Cleveland's elite 'The 9' is now open - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

The 9: Cleveland's new place to be

The 9 is nestled between Gateway and Playhouse Square. (Source: WOIO) The 9 is nestled between Gateway and Playhouse Square. (Source: WOIO)
Adega is one of The 9's new restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine. (Source: WOIO) Adega is one of The 9's new restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine. (Source: WOIO)
An industrial-inspired bar, The Vault features sleek designs and hardware. (Source: WOIO) An industrial-inspired bar, The Vault features sleek designs and hardware. (Source: WOIO)
Some of the best views in town! (Source: WOIO) Some of the best views in town! (Source: WOIO)

The 9 is now open!

Developers say do the math and the numbers add up to The 9 becoming Cleveland's newest place to be and be seen.

Nestled between Gateway and Playhouse Square, The 9 has a prime location at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 9th Street.  

Instead of tearing down old buildings to make way for new skyscrapers, developers and architects worked together to have it all. The 9 is an urban resort that combines Cleveland's historic architectural past with what appears to be its shining future.

"We really helped bring this part of the city, that's been dormant for so long, back to life" said Keith Halfmann.

Halfmann is the chief operating officer of Geis Hospitality Group. The company is a full-service hospitality management company. The 9 is the company's first project and it incorporates one of the best known landmark's: the Cleveland Trust Rotunda.

The Cleveland Trust Rotunda is being converted into a Heinen's. It's not open yet, but the rest of the 9 is open for business. 

Adega is one of The 9's new restaurants. Its chefs are already serving up Mediterranean cuisine.  

"Amazing! I recommend people who live here to come check it out," says a Canadian visitor who also stayed at The 9''s new hotel: The Metropolitan.

The 156-room exclusive hotel comes complete with a ballroom, meeting rooms and a 68-seat theater. Guests seemed very impressed by the salvaged and restored architectural details.  

If a longer stay is more your thing, you can live there, too. The 9 has more than 100 luxury apartments, which are already nearly 80 percent occupied.

These new residents are expected to spend more money around downtown, adding to the city's tax revenue.

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