Downtown Cleveland: Then and Now

Aligning the City Center’s Bustling Past with its Thriving Present
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Marcus Glover, General Manager of Horseshoe Cleveland

(Cleveland, OH, Wednesday, April 2, 2014) - Downtown Cleveland holds a special place in the hearts of many Northeast Ohioans. But as local residents reminisce about the past, there is also much to celebrate in the present as the revitalization of Cleveland continues. To align the city center’s bustling past with its thriving present, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland has launched a multi-media campaign called ‘Then and Now.’

The promotion, which runs through Horseshoe’s second anniversary in May, urges Clevelanders – adults of all ages, near and far - to share fond personal memories and photos of living, working and playing in downtown Cleveland.

Horseshoe Casino is just one of the many new developments adding to downtown Cleveland’s renaissance. In recent years, more than $2.7 billion has been invested in downtown Cleveland through significant projects such as the Cleveland Convention Center and The Global Center for Health Innovation. And more major public and private projects are in the works, such as reinventing Public Square and further reactivating the Flats’ east bank.

In addition, downtown’s residential population has doubled in the last five years, with more than 10,000 people now living in the heart of the city. New developments coupled with a rising downtown population have resulted in a more vibrant city further energized by top-notch restaurants, activities for all ages and a nightlife scene that is unmatched in many cities of similar size.

Marcus Glover, general manager of Horseshoe Cleveland, said the campaign was inspired by stories shared by many of the nearly 10 million guests who have visited the casino since it opened in May 2012 inside the former Higbee Department Store on Public Square.

Adults age 21 and over are invited to submit memories, photos and current favorite downtown hot spots at www.horseshoecleveland.com/thenandnow. Horseshoe will share many of these stories and images on its Facebook page and through its Twitter feed.

Participation is free; story and photo submissions will be accepted online until 5 p.m. on May 16.  All entrants who submit a story will be entered to win a share of $10,000 in prizes from Horseshoe Cleveland.

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