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What’s Brewing

Neighborhoods Worth Exploring

5 Fall/Winter Things to Do

Out for a Ride

Finding a Home: Relocation Guide

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FEATURES 5

Crucial Cleveland Photo Ops: Cleveland script signs provide iconic photo opportunities for visitors and locals alike.

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Museum Walk: Learn about Cleveland's world-famous hub of museums and cultural institutes on this easy urban walking tour.

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Little Italy: Come for the cannoli, stay for the gallery hopping! Old World meets New World in this vibrant Italian district.

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Only in Akron-Canton: Explore these unique places only found in the Akron-Canton area.

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Five Fall/Winter Things To Do: Five ways for you and your clan to make some great memories.

18 Out For a Ride: Tour Northeast

Ohio on two wheels thanks to these trails and bike rental facilities.

22 What's Brewing: Cheers!

Northeast Ohio's renowned microbrewery scene is hopping.

Trendy shops and eateries await you on Larchmere Boulevard.

31 AsiaTown:

Visit this hidden gem, offering cultural events, local art and unique shopping and dining.

32 Neighborhoods Worth Exploring:

Experience some of the most interesting urban locales in Northeast Ohio.

34 Visit Canton:

World-class museums, national historic sites, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are just a few of the reasons to visit Canton.

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Ohio Amish Country: Every hill and curve promises adventure.

45 FINDING A HOME

Relocation Guide: Northeast Ohio could be your next home! Read about some of the best real estate agents, properties and communities in the area.

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DEPARTMENTS Things to Do................................................ 6 Dining..........................................................20 Shopping....................................................26 MAPS: Greater Cleveland Area...................36-37 Downtown Cleveland......................38-39 Akron-Canton Area.......................... 40-41 Belden Village-North Canton.............. 42

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Enriching the Visitor Experience in Northeast Ohio since 1980

Rocco A. Di Lillo Chairman

John E. Brachna President

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Fall colors show their beauty in one of Northeast Ohio's many parks.

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We’re delighted that you’ve decided to spend some time in our beautiful area. Whether you’re here for pleasure or business, for one night or a weekend getaway, in town for a meeting or convention, or are considering permanently relocating to our WONDERFUL region, we’re confident that you will enjoy your time on the north coast.

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Heather Tunstall Contributing Writer

Our publication is geared to maximize your fun while you’re with us. Northeast Ohio has many terrific dining venues and entertainment options to suit just about anyone’s taste. You’ll find a lot of great businesses and things to do throughout this issue. We just hope you have enough time to enjoy them all while you’re here!

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CRUCIAL CLEVELAND Popular with visitors and locals alike, the Cleveland script signs provide six unique views of the city. Before the Republican National Convention in 2016, three Cleveland script signs were installed in different places so the influx of visitors could capture images to remember their time here. Since those first installments, three more signs have been added, including one inside the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Each of the five outdoor locations offers an impressive skyline backdrop.

1 At the E. 9th Street Pier and behind the

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of the most popular Cleveland script signs. Stop for a photo after a trip to the Rock Hall! North Coast Harbor, 1001 E. 9th Street

Be sure to tag #cityvisitor when posting photos of the Cleveland Signs!

2 Look for another script sign near the

I-90 Innerbelt Bridge, at the Abbey Avenue overlook in Tremont. This one offers great views of some of the historic bridges over the Cuyahoga River. 1430 Abbey Avenue

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3 Visit Edgewater Park for Lake Erie

scenery and a third sign location. Stick around and catch a beautiful sunset over the water. Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

the script sign at Euclid Beach Park (also called Villa Angela Beach), offers another perspective. This sign can be found just west of Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge. 16301 Lakeshore Blvd

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4 Across the city on Cleveland’s east side,

photo at the airport! A Cleveland script sign is positioned across from Baggage Claim carousel one. 5300 Riverside Drive

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Cleveland script signs, located behind The Foundry on the Flats West Bank, offers a view of both the Cuyahoga River and the Cleveland skyline. 1831 Columbus Road

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Instead of struggling to take a selfie,

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friendly! In fact, volunteers sign up to help welcome visitors to Cleveland, and they’re often stationed at script signs to step in as photographers. Visit the signs at night for a unique view of the city. Each sign features uplighting, so no need to worry about beating daylight for pictures!

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LOCATION KEY CLE = Cleveland Area A = Akron Area CA = Canton Area

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This 40,000-square-foot Cleveland landmark, filled from floor to ceiling with over 4,500 different types of chocolatey, chewy, crunchy confections, has been Cleveland’s go-to candy company for nearly seven decades. From today’s most popular brands to those hard-to-find retro candies of yesteryear, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s sweet-tooth. And not only is Sweeties the largest candy store in North America, but it’s also the home of Sweeties Soda Shoppe, where you can choose from more than 300 flavors of soda and 30 flavors of hard ice cream made daily—impossible to resist, even in winter. In addition to the main location on Brookpark Road, Sweeties candies can also be found at the West Side Market on W. 25th Street. 6770 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland 44129; 216.739.2244 LOUCINDA MAIN

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Adventures in Medina County

Looking to get out of the city and explore northeast Ohio’s picturesque countryside? Activities abound in Medina County, just 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. You can get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Castle Noel, America’s largest year-round Christmas entertainment center—part museum, part shopping fun, part indoor playground. Then get your outdoor game on at one of Medina’s many beautiful county parks, where a trek through the landscape offers opportunities to spot owls, woodpeckers, foxes and other native wildlife. For directions and information call the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.860.2943 6 City Visitor

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CLE LARCHMERE FIRE WORKS 12406 Larchmere Boulevard Cleveland 44120 216.246.4716 Larchmere Fire Works is open to the public as a hands-on studio for glassblowing and blacksmithing. Their establishment is dedicated to the Larchmere community, adding to its growth of being a thriving art and antique district in Cleveland. In addition to being a studio, they offer classes in glassblowing and blacksmithing for beginners, as well as group classes. Learn these timeless artisan techniques and experience the joy of creating a piece of artwork with your own hands—and bring your friends and family along too!

Greater Cleveland map, E-8, page 36 CLE MUSIC BOX 877.246.8206 1148 Main Avenue Downtown Cleveland 44113 Spectacular waterfront views, the region’s best live music and classic


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Downtown Cleveland Map, G-4, Page 38 CA VISIT CANTON 227 2nd Street NW Canton 44702 330.454.1439 Visit Canton can help you find where to eat, stay, play and shop when visiting the Canton area. From a luxury wine getaway to golf courses with expansive views to a visit to the one and only Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton has so much to explore.

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In partnership with the Cleveland History Center, Music Box presents Cleveland Stories Dinner Party—some fun and interesting stories about Cleveland’s past—and they are FREE to attend! City Visitor 7


Museum Walk:

Uptown and University Circle Put on your sneakers and take a 1.4-mile walking tour through Cleveland’s world-famous cultural hub. Two distinct neighborhoods on Cleveland’s east side, about 10 minutes from downtown, weave through the campus of Case Western Reserve University, the trendy Uptown district and historic University Circle. Uptown is a lively half-mile stretch along Euclid Avenue and University Circle features a ring of world-class museums around the beautifully landscaped Wade Oval.

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Begin at the east end of Uptown, at The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), one of the nation’s leading independent colleges of art and design. Here, the Reinberger Gallery is free and open to the public, offering visitors the chance to view unique creative works by students, alumni and professional artists. CIA is also where you’ll find Cinematheque, an alternative film theater showing classic, foreign and independent films often not shown anywhere else. (11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106; 216.421.7000) CV If you want to fuel up before your walk, Euclid Avenue is Tip lined with fast, affordable restaurants and markets offering everything from pizza and subs to salads and sushi.

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A three-minute walk heading west on Euclid brings you to Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), which is also admission-free. The museum has presented the works of more

than 2,000 artists, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichenstein. But you don’t have to go inside before being impressed. The building, a trapezoidal structure sheathed in reflective black stainless steel, is mesmerizing in itself. Even more impressive is the giant hand sculpture, standing over 20 feet high, on the plaza next to the museum. (11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106; 216.421.8671)


3 Continue heading west on Euclid to the majestic Severance Hall. This marks the first stop on the University Circle portion of the tour. This architectural gem isn’t a museum, but it is one of the nation’s premier concert halls and the home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. The main lobby and auditorium are closed except during performances, but the giant stone steps in front are the perfect place for a selfie and a lovely view of Wade Oval Lagoon. (11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106; 216.231.1111) Severance Hall / Photo: Larry E. Highbaugh Jr.

4 Gaze across the lagoon you’ll spot your next stop, the magnificent Cleveland Museum of Art. A short walk along East Boulevard leads you to Wade Oval Drive and this nationally acclaimed institution. The museum is admission-free, and its 30,000-piece collection includes original paintings by Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Warhol and many more. (11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106; 216.421.7350) CV Inside, the light-filled atrium and the Provenance Tip Café offer a great place to refresh and recharge.

The Cleveland Museum of Art's original entrance (from 1916) faces Wade Oval and the lagoon.

