November 22, 2013

Local Artists Front and Center in the new Westin Cleveland Hotel

There are currently several new hotel projects in the works in downtown Cleveland. One of those, the new Westin, taking up residence on St. Clair and East 9th Street, has a refreshing and innovative approach to decorating. Denver-based Sage Hospitality, the project’s developer and operator, has a long-standing commitment to engaging...

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October 17, 2013

Take it Outside: Public Art Transforms the Urban Canvas

Everybody in Philadelphia has a favorite. It might be Common Threads by Meg Saligman, in which neighborhood youth appear to pop out of a stories-high mural to keep watch over the streets below. Or maybe it's Gimme Shelter, in which artist David Guinn painted residents' pampered pets frolicking on an exterior wall...

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October 08, 2013

Completion of Global Center for Health Innovation heralds a fresh wave of downtown projects

Cleveland has excelled for decades at building shiny new attractions aimed at luring visitors and polishing a once-tarnished image.   It’s been less successful at maintaining momentum and creating the civic spaces and lively streetscapes needed to connect and amplify the new cultural and culinary riches. That’s why today’s ribbon...

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October 01, 2013

St. Clair Avenue is poised for revival as Cleveland's next example of

To the casual eye, the battered commercial strip along St. Clair Avenue east of East 55th Street in Cleveland would look bleak, unwelcoming and rundown. Michael Fleming, director of the St. Clair Superior Community Development Corp. sees something else: a street of hidden treasures and rich potential. Since taking his...

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September 17, 2013

Downtown Westin will have 'signature public artwork'

The Westin Cleveland Downtown hotel, currently undergoing renovations for a spring 2014 opening, has presented to the city of Cleveland's Landmarks Commission plans for what hotel managerSage Hospitality calls a “signature public artwork” by local artist Sarah Kabot.   Sage said the large-scale work will welcome guests as they enter the hotel and...

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