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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7:30 p.m.:  What a way to show off Cleveland!

The official RNC events kicked off with a welcome party called “Rock the Night in CLE” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Park. 

A small group of protesters from Code Pink, Black Lives Matter and a few other organizations temporarily delayed guest entry into the party via a single security checkpoint at East 9th and Lakeside.

Once inside the party zone, the estimated 12,000 attendees enjoyed offerings from dozens of local food trucks, beverages and music…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

FRIday, July 15, 2016

8:00 a.m.: Media spotted taking advantage of the beautiful morning on the grassy rooftop of the Convention Center. What an ideal location for capturing views of downtown and the lakefront! Although it appears to be quiet now, the buzz of people will ramp up toward the afternoon and into the evening.

- Annie Ames

Noon: It’s getting real, folks.  Many more people, many more cars and trucks, helicopters and security personnel are all present in the RNC zone today.  CNN is raising the bar, so to speak, by converting the entire Harry Buffalo building into…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

thursday, July 14, 2016

Noon: Nearly a month ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and brought home a championship. Plenty of evidence is still visible, including the “ALL IN” slogan stamped on the sidewalks along East 4th Street. Today, the narrow street is still bustling with foot traffic and anticipation, but for a different reason. 

With less than four days until the Republican National Convention, Bloomberg Politics has started to transform Zack Bruell’s restaurant, Chinato, into its temporary home for the next week. Signs are going up on the restaurant…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

wednesday, July 13, 2016

8 a.m. : Cleveland’s $50 million newly renovated Public Square hosted hundreds of protesters from Raise Up Cleveland, who voiced their support for raising Cleveland’s minimum wage. The peaceful protest provided a prelude to the demonstrations that the city has spent months planning for.

So far, over 60 organizations have expressed an interest in protesting during the convention. The groups include those commenting on issues ranging from foreign policy to the environment, race, abortion, nuclear weapons and a variety of other topics. Notable national…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Noon:  Even though the Republican National Convention (RNC) starts this weekend, media from all over the country have already started descending on Cleveland. There was a noticeable traffic delay this morning as delegates, journalists and RNC visitors converged on downtown. 

MSNBC has taken over the Erie Island Coffee Co. on East Fourth Street and is preparing to broadcast live from there. (Erie Island was providing coffee from the sidewalk nearby.)

East Fourth often is a center of activity near the Q, where the RNC will take place. In the coming days,…

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