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Leaving the front entrance of CMA, continue left around Wade Oval until you see “Steggie,” the giant stegosaurus sculpture that lets you know you’ve reached the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Massive dinosaur skeletons, a hall of sparkling gemstones, an earthquake machine and “Lucy,” the famous 3.2-million-year-old human ancestor fossil, are among the biggest draws. There’s also the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center and Woods Garden, where rescued and rehabilitated coyotes, river otters, bald eagles, a porcupine and dozens of other native Ohio animals can be viewed. (1 Wade Oval, Cleveland 44106; 216.231.4600) Continued on next page City Visitor 9


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Rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel are included with each admission.

A short walk along Wade Oval Drive to the left takes you to the corner of East Boulevard and E. 108th, where a 105-yearold carousel is visible inside a glasswalled building. This joyful relic of simpler times welcomes you to the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society, a museum filled with fun and unusual artifacts telling the story of Cleveland’s past. The museum houses everything from the gondola of the “Spirit of Goodyear” blimp to LeBron James’s size-15 sneakers. It’s also the site of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, a vast collection of classic cars, carriages, motorcycles and racing planes. (10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106; 216.721.5722)

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Finally, head back to Wade Oval and cross the lawn to the ever-changing urban escape known as the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Here you’ll discover exquisite, awardwinning outdoor gardens and an exotic greenhouse with two distinct biomes: a Madagascan desert and a Costa Rican rainforest. It’s a delight for the senses and a relaxing end to your urban journey. (11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106; 216.721.1600) If you’re short on time or energy, take advantage Tip of CircleLink, a free shuttle service that operates throughout the area. Visit universitycircle.org/visit/ circlelink-shuttle to view a schedule and map of stops. CV

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The Heartbeat of the Italian Community

LITTLE ITALY

La Bella Vita is the largest Italian tableware & giftware gallery in the Great Lakes states.

labellavitacleveland.com One of the 14 VILLA VIETRI showcase stores in the U.S. Located in Historic Little Italy Call for seasonal hours

Just up the hill from University Circle, on Cleveland’s east side, you’ll find a charming intersection of Old World and New World in the historic neighborhood of Little Italy.

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Visit our new tableware specialty store at Eton Chagrin Blvd. in Woodmere, OH 216.292.3000

For a unique shopping experience, visit La Bella Vita (2013 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland 44106; 216.421.1717). It is one of the country’s largest Italian import shops and one of just 14 Villa VIETRI “stores of distinction” in the United States. At La Bella Vita, you’ll discover over 2,000 square feet of casually elegant tableware and specialty gifts, including plates, flatware, serving pieces, linens, wine décor and accessories, glassware, music and more. The store carries every line of VIETRI Italian handcrafted products with over 120 artists’ designs in clay, glass and other media. Mariposa, Casafina and over 25 other brands are also part of the exclusive offerings of products not distributed through chain or department stores.

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Artisans, college students and long-time residents call Little Italy their home, sharing it with tourists and business people. Restaurants, bakeries, shops and galleries line Mayfield Road and the adjacent Murray Hill. Sweet and savory scents waft through the air. As contemporary as it is traditional, Little Italy offers something for everyone.

Specialty gifts, such as this Italian pottery, can be found at La Bella Vita.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite shopping and galleryhopping your way through Little Italy, head to any one of 20 different restaurants, cafés or bakeries. For grilled calamari, we recommend Etna Ristorante & Wine Bar (11919 Mayfield Road; 216.791.7670). At Mia Bella (12200 Mayfield Road; 216.795.2355), don’t miss the fettuccine carbonara. Or at La Dolce Vita (12112 Mayfield Road; 216.721.8155), try the fresh gnocchi. Just be sure to save room for dessert. No trip to Little Italy is complete without a stop at Corbo’s Bakery (12210 Mayfield Road; 216.421.8181) for cassata cake or Presti’s Bakery & Café (12101 Mayfield Road; 216.421.3060) for authentic cannoli. CV

Valet parking is available in Little Italy Friday and Saturday

Tip evenings, 5pm-midnight. There are four valet stations on

Mayfield Road and one on Murray Hill, north of Cornell Street. Some on-street parking is also available.

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Akron-Canton OUR TOP PICKS

Here are some of our best ideas for unique places to visit in the area. From learning about the history of fashion to checking out the greats at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, you can’t go wrong with any of these activities—and you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. Check our website at cityvisitor.com/Akron-Canton for more options.

The works of renowned Akron artist Don Drumm, nationally known for pioneering the use of cast aluminum as a medium, can be seen in exterior installations around the country. But you need only travel to Don Drumm Studios & Gallery in Downtown Akron to browse through his creations and buy unique gifts and artwork. Drumm showcases not only his own pieces but eclectic, artfully crafted jewelry, glass, sculptures, ceramics, metal and graphics by over 500 different designers from around Northeast Ohio and the entire North American Continent. (437 Crouse Street, Akron 44311; 330.253.6268)

Discover the fascinating intersection between history, culture, fashion and art at Kent State University Museum, a world-class collection of historical and contemporary garments and textiles. Don’t miss the Fashion Timeline located in the Palmer and Mull Galleries, showcasing the evolution of styles and silhouettes from the late 1700's to present day, while contextualizing the pieces with relevant political, technological and cultural developments. Check out the Culture/Counterculture exhibit for a look at fashions of the 1960's and early 1970's, with a particular focus on the generation gap during that period. Another special exhibit, Wearing Justice, presents designs by faculty and students of the Fashion and Merchandising Department. The works use fashion to create a dialogue about war and peace, political discourse, conflict resolution and social justice today. (515 Hilltop Drive, Kent 44240; 330.672.3450) 12 City Visitor

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The dual focus of Canton Museum of Art’s permanent collection is 19th- and 20th century American works on paper, with a concentration in watercolors and contemporary ceramics, 1950's and forward. See works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Hart Benton and many other famous artists. For lovers of ceramics, there are works by Charles Clewell and John Balistreri, among others. (1001 Market Avenue N., Canton 44702; 330.453.7666)

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a year-round hot spot and the only National Park in Ohio. With stunning natural features carved by glaciers and the Cuyahoga River, the park offers numerous hiking trails, many with spectacular waterfalls. Stop by the Boston Store Visitor Center for information and maps. (1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula 44264; 330.657.2752)

The Pro Football Hall of Fame now has 118,000 square feet of world-class exhibit space following a recent expansion of Canton’s “crown jewel.” The exhibits, many of which are interactive, celebrate pro football’s history and modern-day era and include historic uniforms worn by past greats, bronze busts of Hall of Fame Inductees, and all 52 Super Bowl rings. The collection is ever-changing. Recent additions include the jersey worn by Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson when he became the first player to record 50 interceptions and 20 sacks during a career; the football that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for his record-breaking 509th touchdown; and the jerseys worn by Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer and receiver Travis Benjamin during the biggest road comeback in NFL history. (The Browns beat the Tennessee Titans 29-28 after trailing 28-3.) Future expansion plans include a sports and entertainment complex, four-star hotel-conference center, and themed restaurants. (2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton 44708; 330.456.8207)

First Ladies’ National Historic Site is the only institution dedicated to our nation’s presidential spouses. Tour the beautiful Saxton-McKinley House, where the McKinleys lived before their time at the White House. The adjacent Education and Research Center includes a vast photo archive of First Ladies and artifacts featuring 150 of their dresses and accessories. (331 Market Avenue S., Canton 44702; 330.452.0876) For more THINGS TO DO, visit cityvisitor.com

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Fall / Winter From indulgent indoor comforts to adrenaline-spiking snow play, Northeast Ohio has family fun no matter the mood (or weather)! Here are some ideas to get you started.

1 Take a Walk on the Wild Side

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO AND RAINFOREST (Cleveland Area) 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland 44109; 216.661.6500 Gather your herd and head to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, where you can learn about animals from all over the world and the conservation efforts in place to protect them. With dynamic exhibits including the Asian Highlands, Rosebrough Tiger Passage, Ben Gogolick Giraffe Encounter (where you can feed giraffes!) the Australian Adventure and more, animal lovers of all ages can spend a whole day exploring. CV

Many animals are more active on cooler, mild days. And

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The RainForest showcases more than 10,000 plants and over 600 animals from the jungles of Asia, Africa and the Americas, including this momma and baby Orangutan.

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the Primate, Cat & Aquatics building offer warm escapes.

This beautiful snow leopard can be seen at the Asian Highlands exhibit.

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2 Learn, Play and Interact on a Farm Farms of all kinds abound in Northeast Ohio, and harvest season is the perfect time to get a taste of agriculture at its best. Kids and adults alike will enjoy close encounters with goats, horses and pigs while learning about life on the farm. Pumpkin patches, apple orchards and corn mazes are also popular this time of year.

MAPLESIDE FARMS (Between Cleveland and Akron Areas) 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212; 330.225.5577

HALE FARM & VILLAGE (Akron Area) 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath 44210; 330.666.3711

ARROWHEAD ORCHARD (Canton Area) 11724 Lisbon Street NE, Paris 44669; 330.862.2733 CV

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Check each farm’s daily activities calendar

TIP for special events and animal encounters.

