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Cleveland Reopens Convention Center This June

Posted: Jun. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Convention Center Reconstruction
Photo: Dejon/The Plain Dealer

June will be a great time to visit Cleveland due to the reopening of the Convention Center. Tours and a big celebration will commence June 14th, including music provided by the Cleveland Orchestra and entertainment sure to bring in the crowds. The first major event kicks off in mid July with the National Senior Games, with many more events to follow.

Nearing completion beneath a sweeping green lawn that rises toward Lake Erie, the new Cleveland Convention Center will be unveiled to the public with music, pageantry and tours beginning June 14.

A Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will take place on Mall C, will be followed on Saturday by a Community Open House and Celebration designed to welcome taxpayers into the center and to thank them for building it.


The $465 million project is being funded by a quarter-cent sales tax imposed in 2007, plus a 1 percent tax on hotel rooms tacked on in 2010. The county and its partner, Chicago developer MMPI, broke ground on the one-million-square-foot complex in January 2011.


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