Starwood will open a hotel in two historic buildings in downtown Cleveland's theater district, the company announced Thursday.
CLEVELAND - The Indians game Wednesday night is a guaranteed win for the bars and restaurants in downtown Cleveland.
Many business owners are hoping to cash in on more people eating and drinking before, during and after the game. If it is anything like the last time the Indians made the playoffs, it will be a big boost to the local economy.
"Last time, the Indians were in the playoffs, $3 million to $4 million per playoff games," said Joe Marinucci with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
Many restaurants are calling in extra staff to help handle the crowds.
"We're treating this Wild Card game like it was Opening Day, " said Phil Switz of Brickstone. The restaurant is right across the street from Progressive Field. "We expect between 600 and 900 people."Switz.
The Browns play Thursday night and that is a win-win for area businesses.
"For both of those events, you're talking about seven-figure economic impact," Marinucci said.
More Downtown Cleveland
A new Playhouse Square sign was installed early Wednesday as part of a $16 million dollar transformation of Playhouse Square.
Cleveland's mayor led civic leaders at a celebration of a major new downtown project.
The Ameritrust Tower and the Cleveland Trust Rotunda is in the process of getting a major facelift and renovation.
A luxury hotel, apartments, Mediterranean restaurant, roof-top bar, grocery store and more is slated to open inside the former AmeriTrust tower and historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda next year.
The Indians game Wednesday night is a guaranteed win for the bars and restaurants in downtown Cleveland.
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