homegrown Revival…from Zydeco to Salsa to Blues….”costumes” 

Lakeside Block -
DJ Gusto Music & Announcements between bands
1:30-3 pm Heartland – Modern Country
3-3:30 pm GetHepSwing – Dancers perform & dance with the public
3:30-4:30 pm Red Light Roxy - Hot Vintage Swingin’ Jazz & Blues
5:00-6:00 pm Binge Red – Fun Modern Rock
6:30-8 pm Velvet Shake – Top 40 Dance

Jasmine Dragons Aerialists – St. Clair --- Shows periodically during Festival hours

Artists interested in applying for the 2015 art show should request an application here.  Please note that the category of jewelry has been wait listed.

Companies and organizations interested in participant or sponsor information can request information here.  Please indicate what type of business or vendor you are (ex. food vendor, nonprofit, corporation, etc.)


16th Annual Holiday Tour

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5:30 - 11:00 PM

Tour stunning examples of downtown living and new developments. Feast on delicious food from many of Cleveland's finest restaurants. Enjoy festive entertainment to put you in a holiday spirit and a dessert reception to wind down the evening with music, fun and delectable pastries.

2014 tour sites included Bridgeview Apartments, The Bingham, Erie Building, Grand Arcade, Portside Distillery & Brewery, The Western Reserve Building (once the office of Samuel Mather; home to the Ferchill Group) and a peek at HWDDC's innovative retail project Small Box. The dessert reception was held at Holy Craft!.

Participating restaurants included Bar Louie, Barley House, Blue Point Grille, Brasa Grill, Constantino's Market, Dive Bar, D'Vine Wine Bar, Hanabi, Liquid, Mallorca, Osteria di Valerio & Al, Taza Lebanese Grill, Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz Tapas Lounge, TOMO Sushi & Hibachi and The Willeyville.

Thank you to Holiday Tour's 2014 Corporate Sponsors: Behrens, Gioffre & Schroeder, LPA, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Ernst & Young LLP, Howard Hanna, Landmark Real Estate Management, Novogradac & Company LLP, Sandvick Architects, Tenable Protective Services and Friends of Thomas Yablonsky.  Discounted parking was provided with support from ABM Parking Services.

Ticket information for the 2015 event will be available in the future.

Proceeds benefit the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation.  For more information, please call 216-344-3937.

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