Tuesday, December 24, 2013

“Draft Day” Trailer, A Film About A Fictional Browns Draft

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming film “Draft Day” which is a fictional story about one Browns GM who has a fierce drive to build a winning team. Some of the film was shot in Cleveland…and I suspect the “Factory of Sadness” will make an appearance.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve on Public Square

Don’t forget the Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve on Public Square celebration on December 31, 2013 at 8PM – it’s a new tradition! I’ve been told it’s an event like nothing Cleveland has ever seen before. There will be more than 15 food trucks from around the Northeast Ohio area, and guests will have the opportunity to indulge in food from their favorite eateries, while hearing live performances throughout the evening from local DJs/Artist, including popular EDM group, Krewella. The event will also feature live ice sculpting, a beer garden, firework display, and countdown to midnight from Cleveland’s own, Drew Carey.

Take a look at the video – and make your plans to attend!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas on Public Square, Cleveland Ohio

I haven’t had a chance as yet to get to Public Square in downtown Cleveland to see this season's Christmas lights. The weather turned very snowy in the last few weeks here in the snow belt, but I hope to see this year's display soon. In the meantime, here is one of my animated photos from a previous year.  Enjoy the holiday season!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

“Cleveland Makes The List” & “Remarkable Cleveland” Videos

Here are two videos from “Positively Cleveland” which feature some of the things that make the city such a wonderful place to live and to visit.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

The New Cleveland Convention Center (Open House Photos)

Here are photos of the new Cleveland Convention Center, which held its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 14, 2013. These photos were taken at the open house today. The photos are of the interior of the Convention Center,  plus the exterior which includes the Global Center for Health Innovation (a.k.a.”Medical Mart) and the view from the roof of the Convention Center. This is a fine addition to Downtown Cleveland! (Click on any image to open a larger view in the photo gallery.)

All photos © chrisazimmer, chriszimmer.blogspot.com, used with permission

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cleveland’s Downtown Farmer’s Market Returns

Press Release

Downtown Farmers Market returns to
Public Square this Friday!

WHAT: After a successful winter in the 5th Street Arcades, Downtown Farmers Market is excited to kick-off our fourth season on Public Square this Friday, June 7th.

Downtown Farmers Market is a producers-only market, meaning all of our vendors either make or grow the food themselves. Shoppers can expect fresh produce, grass-fed cheese, baked goods, herbs and spices, jams and jellies, hot sauces and salsas, snacks to take back to the office, and treats to keep you cool in the summer heat (ice cream, popsicles, and real fruit drinks - also made using local ingredients!).

Downtown employees can take a break from their busy workdays to enjoy live music and lunch on Public Square – we even offer picnic blankets for anyone looking to enjoy their lunch at the market. Lunch options include made-to-order rice bowls, Asian-inspired dishes, BBQ, sandwiches, and a diverse mix food trucks.

In addition, we also offer free monthly cooking classes lead by area chefs. Classes are free and open to the public and include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction in meal preparation and tips on how to grow produce easily at home. Attendees also receive a bag of produce from the market to take home with them. The cooking classes place the second Friday of the month, 1:30-3:30pm at Old Stone Church. Chef Ricardo Sandoval (Fat Cats, Felice Urban Café) will lead our first class on Friday, June 14th. For a full schedule, please visit our website here.

EBT, WIC, senior coupons and debit cards are accepted. EBT users will also receive “Produce Perks,” a dollar for dollar bonus (up to $10) to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce Perks are available at area farmers markets while supplies last.

WHEN: Fridays, 11am-2pm; June 7 - October 25, 2012

WHERE: NW Quadrant of Public Square (directly across from Old Stone Church)

WHO: Sponsors include Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Councilman Joe Cimperman, City of Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, Growhio, Neighborhood Connections and Old Stone Church.

About Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square:
A member of the Growhio collaborative, Downtown Farmers Market was established in 2010, bringing a farmers market to Public Square for the first time in over a century. A bustling lunchtime market located in the heart of the city, Downtown Farmers Market offers delicious, high-quality food to Downtown Cleveland and residents of its surrounding neighborhoods.

Downtown Farmers Market plays a role in building a sustainable, regional food economy. It is our mission to be a key component in the creation of a food system in Cleveland that fosters an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable community.

Downtown Farmers Market is producer-only, ADA accessible, family friendly, and dog friendly. We are committed to food equity offering EBT, Double Value Produce Perks, WIC, and Senior FMNP.

For more information, please visit our website Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

World Beer Festival Arrives In Cleveland in July 2013

Press Release -  All About Beer Magazine

Over 4,000 beer enthusiasts head to downtown Cleveland for the
inaugural World Beer Festival; a celebration of fine craft beer.

