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AsiaTown/StClair Superior

Asian Town Center - Photo Bob Perkoski
Asian Town Center - Photo Bob Perkoski
Some 30,000 Asian-Americans call Cuyahoga County home, making it one of the larger ethnic populations in Cleveland. Loosely bordered by St. Clair and Payne avenues and E. 30th and 40th streets, AsiaTown is where many Chinese Americans call home -- but so too do recent arrivals from Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. Not surprisingly, the neighborhood boasts a full suite of Asian-owned businesses, shops and markets. Ethnic food fans make almost daily excursions here for the city's finest dim sum, pho, and Korean barbecue. Adventurous home cooks frequent the numerous groceries for hard-to-find imported ingredients.

But Asian immigrants aren't the only folks who call StClair-Superior home. Attracted by affordable rents, newly converted live-work space, and a wonderful array of retail and services, artists continue to make this up-and-coming district their home. So, too, do scrappy start-ups, who carve out interesting work environments out of the old warehouse stock that is so readily available. Among those businesses are technology companies, recording studios and design shops.

AsiaTown/StClair Superior Features

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The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced "lean urbanism." Cleveland should take heed.

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Watching Cleveland getting rocked for two hours in Captain America is great, but when the rush fades and reality creeps in, we're left with no guarantee Hollywood is ever going to return. A group of area stakeholders is advocating for changes that would attract more film projects, or even a prestige TV drama, to the North Coast.

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Those among us that emerge to the forefront of their professions and community have been honing their leadership skills for some time. Here are a few young African-Americans making waves around town through advocacy, talent and so much more.
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AsiaTown/StClair Superior Founders

matt wilhelm

matt wilhelm

City: AsiaTown/StClair Superior

Meet Matt Wilhelm, founder of enCompass Group in Tyler Village.

David Allen Moss

David Allen Moss

City: AsiaTown/StClair Superior

David Allen Moss is the Founder of MossMedia, a Cleveland-based collaborative of creative and technical talent that specializes in brand strategy, content creation, interactive design, and media production.

Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt

City: AsiaTown/StClair Superior

Bob Schmidt is the founder of Orbital Research, whose core technologies are aerodynamic controls and microdevices for the aerospace, defense, transportation, medical, and wind turbine industries.

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu

City: AsiaTown/StClair Superior

Meet Johnny Wu, founder of Media Design Imaging (MDI), a branding and video production firm.

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