Bearing that formidable success in mind, here are some ideas for future road closures when it comes to entertaining the masses:
- Everyone’s shitting their pants over Bon Jovi’s uber-hyped show at Cleveland Browns Stadium July 14. Shut down the West Shoreway and the Port Authority parking lots, and convert all that space into a massive and exclusive press area for Cleveland.com’s live-blog updates. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” indeed.
- Close down a major thoroughfare in each police district once a month. This will give officers the space needed to conduct a really good chase and shootout.
- When the Horseshoe Casino celebrates its 17-month anniversary later this fall, city leaders should shutter all roads into downtown, throw ticker tape in the faces of unsuspecting pedestrians and distribute a run of poker chips with “economic vitality” etched on them.
...Cleveland's sorely in need of guidance on all of this entertainment stuff. Casinos? Captain America sequels? An aquarium in - oh, Jesus Christ, they went and put the aquarium in The Flats?
Leave good and/or horrible ideas for further road closures in the comments section below. Bonus points, of course, if Mayor Frank Jackson ends up promoting your idea within the year.