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Bowery District Canal Side
By: Mary Vanac
Cleveland Business Journal

GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP-BACKED PROJECT BEGINS LEASING RETAIL, OFFICE SPACE

A live-work-play project in downtown Akron in which the Greater Cleveland Partnership has invested has started leasing 40,000 square feet of retail and office space, some of which faces the Ohio and Erie Canal.

The project marks the first time the GCP has invested in a project outside Cleveland and Cuyahoga County and it could deliver $245 million in economic impact and more than 2,000 jobs.

“The Bowery project is indeed catalytic and will be the keystone project for all future downtown Akron development,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, in a statement.

Started in November 2018, the $42 million Bowery District project redeveloped, restored and rehabilitated six historic — and long vacant — buildings on South Main Street as a mixed-use residential, retail and office complex.

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