Learn about life on a farm at Hale Farm & Village. MAPLESIDE FARMS

Pumpkin patches abound in the fall in Northeast Ohio.

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3 Treat Your Sweet Tooth

Channel your inner Charlie Bucket and take a dream tour of a delightful chocolate, or gourmet popcorn factory. Both Fannie May’s Chocolate Factory and Campbell's Sweets Factory offer free — yes FREE — tours. Learn about the history of the factories, see them in motion, and of course, sample some of the goods.

FANNIE MAY/HARRY LONDON CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Canton Area) 5353 Lauby Road, North Canton 44720 800.321.0444 ext. 119

CAMPBELL'S SWEETS FACTORY (Cleveland Area) 2084 W. 25th Street, Ohio City 44113 216.965.0451 CV

Call ahead for available tour dates and times and

TIP to make reservations.

4 Leaf-Peep and Trail Hike

OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL (Cleveland, Akron and Canton Areas) More than 50 trailheads starting at Harvard Avenue, Cleveland (North) to Canal Lands Park, Dover (South); 330.374.5657

The Towpath Trail offers 110 miles of breathtaking scenery by bike or hike through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and beyond. It’s a year-round attraction, but during Northeast Ohio’s show-stopping autumn color season, it gets downright dramatic. Choose from 50 trailheads for a variety of views from urban to rural and cliffs to woods. CV

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5 Chill Out (or Amp Up!)

Embrace the cold with a number of fast- or slow-paced activities for any style or skill level. Northeast Ohio’s hilly terrain is ideal for thrills on the ski, sled or tubing slopes, while our vast fields and wooded trails are the backdrop for scenic snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Mill Stream Run in Strongsville has refrigerated toboggan chutes for a different sort of icy adventure!

BOSTON MILLS SKI RESORT (Akron Area) 7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264; 800.875.1241

BRANDYWINE SKI RESORT / POLAR BLAST TUBING PARK (Akron Area) 1146 W. Highland Road, Sagamore Hills 44067; 800.875.1241

THE CHALET AT THE MILL STREAM RUN RECREATION AREA (Cleveland Area) 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville 44136; 440.572.9990 CV

Before you go, check the websites for reservations, requirements and available amenities!

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TIP The ski resorts offer food, beverages, rental equipment and cozy fires in the lodge.

Brandywine Ski Resort has both ski and tubing slopes.

The toboggan chutes at The Chalet offer an icy adventure! cityvisitor.com

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TRAILS: 1. Bike & Hike Trail runs for 34 miles through Cuyahoga, Portage and Summit counties. This asphalt-paved trail follows old rail lines and passes alongside beautiful natural areas, including 65 foot tall Brandywine Falls. Restroom facilities are ample, though you may want to stock up on water and pack some snacks before heading out for the day. (Trail endpoints are located in Walton Hills [Cuyahoga County] and Munroe Falls [Summit County]). 2. The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail runs 1.3 miles through the Cleveland Flats, where the downtown buildings alone are a sight to see. The link joins with the Towpath Trail and then with Wendy Park.

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Many people know about Northeast Ohio’s abundant hiking and walking trails, but there is no better way to explore the area than on two wheels!

CV Visitors can find nearby parking in the Cleveland Tip Flats at Merwin’s Wharf restaurant at 1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland 44113. 3. Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway runs for 17 miles alongside Lake Erie and is a mix of on- and off-road sections. As if the view of the water isn’t enough, bikers can admire all of the old neighborhoods along the ride. (Trail endpoints are located at 17288 Neff Road, Cleveland 44119 ; Edgewater Drive & West Boulevard, Cleveland 44102) CV Stop for a photo at the Cleveland script sign at Tip Edgewater Park on the way. 4. The Emerald Necklace Trail runs through Cleveland Metroparks, including the historic Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Towpath Trail, with more than 70 miles of trails!

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Stop for water and restrooms at Station Road

Tip Bridge at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Brecksville Station.

5. Hampton Hills Metro Park Mountain Bike Area is up to 16 miles of trails (depending on the chosen routes) for cyclists only, eliminating the need to dodge pedestrians. Trails are available for all skill-levels, from beginner to advanced. (2092 Theiss Road, Akron 44313)

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While many trails have water available, Hampton

Tip Hills does not. Be sure to bring a water bottle along to stay hydrated.

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6. Headwaters Trail is eight and a half miles of limestone paved trail, built on the former Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad line between Mantua and Garrettsville. Passing by beautiful farmland, forests, steep ravines and wetlands—including State Nature Preserves and the Upper Cuyahoga State Scenic River—this trail provides a safe and scenic route for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. (Entry locations: 4633 Mill Street, Mantua 44255; Mennonite Road at Mantua Center Road, Mantua 44255; 10480 ST RT 700, Garrettsville 44231; 10647 Freedom Street, Garrettsville 44231; 10482 South Street, Garrettsville 44321)


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7. Sippo Valley Trail, used for biking, hiking, walking, or running the 10+ miles between Massillon and Dalton in Wayne County, ends just north of Rt. 30. This trail also connects to the Towpath Trail at the west side of Tremont Avenue in Massillon. (2069 Skyland Ave NW, Massillon 44647; 330.477.3552) 8. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail runs (north to south) through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties. Traveling a path once used by mules, you'll ride through five preserves in a National Heritage Area. The hand-off between parks is virtually seamless, although terrain and surfaces change a bit.

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Check out Summit Lake Trailhead for a

Tip waterfront view. (380 W. Crosier Street, Akron 44311)

BIKE RENTALS:

The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway runs for 17 miles alongside Lake Erie.

1. Rent a bike from Bike Ohio and experience the beautiful roads and trails of Northeast Ohio. They have hand picked a demo fleet of road and mountain bikes for you to enjoy. One day rate is $100—pick up anytime and return by close of the following business day. Cost for a weekend is $200—pick up anytime Friday and return by close on Monday. (8576 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls 44023; 440.543.1155) 2. The Bike Rack in Cleveland offers the opportunity to take a casual downtown ride. Find them at the corner of E. 4th and High Street, in the Gateway North Parking Facility. Single speed cruisers are available Monday Friday 6:30am-3:00pm. Cost is $5 per hour and $25 for 5 hours. (2148 E. 4th Street, Cleveland 44115; 216.771.7120) 3. Blimp City Bike & Hike rents both single and tandem bicycles for hourly or daily fees. (1675 Merriman Road, Akron 44313; 330.836.6600)

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Surrounded by fall foliage, cyclists take a ride along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Tip served basis; rent bikes and hit the trails early in the day in case they run out!

4. Brimstone Bicycles is in a mid-1800’s building conveniently located just steps from the Ohio Towpath in the beautiful historic district of Canal Fulton. If you want to explore the Ohio Towpath and don’t have a bike, stop by and rent one from them! Bike rentals are $5 an hour or $25 a day. (133 Canal St. S, Canal Fulton 44614; 330.970.0911) 5. Century Cycles rents several bicycle models (including fat tire bikes) by the hour for those interested in riding the Towpath Trail through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Find Century Cycles next to Winking Lizard Tavern and the railroad tracks in Peninsula. (1621 Main Street, Peninsula 44264; 330.657.2209)

6. Eddy’s Bike Shop offers a notably wide variety of bikes for rent, by the day or the week. (Rentals are available at all four locations: 3991 Medina Road, Montrose 44333; 25140 Lorain Road, North Olmsted 44070; 3707 Darrow Road, Stow 44224; 2830 Bishop Road, Willoughby Hills 44092)

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Tip (330-688-5521) or use the online form at eddys.com to ensure a bike will be available and ready to ride.

7. Ernie's Bicycle Shops offers bike rentals by the hour, day, or the week. With access to the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Sippo Valley Trail, it is the perfect place to begin your adventure. (Rt. 21 & Lake Avenue, 135 Lake Avenue NW, Massillon 44647; 330.832.5111) For more THINGS TO DO, visit cityvisitor.com

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DINING KEY Reservations suggested Menu online – cityvisitor.com Valet parking Private rooms Wheelchair access Patio dining (seasonal)

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Li Wah Restaurant

Love authentic Chinese food and dim sum? Then Li Wah is the place for you! Enjoy a traditional Chinese meal of dim sum; small plates of dumplings and other snack dishes served with tea and shared among family and friends. A favorite of the local Asian community, Li Wah offers an extensive Chinese menu, including Lo Mein, Chow Mein and delicacies such as Peking Duck. Pair it with a selection from the full bar with Asian specialty drinks. Open daily from 11am to 9pm. Carryout is available. Located in the heart of AsiaTown at Asia Plaza. 2999 Payne Ave #102, Cleveland 44114; 216.696.6556

Dining Price Guide is based on average price per entrée $=up to $12; $$=$13-$24; $$$=$25-$38; $$$$=over $38 All major credit cards accepted except otherwise noted.

