Frank Cramer from ProudDad72 Photography shared this photo back in July of 2016 after the Republican National Convention wrapped up. He had this to say: “This picture was taken around midnight last night. Thursday late night/Friday early morning. I’m so glad Cleveland stayed Awesome for the RNC convention. To all those who thought our city would be crazy and/or destroyed. Cleveland is still shining nice tonight. I was down there every night, what a really cool and different experience #RNC #CLEVELANDRNC #CLEVE”
It was a good week for Cleveland. Political affiliations aside, our city received rave reviews as the host of the Republican National Convention. According to Fortune.com: “There does seem to be one thing that all of the delegates (and even media members) seem to agree on: Cleveland has been a fantastic host city. Cleveland’s walkability, cleanliness, friendliness and even its weather have drawn nothing but rave reviews.”
David Gilbert, Destination Cleveland’s president and CEO, said, “For a city like Cleveland that has suffered drastically by a difficult perception, visitation changes perception more than anything else, and that also has to do with people choosing to move here, choosing to locate a business here.”
Cleveland’s Horseshoe Cleveland Casino closed its doors for 40 hours at 12:45 a.m. The casino will re-open as the re-branded Jack Cleveland Casino at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Gamblers holding on to Caesar’s branded chips and slot machine receipts have until Aug. 9 to redeem chips. Guests have up to 180 days after the date the slot machine receipt was created to redeem it.
Are you excited about the name change of the casino? Good, bad or indifferent, share your thoughts below!
Goodbye Rock Gaming, hello Jack Entertainment. Dan Gilbert’s company is re-branding and reorganizing its gambling properties under the Jack brand name. The local properties will now be the Jack Cleveland Casino and the Jack Thistledown Casino.
Steve King, chairman of the Republican National Committee’s Committee on Arrangements, has unveiled the official logo for 2016 Republican National Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next July 18-21. The logo was designed by Cleveland’s Falls Communications.
There’s a ton of work being done to our city to prep for the convention. Do you think all the projects will be done in time?
A Christmas Story is a 1983 film based on the Jean Shepherd book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. The film has since become a holiday classic that is celebrated across the United States and especially in Cleveland. The infamous Christmas Story House where the movie was filmed is here and we have more leg lamps per capita than any other city in the US.
The Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in downtown Cleveland is located in the heart of the central business district, within walking distance of Public Square, The Horseshoe Casino, and most major downtown hotels. From their website:
We believe that great food starts with the quality of the ingredients, finished with the flair of a professional culinarian. Take a closer look at our menus, and you’ll find our menu doesn’t begin and end with a New York strip steak or a filet mignon. Our chefs are experts in preparing the best available aged steaks in a variety of classic and noveau styles, including Steak ala Oscar, Steak au Poivre, and Tournedos au Bleu. Of course, we like to name them in honor of the local sports legends.
That’s Cleveland Baby is a 100% non-political blog. That said, the Republicans are coming to town and we need to be ready.
Crain’s Cleveland ran a story over the weekend with the following intro:
We’re not ready, but we will be One year, one month and 18 days. That’s when the nation’s top Republicans, the party’s next presidential candidate, a throng of celebrities and a multitude of media will descend on Cleveland.
It’s spring / summertime so construction is a part of life in Cleveland. This year is especially bad with bridge work, I77 in worse shape than past decades, Public Square, etc. Much of this work is being done in preparation for the Repblican National Convention.
Do you think all the work will be done in time? Will it be worth it?
Key Tower is the 22nd-tallest in the United States and the 122nd-tallest in the world. The building reaches 57 stories or 947 feet to the top of its spire, and it is visible from up to 20 miles away. The tower contains about 1.5 million square feet of office space.
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One year ago today, the Horseshoe Casino is downtown Cleveland opened its doors to the public. It’s been a great year and by all indications business is good at The Shoe. Congrats to everyone involved in bringing Cleveland another great landmark!