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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August 19, 2013


Fascinated with the sky and goings-on overhead, sculptor Mark Reigelman has bolted a full-size rustic cabin to the facade of a hotel in San Francisco as a public-art commission. He named two other installationsWhite Cloud and Blue Birds. The avian theme continues with The Reading Nest—though this one is firmly planted on the ground, outside...

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August 08, 2013

A rooftop bar and other ideas are on the wish list for the new Cleveland convention center hotel

Clevelanders want the city’snew convention center hotel to have an iconic design, a big impact on the skyline, a rooftop bar that’s open year round, and restaurants and retail shops close to sidewalks on the ground floor. Those were some of the ideas about the design of a new $260 million convention...

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July 22, 2013

You can write Cleveland's story with submission to LAND studio, Cleveland Public Library publication

Michael K. McIntyre's Tipoff Cleveland's story has been told many times by many people. Sometimes it's flattering and many times it's not. Sometimes it's fair and many times it's not. Cleveland may not really be the best location in the nation, but isn't "mistake on the lake" a little harsh? ...

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