Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

The Nashville-based dueling piano bar brings an old-school music club vibe to The Flats. Whether you’re in the audience, or the piano man (or woman), you’re in for a night of fun. Guests control the tunes, as a rotating group of entertainers plays audience requests from the two grand pianos on stage. And sometimes there’s

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Originating as Summit County’s oldest brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. brought to the Flats East Bank a one-of-a-kind taproom with its brews poured from dog-bone handles. Its walls and shelves are lined with traditional barrels, holding meticulously hand-crafted brews inside. A diverse spectrum of award-winning, limited-time, seasonal and aged beers differentiates Thirsty Dog from its

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Alley Cat Oyster Bar

With a prime two-story waterfront location in the heart of the Flats East Bank, guests can enjoy seafood with flare from renowned Cleveland chef, Zack Bruell. Alley Cat’s bar, seasonal open-air dining room, and patio overlook the Cuyahoga River and provide great people watching as visitors stroll the walkways along the East Bank of the

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Magnolia

  Step into Magnolia, and you’re back in the roaring ’20s. With the facade of a donut shop, a little ‘secret’ door in the back tells an entirely different story. Step through and you’re brought into a room with cushy couches and a bar. But, on occasions, it will feature lighting that looks straight from

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Aloft

  Aloft Cleveland Downtown is a hip hotel right in the thick of the Flats East Bank. In addition to offering easy access to the many establishments throughout the neighborhood, visitors can also meet with friends at the WXYZ® bar inside the hotel or grab a snack from Re:fuel by Aloft℠, the hotel’s 24/7 pantry.

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Océanne Takes Home The $10,000 Prize At Core City: Cleveland Spring Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, May 15, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Anne Harrill delivered the winning pitch for her business, Océanne during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Inspired by Anne’s childhood in France, and her journey to the American Midwest, Océanne’s jewelry is designed with a focus on craftsmanship, comfort and functional

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Five Questions with Anne Harrill of Océanne

Océanne is a line of minimalist modern jewelry by French designer, Anne Harrill, handmade in Cleveland, Ohio. With an aesthetic that merges both the maker utility of the rustbelt and the enduring beauty of French design, Océanne is a tribute to Anne’s childhood in France and her journey to the American Midwest. Inspired by life’s small pleasures

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Five Questions with Covesa Gragg of Covesa Kelly Events

Covesa Kelly Events is a Cleveland-based premier event planning and design company with a passion for weddings. The company specializes in five-star customer service, delivering love, trust, respect and a little bit of magic to each client. The company has been featured in Essence, The Knot and Today’s Bride for its exceptional professionalism, attention to

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Five Questions with Lakesha Farrow of NDN Cleaning & Janitorial Services

NDN Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides professional commercial cleaning to a variety of businesses ranging from office and medical buildings to salons and storefronts. The company offers customized schedules to fit client needs and takes pride in providing exceptional and affordable services with superior customer experience. We recently sat down with Lakesha to talk about

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Five Questions with Barbara Bradford of J.B. Grill

Established in 2015, this Harvard Ave. soul food spot is a cornerstone in the Cleveland community and has been recognized for its outstanding American cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients. We recently sat down with

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Five Questions with Mimi May of Maeve’s All Natural

While pregnant with her first child, Mimi May learned that while mothers of newborns should avoid the application of cosmetics containing certain chemicals if they are breastfeeding, companies are not required to report many of the chemicals they are using. Mimi launched Maeve’s All Natural to offer the safest products on the market, with 100

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