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First Look | Downtown Cleveland rooftop invites guests to 'Garden of Eden'

The renovated rooftop is hosting its grand opening this weekend.

CLEVELAND — “We’re gonna open our doors and we’re gonna rock this summer.”

A brand-new experience is opening in downtown Cleveland this weekend. 

For nearly a decade, the rooftop of the Metropolitan at the 9 was known as Azure, but now…. it’s the Garden of Eden.

“We wanted to give it a little more life, we wanted to bring something that you find in a different market say Miami, New York, and we want to bring that to the rooftop here at the metropolitan at the 9,” said General Manager, Frank Fazio-Grk. 

The Garden of Eden still offers an amazing view of the city, with the addition of bold statues and custom flower walls and arches throughout the venue, making for the perfect day or night out. 

"There's something for everyone whether you want to have brunch on Sunday, happy hour in the afternoon, you want the full night club experience, we’re going to have all that ready for our great city of Cleveland," explained Fazio-Grk. 

The décor isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The food and drink menus have both been reimaged. Guests can try their luck with Eden’s signature cocktails, the seven deadly sins. 

“We’re going for something fresh, something vibrant, something you can take a picture of. But also drink a couple of them and feel pretty happy about it," said Fazio-Grk. 

According to Fazio-Grk,  the experience that Eden provides is what is going to set them apart from other bars. 

“We want to provide hospitality; make you feel serviced," he explained. “We want everyone to wake up the next day after going to the Garden of Eden and say we can’t wait to go back.”

The Garden of Eden will keep thing fresh with a host of different entertainment options. 

"Different performers, different DJs, different live aspects that you’re going to see that I can’t give away yet," explained Operational Manager, Michaella Angelo. 

She hopes that the venue and live entertainment will be a reason for people to return weekend after weekend.

"We want it to be a different experience, every time they’re here. So every time there’s something new," she said. "Something different to see, that kind of a thing, so it’s not the same old thing every single weekend."

Tickets for this weekend’s grand opening festivities are going quick with Friday and Sunday already being sold out, but don’t worry walk up guests will still be allowed, but capacity restrictions will be in place.  

“We’re an iconic hotel and we wanted an iconic rooftop bar to match that.”

For more information or to make a reservation, click here.

*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

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