CLEVELAND -- Looking to pick up holiday gifts from The Q, House of Blues or grab a meal at Hodge's on Euclid Avenue on Friday?

Your shopping and entertaining will be easier in Cleveland with free downtown meter parking on Friday, November 29.

Back in 2008, Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed garnered the support of his city council colleagues to pass free holiday parking at city meters for downtown shoppers diners. The legislation waives fees at downtown meters on the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Reed said then that the legislation as an economic boost to the city by enticing local and suburban shoppers to patronize downtown establishments during the holiday season. Cleveland's downtown retail and entertainment offering grow stronger each year and offer a unique variety not found in suburban shopping malls.

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