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Release Date: June 23,2021

Experience Downtown Living During an Open House this Saturday, June 26

June 23, 2021, Akron, Ohio — Downtown Akron is growing into a vibrant, active residential neighborhood. Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is inviting the community to experience some of that vibrancy and activity, and see all that downtown has to offer during the Downtown Residential Open House on Saturday, June 26, 2-5 p.m. Click here for a map of participating properties. Properties include:

“The downtown neighborhood has a lot to offer its residents. Access to green space and the Towpath Trail, proximity to restaurants and arts and entertainment,” states Kimberly Beckett, director of business relations for DAP.

With the completion of much of the Main St. Corridor Project, exciting additions and renovations to the Akron Civic Theatre and other downtown properties, along with the addition of world-class public art and street beautification efforts, downtown has a new sheen and sense of possibility.

Open House participants will receive a welcome bag with a snack, bottle of water and DORA drink coupon (to redeemed at Barley House, Baxter’s or Lockview anytime on Saturday). Scooters will be available to try and ride at Lock 3.

Visitors are invited to stay after the tour for dinner, a concert at Lock 3 or an Akron RubberDucks game.

Click here for all events happening in downtown on Saturday, June 26. Click here for restaurants and retail open in downtown Akron.

Downtown is a hub of employment, recreation and arts and culture in Summit County. As additional residential opens and continues to develop, more events and tours will be provided to share the opportunities with the community.

“As downtown continues to open up, and events and programming and employees return to downtown, an increasing residential population activates the neighborhood in the mornings, evenings and weekends,” said Beckett. “It’s really exciting to see people rediscovering downtown as a place that’s open and welcoming to everyone.”

This event is coordinated by DAP, with support from City of Akron, County of Summit and Greater Akron Chamber.

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