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Cleveland Live! to anchor downtown Nucleus mixed-use project


The Cordish Co. will bring its Live! entertainment concept to Nucleus, a  mixed-use, high-rise development, planned for Cleveland's downtown Gateway District.


Acting as the property's primary anchor, Cleveland Live!, will be a 47,780-square-foot multi-concept entertainment venue. 


Welcoming over 50 million visitors a year, Cordish's Live! Districts are among the highest profile sports, entertainment, gaming and hotel destinations in the country.


Located a directly across from Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Live! will become the heartbeat of Nucleus, providing fans with one of the best sports viewing experiences imaginable – the ultimate place to celebrate allCleveland and Ohio sports.


Cleveland Live! will also feature a variety of local, regional and national dining and entertainment concepts and become a central gathering place for all different types of events throughout the year including watch parties, cultural activities, art shows, regional and national concerts, charitable functions and community events.


The Cordish Companies partners with many of the country's leading restauranteurs, professional sports franchises and media companies to create one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment concepts within their Live! entertainment districts including FOX Sports Midwest Live!, NBC Sports Arena, Guy Fieri'sSmokehouse, Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House, Blue Moon TapHouse and No Other Pub in partnership with Sporting KC. 


"Nucleus is a world-class project lead by an incredibly experienced team in Spark Enterprises and we could not be more excited and proud to be a part of it," stated Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. "Cleveland Live! represents so many things that our Company is passionate about: urban revitalization, best-in-class dining and entertainment, one-of-a-kind sports-anchored experiences, and creation of a central gathering place for the community." 


Set to open its first Ohio location, HopCat will specialize in offering a wide range of regional, global and Belgian beers in its 8,500-square-foot space. The full menu offers an eclectic variety of dishes and small bites, including HopCat's signature Crack Fries, recently named amongst the Top 10 French Fries in America by Food Network Magazine.



Nucleus will also feature over 200,000 square feet of office space, with previously-announced Cleveland business law firm, Benesch, committed to expanding its downtown presence in over 100,000 square feet of space.


A seven-story parking garage, which will include approximately 2,100 spaces, will serve the residents, hotel guests and visitors at nuCLEus, while also providing much-needed parking space for visitors to the Gateway District.


"This is just the beginning and already it's been thrilling to see the level of national commitment we're receiving from tenants that are eager to enter the Cleveland market at nuCLEus," said Robert Stark, president and chief executive officer, Stark Enterprises. "This is the dawn of a new era for Cleveland and it's this level of development in our central business district that will ignite even further growth and revitalization."


Developed by Stark Enterprises, Nucleus promises to serve as a catalyst for development and prosperity in the Downtown Cleveland core, with 230,000 SF of office space, 125,000 SF of ground level retail and restaurants, approximately 500 residential units, 2,100 structured parking spaces, intersecting laneways and a luxury hotel. The two million square-foot mixed-use project will be constructed in the heart of the city at the intersection of East Fourth, Prospect Avenue and Huron Road.


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