Wednesday, December 05, 2007

‘Emerging Cleveland’ returns for third year of holiday tours


Contact: Justin Glanville, 216-269-0779 or Jeanne Romanoff, 216-225-6288


Friday, November 23, 2007

‘Emerging Cleveland’ returns for third year of holiday tours

CLEVELAND – The leaders of the Emerging Cleveland tours, meant to showcase the city’s off-the-beaten-path treasures, have announced plans for two holiday tours this year. The tours will be on Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 and 27.

The tours are timed to catch students and young professionals in town for the holidays (full schedule below). Among destinations to be visited are the Gospel Press building in Tremont, the artists' live-work district and Chinatown on the near East Side and the Gordon Square Arts District in Detroit-Shoreway.

“The tours seem to be hitting a nerve,” said Justin Glanville, one of the tour organizers. “We’ve sold out all the tours we’ve offered the past two years. It seems like more and more young people are interested in finding out what’s happening in Cleveland.”

Tour guides will lead tour-goers around the city in a 25-person van. The three-hour excursion will include stops at destination points and guest speakers.

The tours are designed to alter perceptions that nothing interesting is happening in Cleveland beyond “greatest hits” such as the West Side Market and the Art Museum. The sponsor of this year’s Emerging Cleveland tours is Cleveland City Living, a nonprofit program that encourages people to consider living in the city’s core neighborhoods.

The tour will cost $5 (payable on the bus), and reservations are necessary.

When: Wednesday, December 26, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meet: West Side Market parking lot, Lorain Avenue, Cleveland.

Cost: $5, payable on the bus.

Tickets: Tour seats must be reserved by e-mail at