Steelyard Commons, located at the edge of Cleveland's industrial valley just south of downtown, has risen from the ashes of LTV Steel's abandoned No. 2 finishing mill. The mixed-use shopping center combines retail outlets, restaurants, a playground, and hiking and biking trails--all in the heart of the city.
Steelyard Commons, which began opening in January 2007, was the first shopping center to be built within the city of Cleveland in several decades.
The site, which once housed the LTV Steel finishing mill, combines retail, restaurants, and recreation facilities. The design pays homage to the site's industrial background and makes use of reclaimed steel framing as well as a variety of salvaged artifacts. The $90 million shopping center has created more than 2,000 full-time jobs to date.
Steelyard Commons features more than 700,000 square feet of retail space. Just a few of the stores you'll find there include:
- The Home Depot
- Rainbow Apparel
- Walmart Supercenter
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Old Navy
- Kay Jewelers
- Radio Shack
- Rue 21
- Bath and Body Works
- Dollar Tree
- Famous Footwear
- Sally Beauty Supply
- Party City
Restaurants at Steelyard Commons include:
- Steak and Shake
- Burger King
- Jimmy John's
- Penn Station Subs
- Taco Bell
Steelyard Commons hosts a full schedule of special events throughout the year, including National Night Out Against Crime and the Trick or Treat afternoon.
Parking and Hours
Each retailer sets its own hours, but most stores and restaurants are open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. The Home Depot and Walmart have longer hours.
Steelyard Commons offers plenty of free, monitored parking.
Steelyard Commons as a Park
In addition to the retail space and restaurants, Steelyard Commons features miles of hiking and biking trails that link to the Ohio Erie Canal towpath.
You can currently walk or bike all the way to downtown Cleveland. Future plans for the site include a playground, with activities for both children and adults and a stop on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Getting to Steelyard Commons
Steelyard Commons is located at the intersection of I-71 and the Jennings Freeway, with access from the W.14th St. exits and from the W. 7th St. exit of I-490. There are signs on the area highways marking the way.