Best Friends, a Burnt Down Restaurant and an Unwavering Love for CLE | What's NEXT?!

Posted on July 18 2019

Local Businesses have the most humbling stories, don't they? From a couple of best friends making it big to a fire that turns a world upside down, Cleveland businesses have been through it all on their road to success. 

That's just one of the many reasons to support local companies instead of falling back on those monster corporations with, let's face it, no personality! Amazon's annual "Prime Days" this week got us thinking a lot about the local companies around Cleveland. For example: US!

As some of you may know, CLE Clothing Company actually started out as Native-Cleveland. In 2008, CLE's founding-friends came together with a few t-shirt designs and a whole lotta love for CLE; a website was started and a legacy was created. 

Success online allowed the two to expand their new company to a brick and mortar store, this was Native-Cleveland. Since then, six more locations have opened and Cleveland pride is still being spread. From Cleveland regulars to Cleveland visitors, we have been happy to spread CLE pride one t-shirt at a time as far and wide as possible.

Speaking of Cleveland companies, anyone know Steve? Steve's Diner, formerly Steve's Lunch, is a special partner of ours this summer!

From the Polish Boy- "an awesome concoction... a hot dog or kielbasa piled high with fries, cole slaw and barbecue sauce" to the chilli dog to the root beer float, Steve's is a place of classics. But in 2015 when Steve's tragically burned down, his Cleveland resilience was put up to the test.

Like all good Clevelanders do, Steve regained its feet and lives on today as Steve's Diner at 6850 Biddulph Rd.

Stories like this define the strength and dependability of Cleveland, just another reason to support Cleveland local! 

Shopping local and supporting local businesses like CLE and Steve's doesn't only help them expand, but benefits the entire community. 

That's why we have taken many opportunities this summer to connect with our local and loyal Clevelanders. Events like All-Star weekend, WOW Wednesday Uptown, and the Cleveland Flea market have all successfully united Clevelanders.


Cleveland's resilience, pride and growing & connecting community have inspired us, and we can’t wait to show you what’s up next from CLE & around Cle.


Today is the RELEASE of a BRAND NEW item… the “Cleveland Waves Trucker Hat”. And tomorrow we have another new release coming (stay tuned and follow us on Instagram for up-to-date info on this!).

 Friday is Dollar Dog day at Progressive Field, and yesterday was National Hotdog Day… that means today is the perfect time to shop our hotdog items.


Taste of Tremont will take place Sunday from 12-8pmYou won’t want to miss this event or the neighborhood beer garden. Stop by for a bite to eat, live music and the best t-shirts in CLE.

August 2nd:  the Van Aken District Beer Garden is back from 5-9pm, and the Van Aken CLE store is right next door! 

And finally, the best season in Cleveland is coming our way… BROWNS SEASON! In less than a month our Brownies will be back for pre-season, which means new arrivals are coming your way! Keep an eye open for the new items to come

We thank you all for the local support this week! We hope to keep making you Clevelanders proud & you non-Clevelanders love CLE as much as we do (if that's even possible)!.

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