East 4th Street Blog

Shopping Local

- Wednesday, November 03, 2021

As the holiday season begins to roll in and we start to think about buying gifts for loved ones, there is no better way to support our awesome local business around East 4th Street than shopping small for the holiday season! We’re lucky here in CLE, we have a plethora of wonderful small businesses to support right outside our doorstep. Shopping small not only offers an opportunity to get unique, curated gifts - but also makes your dollar’s impact go further. It’s a win-win! There are so many great shops to support - but also consider gift cards from local restaurants and other businesses as well! Check out some awesome small businesses around East 4th Street, and be sure to pop in when you’re doing holiday shopping!

Cleveland Clothing Co. - https://cleclothingco.com/

Right around the corner from East 4th Street you’ll find Cleveland Clothing Co. They offer a variety of CLE themed merch - ranging from tshirts and hoodies to art prints and glassware. No matter who you’re buying a gift for, you’ll be able to find something at Cleveland Clothing Co. If you can’t decide, they offer gift cards as well!

Mabel’s BBQ - https://www.mabelsbbq.com/

A gift card or meal kit from Mabel’s BBQ is the perfect gift for any foodie! Mabel’s offers a communal dining experience, perfect for socializing with friends. The menu features incredible barbecue and Eastern European influenced sides - making for a unique barbecue experience! They also offer take home meal kits - a perfect gift for anyone looking to cook up a cozy meal from the comfort of their home in the winter months.

We Bleed Ohio - https://webleedohio.com/

Conveniently located just steps from East 4th Street, We Bleed Ohio is a small family-owned store selling unique Ohio themed clothing, accessories, and much more. Whether you’re buying a gift for a sports fan, or someone who simply loves our city - look no further than We Bleed Ohio! If you can’t make it to their store in-person, they also offer convenient online ordering.

Butcher and the Brewer - http://www.butcherandthebrewer.com

Need a gift for someone who loves a good brew? Check out Butcher and the Brewer! A gift card is a great idea for folks looking to pop in to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a great house-brewed craft beer. They also offer to-go beer! Grab a howler, pop a shiny bow on top, and you’ve got a great gift for any beer lover out there.

No matter who you’re looking to buy a gift for, we have so many fantastic small businesses to support near East 4th Street. There is no better time to get out and support all the incredible small businesses we have around us. Whether you’re looking for something for a sports fan, a foodie, or someone in between - East 4th Street is the place to be this holiday season!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

- Wednesday, October 06, 2021

We all know Cleveland is the home of rock ‘N roll, after years of incredible concerts and events, it’s safe to say our city has done it’s part to earn that title. With life returning to normalcy, we all deserve to get a little bit excited about this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and all the fun and celebration that comes along with it. Let's get ready to once again show the world why Cleveland is the heart of rock ‘n roll!

There will be plenty to do here in CLE, be sure you take advantage of the awesome events going on across town! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week kicks off Sunday, October 24th - let the fun and celebration begin! Beginning Sunday the 24th, Ohio residents will receive free admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum! Offering this free entry will allow us Ohioans to be some of the first folks to experience the all new inductee exhibits for 2021 - you don’t want to miss out. In addition to the early entry, enjoy live music, a variety of activities, merchandise vendors and a fireworks display! Be sure to get out and enjoy the Sunday Funday downtown!

We’re so lucky here in Cleveland to be able to take advantage of having the Rock Hall right here at our fingertips. So many great artists and performers are being inducted this year, take a peak at this diverse list and try to decide who your favorite is!

Performer Category

  • Tina Turner

  • Carole King

  • The Go-Go’s

  • JAY-Z

  • Foo Fighters

  • Todd Rundgren

Early Influence Award

  • Kraftwerk

  • Charley Patton

  • Gil Scott-Heron

Musical Excellence Award

  • LL Cool J

  • Billy Preston

  • Randy Rhoads

The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 8PM. The Induction Ceremony will air later on HBO and stream on HBO Max for those who want to watch at home. Whether you’re enjoying excitement from the comfort of home or in-person, you won’t want to miss out. Living on East 4th Street always keeps you close to the buzz downtown CLE has to offer!

Browns Season on E. 4th Street!

- Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Fall is rolling in here in Cleveland and we all know what that means… It's time for football season! Sports being back brings so much livelihood back to downtown - a livelihood we’ve all missed greatly the last year and a half. After the NFL Draft rolled through in April - we got a taste of the excitement to come this fall. If you’re heading down to FirstEnergy stadium to catch a Browns game, be sure to make a day of it and get the full CLE football experience! 

