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Downtown Living

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Downtown Living It used to be that downtowns like Cleveland's and Akron's were empty after the workday. Unless there was a big concert or a ball game, you could just roll up the sidewalks and turn off the lights. Those days are over, now. Apartment renters, many of them young professionals, are flocking back to urban centers in big numbers, bringing life and energy back to downtown. We'll meet with some of them to ask about the appeal, and the challenges, Thursday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.


Economy, Housing/Real Estate, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Community/Human Interest


Kira Hennessey, downtown resident
Allison Taller, downtown resident
Ron Willner, downtown resident
Ramses Clements, downtown resident
Mark Giuliano, president, Downtown Residents Association
Michelle Jarboe McFee, real estate reporter,The Plain Dealer

Additional Information

Downtown Digs--more info from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Rust Belt Reboot Has Downtown Cleveland Rocking

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