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Luigi's

This legendary Italian eatery has been around since 1949, and the last seven decades have left it (to the delight of locals and visitors) virtually unchanged. Classic Italian dishes are the order of the day, with menu favorites like giant, savory meatballs, rich lasagna, thick pizzas made with house-made, slowcooked sauce and iceberg lettuce salads piled high with shredded whole-milk mozzarella, black olives, house-made dressing and pepperoncini. The décor is unabashedly outdated, there’s always a line to get in and reservations and credit cards are not accepted. And yet Luigi’s remains one of Akron’s top dining destinations. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-12am; Friday 11am-2am; Saturday 3pm-2am; Sunday 3pm-12am. 105 N. Main Street, Akron 44308; 330.253.2999 20 City Visitor

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A RIZZI’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA 330.666.1221 2809 Copley Road Copley 44321 Serving wonderful Italian fare since 1962, Rizzi’s specializes in real Italian pizza, including Pizza Bianca and the famous Italian Fried Chicken™ that’s so good, it’s a registered trademark. Specialties also include spaghetti, eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, lasagna, manicotti and a variety of salads, from grilled chicken with shredded provolone to antipasto. There’s also an extensive sandwich list. Desserts range from soft-serve ice cream to Grandma Rizzi’s New York Style Cheesecake. Dine in, carry out or have it delivered. No bar. Open every day. $ Akron-Canton map, H-6, page 40

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DINING CLE LI WAH RESTAURANT 216.696.6556 Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Avenue #102 Cleveland 44114 Voted Best Chinese Restaurant in Scene Magazine's “Best of Cleveland 2019," Li Wah is a Cleveland classic. It has been a mainstay of the AsiaTown area since 1991 and is open 365 days a year. Those visiting Northeast Ohio desiring authentic Chinese cuisine will appreciate the staggering variety of Li Wah's dim sum menu. With small to extra-large servings it is a lunchtime favorite. A full Chinese menu is available all day. Open daily 11am-9pm. $ Downtown Cleveland map, G-15, page 38

CLE PEPPERMINT THAI CUISINE 216.464.5432 30769 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike 44124 Located at Landerwood Plaza at Lander Circle Genuine, handmade decorations from Thailand and warm smiles from the staff make you feel welcome in this authentic restaurant. Signature dishes include Salmon Choo Chee with curry sauce and kaffir lime; Mango Curry with Chicken and Shrimp; Chili Duck glazed with a spicy sauce; Lady in Green, steamed salmon wrapped in napa cabbage with yellow curry sauce and crispy spinach; and a spicy Pad Thai, country-style. Also look for the menu’s vegetarian corner. You can control the “heat level” of your entrée, just ask. Full bar. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 3:30pm-9pm (dine-in and carry-out). $$ Greater Cleveland map, F-12, page 36

 A LUIGI’S RESTAURANT 330.253.2999 105 North Main Street Akron 44308 Award-winning Italian specialties, including pizza, lasagna, antipasto and spaghetti, are served among handpainted murals of Italian landscapes. Luigi’s is the model for Montoni’s in the Funky Winkerbean comic strip. Nostalgic photos of old-time stars lend to an atmosphere and appearance created back when it opened in 1949. If you’re looking for that late-night bite after a show, Luigi’s is definitely your place. Beer and wine only. Monday-Thursday 11am-12am; Friday 11am-2am; Saturday 3pm-2am; Sunday 3pm-12am. Cash only please. $ Downtown Akron map inset, C-3, page 40

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Award-winning Thai Cuisine! Your favorite dishes from Thailand,

prepared with the leanest possible cuts of beef and poultry and delicately balanced with fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Our dishes are prepared without MSG and minimize the use of oil and salt, without compromising flavor. In addition, dishes may be prepared according to preference, upon request.

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CLE FAT HEAD'S BREWERY & BEER HALL 216.898.0242 17450 Engle Lake Drive

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$$ Greater Cleveland map, H-4, page 36 HOURS: Sunday 11am-8pm; MondayThursday 12pm-8pm; Friday 12pm-10pm; Saturday 11am-10pm FAT HEAD'S BREWERY & SALOON 440.801.1001 24581 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070 $$ Greater Cleveland map, G-2, page 36 HOURS: Monday: Closed; Tuesday-Wednesday: 3pm-9pm; Thursday: 12pm-9pm; Friday: 12pm-10pm; Saturday: 11am-10pm; Sunday: 11am-8pm CLE

CA FAT HEAD'S BREWPUB 330.244.8601 3885 Everhard Road NW Canton, OH 44709 $$ Belden Village/North Canton map, page 42 HOURS: Monday: Closed; Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-9pm; Friday: 12pm-10pm; Saturday: 11am-10pm; Sunday: 11am-8pm

Fat Head’s Brewery & Beer Hall is home to not only amazing craft beer – 20 taps across a wide array of traditional and innovative styles – but to some of the best barbecue, smoked meats and pub grub in Ohio. From legendary ‘headwiches’ to whole wings doused in ‘killer’ sauce to tender and tasty brisket from the 800-pound capacity smoker, there’s always a dish that pairs with your favorite pint. Fat Head’s holds strong to its

commitment to make beers that people love to drink. It does so, all the while not taking itself too seriously, as evidenced by its mantra: Chill Out Man, Have A Beer™. Please call or check social media for temporary changes in hours.

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You can enjoy many of Northeast Ohio's breweries during Cleveland Beer Week (clevelandbeerweek.org). A much-loved annual event, it features keg tappings, beer pairings, tasting dinners, brewer meet-and-greets and educational events at hundreds of local bars and eateries in the area. Beer Week is a not-for-profit event, usually held in October, that has been taking place since 2009. In addition to promoting the Northeast Ohio craft beer industry and supporting local establishments, the event raises money for the Malone Scholarship Fund at College Now Greater Cleveland. So drink up! 22 City Visitor

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YOU LIKE BEER? Following are the top breweries based on total production.* 1.

Great Lakes Brewing Company 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland 44113; 216.771.4404; greatlakesbrewing.com

2. Fat Head’s Brewery 17450 Engle Lake Drive, Middleburg Heights 44130; 216.898.0242; fatheads.com 3.

Platform Beer Company 4125 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland 44113; 216.202.1386; platformbeer.co

4. Thirsty Dog Brewing Company 587 Grant Street, Akron 44311; 234.571.1456; thirstydog.com 5. The Brew Kettle Taproom and Smokehouse 8377 Pearl Road, Strongsville 44136; 440.239.8788; thebrewkettle.com 6. Market Garden Brewery 1849 W 24th Street, Cleveland 44113; 216. 373.0700; marketgardenbrewery.com 7. Royal Docks Brewing Company Taproom & Kitchen: 7162 Fulton Drive NW, Canton 44718 Brewhouse & Cannery: 5646 Wales Ave NW, Massillon 44646; 330.353.9103; docks.beer 8.

Sibling Revelry Brewing 29305 Clemens Road, Westlake 44145; 440.471.8589; siblingrevelrybrewing.com

9. Hoppin’ Frog Brewery 1680 E Waterloo Road, Akron 44306; 330.352.4578; hoppinfrog.com 10. Hofbrauhaus Brewpub 1550 Chester Avenue, Cleveland 44114; 216.621.2337; hofbrauhauscleveland.com Many of these breweries have won awards, some of them multiple times, so you’re in a treat for some great brew! Cheers! *Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business 2019 Book of Lists

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visit larchmere.com for more information The Larchmere district, a federally designated historic district, begins at East 120th Street and extends east to North Moreland Boulevard. About six miles from downtown Cleveland, you will find 10 blocks of shops, galleries, antique stores, service enterprises, restaurants and public art such as colorful bike racks reminiscent of classic wooden chair styles (think Queen Anne, Shaker and Bentwood) and playful murals on the sides of otherwise ordinary brick buildings. This urban oasis is found along the boulevard known as Larchmere, home to 30 eclectic businesses and popular community events, making it one of the area’s most entertaining destinations. Check out Loganberry Books, an independently owned and operated bookstore with a huge selection including a little bit of everything. Visitors will find leather bound and decorative bindings, mostly from 1880-1920, though some are even older. High ceilings, natural light and warm rugs provide an air of comfort and coziness throughout this home to about 100,000 volumes. Extensive sections devoted to children’s literature and modern literature, art, design, the performing arts, the sciences, history and a wonderful array of knickknacks. While many patrons simply love to stroll the stacks at Loganberry, the shop offers much more than a typical bookstore. There are book signings and other author events; discussion groups and book clubs; and open mics and music events. And don’t miss the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, which features a monthly rotation of local artists and their work, including painting, photography, ceramics, collage and beyond. 24 City Visitor

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Larchmere Fire Works offers glassblowing and blacksmithing for beginners, as well as group classes, and a selection of pieces for sale. Learn these timeless artisan techniques and experience the joy of creating a piece of artwork with your own hands—and bring your friends and family along too!

You can find, or create your own, hand-blown glass art at Larchmere Fire Works.

