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Ohio City Incorporated received a Community Impact Award from Dominion and Inside Business Magazine for the home safety audit program. In 2014, Ohio City Incorporated conducted 28 safety audits with Cleveland Police at residents' homes. Up to 50%, and up to $250, was reimbursed for updates made regarding safety. So far, Ohio City Incorporated has reimbursed $7,000 for these improvements.

Read the full article from Inside Business Magazine.

The Snavely Group has deals to buy the historic Forest City Bank Building and the Seymour Block building on the southwest corner of West 25th Street and Detroit in Ohio City. The developer is planning to fill the buildings with low-income apartments and build a new complex across the street, creating a high-profile gateway between downtown Cleveland and the West Side.

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Tom McNair was named Executive Director by the Ohio City Incorporated Board of Trustees. For the past four years Tom has served as the organization's Director of Economic Development and Planning. Check out the article on

long-planned mason's creamery approaching its ohio city debut

By Lee Chilcote for Freshwater Cleveland

Coming soon! Helen Qin and Jesse Mason are transforming the former Ohio City Ice Cream shop into their first brick-and-morter location!

Full story here.

Photo by Doug Perkoski

The Ohio City Merchant's Association featured in Crain's Cleveland: "Merchants join forces in Ohio City."

Platform Beer Co. set to open doors with creative approach to brewing, business
By Marc Bona, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood adds yet another brewery to its mix officially Friday, when Platform Beer Co. opens its doors at noon. It has a very unique approach to brewing and business, serving both customers while cultivating and guiding brewers. Here's what it's about:

What and where it is

Platform is at 4125 Lorain Ave., just west of Randall Road.

Giant front windows at the long, narrow, brick-lined space swing open so customers at communal picnic tables inside can enjoy a breeze. Capacity is about 100 people, including a 38-seat bar but not including a fenced-in patio space that has room for hop bines to grow. American-made products like the tap handles are used throughout the space.

And it's draft-only - no liquor, no wine, no bottled beer.

USA Today named Ohio City one of the top 10 up and coming neighborhoods in the country!

"Cleveland: Located across the Cuyahoga River, west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio City is home to the bustling West Side Market, a six-acre urban farm, a growing number of ethnic eateries and some of the city's trendiest nightlife. Its growing reputation as an outstanding brewery district, filled with local breweries and hipster-dwelling beer bars, earned it a coveted spot on USA Today's list of the "10 great places to bar hop around the world."

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Starting with the Launch Lorain design charette in 2011, Ohio City Incoproated, in partnership with Councilman Cimperman, Councilman Zone and Detroit Shoreway, is planning for Lorain Avenue's future. In December of 2013, a bike-friendly plan was revealed for Lorain inclduing a cycletrack or protected bike lane. Steven Litt of the Plain Dealer covered the plan

The new Mitchell's Ice Cream is set to open this March! The facilities will offer a storefront, ice cream factory and the Mitchell's Ice Cream headquarters right on West 25th Street.

The old Rialto Theatre, which dates back to 1919 has served as a variety of businesses over the years. The building has been sustainably renovated and features solar panels and a reuse rainwater system. The updated theatre marquee signage on the front will proudly display Mitchell's flavors and farm partners. The alley on the south side of the building, Gould Court will be closed to traffic and will become a patio and serve as a community space.

The Music Settlement, the 101 year old music institution from University Circle will broaden its reach as it plans to come to Ohio City, specifically Detroit Avenue, in 2014. The owners of the Cleveland Bop Stop donated their building to the Music Settlement to enable educational programming and a performance space in the 4,000 square foot concert space. The Bop Stop previously operated as a jazz concert venue. The organization serves 4,500 with classes and programs for infants, preschoolers, junior and high school students and adults. At their new west side location they will offer after school programs, music therapy and concerts.

The new energy at the Bop Stop will add to the exciting momentum on Detroit Avenue and in the the neighborhood. It complements the surrounding Transformer Station Gallery, ICA Art Conservation and other creative businesses nearby.