In case you haven't heard, the Cavs kick off the season tomorrow and Cleveland is going to be one big party. I knew it was going to be wild, but I didn't know how wild until I heard that ESPN is taking over East 4th Street College Gameday-style and there's a special concert featuring Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons. Woody won't be able to handle the excitement so I'll keep him at home, but I can't wait to see the atmosphere in person. Below are some photos of the setup, building that anticipation.
The downtown Cleveland Dog Park officially opened last Monday. Woody and I couldn't make the grand opening because I was heading back from Chicago. So, Saturday morning was the day. It was a bit cold and rainy, and around 9 a.m., so Woody was the only dog there. This gave him enough time to attempt to pee on everything and explore the entire scenery.
Though the dog park is on the opposite side of downtown from where we live, it gives us an excuse to go on a long walk. Plus, the scenery is awesome. The park itself is over 3,000 square feet and has ample room for games of fetch. The only complaint I've heard from others is that there isn't an area that separates small and big dogs. I didn't have any problem with this...but we were also the only ones there when we went.
Regardless of distance, I'm going to take full advantage of this before it gets too cold for Woody to be outside for a long time. I'm so happy this is here and appreciate everyone who made this possible, including Curt's brother on behalf of Harlem Public - his bar in NYC - and his dog Meatloaf.
Have you made it to the Downtown Dogpark yet? And, what's your favorite dog park in Northeast Ohio?
One of the more exciting pieces of development news, I think, isn't really news yet, but more of an observation. It's no secret that Cleveland is booming and downtown is thriving. However, one of the sore spots in downtown is the long-abandoned section of Euclid Avenue between East 9th and East 12th Street. Euclid Avenue was once the crown jewel road of Cleveland, but much of its richness fell into decline between the 1930s and 1960s, with Millionaire's Row turning into a couple miles of abandonment. While development east of Cleveland State has been sporadic, Playhouse Square and the East 4th District have been huge factors in bringing this street back to life. But the sector in between has had trouble being anything but abandoned. Now that the Metropolitan at the 9 and a couple of surrounding buildings have come back to life, it appears this life is FINALLY starting to spread east. Below is the scene of some of the scaffolding that goes down Euclid. I have no idea what all these projects are, but I am eager to find out and see this come to life!
I'm just a twenty-something female raising the weirdest dog I've ever met.