October 27, 2022

The Most Miserable Places in Cleveland

Cleveland is great, really. But sometimes, there are spots in our beloved city and surrounding metro that feel like they double as the Circles of Hell.

Whether it's in the car, trying to get some shopping done or just out and about, there are hellscapes that any Clevelander will try to avoid. Or maybe they'll brave it so they can live to tell the tale. Either way, here are some miserable places in Cleveland. Let us know what we missed.
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480 during rush hour, or any time, really, thanks to endless construction.
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480 during rush hour, or any time, really, thanks to endless construction.

The Blossom lawn during a storm
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The Blossom lawn during a storm

The Blossom parking lot after a show
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The Blossom parking lot after a show

Costco on a weekend
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Costco on a weekend

A Muni Lot portapotty

A Muni Lot portapotty

Mayfield Rd. near 271, and for that matter, Ridge Rd. south of 480, and anywhere on Route 82 in Strongsville.
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Mayfield Rd. near 271, and for that matter, Ridge Rd. south of 480, and anywhere on Route 82 in Strongsville.

Tower City, even moreso after the installation of the fake park
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Tower City, even moreso after the installation of the fake park

Waiting for an Uber in Ohio City, Tremont, the Flats on a weekend night. Yes, that'll be $50 and a 50-minute wait.
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Waiting for an Uber in Ohio City, Tremont, the Flats on a weekend night. Yes, that'll be $50 and a 50-minute wait.

On a bike anywhere in the city
Photo by Sam Allard

On a bike anywhere in the city

Cedar Point on a crowded, blazing hot summer day in lines that stretch forever surrounded by the sweating, irritated masses
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Cedar Point on a crowded, blazing hot summer day in lines that stretch forever surrounded by the sweating, irritated masses