Uptown can be traced back to one of Cleveland’s earliest and liveliest cultural districts, known then as Doan’s Corners and the city’s “second downtown.” At its height in the 19th century, Doan’s Corners bustled with streetcars and trolleys that brought Clevelanders to the most exciting theaters, restaurants, and shopping promenades of the day. But by the 1970s, the legendary junction began to dwindle. Urban growth gave way to suburban expansion, and virtually none of the original district remains to this day.
It wasn’t until forty years later that a group of stakeholders, recognizing the historical significance of the property at Euclid Avenue, decided to restore the area to its former glory. To realize their vision, they found an ideal partner in the local family-run developer MRN, which had orchestrated the vibrant remaking of the East 4th Street district in Downtown Cleveland.
A “new downtown” for a new era, Uptown flourishes at the crossroads of Cleveland’s world-class cultural, medical, and educational institutions. Its eclectic atmosphere and international perspective have primed the area to once again become one of the city’s most exciting urban experiences.