Planning on getting to the game early? Get in on some tailgating action and make sure you’re wearing your favorite Browns gear! Grill some grub, grab a brew and show off your cornhole skills - because, of course, you are in Ohio! Nothing competes with the energy and atmosphere you’ll find hours before the game even begins. Plus, there’s no better way to get into the spirit for the game than alongside our fellow Browns fans. 

Looking to do some sight seeing or exploring before the game starts? FirstEnergy Stadium puts you in the right place to take in some of Cleveland’s best. Just around the corner stands the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, whether it’s your first time or you’re a frequent visitor, it’s always a must see for any music fan. Want to get mobile and see CLE from different views before making your way into the game? Pop into Cleveland Bike Tours, rent bikes and go for a ride! Make your way around the city and take in the architecture and beautiful lake and riverfront views.

Looking to grab a brew or bite to eat before you head into the game? There’s no shortage of amazing options around FirstEnergy Stadium. If you find yourself on East 4th Street before the game, pop into Wonder Bar for a cold drink and take a seat on their sprawling patio! If you’ve spent the day walking around downtown and worked up an appetite before game time, grab a table at Nuevo Modern Mexican right next to FirstEnergy Stadium. Enjoy tacos and margs before you cheer on the Browns! 

Although the seasons are changing, we can expect the liveliness of summer to continue on into fall. Football season creates a special bond between all of us here in Cleveland. We all know CLE is a sports town through and through, but football truly hits different here in the 216. There’s never a shortage of excitement living on East 4th Street, no matter the time of year! Go Browns!

Summer on E. 4th Street

- Thursday, July 29, 2021

The dog days of summer have rolled in here at East 4th Street! There’s no better time to get outside and experience all the outdoors around us have to offer. Lucky for us here in Cleveland, we have a plethora of options right at our fingertips to get out and enjoy the summertime weather. Spending time in nature is something everyone can bond over - no matter what your interests are. We have so many choices here in CLE, from downtown or just a quick car ride outside the city - whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking or anything in-between there’s plenty of phenomenal options for us all to enjoy.

Looking to cool off on the water? Take a kayak trip on the Cuyahoga River through downtown and make your way to Lake Erie! Enjoy the great views of our city from a whole new perspective. Need to rent a kayak? Check out Great Lakes Watersports in The Flats. If kayaking isn’t your cup of tea, they offer boat rentals as well! If you're looking for a more relaxing way to spend a day on the water, head down to Edgewater Beach! Catch some rays, relax or grab a drink at Edgewater Beach House!

Enjoy a sunny afternoon bike ride or walk on the new Red Line Greenway! Take advantage of two miles of lush greenery with amazing views of CLE. The Red Line Greenway connects so many different communities making it not only a great way to get outdoors, but also an awesome chance to pop-off the trail and experience other wonderful parts of downtown!

If you want to make your way out of downtown for a day - look no further than the short 30 minute trek to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Before you head out, swing by Citizen Pie Roman Cafe on East 4th Street and grab some grub for a picnic lunch at the park! Hike your way through The Ledges, and be sure to make your way to Bluehen and Brandywine Falls. Make the best of your day away and be sure to explore all that the park has to offer! 

There are so many ways to get outside and enjoy summertime here in Cleveland. As summer is quickly going by, there’s no better time to get out and explore everything our city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a day on the water, or looking to disconnect and make your way through a hiking trail - there are no shortage of amazing outdoor activities here. Living at East 4th Street puts you in the heart of everything CLE has to offer!

Outdoor Dining Around East 4th Street

- Thursday, July 01, 2021

Summer has sprung on East 4th Street! The warm weather we patiently anticipate each year has finally arrived again. Downtown Cleveland boasts a plethora of wonderful bars and restaurants and we can all agree there’s no feeling quite like enjoying a bite and a beer on a patio in the sunshine. The best news is, our surrounding neighborhood holds so many great options to get outside and enjoy the beauty that is summer in CLE!

Wonder Bar

Wonder Bar is a hidden gem of East 4th Street. Enjoying an afternoon on their sprawling patio is a summertime must! Grab a craft cocktail or cold beer and enjoy a beautiful summer day! 

2044 E. 4th St., Cleveland


Butcher and the Brewer

Cheers to summer at Butcher and the Brewer with house-made beer, local, seasonal ingredients and a great patio view. Take a seat outside and enjoy everything that East 4th Street has to offer!