Founded by artist Lawna Gamble in 2018, Willow Cove Art and Wellness Boutique has been a welcome addition to the heart of the Larchmere neighborhood. Located in a renovated historic home, Willow Cove is a healing sanctuary designed to foster personal growth and transformation through psychotherapy, self-authorship and arts expression. Services include cultural arts and expression courses and clubs, emotional support coaching for individuals and couples, small group coaching and more — all in the therapeutic setting of Willow Grove. Other offerings include workshops and projects designed to help attendees connect with one another and heal themselves through various methods of art expression and emotional support coaching. For example, Treasure Cove


On the first Friday of the month, many Larchmere merchants stay open until 10 p.m. for a First Fridays walkabout. Enjoy a lively night out as visitors and locals alike enjoy the neighborhood’s boutiques, eateries and galleries after dark. Whether you’re looking to shop for antiques, collectibles or unique gifts; browse art; or get a bite to eat from a local cafe, add Larchmere to your list.

Loganberry Books featuring 100,000 new, used and rare books

216.795.9800

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13015 Larchmere Blvd.

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is a self-care educational program designed to provide girls ages 12-15 with a safe space for emotional restoration. Willow Grove also accommodates overnight guests at its clean, cozy two-bedroom Airbnb unit, the Willow Grove Guesthouse. On-staff wellness professionals include personal growth coaches, a reiki practitioner and tarot card reader, among other healers.

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Mon. Tue. Fri. Sat. 10am-6pm Wed. Thurs. 10am-8:30pm Sun. 12-4pm

Transformational Emotional Support Healing Looking for a holistic approach to developing a healthier lifestyle, mood regulation & spiritual alignment? CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 216.230.7636 Visiting the area, or in need of a respite stay?

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT COACHING • CREATIVE ART EXPRESSION 12404 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland 44120 I willowcove.org

Comfy 2 bedroom, 2 bath AirBNB in the heart of the Larchmere district offers a private entrance, plus a deck and patio.

Call: 216.230.7336

HOW TO GET HERE From Downtown East on Carnegie or Euclid Avenue to Stokes Boulevard. Turn right onto Stokes and travel up the hill. (Stokes changes to Fairhill after crossing Martin Luther King Drive.) Turn right onto Kemper, then right onto Larchmere Boulevard.

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From the West East on I-90 to Carnegie Avenue. Go east on Carnegie to Stokes Boulevard. Turn right onto Stokes and travel up the hill. (Stokes changes to Fairhill after crossing Mar-

Located in a renovated historic home, Willow Cove is a healing sanctuary designed to foster personal growth.

Hands-on Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Classes ~ Appointment Only ~ Colorful Bike Racks Reminiscent of 216.246.4716 • LarchmereFireWorks.com Classic Wooden Chair Styles on Larchmere Boulevard

tin Luther King Drive.) Turn right onto Kemper, then right onto Larchmere Boulevard.

From the East West on I-90 to I-271 south. Or west on I-480 to I-271 north. Exit at Chagrin Boulevard and travel west. Turn right (north) at Richmond Road. Turn left onto Shaker Boulevard to Shaker Square. Turn right onto North Moreland, then left onto Larchmere Boulevard.

From the South North on I-71, OH-I76, or I-77 to I-90 east. Then go east on Carnegie to Stokes Boulevard. Turn right onto Stokes and travel up the hill. (Stokes changes to Fairhill after crossing Martin Luther King Drive.) Turn right onto Loganberry Books

Kemper, then right onto Larchmere Boulevard. For more ways to explore Northeast Ohio, visit cityvisitor.com

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LOCATION KEY CLE = Cleveland Area A = Akron Area CA = Canton Area

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Shopping is an adventure in Northeast Ohio! Discover delightful boutiques, bookstores, art galleries and souvenirs you can't get at home.

b.a. SWEETIE CANDY COMPANY 216.739.2244 6770 Brookpark Road Cleveland 44129 CLE

Just off I-480 at Brookpark and Ridge Roads (minutes from the airport, downtown and Independence)

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Welcome to “Candyland USA”—also known as Sweeties Candy, a Cleveland icon for over seven decades, and the largest candy store in North America. Visit Sweeties’ 40,000 square-foot candy compound, stacked to the rafters with sugar-coated goodness—over 4,500 different types of candy made by 190 manufacturers worth over $3,000,000! You’ll find today’s most popular sweets and treats and those hard-to-find candies you loved as a kid. “If they make it, Sweeties has it” isn’t just a slogan, it’s a fact. The 32-foot-long Great Wall of Jelly Belly jellybeans hosts over 100 flavors, and the Old-Fashioned Soda Pop Department offers over 300 flavors. But the trip down Memory Lane doesn’t end there; choose from an array of nostalgic toys too. With the addition of Sweeties Soda Shoppe, you and the family can indulge in premium ice cream desserts, all handmade with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Take a seat at the counter


SHOPPING and have an amazing milkshake, malt or sundae. Then wander outside to Sweeties Golfland, where you can play on two 18hole mini-golf courses surrounded by lush turf and landscaping. It’s like a walk—or putt—in the park (Open late May through mid-October). Sweeties Candy is your family fun destination. Just look for the Giant Lollipops! Major credit cards accepted. HOURS: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday 11am-5pm Greater Cleveland map, G-6, page 36 CAMPBELL'S SWEETS FACTORY 216.965.0451 2084 W. 25th Street Ohio City 44113 Downtown Cleveland map - Inset K-3; page 36 CLE CAMPBELL'S SWEETS SHOP 216.574.2899 1979 W. 25th Street (at Westside Market) Ohio City 44113 Downtown Cleveland map - Inset K-3; page 36

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Delicious, homemade gourmet popcorn in over 15 flavors is made right before your eyes at Campbell’s Sweets Factory, a Cleveland landmark. Their delicious, best-selling Dichotomy Corn is flavored with sweet, crunchy caramel and their signature cheddar cheese on every kernel for a wonderfully distinctive flavor that’s sweet, savory and addictive. No wonder it's a winner of several awards! Made with Ohio-grown, nonGMO corn along with real butter, pure cane sugars and trans fat-free cheese, Campbell’s popcorn blends are full of quality ingredients, in flavors from White Cheddar Corn to Cinnamon Roll Popcorn to Nacho Jalapeño Popcorn or even Peanut Carmel Corn. LA BELLA VITA CLE 216.421.1717 2013 Murray Hill Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy Greater Cleveland map, F-9, page 36 CLE 216.292.3000 28699 Chagrin Blvd. in Eton Chagrin Boulevard, Woodmere Greater Cleveland map, F-11, page 36 La Bella Vita, with two locations—in the heart of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighbor-

40,000 sq.ft. Candy Warehouse * 4,500 different types Almost $3,000,000 in candy • Old Fashioned Soda Pop Dept. Nostalgic Toy Department

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Located off I-480 at Ridge Rd. Minutes from the Airport, Downtown, Independence

SweetiesCandy.com hood and at Eton Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere—has two distinct personalities and assortments. The Eton Chagrin location hosts Cleveland’s largest selection of luxury specialty tableware and giftware brands and the city’s largest specialty brand bridal registry. The Little Italy location is visited by tourists year-round. This store is known as one of the country’s largest Italian import shops with handpainted ceramic serveware and giftware,

and as one of 14 Villa Vietri “stores of distinction” in the U.S. Simply put, La Bella Vita is a shopping destination not to be missed. Little Italy location hours are seasonal. Call to confirm hours or schedule an appointment. Eton location is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm. SHOPPING continued on next page

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CLE PINECREST: SHOP, DINE, LIVE, WORK, PLAY 216.250.7991 200 Park Avenue Orange Village 44122 Cleveland’s newest mixed-use district, located right off the I-271 Harvard Road exit in Orange Village, Ohio. Pinecrest blends the best national and emerging brands to bring sought after apparel, home and specialty stores, chef-driven restaurants, and incredible entertainment venues – many of which are first to the market. In addition, Pinecrest is home to an AC Marriott, 4th & Park contemporary apartments, and nextgeneration Class A office space.

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CLE LOGANBERRY BOOKS 216.795.9800 13015 Larchmere Boulevard Shaker Heights 44120 One block north of Shaker Square Loganberry Books, a delightful independent bookstore, is a spot visitors will want to stop in every time they’re in Greater Cleveland. Browse the new, used, rare and collectible books in this cozy, multi-room shop that has natural light, high ceilings, wonderful rugs and stacks of treasures. They're particularly strong in illustrated books, children’s books, fine arts, performing arts and women’s history. HOURS: Monday, Tuesday: 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-8:30pm Sunday 12pm-4pm Greater Cleveland map, E-8, page 36

Shop your favorites like Athleta, Madewell, and Sephora or digitally native brands like Casper, Fabletics, and Warby Parker at Pinecrest in Orange Village.

Visit favorites like Athleta, Madewell, and Sephora or digitally native brands like Casper, Fabletics, and Warby Parker. Nosh at new restaurants like The Last Page and Saucy Brew Works. Eat at Pinstripes and then throw some bocce balls and hit some pins, or relax at Silverspot Cinema where servers bring you delicious cocktails and scrumptious meals in big comfy reclining chairs all while you enjoy the latest movie. Come discover your new favorite place! Greater Cleveland map, F-11, page 36 28 City Visitor

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La Bella Vita specializes in unique, finer gifts that are treasured as heirlooms for generations. (Find them in Cleveland’s Little Italy and Eton Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere)


Shop the best national, local and emerging brands. Dine at an award-winning selection of chef-driven restaurants and specialty eateries. Enjoy incredible year-round entertainment venues.

