Public Square's under construction, retail is back downtown and the Flats are happening again. But we're still sitting empty-handed on these development projects.
Mall to Lakefront Pedestrian Bridge
Originally one of the fast-track projects expected to be complete for the Republican National Convention, the signature walkway slowed to a crawl and won't be done until at least 2017.
Who are we kidding? We'll slow cook as long as necessary for Michael Symon's Cleveland-style barbecue concept. First announced in July 2014, it was expected to open last summer, then fall and now early this year.
Horseshoe Casino Phase II
We love what he's done with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the riverfront phase of Dan Gilbert's casino — the Higbee location that opened in 2013 was supposed to be temporary — seems stuck in a timeout.
A winning football team
The miraculously-still-in-the-NFL Cleveland Browns have only made the playoffs once in the last 17 years. We'd look forward to the NFL draft in April, but even that has been a mess recently.