Cleveland, OH – May 8, 2013 – After successfully presenting almost 30 festivals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia since 1996, All About Beer Magazine proudly announces the inaugural World Beer Festival-Cleveland. The festival takes place July 13 at North Coast Harbor Dock 32, Cleveland Browns North Parking Lot. Unique from other beer festivals, the World Beer Festival focuses heavily on an education component. Festival attendees will be taken on a one-of-a-kind beer adventure in the “Art of Beer Village,” an area dedicated to beer education through food and beer pairings, ingredient samplings and educational seminars. The World Beer Festival fosters its mission to expand the beer community by providing an essential experience for a life enriched by beer.

Over the course of the 1-5pm session, consumers will have the opportunity to
sample over 200 beers from over 70 locally, nationally and internationally recognized breweries. This truly unique tasting event brings together the brewers and the beer that have shaped today’s craft beer culture. See why forbes.com, USA Today and Wired Magazine claim World Festival as one of the premier beer events in the country!

General Admission tickets cost $40 and include a tasting glass with 40 taste
tickets for 2-oz samples from over 200 different beers. VIP admission includes a tasting glass and 40 tickets along with a festival commemorative glass, access to a private hospitality area complete with private bathrooms, and an upscale food buffet. In addition,VIPs will be allowed access to the festival at 12 p.m., for a special preview hour. Tickets can be purchased online at worldbeerfestival.com

“We are excited to bring our vision of a beer festival to the thriving craft beer
community of Cleveland,” said Daniel Bradford, Publisher of All About Beer Magazine and Producer of the World Beer Festival. “For over 30 years I have sought to educate the public about beer appreciation and quality while fostering the development of local beer communities. The World Beer Festival is organized around those values, creating an exciting and informative environment for beer lovers of all stripes.”

World Beer Festivals are presented by All About Beer Magazine, based in Durham, NC. Located in unique settings, each festival is a source of anticipation and pride for the cities they visit. Its two longest-operating festivals sell to capacity, with audiences of over 8,000 people. With their emphasis on education and moderation, the World Beer Festivals have significantly advanced area beer cultures, expanding retail offerings and raising consumer appreciation.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cleveland Ohio Public Square c1910 Postcard Panorama

Here’s a scan of an old fold-out panorama postcard, circa early 1910s, of Cleveland’s Public Square that my mother unearthed while looking through some old family photos from the late 1800s-early 1900s. The postcard was slightly battered and worn, but it provides an interesting view of the city from a century ago. (Click on the image for a large view.)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

USA Network’s “Character’s Unite” Bus Tour To Stop In Cleveland

Press Release  February 12, 2013


Guests to the Special Activation Can Create Free, 
Customized T-Shirts, Photos and Videos to Join

USA’s “I Won’t Stand For…” Movement to Promote 
Greater Tolerance and Acceptance

As part of its award-winning Characters Unite public service campaign, USA Network has launched a national bus tour to help spread the message that everyone, everywhere can help stop hate and all forms of discrimination simply by saying “I won’t stand for…” it anymore. On February 18th [Update: AND February 19],  the “I Won’t Stand For…” tour will stop at Cleveland’s Public Square from 11am to 8pm, in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

At the special activation, participants will be able to create a free “I won’t stand for…” t-shirt, personalizing it by stamping a word to fill in the blank, such as bullying, racism, religious intolerance, sexism, homophobia, ableism and more. In addition, consumers can take a photo to be part of the Characters Unite gallery and immediately share the image with their friends and family via social media. Guests can also film an “I won’t stand for…” video to join hundreds of people – including stars of USA’s hit shows, athletes and political leaders -- in lending their voices to the Characters Unite movement.

The tour is part of USA Network’s Characters Unite Month. Throughout February, the Network shines a spotlight on the importance of promoting greater tolerance, respect and acceptance through extensive on-air programming, digital content and community events across the country.

Following its launch during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans, the “I Won’t Stand For” tour is also making stops in Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and Dearborn, MI, as part of The Henry Ford Museum’s National Day of Courage in celebration of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday.

More information and resources are available for consumers at www.charactersunite.com

Monday, February 18, 2013 and Tuesday February 19, 2013


Public Square
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Characters Unite, USA Network's award-winning public service program, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Inspired by USA Network's iconic "Characters Welcome" brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations, the ongoing campaign is dedicated to supporting activities and messaging that combat prejudice and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance -- on-air, online, and in communities across the country. www.charactersunite.com

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBCUniversal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com.  Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.


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