Cleveland’s Prohibition Era Mobsters – Dennis R. Sutcliffe


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Matzo Ball Soup
    • Penne and Meatballs
    • Irish Coffee Mousse


    Story topic this week…

    Cleveland’s Prohibition Era Mobsters
    A lifelong Clevelander, local historian, author, and master storyteller, Dennis R. Sutcliffe is dedicated to rekindling and discussing Cleveland’s famous lost memories. During this special Cleveland Stories session, Dennis will present the fascinating and often fatal tales of rival gangs and mob bosses in Cleveland.


    Dennis R. Sutcliffe Bio

    A lifelong Clevelander, Dennis R. Sutcliffe attended Benedictine High School and received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Cleveland State University. Dennis spent many years working for The Progressive Corporation in various executive positions in finance and information technology. He retired in 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Prep and Village Prep Schools in Cleveland.

    After retiring, Dennis worked for several years as a volunteer for the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society. His programs generated thousands of dollars in revenue for the society. He was named volunteer of the Year for 2012. Dennis began doing his Lost Cleveland Memories programs in 2013. Since then he has made over 200 presentations throughout Greater Cleveland, generating over $22,000 for The A-T Children’s Project.

    Dennis has self-published seven books. Two of his books Quiet Desperation and Telescope are on reserve at the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Research Library. Dennis and his wife Mary live in Cleveland Heights. They have three children and five grandchildren.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

    See all Cleveland Stories dates here.


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