2043 E. 4th St., Cleveland



Nothing screams summer like tacos and cervezas on a patio! Barrio offers an eclectic offering of tacos and drinks alongside an expansive beer list. Take a seat on their outdoor patio and soak up the summer rays!

527 Prospect Ave., Cleveland



After a greatly anticipated arrival, Goma opens July 1st! Goma is a modern sushi restaurant featuring creative sushi rolls among many other options. Kick back on their brand new patio and enjoy a fresh roll!

2000 E. 9th St., Cleveland


Pickwick and Frolic

Pickwick and Frolic has been a mainstay on East 4th Street for quite some time now. Take advantage of summertime weather and enjoy a bite to eat on their fantastic patio or check out a comedy show.

2035 E. 4th St., Cleveland


Summer in CLE Is a special time. We all unfortunately had to sacrifice a great deal of that last year. However, as the seasons have changed, life has also returned to a place of normalcy for many of us. This is the summer we can all get back out there and support our wonderful local businesses in person again! It’s a great time to live in the heart of Cleveland at East 4th Street!

The NFL Draft is in Cleveland!

- Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Starting Thursday April 29, the NFL Draft will be here in Cleveland! The excitement and energy will be absolutely unmatched — Cleveland is a football town through and through. While the events this year will continue to look a little different than usual, some sense of normalcy is returning with such an exciting event coming to town. The NFL Draft being in Cleveland is a fantastic indicator of how well the city is doing - CLE is the place to be! There will be plenty to do around town this weekend, check out the events below.

The Draft Experience will be taking place from April 29 - May 1. This will be the epicenter of excitement this weekend. The Draft Experience is an interactive football experience that is free to all fans and guests. Take your shot at kicking a field goal at FirstEnergy Stadium or enjoy a beer at the Bud Light Legends bar. Have your kids along? Be sure to check out the NFL Play 60 Zone!

Now, it’s time to watch the Draft. Enjoy the great springtime weather by watching it outside with other NFL fans!  Numerous venues on East 4th Street will be offering outdoor, socially distanced viewings of the Draft. If you work up an appetite, Mall C will have a variety of food trucks to choose from. Wear your favorite Browns gear, bring a blanket or a comfortable chair and sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

While enjoying your time downtown for the Draft, be sure to checkout and support our local small businesses and restaurants! If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a burger  and watch the Draft check out The Corner Alley on E. 4th Street. If you’re not in the mood for typical bar food but still want to catch all the action, stop by Zocolo ir Barrio on Prospect Ave. to grab a few tacos and a margarita. After you grab a bite to eat, stop in at CLE Clothing on Euclid Ave. and grab some unique new Browns merch.

The NFL Draft also brings along three music performances. Grammy-winners Kings of Leon will perform Thursday evening followed by the psychedelic soul group Black Pumas on Friday. Cleveland’s own Machine Gun Kelly will wrap up the festival Saturday after the final pick is made.

Cleveland’s rebirth has been happening for years - and the spotlight continues to shine on our city. With a plethora of restaurants and shops coupled with a unique and vibrant urban living experience Cleveland is truly the place to be.

Food on East 4th Street

- Wednesday, March 17, 2021

   One thing everyone can bond over - whether you’re young, old, tall, short, introverted, or extroverted - is food!  That’s right, food.  It is something we all require to live and whatever your dining choices may be, everyone eats in some form or another!  On the topic of food, cities always have interesting and fun food options as they are wonderful places for independent owners to start businesses.  Chain restaurants are few and far between, so not only are you supporting your local community, but you are getting a dining experience that is completely unique to the location!  Downtown Cleveland is a fantastic area for dining and good eats with East 4th Street being at the center of it all.  Below are some options across multiple genres that surround East 4th!

Is it time for breakfast? Treat yourself to the 1890 at The Arcade! This restaurant sits above the Arcade right over on Superior Ave, a previous mecca for shoppers in the late 1800s/early 1900s that is now a gorgeous - and still shoppable - historical landmark in Cleveland.  Start out your day by picking up a delicious meal from this spot with a view!  Some classic buttermilk pancakes should start your day off right.

Feeling like a small midday bite? Stop by Indie - Opening this Fall! Conveniently located on East 4th, this restaurant is going to be inspired by the love of Indie music and a good time.  If your goal is a chill vibe with some good company then you - and anyone you’re with - are sure to find something you like here.  Options will include sharables and charcuterie-style plates to encourage conversation and trying new things.  We can’t wait for opening day!