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Culture and Community Near the Heart of the City Located in the heart of Cleveland just east of Downtown, AsiaTown is a vibrant business and dining district with unparalleled views of Cleveland’s skyline and Lake Erie. Start on Rockwell Avenue, with stone zodiac statues to greet you, in the beautifully restored Historic Chinatown building, home to the On Leong Association and Chinese Benevolent Association.

At Asia Plaza, a marquee shopping plaza, meet with an herbalist and acupuncturist at Tak Yuen Tong for health and wellness, purchase bulk herbs and smoothies at Asia Plaza Pharmacy, and browse an extensive collection of gifts, housewares, clothing, incense, and jade items at Sisters Gift Shop and Flower City Gift Shop. Meet up with Hello Kitty and other friends at R&R Gifts, Cleveland’s only official Sanrio retailer. Walk up and down Payne Avenue to enjoy public artwork by local artists, including Jordan Wong, Dayzwhun, and Kathleen

Marcotte. Browse local art at Negative Space Art Gallery and surrounding studios, including Zygote Press, Morgan Paper Conservatory, and Cleveland Print Room. On Superior Avenue, indulge in self-care with a facial (Anna Beauty Center), haircut (A9 Salon), and manicure (He Loves Curves). Bring your appetite to any number of the neighborhood’s 21 Asian-owned restaurants and take your pick from Cantonese (Li Wah) and Vietnamese (Pho Lee’s) to Korean barbeque (Ha Ahn) and Szechuan (Szechuan Gourmet). Feed your soul with sweet and savory baked goods from Koko Bakery and Ball Ball Waffle, or bubble tea from Dagu Rice Noodle. And shop for home cooking from five specialty Asian grocery stores, where you can find kimchi, sauces, fresh produce, fresh seafood and meat of every type and cut, roast duck, and every type of noodle.

For a full list of dining, destinations, and sample itineraries in AsiaTown, visit asiatowncleveland.org/explore/.

Visiting AsiaTown AsiaTown is located east of downtown Cleveland, roughly between I-90 and E. 55th, Perkins to St. Clair. Old Chinatown is located on Rockwell Avenue.

Delicious Dim Sum Authentic Chinese Cuisine WE’VE BEEN PLEASING OUR GUESTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS. Come enjoy authentic Chinese dining and an experience you won’t forget! • Full bar available, including Asian specialties • Open daily 11am-9pm • Carry out available

In the heart of AsiaTown in Asia Plaza 2999 Payne Ave #102 Cleveland, OH 44114

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NEIGHBORHOODS Immerse yourself in the eclectic culture, stunning nature and fascinating history that Northeast Ohio has to offer. STAN HYWET HALL AND GARDENS

Northwest Akron LOCATION: If nature is your thing, you can find it aplenty in Northwest Akron, where Sand Run Metro Park provides 998 acres of forested retreat, hiking trails (including a portion of the famed Buckeye Trail), camping, and outdoor activities. The stunning Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens estate is open to the public for tours of the 65-room manor house, gate lodge, historic gardens and conservatory. SHOPPING: The Vintage Vault (516.305.1039); Allie M Designs Boutique (330.615.7995); Paper Mill Studio (330.867.8989); Johnston Golf Enterprises (330.836.8565) DINING: Noisy Oyster Pub (330.864.7500); Niko’s Sandwich Board (330.794.5444); Pavona’s Pizza Joint (330.836.4743)

The 70 acres of landscaped grounds surrounding Stan Hywet Hall is breathtaking in the fall.

Ohio City (West of Downtown Cleveland) LOCATION: Across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown, the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland is a lively locale chock full of history, art, shopping and dining. Spanning the river is the Hope Memorial Bridge, which features the famous Guardians of Transportation statues watching over the city’s traffic. West 25th Street, the bustling center packed with bars and restaurants, sits in the shadow of the historic West Side Market, open to the public with more than 100 vendors offering meats, produce, baked goods, spices and more from around the world. There is no shortage of breweries in the area, with Market Garden Brewery, Platform Beer, Bookhouse Brewing, and Saucy Brew Works (among others) calling the neighborhood home. Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a local favorite, offering tours of the facility as well as a full menu and rotating seasonal drafts. Ohio City is an artsy neighborhood with street murals, public art displays, and several galleries for perusal, including Spaces Gallery and Transformer Station. Football fans can spy the birthplace of a legend at the John W. Heisman House. SHOPPING: Campbell’s Sweets Factory (216.965.0451); Glass Bubble Project (216.696.7043); Ohio City Provisions (216.465.2762); Something Different Gallery (216.696.5226); West Side Market (216.664.3387); Urban Orchid (216.390.6362); The Cleveland Candle Co. (216.471.8477)

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DINING: Herb’n Twine Sandwich Co. (216.465.9600); Xinji Noodle Bar (216.465.2439), Mason’s Creamery (216.762.1095); Momocho (216.694.2122); Flying Fig (216.241.4243); Soho Chicken + Whiskey (216.298.9090); The Harp (216.939.0200); The Cleveland Bagel Company (216.600.5652); The Rib Cage Smokehouse & Bar (216.762.1996)


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Flats East Bank (Downtown Cleveland) LOCATION: At the union of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie along the streets of W. 10th, Front Avenue, W. 11th, and Main Avenue.

Located at the union of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, Flats East Bank is an electric waterfront district packed with dining and entertainment options.

Flats East Bank is an electric waterfront district featuring dining and entertainment options you won’t find anywhere else. Popular destinations like Alley Cat Oyster Bar offers a New England shore experience, and Lago delivers the ultimate in Italian fine dining. Continue exploring and visit Lindey’s Lake House, a casual, farm-to-table restaurant. Then head over to the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar for an evening of singing and fun. If you’re interested in craft beer, Thirsty Dog East Bank or Beerhead Bar & Eatery are sure to please. In pursuit of a neighborhood bar feel? Truman’s 216 is classic CLE – all the way. Or try Margaritaville, featuring ah-mazing margaritas and an island adventure on Lake Erie’s shores. Look for several new additions to the district in 2021! For a full list of dining, nightlife, and destinations, visit flatseastbank.com.

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Known as the birthplace of the NFL, Canton is a beacon for sports enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 118,000-square-foot complex honoring the legends of the game and provides interactive exhibits for fans. Nearby, you’ll find a number of historical museums and attractions, including the McKinley presidential Library and Museum and the First Ladies National Historic Site. Art lovers can explore the Downtown Canton Arts District, where the Canton Museum of Art, Canton Palace Theatre, and the Cultural Center for the Arts attract visitors from near and far. Theaters, studios, galleries, guided Canton Food Tours and public art combine to provide a rich and vibrant experience. SHOPPING: Boomyada (330.704.2260); Cantonology (330.704.7385); Izzy P at Home; Julz by Alan Rodriguez (330.455.5555); Main Street Modern (330.206.6006); Miss Larana’s Alchemical Apothecary (330.639.8269)

The Canton Arts District boasts a wide range of public artwork on display around the streets of Downtown Canton.

DINING: Arcadia Grille (330.454.6055); 410 Martini (330.546.7146); Basil Asian Bistro (330.452.3888); Canton Brewing Company (330.409.0343); Lucca (330.456.2534); Jerzee’s Cafe - Centennial Plaza (330.366.9800); Milestone - A Board Game Bar (330.956.4509)

CARRIE RUSSEL

Merriman Valley (North of Downtown Akron) LOCATION: Considered Akron’s Gateway to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Merriman Valley is northwest of downtown, sitting just south of the famed parkland. Known locally simply as “The Valley,” residents and visitors here have a variety of food options to fuel their outdoor adventures, and plenty of nightlife available for celebrating after a great day. For nature’s bounty at its best, visit Szalay’s Farm & Market. SHOPPING: Becca’s Fashion Boutique (330.805.4430); House of Plants (330.864.7602); Momma’s Rocks (330.714.7577); Second Sole (330.835.9404); Worldwide Woman Clothing (330.845.6694) DINING: Papa Joe’s (330.923.7999); R. Shea Brewing (330.794.5654); Valley Cafe (330.865.0101); The Merchant Tavern (330.865.9510); Pub Bricco (330.869.0035); Chowder House Cafe (330.794.7102); Sushi Katsu (330.867.2334)

For nature’s bounty at its best—especially the sweetcorn—plan a visit to Szalay’s Farm & Market.

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VISIT CANTON!

The Hall of Fame City

The William McKinley National Memorial is a landmark in the city of Canton.

The Forgotten Four memorializes the re-integration of pro sports.

The Draft, by artist Gail Folwell, recognizes the creation of the NFL Draft.

