And They Say Downtown Cleveland Is Dead…

As I sat in my office watching the crowds on St. Patrick’s Day I learned a couple of things.  In addition to those things, I was really just glad to see PEOPLE downtown again.  I tell you, when the Cavs or Indians aren’t in town, there simply isn’t anyone down here anymore.  It’s sad, but it was damn awesome to see that Cleveland can still be a thriving city.  I’m hoping that the nice weather brought some people out winter hibernation and they’ll be back for good.  Time will tell.  Here are a couple of pics from that day.

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The view from East 4th Street

We spent the majority of the day just people watching complaining about how we weren’t down there with the crowd.  I can’t tell you how good it was to see these people down there enjoying themselves.

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Check out the dude trying to get some in the middle of the stree… epic.

Of special interest in this shot is the dude trying to get some right in the middle of the street.  When did St. Patrick’s Day in Cleveland turn into Mardi Gras in New Orleans?

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Panini’s At Around 6:00 PM

As you can see, the folks came early and stayed late.  This is the “view” from my car on the way home.  The fact that the Cavs were in town and it was about 68 degrees certainly helped out with drawing crowds.

 

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Another Shot Of Paninis

I’m hoping that this wasn’t a one time thing for C-town.  I’m not naive enough to think that we’re going to have people down here every day like this, but it’s nice to see that we are still a town worth hanging out in.  With all the crap going on in the world this day was proof to me that Clevelanders can still party with the best of them.

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