Lunchtime? Head on over to Gateway Bar & Grill right on East 4th! Classic pub cuisine such as wings, pierogi, potato skins, flatbreads, and any drink you want can be found here.  This is a great place to catch a midday meal and relax for a minute - by yourself, or with your friends!  If you’re the type to watch a sports game, there is no shortage of TVs for you to view here.  This pitstop will not disappoint as you make your way through your day.

Time for a fancy dinner? Check out the unique experience at Goma, opening this Spring on East 4th!  Make a reservation for you and your friends and head on over for a night you won’t forget.  This restaurant will feature a Nobu-like, elevated dining experience.  Dress up and make a point to celebrate a happy occasion, or simply celebrate yourselves!  Either way, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful time - and wonderful food - at Goma.

The beauty of a city like Cleveland is that there are always endless options to pick from.  Picking a central location to stick around makes it easy, and somewhere like East 4th Street is a great home-base.  In addition to having everything you may be looking for and more, there is also a variety of living options to take advantage of!  Make this posh location your home and make every day as adventurous or laid-back as you choose.  East 4th Street is what you make of it, so call today to learn more about the possibilities!

Almost Springtime in Downtown Cleveland!

- Thursday, February 25, 2021

Although there is still a chill in the air and there are still most likely days of snow ahead, one can’t help but look forward to when the world thaws and we can all get out-and-about a little more.  Springtime is almost here in Downtown Cleveland!  Naturally the colder months make us all stay inside a little more than usual, and this year even more so.  As things thaw, and the city comes back to life, it’s great to get out and remember what you loved to do when it was warmer - even if it isn’t quite warm yet.  So, as we all await the warmth and life that Spring brings, there is one thing we can get excited about now: activities in Downtown Cleveland!

East 4th Street is the beacon of Downtown Cleveland.  With lots to do in such a compact area and a location just a stone’s throw away from other main landmarks of Cleveland, you simply cannot beat it.  As things warm up, here’s an example of a way to spend the day around East 4th Street and Downtown Cleveland:

Start your morning by walking around the corner on Prospect Ave. to CLE Bros Coffee to get your caffeine boost for the day! You’ll want to make sure you’re ready to go as there is always a lot to do.  Your life can look different every day in Downtown Cleveland because there’s always a ton to see and do.  As you sip, take the short walk back to East 4th Street and let the coffee warm you up from the inside out.  As the sun hits your face, you realize you could use a hat or some sunglasses, so you head to Cleveland Clothing Co. to see if there’s anything there to help you out.  After spending some time, and maybe buying a few additional treats for yourself, you get a little hungry.

You text your friends that you’ll meet them with takeout in Cleveland Public Square in 20 minutes and head over into Mabel’s BBQ for some takeout.  After gathering the orders and making sure your food is all packed up, you head on over to the public square to have a refreshing outdoor lunch.  You finish eating and end up talking, and walking, around the square for a bit while window shopping and exploring side streets you don’t normally go down.  You play with the idea of going into the JACK Cleveland Casino, but you all decide that you’d rather grab some dinner soon.  Someone suggests RED the Steakhouse Downtown and possibly a show!

You head down the street to RED the Steakhouse and have a nice dinner with your friends.  You talk about heading over to Hilarities 4th Street Theater to catch some laughs.  As you finish dinner, you head over to the theater and file in for a night of good comedy and good fun.  After a full day in Downtown Cleveland, your friends all head home.  They don’t live on East 4th Street, while you have the convenience of simply heading upstairs after all of this is over - no drive home necessary.

This is just an example of how fun Downtown Cleveland can be as things warm up and we all get a little more active outdoors.  We all look forward to warmer weather and more days spent like this.  For all of your housing needs and questions about living in Downtown Cleveland, call East 4th Street today!

Setting Goals and Moving Forward in 2021

- Friday, January 29, 2021

    It’s finally here - welcome to 2021!  Whether you’re still celebrating, reflecting, or looking forward to a fresh new year, a lot of us are out there wondering: what’s next?  The beginning of a new year is a time to reset, reflect and recharge.  However, sometimes once that transition actually happens, it can feel like it’s back to business as usual.  There are ways to break up this rut, such as delving into a project or learning something new, to make sure that you feel fulfilled and pushed to your full potential.  Here are some ways to move into the new year with confidence, direction, and motivation to take on 2021 with everything you’ve got!