The nearby Canton and Stark County, Ohio region boasts numerous activities and dining options. There are world-class museums, national historic sites, and a presidential monument, just to start the list of reasons to visit. Add to that list of reasons, a wide selection of top-quality, public golf courses in what has been deemed “Ohio’s Golf Capital!”, along with a variety of award-winning craft breweries or “Hall of Fame Hops”, wineries and a distillery. As if those were not enough reasons to have you well on your way to visiting, there is at least one more reason to navigate to Canton. Many people have it on their bucket list of must-see places, the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

history. The re-integration of pro sports by The Forgotten Four is another moment memorialized in art in Downtown Canton.

include Downtown Canton, the largest at 69 acres, as well as Canal Fulton, Louisville and even a couple more in the works! The outdoor refreshment areas are great while enjoying special events like First Fridays each month in Downtown Canton, the Louisville Farmer’s Markets on Friday evenings, or while exploring the great outdoors in Canal Fulton along the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Area and Towpath Trail.

Canton is often best recognized as the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the birthplace of the National Football League. On September 17, 1920, the owners of eleven football franchises attended a meeting in Canton, Ohio to formalize a league, the American Professional Football Association. Two years later, at an owners meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, the two-year-old league created a constitution that officially changed its name to the National Football League.

At the city’s center, discover the new Centennial Plaza, completed in 2020 and constructed in celebration of the 100th birthday of the NFL. At the park, you can view the names of every player that played in the first 100 seasons of the league displayed on the eleven NFL 100 Year Player Recognition Steles. The Pro Football Hall of Fame manages the venue in partnership with the city of Canton, with a regular slate of events and activities open to the public. There’s also a small café on the property and an abundance of unique, local, and delicious dining options in the small, walkable downtown. There are also plenty of live music venues and a full calendar of concerts and events, not only in Downtown Canton but throughout Stark County. There are several designated outdoor refreshment areas in Stark County as well. The cities identify specific boundaries within which you are permitted to purchase an adult libation at participating businesses and stroll the streets, galleries, and shops. DORA locations in Stark County

Discover more and plan a visit at VisitCanton.com.

Umbrella Alley is the newest art attraction in Stark County.

Take a road trip to the Hall of Fame City and discover an abundance of public art displaying the city’s history and passion. The Eleven is a series of public art pieces to commemorate the eleven greatest moments in the first 100 years of NFL history. A sculpture, Birth of the NFL, marks the location where the NFL was founded, and another sculpture, The Draft, recognizes the creation of the NFL Draft as one of the greatest moments in the sport’s Visit The Still House, a coffeehouse and cocktail lounge, at Gervasi Vineyard. 34 City Visitor

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The McKinley National Memorial—burial site of William McKinley and his family— honors our nation’s 25th President. Exhibits include McKinley Gallery, home to the largest collection of McKinley artifacts; Discover World, an interactive science center; the Hoover Price Planetarium; Keller Gallery with its traveling exhibitions; Stark County Story, which presents 200 years of local history; and Street of Shops, where visitors can explore a life-size replica of a historic town. Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm; Sunday, 12pm-4pm. 800 McKinley Drive NW Monument, Canton 44708; 330.455.7043 Chris Evanson

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n In 1920, gathered in a Canton auto dealership, a group of professional football owners founded the American Professional Football Conference. Two years later, they changed their name to the National Football League. Their president was former Canton Bulldog, Jim Thorpe (pictured above).

n The Tonight Show’s Jack Paar was born in Canton in 1918. n James Murray Spangler patented the first “Electric Suction Sweeper” in 1907, but it didn’t become popular until his first cousin’s husband, William “Boss” Hoover took over and the Hoover became an icon. In Britain and Ireland, vacuuming is known as “Hoovering.”


OHIO AMISH COUNTRY

BRING BACK THE FAMILY ROADTRIP.

Or, Save the Day With a Love-Restoring Getaway! You decide your story. Every hill and curve promises adventure. You pass the county line sign and sense that buggies are near. Do you: Follow the dirt road down the driveway with a hand-painted sign for baskets and eggs? Follow the sporty AWD complete with kayaks and “trees-are-friends” bumper stickers? Follow your nose to discover the origin of that intriguing aroma reminiscent of apple? Every route leads to a new adventure. Which road will you take? There are no wrong choices in Ohio Amish Country. Pursue your day with vigorous spirit and know that you’ll make a memory. A turn down that drive to find baskets takes you to a chat with an Amish family weeding their produce patch. That sporty AWD leads you to the tree-tops for a zip-lining trip you’ll never forget. And the nose knows its apple pie. That smell carries you straight to the source of deliciousness where you sample the day away on pastries and pies. There’s a tale here for you. Load the kids onto a horse-drawn wagon ride through the hills to feed potbellied piggies or giraffes. Pick your own berries and pumpkins. Watch a magic show or tour a one-room Amish schoolhouse and country barn. Sample fresh-made chocolates or rank your favorite fry pie flavors. Bring your bikes for a ride along the rails-to-trails. Fish, tube, or float your way through a summer afternoon, or drop into town for a double dip of ice cream. Hike through the day or find a bench along the wetlands for bird watching. Museums dedicated to Amish history tell the fascinating story of the area. Or tour an Amish home and learn how the locals really live.

Family-style dinner and a stop at one of the many theaters is a perfect end to the day. There is plenty of entertainment for everyone! Looking for inspiration as you plan your next stay? Go to visitamishcountry.com and see all that awaits you in Amish Country. Visiting Ohio's Amish Country: Holmes County has one of the largest Amish settlements in the world. It is located about one hour south of Akron, midway between I-77 and I-71.

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Lehman’s is the place for family entertainment and great shopping all year long! With thousands of new products and our 200-square-foot tiny house, there’s so much to do and see when you visit Lehman’s in Kidron, OH.

Shop anytime at LEHMANS.COM • 800-438-5346

On the Square in Kidron, OH • Open every day except Sunday

Let’s be Social ~ Discover Delicious Home-cooked Food and a Slower Pace of Life ~

Welcoming locals and hungry travelers alike for more than 25 years! Treat yourself to a traditional home-cooked meal. Visit our bakery for donuts, breads, pies, fry pies and other tasty treats!

SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER Located between Wooster and Canton: 14278 Lincolnway (US-30), Dalton, OH 44618

330.683.0530 • dutchkitchen.net

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FINDING A HOME

RELOCATING? SPECIAL SEC TION

Looking to make a move to Northeast Ohio? We don’t blame you—our area is on an upswing. With a growing economy, our low cost of living, and a stable housing market, it’s a great time to live here! As much as we love Northeast Ohio, we know moving anywhere can be stressful with all of the decisions to be made. In this section, we've made your move simpler by compiling information on, and featuring, these top resources:

• Real Estate Agents....................... Page 46 • Properties........................................... Page 47 • Communities.................................... Page 49

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FINDING A HOME : FEATURED REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN NORTHEAST OHIO

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REAL ESTATE AGENTS & PROPERTIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO

When it comes to looking for your next home, you want the best of the best, which is why you’ll want to first seek out top real estate agents in Northeast Ohio, as well as the real estate properties that suit your particular needs. Take the first step in making Northeast Ohio your home.

Cleveland, East & Akron

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Noreen Bordonaro Kaseda

Brian Miller

Noreen Kaseda of Berkshire Hathaway has been a real estate agent for 25 years. She worked exclusively in Corporate Relocation for over 10 years. Noreen has a great deal of experience with the relocation process. She focuses on clients’ personal needs and prides herself on giving them the personal attention they deserve. Clients deal with her directly—not assistants or other team members.

How your real estate story goes has much to do with the REALTOR® you choose. Want an agent that stays positive, guides you every step of the way & remembers you long after the keys have changed hands? I take great pride in providing exemplary service & guidance while making the best out of a process that many feel can be overwhelming. Working together, we will bring results to YOUR door.

216.218.3188 Noreen.kaseda@gmail.com 25 S. Franklin, Chagrin Falls 44022 facebook.com/noreensellshomes/

440.487.5566 BrianMiller@BHHSPro.com 145 Main Street, Chardon 44024 YourChardonRealtor.com

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Kristina Morales

Sal Jackson

Kristina is a REALTOR® with over 22 years of professional experience and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. As someone who has relocated a few times herself, Kristina strives to help alleviate any unnecessary stress so that her clients feel confident and prepared for their next phase.

I love meeting new people, visiting new homes, and new neighborhoods. Even more, I'm proud and honored to serve my clients. My mission is to leave you satisfied with any experience you have with me in the real estate market, whether it be buying or selling! It has been an exciting journey in the Real Estate business thus far and I am equally excited to see the possibilities that lie ahead.

216.825.1320 kristina@kristinamorales.com kristinamorales.com

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FINDING A HOME : FEATURED REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO RENT WEST (CLE)

BARRINGTON PLACE

(VILLAGE GREEN) 28600 Detroit Road, Westlake 44145 440.892.4747 $1,115+ • 1-2 Beds • Dog-friendly Each apartment welcomes residents home with LED lighting, high ceilings, wood flooring, ample closet space, and views from a private patio or balcony. Upgraded kitchens with espresso shaker cabinets, marble countertops, stainlesssteel appliances, and brushed-nickel hardware are perfect for culinary creations. Extra storage and an in-home washer and dryer are included. Garages and carports are also available.

