Think large projects like the revitalization of Public Square or the construction on Fleet Avenue in Slavic Village, and smaller initiatives like the RTA litter cleanup along the Red Line.
With all of this preparation to impress out-of-towners, specifically Republican delegates from each state and US territory, it leaves some Clevelanders feeling a little left out.
The RNC has contracted more than 16,000 hotel rooms for the convention within a 35-mile radius of Downtown Cleveland for the event.
The city has been dragging its feet putting protest permits on the back-burner, but will have to get its act together soon with the RNC quickly approaching.
Prophets of Rage, an alternative rock supergroup made up of members of Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine, and Public Enemy, will be in town on July 19th with a show at Agora.
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From July 18th-21st, 50,000 people will descend upon Cleveland, OH for the 2016 Republican National Convention to officially announce the GOP's presidential nominee.
Some events, especially those sponsored by media entities like The Cleveland Museum of Art, MOCA, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center will most likely be closed to the public but are waiting on the RNC to facilitate "match-making." On July 17th, admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be free, and the North Coast Harbor will be the location for a welcome party from -pm.
Seafair, Honeybucket, and Cats on Holiday are some of the local bands scheduled to perform with over 50 restaurants catering.
If you’re not already listing your property on Airbnb or through the Host Committee’s database, you may want to reconsider.
As of now, there are still plenty of Airbnb listings in Cleveland for RNC-goers to take advantage of.
Frighteningly, more than 50,000 people signed the petition on Change.org, which was almost immediately shot down by the Secret Service.