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Home, remodeling expo planned at new convention center

3/14/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Ariel Hakim

CLEVELAND — The new Cleveland Convention Center, slated to open this July, has booked the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo for three days in March 2014, according to the show’s producers, Marketplace Events.

Exhibitors at the home improvement expo, scheduled next year for March 14-16, will showcase new and innovative trends and products in home remodeling and design, according to event officials.

“What makes the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo so exciting is our commitment to showcase the area’s deep home remodeling and design resources in new and exciting ways,” said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events. “Our exhibitors have told us this is the kind of show they are looking for to bookend our annual Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center. They want a high-quality, fresh approach to focus on home makeover projects. We anticipate a tremendous turnout in 2014.”

The last consumer show held in the previous Downtown Cleveland Convention Center was in 2005, and the last consumer home show took place more than 15 years ago, according to event officials.

“The new Cleveland Convention Center holds tremendous potential for Northeast Ohio, and we are excited for the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo to be one of the leading events on the venue’s annual consumer calendar,” said Baugh.

The new convention center is expected to have more than 230,000-square-feet of exhibition space and a grand ballroom with views of Cleveland’s lakefront. It will be adjoined to the Cleveland Medical Mart on a 1 million-square-foot campus.

“The new Cleveland Convention Center, with its state-of-the-art capabilities and easy access to Downtown Cleveland attractions, offers all of the amenities for the thousands of visitors expected to attend the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo,” said Craig Thompson, director of sales of the Cleveland Convention Center. “Our facility has been designed specifically to host this type of premier consumer show.”

The new Cleveland Convention Center will be located at 300 Lakeside Ave. Ticket prices planned for next year’s Expo will be from $8 to $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and younger, according to event officials.

The latest information on the Expo can be found at www.homeandremodelingexpo.com.

For more details on the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center, visit www.clevelandmedicalmart.com.

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