CUSTOM BUILT HOMES start-to-finish

WHO WE ARE... Plum Creek Builders is a family owned business with over 30 years of construction experience. OUR MISSION... Striving to meet the needs of our valued customers and making your dreams come true. Whether you are looking to have a home built or pole barn garage, horse barn or riding arena, our focus is to always bring the best to you. OUR VISION... Helping families come together by building them quality custom buildings that will last for years. OUR VALUES... Bringing Honor and Glory to our Maker, through the interaction of our team and clients.

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BEACHWOOD BY ALBION (VILLAGE GREEN) 23511 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood 44122 216.464.5519 $1,195+ • 1-4 Beds

OUR SERVICES... Building custom buildings from general framing, to helping clients design their own custom building. If you are looking for quality craftsmanship, from general framing to turn key projects, contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales staff for a free estimate. sales@plumcreekbuilders.net

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NEWLY RENOVATED. Each home features a Bosch washer/dryer and updated bathrooms with new vanities and baths. Kitchens feature black and stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, brushed

To learn more visit plumcreekbuilders.net 2540 Township Road 457, Loudonville, Ohio 44842 • 419.651.1670 • sales@plumcreekbuilders.net

nickel drawer pulls and contemporary cabinetry. Resort style pool, outdoor grills and fire pit.

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FLATS AT EAST BANK APTS.

(VILLAGE GREEN) 1055 Old River Road, Cleveland 44113 216.487.7002 $1,545+ • 1-3 Beds • Pet-friendly Waterfront living with breathtaking panoramic lake, river, and downtown views; and a 40,000 square foot rooftop Sky Park. Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Lifestyle amenities include outdoor Riverside Pool at Club FWD, concierge and dry-cleaning services. City Visitor 47


FINDING A HOME : FEATURED REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO RENT DOWNTOWN (CLE)

THE RESIDENCES AT 668

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QUARTER 2550

(THE K&D GROUP) 668 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44114 844.252.3131

(VILLAGE GREEN) 10730 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106 216.416.9957

(SNAVELY GROUP) 2550 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland 44113 216.575.2550

$907+ • Studio-2 Beds

$1,625+ • Studio-4 Beds • Pet-friendly

$1,106+ • Studio-4 Beds • Pet-friendly

New apartment homes in the historic Gateway District, featuring phenomenal views, huge walk-in closets, and your own private washer and dryer. Premium quality finishes are the standard—granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom maple cabinets and porcelain tile showers. Large windows allow opulent natural light to fill your home.

276 resort-class apartments on 22 floors. Luxury rentals deliver highend accommodations complimented by breathtaking, high-rise views. Whether seeking an extended living space or the best studio apartments Cleveland has to offer, each home is tastefully accented with 11 to 13-foot ceilings, sleek hardwood flooring and a gourmet kitchen.

Luxury apartments at the corner of West 25th and Detroit, in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood. Each apartment is contemporary and timeless, with materials chosen for their beauty, durability and complements to city and lake views. Residents enjoy community space, pool, dog park and path to Edgewater Beach.

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THE TERMINAL TOWER RESIDENCES (THE K&D GROUP)

(SNAVELY GROUP) 2615 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland 44113 216.575.2550 $1,345+ • Studio-1 Bed • Pet-friendly Located just a few steps west on Detroit Avenue from Quarter 2550— Ohio City's sister property. Residents will enjoy intimate living with re-imagined floor plans, rooftop patio, indoor parking, dog park, on-site art gallery and all the amenities of Quarter 2550.

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THE VUE BEACHWOOD

50 Public Square, Cleveland 44113 216.785.8111

(VILLAGE GREEN) 23220 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood 44122 216.514.0500

$1,000+ • 1-2 Beds

$1,295+ • 1-3 Beds • Pet-friendly

LIVE IN CLEVELAND'S MOST ICONIC LANDMARK! Comfort and convenience —it's all here. All suites are brand new and thoughtfully designed with contemporary finishes, from the gourmet kitchens and fireplaces to the bedrooms with ample closets. Every suite features cherry hard-surface flooring, cherry finish custom cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen. 24/7 concierge security and indoor parking.

Open-concept floorplan style, walk-in closets and tons of natural lighting. Those looking for even more space can enjoy our two-bedroom apartment homes with private bathrooms and separate living, kitchen, and dining areas. Smoke-free community, with access to a resort-style heated pool, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, clubhouse, outdoor barbecue areas, fire pits, and children’s play area.


FINDING A HOME : FEATURED COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES IN NORTHEAST OHIO

MEDINA COUNT Y

Small-town charm and family fun await you in historic Medina County. Just 30 miles southeast of Cleveland is picturesque Medina County, the perfect destination for a country drive to experience the beauty in Northeast Ohio. From quaint eateries to farmers markets, from unique shopping and museums, to rolling hills perfect for a picnic, you’ll find it all in Medina County. Several townships have historical societies that offer tours of noteworthy homes, buildings and collections, such as the John Smart Home and the Medina Town Hall and Engine House Museum (Medina), the Society at Heritage Farm Museum (Brunswick) and the Northern Railway Museum (Seville). Any time of year, Castle Noel in Downtown Medina is a must-see. It's America’s largest indoor, year-round Christmas entertainment center, featuring a huge collection of Christmas movie props and costumes (including “The Grinch”, “Elf”, “Christmas Carol”, and many more). Also on display are many dazzling, animated New York City department-store Christmas windows, and nostalgia-inducing collectible toys. If Go-Karts are more your speed, head to Scene75 in Brunswick, or High Voltage in Medina, for the perfect action-packed outing. Shop for local produce with a visit to Beriswill Farms in Valley City, where you’ll find a market full of farm-fresh seasonal products and naturally raised meats. While there, weave your way through this year's corn maze!

Any time of year, Castle Noel is a must-see.

For a major dose of retail therapy, check out Ohio Station Outlets in Burbank, featuring all your favorite brand-name stores. Or, pick up some handmade candles with creative scents like Teak & Orchid and Tobacco Vanilla at Root Candles in Downtown Medina. When you’re ready to kick back and relax, try H2 in Downtown Medina, a wine bar with a refined, casual atmosphere. Enjoy tapas, desserts and an extensive selection of fine wines, craft beers and bourbons. For more information, call the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.860.2943. (All photos courtesy of the Medina County Convention & Visitor Bureau) CV Tip Be aware of the one-way streets around Medina’s Public Square.

The Candlelight Walk is an annual tradition in Medina, and is held rain or shine.

Scene75 has entertainment for kids and parents too!

Beriswill Farms & Corn Maze is a fall favorite in NEO. City Visitor 49


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ou have a passion to follow. You have a world to explore. You have a desire to get more out of life. And at Fifth Third Private Bank, we’re here to help write your story. When you partner with us, we’ll provide you with a dedicated, local advisor, backed by a team of financial professionals and digital solutions. Together, we can achieve even more. Let’s write your story. 53.com/privatebank Bill Caster Fifth Third Private Bank Northeast Ohio Managing Director 216-274-5421 william.caster@53.com

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS a diverse and welcoming community The city of Cleveland Heights is located just up the hill from University Circle and Cleveland's medical and cultural centers, with an easy commute downtown. It’s known for its diversity, from race to age to income to experiences and ways of thinking. Cleveland Heights is a beautiful representation of the melting pot of Cleveland. Just spend an evening in Cleveland Heights and you’ll see the city come alive, with its vibrant business districts made up of many independently owned businesses and plenty of shops. Try dining options from around the world with restaurants such as Zoma Ethiopian, Vero Pizza Bistro, Café Tandoor and more. Theater and entertainment are easy to come by as well, including Dobama and Ensemble Theatres, Cain Park Summer Arts Park and the annual Cain Park Arts Festival,

which is one of the top rated arts festivals in America. Creativity and culture abound in Cleveland Heights, along with excellent educational opportunities, a library that is second to none and 46 designated historical landmarks. The city also boasts more than 135 acres of beautiful parkland, as well as a state-of-the-art community center, a 2.3-mile biking and jogging path, 18 lit outdoor tennis courts, a skate park, sports leagues for all ages, a swimming pool at Cumberland Park and more. Cleveland Heights is also much loved for its wonderful, walkable neighborhoods with tree-lined streets. Homes in Cleveland Heights come in a wide variety of styles, from ranches and mid-century modern homes to new condos and townhouses to historic mansions, Tudors and bungalows. Large homes here come at an affordable price, as do rental options.

Make a delicious memory in Cleveland Heights.

www.clevelandheights.com/restaurants

People throughout Cleveland are discovering the diverse tastes of Cleveland Heights. And they keep coming back to find another new adventure waiting just around the corner.

This is Cleveland Heights. And you’re invited to join us. City Visitor 51


GUARDIANS OF TRAFFIC

The Hope Memorial Bridge, named after Clevelander Bob Hope, with its “Guardians of Traffic” spans the Cuyahoga River. It connects Lorain Avenue on Cleveland's west side and Carnegie Avenue on the east side, ending a few hundred feet from Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians—soon to be the Cleveland Guardians.

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