Newly Renovated Public Square Now Open; Grand Opening Ceremony to be Held Next Thursday


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The city has announced the newly renovated Public Square will have a grand opening next Thursday, and everyone is invited to the festivities—for free. (Of course, the fences are down as of today and you can go wander around right now or over the weekend if you want. It doesn't exactly look like the rendering, and we'll be talking more about that in the coming weeks. Some of that probably has to do with the relative age of the trees in the ground now vs. what's shown in the depiction. Otherwise, though, there's just less green over there than we thought there'd be.)

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. for the $50 million renovation project. Special activities and live music is also planned.

Also new to Public Square is Rebol, a bar-restaurant-cafe on the southern edge of the square. 

So far the only event announced to take place on Public Square is the Star-Spangled Spectacular by the Cleveland Orchestra on July 29 (presumably pushed back due to RNC preps). More events will follow, including everything from yoga classes to musical performances.

A full schedule of events will be available on Public Square's official website set to launch soon.


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