04 Oct HEY, NEIGHBORS! Influx of restaurants promising sign for city’s residential hopes
By JAY MILLER
There’s no better way to chart the evolution of downtown Cleveland into a residential neighborhood than to watch the kind of restaurants that are moving onto Euclid and Prospect avenues and into the Warehouse District.
Downtown’s streets had lost nearly all their family restaurants, storefront lunch counters and fast-food spots by the mid-1990s after law firms and businesses fled to the suburbs and the Tower City and Galleria malls opened their food courts. Later, fine dining emerged, first in the Warehouse District and then on East Fourth Street, squeezing out even more delis and diners.
But the tide is turning, or maybe returning. With young people flocking to renovated apartments in former…