Jeff Moreau, Guide
I’ve lived on both coasts, from Rhode Island to California, and currently split my time between Ohio and Florida, but in all those years Cleveland always been my home. I love the charm and walkability of our older, established neighborhoods, and explore them all – east and west.
After a career in advertising, I took a detour and opened Sweet Moses, an old-fashioned soda fountain and treat shop in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District. Named after the city’s founder, Moses Cleaveland, the throwback shop served homemade ice cream and confections with a little bit of history. One of the most unexpected rewards of owning the shop was becoming closely involved with the revitalization of the neighborhood and working with small businesses. I’ve served on the board of the Gordon Square Arts District and I was a founding member of Detroit-Shoreway’s economic development committee. I closed the shop after a successful 10-year run and I am now pursuing new ways to continue working with entrepreneurs and start-ups through teaching and mentoring.
After raising two sons in Rocky River, my wife and I moved our empty-nest east to Cleveland’s Little Italy–one of our favorite destinations when we first dated. While you won’t find us at Mama Santa’s every Friday night eating pizza before heading to bars in the Flats – which was our typical 1989 routine – you’ll probably still find us in one of Cleveland’s many great independently-owned restaurants. Chances are if it’s a nice day, we’ll be on their patio.
In my role at Executive Arrangements, I love helping others discover all that Northeast Ohio has to offer. I truly feel there’s something for everyone here, from culture, arts and historic neighborhoods to beautiful parks and bucolic suburbs. I’m amazed that even with my depth of knowledge of the area, my colleagues continue to share great suggestions for new things to experience and explore.