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CONCIERGE NEWSLETTER

By: InterContinental Cleveland / 01 May 2024
CONCIERGE NEWSLETTER MAY 2024

LOCAL INTEREST: PLAYHOUSE SQUARE ACQUIRES GREYHOUND STATION

Cleveland's Playhouse Square may soon expand north with the purchase of the historic Greyhound Station at East 13th and Chester in Downtown. The building is a beautiful example of Streamline Modern architecture, which is a style of Art Deco that gained popularity in the 1930's. It was designed by William Strudwick Arrasmith, known in particular for his iconic work on bus stations across the nation. Because of this, our local Greyhound Station is also included on the National Register of Historic Places. Likely future plans which Playhouse Square Foundation has for the 36,000 sq. ft. property include an entertainment space (Jazz Club, Supper Club, etc.), or possibly an education center. Acquisition talks completed in late March, and the deal was sealed on April 4th with a purchase of $3.35 million. There are also rumors of other plans in the works for Playhouse Square to develop some of the public parking lots around the Greyhound Station. The official plans for the bus station will be announced at later date when Playhouse Square Foundation has decided on its use.

MONTHLY FEATURE: 27 COFFEE CLUB

On the East Bank of the Cuyahoga River, you will find one of Cleveland's most popular entertainment districts. The Flats East Bank opened in 2015, and with it came new housing and a wide selection of new restaurants along the river. Since then, many restaurants have rotated out of the quarter (partially due to the effects of the pandemic) and new concepts have replaced them. One of the newest editions to the district is a popular restaurant and coffee house known as 27 Coffee Club. The name is derived from the 27 Club, which is a pop culture reference to the group of artists, actors, and musicians, who unfortunately passed at the young age of 27 (Jimmy Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, etc.) The restaurant is owned by popular musician and local, MGK, and is adorned with paintings and pop art. Coffee may seem like the main draw but the food definitely holds its own. They offer breakfast items as well as, salads, wraps, and stone oven pizzas. I recommend giving the Shrimp and Grits or the Baked Egg Scramble a try. The establishment also has a full-service bar. They are open Monday through Thursday 7am-5pm (kitchen till 3pm), Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm (kitchen till 8pm), and Sunday 7am-6pm (kitchen till 4pm).
 
IN THE KNOW:
Cleveland Museum of Art:
  • MIX: K-pop, Friday, May 3rd
  • Fairy Tales and Fables: Illistration and Storytelling in Art, Begins May 4th
  • Jewish Arts and Culture Installation, Begins May 23rd
Severance Music Center:
  • Lang Lang Plays Saint-Saens, May 2nd-4th
  • Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, May 3rd
  • An Evening with Kai Bird, May 15th
  • Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival, May 15th-26th

Cleveland Guardians:
  • 5/3 vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:10pm
  • 5/4 vs. Los Angeles Angels, 6:10pm
  • 5/5 vs. Los Angeles Angels,1:40pm
  • 5/6 vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:10pm
  • 5/7 vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:10pm
  • 5/8 vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10pm
  • 5/17 vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:10pm
  • 5/18 vs. Minnesota Twins, 6:10pm
  • 5/19 vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:40pm
  • 5/20 vs. New York Mets, 6:10pm
  • 5/21 vs. New York Mets, 6:10pm
  • 5/22 vs. New York Mets, 1:10pm
  • 5/31 vs. Washington Nats, 7:10pm

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