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The Detroit Shoreway.. Making a Scene

Northeast Ohio’s newest success story, Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood is jumpstarting the local economy by building on its assets, using the arts for economic development and fostering community building that leads to a neighborhood in which to live, work and play.

Nestled on a bluff overlooking Edgewater State Park and Lake Erie, the neighborhood sees itself as the premier lakefront neighborhood in Northeast Ohio. Detroit Shoreway is a neighborhood of choice for residents, businesses and visitors. The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) has taken a holistic and aggressive approach to neighborhood revitalization, building in part on the neighborhood’s proximity to the lakefront and downtown Cleveland and on such assets as the emerging Gordon Square Arts District, a housing stock rich in architectural styles and affordability, and a wide array of transportation options and excellent private schools.

Diversity is evident throughout the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. People of all ages, races, and income levels, families, young professionals to empty nesters, and a growing gay and lesbian community call Detroit Shoreway home. Major resources have been invested in affordable housing while private sector developers are creating cutting edge, high end market rate housing.

The neighborhood has been on the rebound since the early 1990s and in just the past two years, 700 housing units have been built, are under construction or have been approved for construction. Since 2004, more housing has been built or rehabilitated in Detroit Shoreway than in any other Cleveland neighborhood.

Now, DSCDO has partnered with Cleveland Public Theatre and Near West Theatre on an ambitious and strategic plan to remake Detroit Avenue from West 54th to West 76th Streets into a thriving arts district complete with galleries, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, arts lofts and affordable housing. Leveraging the restoration of the Capitol Theatre, renovation of Cleveland Public Theatre, and the future site of Near West Theatre has led to 42 new businesses coming to the neighborhood in the past 3 years and over $750 million of investment in the neighborhood.
Visit Detroit Shoreway to see what the buzz is all about!

Stone Mad

"“I made the decision to open an Irish pub here even before the arts district concept really started to pick up steam. The architecture, the proximity to the lake, the history make this neighborhood different than any other in Cleveland.”

- Pete Leneghan, Stone Mad Pub & Restaurant

Pete Stone Mad
Niki Gillota Gypsy Bean

“I looked at a number of different communities, Gordon Square seemed to be the one with the most things going on. I like Cleveland’s neighborhoods more than the suburbs. We have a great city.”

- Niki Gillota,
owner of Gypsy Beans and Baking Co.,
on deciding where to locate her business