Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New York Times - "Cleveland's Thriving Theater Hub Lures Residents"

The New York Times loves writing about Cleveland, whether it's about our incredible restaurant scene, our celebrity chefs opening butcher shops, our unreasonably high concentration of hipsters or our haves-versus-have-nots balkanization. This time it's about the theater district attracting residents.

Cleveland’s Thriving Theater Hub Lures Residents

CLEVELAND — When a national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” played here last month, Vincent Wil Hawley walked from his apartment at Residences at Hanna, a new 102-unit conversion in a renovated office building annex, and was in his seat five minutes later.
“It’s basically like you’re living in the middle of Broadway,” said Mr. Hawley, 30. “It’s fun to have so much culture outside your door.”
Residents of Midtown Manhattan are accustomed to walking to the Theater District to see what’s new on Broadway. But Mr. Hawley’s trip to and from Cleveland’s gilded Palace Theater was something much more significant. It was a sign, decades in the making, that this city’s efforts to create a thriving residential real estate market in its downtown core was starting to look more like a box-office hit than a flop
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