The Plusses and Minuses of the Cleveland Casino

Richey Piiparinen weighs the good and bad aspects of a proposed casino which the developer says will be "integrated within the fabric" of Cleveland's downtown.

On the plus side, Piiparinen likes the location:

"The space languishes at the moment, and while the casino's placement will bring in more traffic, I doubt the subtle industrial chic design will nullify a centrally authentic-if gritty-Cleveland public space..."

As for the bad, he points to the way the casino is connected to its parking garage by a pedestrian tunnel:

"...as well as a souped up car port called a Visitor's Center that will simply serve as a staging area for those folks waiting for their cars-which means not walking the streets to get to their cars. Not good."

Full Story: What Michael Stanley has to do with the Success of the Cleveland Casino

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