If you’ve been to Cleveland’s Hingetown in Ohio City anytime in the past two years, you’ve probably have driven by the dome-shaped hangars being constructed and wondered “What are these things going to be!?” Well, after what feels like forever of wondering the mystery is over this September! Meet City Goods in Ohio City, Cleveland’s newest and most unique shopping area and bodega-style cocktail bar. I met up with founder Sam Friedman of Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve and General Manager Liz Painter to learn more about this exciting new addition to the neighborhood and to photograph it for a look inside.
What is City Goods?
The short answer? City Goods is a new shopping and cocktail bar experience in the Hingetown area of Cleveland’s Ohio City utilizing a community of 7 dome-shaped hangars to create a unique environment unlike anything in town. 20+ small local businesses & makers will share 6 of these unique hangar spaces and a bodega-style cocktail bar with grab & go beer, wine, and spirits from local vendors will occupy the 7th hangar.
Keep reading to learn more, and don’t forget to make it to the bottom of the post for all the pertinent details you need to know to visit.
Purchase With Purpose at City Goods in Ohio City
The goal of City Goods is to create a sustainable and accessible shopping environment to nurture and provide growth, community, and conscious purchases for local, small makers & sellers. By leveraging a shared space, City Goods aims to eliminate the bigger challenges these makers face when it comes to having a brick-and-mortar location; high rent, low foot traffic, and staffing.
Bodega-Style Corner Cocktail Bar
Occupying the largest spot on the corner is The Hangar, a 2-story cocktail bar and bodega-style shop with to-go bottles of beer, wine, and spirits primarily from local and a few regional brands. Enjoy your drink at the gorgeous counter, stand around with friends along the bar rail along the wall, or enjoy the view from above in a small lounge upstairs.
In addition to drinking in the bar, you can take your drink out to shop on the City Goods property (which does not include the city sidewalks or streets). There will also be a wall of local to-go beer and wine which can be chilled for quick use and once they get settled in, you can anticipate an outdoor seating area, educational sessions on making your favorite drinks, and some other cool events and offerings in the works.
The Hangar is more than just a pretty place to get a drink, it’s also going to help support and keep the cost of running City Goods down so they can continue to support the city’s local makers and sellers.
Custom gate work, bar shelves, footrests, and bar rails were created by the team at Rebuilders Xchange. Lighting custom made by Junkyard Lighting, plants (not shown) provided by Urban Planting Cleveland. Beer Shelf (not shown) by RK3 Design.
Feel good about supporting small & local in this easy-to-shop community showcasing 20+ makers, vintage sellers, and other goods from the Cleveland area. There is a little something for everyone here, from home & decor, beauty, wellness, clothing, accessories, music, vintage, and more. Below is a list of the vendors you’ll find at City Goods plus a small peek at the goods!
You can expect outdoor marketplaces starting in spring 2023 in this fun space just behind the hangars. You’ll have the opportunity to shop for even more local goods and beyond! Be sure to follow City Goods on social @citygoodscle to hear about new events.
More info can be found on the City Market website.
Hand-lettered shop names by Show Pony Signs
Know Before You Go: City Goods in Ohio City
Ohio City is a Cleveland neighborhood just west of Downtown and home to the historic and famous West Side Market. Recognized for its W. 25th Street full of entertainment and restaurants, Ohio City also has a small enclave called Hingetown that borders W. 25th Street and Detroit Avenue. Hingetown has seen significant growth in the past 4-5 years and is now full of art, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, new apartments, and more. City Goods is part of that growth.
Here are all the details you’ll need to know to visit City Goods from how to get there, hours, parking, and other details.
Plug in 1442 W. 28th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44113 in your GPS. If that doesn’t come up for whatever reason, you can map to neighboring locations Church & State apartments, or the restaurant Amba.
HOURS OF OPERATION
2023 SHOP HOURS (Updated 10/11/2023)
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 am-6 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am-8 pm
Sunday: 11 am-6 pm
BAR HOURS (Updated 10/11/2023)
Tuesday-Thursday: 4 pm-11 pm
Friday-Saturday: 2 pm – 1 am
Sunday: 12 pm till 7 pm
Hours are subject to change, check their website to confirm
Ah, one of the biggest challenges of any popular neighborhood is parking. Don’t worry, I got you!
Public Parking Garage at Church & State: Neighboring apartments Church & State have a public parking garage accessible from Church Street between W. 28th & W. 29th Streets. Bonus, you can ride the red spiral slide down into the apartment’s public courtyard, fun!
Street Parking: If you can find a street park, go for it! There are a lot of street parking spaces available, often on both sides of the street. Street parking is free, but I won’t lie, it’s probably going to be hard to find a space on weekends and evenings.
Public Transportation through RTA: There is an RTA stop nearby at Detroit & 28th, Detroit & 29th, and 2W. 25th & Detroit.
Additional Parking: Ohio City is a pretty walkable neighborhood, and about an 8-10 minute walk down the street takes you to the part of W.25th Street that has the West Side Market parking lot and more restaurants and entertainment. If you’re up for the walk, that’s a good alternative on a busy day.
City Goods will utilize a cashless system for purchases so be sure to bring your credit cards when visiting. Each hangar will have a cashless checkout counter where all goods from within that hangar need to be purchased. You cannot take goods from hangar to hangar and purchase them all at once.
Open Container Policy
There will be designated areas where you can take your drinks from The Hangar and enjoy them as you shop. More details will be available at the bar. You are not allowed to have open containers on city property like sidewalks and streets.
Shops are accessible from the front sidewalk on W. 28th Street, and from the small grass and concrete walkway in the back of the hangers. An ADA bathroom is available inside The Hangar bar.