Today’s photo features the Powerhouse “Nautica Entertainment Complex” with the Cleveland skyline as a backdrop. The Powerhouse was built in 1892 on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River by Marcus Hanna to power Cleveland’s west side streetcar lines. The powerhouse, which is now a National Historic Landmark was closed in 1920. Streetcars were being used less due to the rise of the automobile.
Today the Nautica Entertainment Complex includes the Powerhouse and is home to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Windows on the River banquet facilities and Trolley Tours, the Sugar Warehouse with Shooters on the Water, the IMPROV Comedy Club and Restaurant, Great Lakes Watersports, Jacobs Pavilion, the Nautica Queen dining and cruise ship, and the Apartments at Nautica building with McCarthy’s Downtown.
To find more about this amazing venue: http://www.nauticaflats.com/
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“Nautica Entertainment Complex in Cleveland, Oh invites you to experience exceptional dining and exhilarating entertainment in a dramatic setting where you can see giant lake freighters maneuver the Cuyahoga River. Since its opening in 1987, the Nautica Entertainment Complex has attracted millions of people annually. Anchored by two dramatic jackknife bridges, the distinctive character of the Flats is accentuated by Cleveland’s finest entertainment venues.
Nautica Entertainment Complex includes the FirstEnergy Powerhouse (home to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Windows on the River banquet facilities and Trolley Tours); the Sugar Warehouse with Shooters on the Water, the IMPROV Comedy Club and Restaurant and Great Lakes Watersports; Jacobs Pavilion (a 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater); the Nautica Queen dining/cruise ship, and the Apartments at Nautica building with McCarthy’s Downtown and the Nautica Charity Poker Festival At the Cuyahoga River’s edge is the half-mile long Nautica Boardwalk offering special views of boats on the river and Cleveland’s resurgent skyline.”
For more info- http://www.nauticaflats.com/venues/a/jacobs-pavilion-cleveland-concert-event-venue
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