In the heart of Cleveland’s bustling downtown a remarkable rebirth is taking place. The 5th Street Arcades combine two historic glass-covered indoor streets, the 1898-era Colonial Arcade and the 1911 Euclid Arcade, into one vibrant destination for dining, retail and art.
Originally built to offer year-round accessibility during Cleveland’s chilly winters, the arcades were among the first indoor shopping destinations in the country. In the last several years, the storefronts have filled up with local entrepreneurs offering food and goods of all kinds. Diners can choose from vegan food, sushi, kabobs or pizza. Shoppers can pick up a Cleveland souvenir, browse unique furniture made by local craftspeople, buy an organic baby shower gift or soothe a sweet tooth with locally made chocolates and cupcakes.
The soaring space also houses a winter farmers market and an increasing number of special events, including fashion shows, concerts, food tastings and benefits.