The gayified suburbs of Lakewood, to the west, and Cleveland Heights, to the east, are at opposite ends of the city. A century ago Cleveland was a beacon of industrial prosperity, but the Depression rattled the city's financial stability, and following World War II a bevy of local factories closed or relocated in the South. Ohio City. It's situated along Detroit Avenue, between roughly 54th and 70th streets. Unflashy but dependable, Cleveland's cuisine has strong Eastern European, Greek, and Italian influences. The patio is a favorite meeting spot in the warmer months. Cleveland's "suburban flight" during the s and '60s was as severe as in any American city - complete with race riots and urban blight.
Within this prosperous and neatly laid-out community, you'll find Coventry Villagewhose shopping district, between Mayfield Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard, makes for a pleasurable stroll - it's abuzz with offbeat boutiques, coffeehouses, and gay-friendly businesses.
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Many gays and lesbians live on the western edge of Cleveland, in the historic Edgewater neighborhood, and in the suburb immediately west, Lakewood.