Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Corner Alley

Bowling is so 1983 right? Not at Cleveland’s The Corner Alley.  Where else can you go to find a bowling alley that is modern, stylish, has a wine list and big screen tv’s at the end of the lanes? With our weather this time of year it is always good to get active in the great indoors and bowling is a great way to do that.  The Corner Alley on East 4th and the attached 4th Street Bar and Grill give you a unique way to spend a night out with some friends.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Remaining Houses on Millionaires Row.

The stretch of Euclid Avenue between Public Square and The Cleveland Clinic was once known as “The most Beautiful street in America”  and also as Millionaires Row.  Most Clevelanders know it exists but few could even tell you where this even is.  The period from 1860’s to the 1920’s was a great time for industry in Cleveland and many of the world’s richest families lived right here on Euclid.  Families like Rockefeller, White and Mather had addresses here.  At its peak, prior to the great depression Millionaires row was comprised of roughly 250 mansions that averaged over 20,000 square feet each the largest being over 50,000 square feet.  As the depression gripped the world many of the owners found the homes unmanageable and had them torn down.   As this area which was once considered “country” became commercially developed and the automobile made travel more efficient the remaining owners left as well.  There are still several homes that can be seen along Euclid and the legacy of these people is still right in front of you every day with our museums, hospitals, churches and more often being a product of the donations from these early residents.  Here is a list provided by one of our Facebook fans, Thank you @Todd Nelson. 

Luther Allen House (7609 Euclid Avenue)
Morris Bradley Carriage House (7217 Euclid Avenue)
John Henry Devereaux (3226 Euclid Avenue)
Francis Drury House (8625 Euclid Avenue)
Hall-Sullivan House (7218 Euclid Avenue)
Howe Residence (2248 Euclid Avenue)
Samuel Mather Residence (2605 Euclid Avenue)
Stager-Beckwith House (3813 Euclid Avenue)
Lyman Treadway House (8917 Euclid Avenue)
H.W. White Residence (8937 Euclid Avenue)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes in Strongsville

As we get deep into winter some of us are probably getting a case of cabin fever.  If you feel the need to get out and have a little fun in the outdoors The Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes in Strongsville can be a great way to have a little fun this time of year.  The 1000 foot ice chutes are open weekends regardless of snow (as long as it is 55 degrees or lower) from the day after Thanksgiving until the first weekend in March.  They provide the toboggan with the low price of admission.  There is also a lodge with snackbar and two fireplaces.  A family of four can ride all day for under 30 bucks!  Call them at 440-572-9990 or check out their website at for more information.

Friday, July 2, 2010

30. Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

While the Fourth of July holiday is not unique to Cleveland, there are many unique ways to take in the show that we all take for granted.  Whether you get out on the boat and watch them reflect off the water or go to Blossom and watch the Cleveland Orchestra play music with your fireworks, Cleveland has a lot to be greatful for this July 4th.  Here is a great list of fireworks times and dates by city: 

Also check out the previous post on our Facebook Page as there were a ton of great suggestions.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

29. Open Air in Market Square

The West Side Market is one of Cleveland's gems and during some weekends in the summer it transforms from a simple farmers market to a festival type atmosphere with live music and collections of eclectic hand made art that will truly make your home unique.  Open Air in Market Square is a good experience that you should at least try once.  This Saturday July 3rd, it starts at 11am and runs with 3 different live bands until 5pm.  For the full summer schedule check it out here..

Friday, May 28, 2010

28. The Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival

The “semi-official” kick off to summer in Northeast Ohio is The Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cleveland at the Time-Warner Cable Amphitheater.

The event, which started in 1992, features live music (included in the admission price); BBQ'd ribs - and lots of fun. Great bands, great food … great time.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Got Suggestions? Unique opportunity for fan page members

I started this page with the intent of posting something unique to do around the Cleveland area on a daily (or at least close to daily) basis. As time went on I began to have difficulty managing my time as I have been very busy with work, but I do feel that this page has value. With almost 20,000 area members there are undoubtedly people on this page with some different opinions and area experiences and I don’t feel that mine should be the only one that counts. Here’s what I am offering: If you have a unique and interesting activity, restaurant or other Cleveland area attraction that is either well known or an unknown area secret email a short paragraph about it to If your idea is chosen I will email you back (or call if you prefer) with some details on what I do. There are some perks to submitting an article that I will review with those that are chosen. Thank You!