The Return Of The Cleveland Athletic Club

After 10 years of sitting idle on Euclid Avenue, one Cleveland’s most active buildings, the Cleveland Athletic Club, is getting a new lease on life. Reports from earlier this week stated that recently agreed upon legislation will allow the the $62 million deal to move forward. While it will not reopen as the athletic club that it once was, it will become a new mixed use development complete with 175 apartments and retail space. Renovations are expected to start later this Fall.

With the rise in Downtown Cleveland’s population – a fete that many a naysayer didn’t think possible, it exciting to see that one of the City’s landmarks come back to life and repurposed. Downtown’s population has grown to close to 15,000 residents and is only expanding with the introduction of new apartment buildings and condos throughout the city. With more and more companies relocating or starting up in Cleveland the demand for Downtown housing is off the charts.

I remember as a kid going to many events at the Cleveland Athletic Club before it shut down and I know I can’t wait to get back inside when everything is complete. What would you like to see put in during the renovations? Leave your comments below!


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