The Rafael Vinoly-designed East Wing of the Cleveland Museum of Art opened in June as part of a phased expansion/renovation. Construction, to wrap in 2012 or 2013, will add 200,000 square feet to the facility, including a glass-enclosed atrium at the heart of the new complex. (216) 421-7340; clevelandart.org
On Nov. 3, voters will decide whether to alter the state's constitution to authorize the construction of four $250 million "full-service" casinos across the state. The potential sites already have been identified: in Cincinnati, at Broadway Commons, about a mile from the convention center; in Cleveland, adjacent to the Quicken Loans Arena (one of the measure's biggest backers is Dan Gilbert, operator of the arena and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team); in Columbus, just west of the Arena District, one half mile from the convention center; and in Toledo, along the Maumee River, where local officials want to develop the waterfront. Current plans do not include hotels at any of the casinos. More information about the proposal can be found at ohiojobsandgrowth.org, an organization that supports the amendment.
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