Once a mecca for networking, revelry and sport, the venerable Cleveland Athletic Club is a shell. By March 2019, a team of local developers plans to finish the long-awaited conversion of this iconic building into 163 apartments. The seventh-floor ballroom, which hosted many holiday events, will become office space.
Renamed the Athlon—drawing on the Greek word for prize or contest—the $61 million project is one of the last missing links on Euclid Avenue between Public Square and Playhouse Square. Apartments will range from 625 to 1,500 square feet, including two- and three-story units carved out of the former gym, squash courts and bowling alley.