Duck Island Is An Underappreciated Cleveland Neighborhood With Incredible Dining
Once upon a time, bootleggers would “duck” from the law in one Cleveland neighborhood. Despite Prohibition, this area was overflowing with booze — as a result, it became known as Duck Island. Though this area remains to this day, most Clevelanders have never heard of it. It’s tucked between two artistic havens — Ohio City and Tremont — and boasts delicious dining and creative cocktails to this day. Are you ready to explore a neighborhood that is unbeknownst to even most Clevelanders? Then let’s hit the road and set out to visit Cleveland’s Duck Island!
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Cleveland is home to some incredible neighborhoods, but the Prohibition-era legacy of Duck Island has largely been overlooked. Had you ever heard of Duck Island? Did you hear tales of Prohibition in this neighborhood from your parents or grandparents? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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