For many of us, this past year has been one of hunkering down at home – working, relaxing and video chatting from the comfort of our couches, albeit with a lingering sense of anxiety and fear. For Cleveland’s frontline workers though, the pandemic painted a different picture. Risking their health and safety, they followed the call to keep others safe.
For this special edition of Jstyle, 10 Northeast Ohio frontline workers joined us in downtown Cleveland. They shared their stories while visiting spots like Playhouse Square, The Lumen and East 4th Street – all in style for summer – to give us a peek of the excitement beginning to surround the city once again.
Photography: Casey Rearick Photo
Fashion: Gina Lloyd
Hair & makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio
Playhouse Square, downtown scenes
Playhouse Square is the epicenter of Cleveland’s acclaimed theater scene, just blocks from the heart of downtown and attractions such as East 4th Street, The Arcade and a wealth of restaurants and bars.
While live in-person performances were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, life is coming back into the theater district this summer, starting with “The Choir of Man.”
And this November through 2022, KeyBank Broadway Series will return with shows like “The Prom,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “Disney’s Frozen.” Located within Playhouse Square, the new Lumen apartment complex stands as the tallest residential building in Ohio.
The Lumen, which hosted Jstyle for the frontline worker photoshoot, boasts a contemporary, lavish design that fits the dramatic and lively theater scene.
With locally owned restaurants such as Yours Truly, Republic Food + Drink and Zaytoon Lebanese Kitchen in walking distance, the area’s reinvigorated entertainment, dining, nightlife and more shine among Cleveland’s best.