Then: Outfitted with a MySpace page, a creative vision and a lot of pride for Cleveland, CLE Clothing Co. helped shift our city's pessimistic attitude toward one of celebration with fun T-shirts sporting iconic spots such as the Richfield Coliseum, Dead Man's Curve and an anything-but-fairweather-fan take on our sports teams. Now: With the 2011 opening of its flagship store on East Fourth Street, which also carries the works of more than 40 local artists, CLE Clothing Co. expanded its brand of civic togetherness to any kind of apparel you can think of — sweatshirts, tanks, hats, socks, even leggings. "Cleveland has come a long way and has always been an underdog," says Laura Kubinski, director of operations. "It has been so fun to see people actually celebrating this town." 342 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-736-8879, cleclothingco.com
Best of Cleveland 2015: All-time Favorite: CLE Clothing Co.
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