CLEVELAND, Ohio – If you take a look around the east bank of The Flats, you’re sure to see a lot of new businesses.
Bars and restaurants are popping up everywhere, and this is just the beginning of what's to come.
"So everywhere you see a parking lot, we see a development site,” said Adam Fishman, Developer and Principal of Fairmount Properties.
His company along with the Wolstein Group and the city and county have all played a huge role in bringing the east bank of The Flats back to life.
"Live, work and play has evolved and that evolution includes great dining, good shopping, great waterfront destination,” said Fishman.
They just finished up phase two of construction, and next week they plan to celebrate that milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Mayor Frank Jackson will be there along with other city leaders.
"It's great. I was actually considering moving out of the city, but now that I see so many people investing in the city, it makes you kind of want to stay,” said resident Joe Weeams.
He said he’s beyond impressed with all of the changes made down here. He said he used to avoid this area because it had a bad reputation.
Fishman said he’s glad people are giving the east bank of The Flats a second chance, and hopes they check out the rest of the city too.
"I don't care where you go, just come downtown and experience what your city has to offer. The whole country is talking about it, but still many people in northeastern Ohio haven't even bothered to take the drive and see it for themselves,” he said.
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