The Renewed 'The 9,' a Historic Symbol for Cleveland's Bold Resurgence

The city of Cleveland is experiencing an inspiring revival, and we at Southwest Companies are grateful for the chance to witness that rejuvenation.

The 9 building, an iconic downtown landmark, has undergone an impressive restoration process in the last few years, helping to beautify and preserve another important piece of Cleveland's history.

The 9, initially occupied by Ameritrust Bank headquarters in 1971, merged with Society Bank and eventually Key Bank, leaving the space in a vacant decline from 1996 to 2014. It was then purchased by Geis Cos., who converted the space into luxury apartments, The Metropolitan Hotel, and other upscale establishments such as a rooftop bar and lounge, a wine cellar and restaurant, and Heinen's grocery store.