CLEVELAND - There are few signs of activity going on. A couple of clubs are still open. For the most part, the East Bank of the Flats resembles a ghost town. But the 23-acre East Bank of the Flats is moving right along, its first phase of construction under way.
The shell of an 18-story office building is taking shape. There will be plenty of parking and a 150-room hotel. There will plenty of places to eat. Toby Keith will put his stamp on Cleveland with I Love This Bar and Grill. He has about a dozen of the bars in surrounding states.
Charles Williams who came in from Youngstown with his family to grab some pictures loves the idea that the boardwalk and restaurants will be opening up. He said " eating in the warehouse district is nice but eating by the waterfront is what its all about."
Tiffany Dobrowski is the General Manager of the Roc Bar. "This could be the next East 4th Street. This street has so much potential being on the river," she said.
There is planning under way for a second phase of building that will include apartments, other restaurants and a country music venue.