- Cleveland's Flats through the years: From industry to entertainment


Updated June 8, 2017 at 2:21 PM; Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:01 AM

By Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer


The revival began in 2013 with the opening of Wileyville, Lago and Ken Stewart's restaurants on West 10th Street, three upscale venues that attracted a new, more sophisticated clientele to the Flats. (Ken Stewart's has announced that it will close on Saturday; it will be replaced by Bold Food and Drink.)

The summer of 2015 has been the pinnacle of the Flats revival with the opening of nine new restaurants, bars and clubs. These include renowned chef Zack Bruell's Alley Cat oyster bar - not far from where Fagan's once lorded over the Flats; the 27,000 square foot Punch Bowl Social eatertainment complex; Flip Side burger bar; chef Steve Schimoler Crop Rocks music themed eatery and other ventures; FWD Day + Nightclub, the most "Old Flats" like venue, a Vegas style dance club for twentysomethings; and the Big Bang dueling piano bar.

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