Embrace a new hobby!  Ever think that maybe you’re spending too much time binge watching the newest Netflix series? Or maybe you see people getting creative on social media and you’re feeling the same itch yourself? Try looking into a new hobby to begin in 2021!  Flexing creative muscles does wonders for the mind and will make you feel good all-around.  If you’re good with your hands and artistic in any way, pick up some polymer clay and make some handmade decor for around your house!  Have a passion for woodworking but don’t have the space for a woodshop? Pick up a wood-burning tool at a craft store and try your hand at burning designs into pre-made furniture or your past projects to give your woodwork that extra oomph! Last but not least, if your hands need to be busy and repetitive movement is relaxing to you, crocheting or knitting will give you both something to do and possibly something to wear.  Whatever you decide to do, pick up something new and creative to do in 2021!

Learn something new and fulfilling!  If you’re feeling stuck in more ways than just creatively, maybe it’s just time to learn something new!  A lot of us are out of school and haven’t been actively learning for a long time.  For those of us currently in school, sometimes learning the course material can feel like a chore and can make you want to learn something just for yourself.  If you feel like you’re ready to pick up something new to learn, look into something that challenges you!  Immersing yourself in something new can help build professional or personal skills and make you feel more purposeful in your everyday life.  Try taking up a new language, seek out a piano teacher that teaches zoom-friendly classes, or even try your hand at coding!  Nothing is too big or small, and any skill you add to your repertoire makes you more well-rounded.  2021 may just be the perfect time to learn something new!

Make a BIG move!  With the fluidity of today’s world, there has never been a better time to look into a new place to live!  With 2021 comes new ways of looking at jobs, living situations, and travel.  Have you always wanted to move to the city? Now is the best time!  As we all embrace new places to work, new schedules, and shifting expectations, why not embrace a new city and a new apartment?  In a time where many of us are transforming corners of our living rooms into ‘office space’, maybe take a look instead at apartments with open layouts, extra bedrooms, and big windows.  This allows for the opportunity to start fresh in a new space with new intentions!  No longer will your spare corner be your office - you can plan to have an office!  Big windows will help with a great view on those days where you need a mental break.  With the new year comes new opportunities - make sure you’re not letting it pass you by!

Contact us at East 4th Street today for information on our community and apartments. We are here to help you find the perfect place to live in 2021 and beyond - call today!

Ways to Support Your Favorite Small/Local Businesses

- Tuesday, December 01, 2020

As we embrace the holiday season, and we are fresh off of Small Business Saturday, now seems like a great time to talk about something very important.  Small businesses and local businesses are not only wonderful sources for quality gifts and services, but they are an opportunity to support our communities and neighbors! If this gift-giving season is feeling very different this year, one way to make your dollar’s impact go a little further is to shop small.  If gifting isn’t your thing and you’d rather show support in other ways around this season of thanks and reflection, there are plenty of ways to do that too.  Read along, and learn how!

Get social!  Are you a borderline social media influencer? Or maybe you have a lot of friends on social media who would trust your opinion? Take to your platforms and share things from your favorite small/local businesses!  Share a post, tag a friend, comment something encouraging, or just like what they share.  Social media is a huge part of how businesses - especially small ones - interact with the market and what better time than the holidays to show support where you can?

Post a review!  Google and other platforms allow for businesses to be reviewed by the public.  No publicity is better than kind words from someone who actually had a positive experience with a business!  Taking the time to post something detailed and thoughtful can not only make a business owner’s day, but it will possibly be the deciding factor for a potential buyer to use that business in the future.  Words matter!

Buy a gift card!  Do you love what a local business has to offer, but maybe you aren’t sure exactly what someone else would love about that same business? Or maybe you’re ready to support a small business but they are out of stock of something you like temporarily? Buy a gift card to give to someone with particular taste or to make sure you come back to that business later!

Reconsider your own list!  Did you make a wish list this year? Maybe there are some items you could get from a small or local business instead! Do a little research to see what awesome substitutes you may find.  You may also receive an item that is higher quality or more personal to you.  It’s a win-win!

Breathe and stay strong!  Are you running a small business?  Current times have forced some creativity and some to run a full time business from their apartments!  Make sure to let others know what you need.  Tell your friends that stamps would be a great gift this year instead of something in a bottle.  Ask loved ones and friends for their support in some of the ways above.  As we all find time to work, play, and live in our homes through holidays, make your home office (or spare bedroom) a space of tranquility and peace as much as possible!

For wonderful apartments - with great spaces should you need some extra room - call East 4th Street today.  We’re eager to help you find a place to live, and possibly work as well, on the best street in Cleveland!