Ohio City's Market Avenue Pop-Up Pedestrian Park Closing After Three Months


  • Courtesy Kerry McCormack
The pop-up pedestrian-only park at Ohio City's Market Avenue is closing after three months – or, rather, reopening to cars.

Yes, the yard games, patio furniture and metal barriers are being packed away so cars can drive through the street starting tomorrow morning.

Reviews of the pop-up this summer have almost universally positive, with the exception of one business on the street.

Koffie Cafe owner Greg Bodnar told News 5 that his morning business has dropped by 20 to 40 percent.

“Weekends, I don't mind it being closed because the traffic is generated from all the people down here,” he said. “But weekdays, it just doesn’t make sense.”

Made possible by a collaboration between Ohio City Incorporated, councilman Kerry McCormack, the City of Cleveland, LAND Studio and other nearby businesses, it is unclear whether or not the pop-up will become a permanent fixture. However, according to Ohio City’s Twitter account, the attraction should be back next summer.

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