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Curious if yinz have any recommendations for downtown sandwich spots. It'd be great to get some quality meats and not just Giant Eagle-esque deli meat. Sorry if this is the wrong place for the ask... 

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16 minutes ago, GISguy said:

Curious if yinz have any recommendations for downtown sandwich spots. It'd be great to get some quality meats and not just Giant Eagle-esque deli meat. Sorry if this is the wrong place for the ask... 

 

I love Green Rooster Farms in the Hanna Building. https://thedriftwoodgroup.com/restaurants/green-rooster-farms/#menu 

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5 minutes ago, Pugu said:

 

That's great to see new places opening up. What is "Clifton Corners"? 

The strip that includes papa nicks and tick tock tavern.

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Tx. Never heard that name before. Is it really old or someone trying to do some unnecessary branding?

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6 hours ago, skiwest said:

It says 15116 Clifton, which would be Lakewood.  It probably should be 11516 Clifton.

Ah yes you are correct

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So listening to Anthony Lima on the Ken Carmen show this morning, he was adament that E4 is almost on its last legs and there are going to be more closures soon. I mean, the cavs obviously have an impact, but you can't seriously convince me the only viability E4 has is when the Cavs are a championship caliber team can you? Has anyone else been hearing actual substantiating rumors that more closures on the street are on the way? E4 is unique to Cleveland, and to have even more closures would be absolutely devastating.

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13 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

So listening to Anthony Lima on the Ken Carmen show this morning, he was adament that E4 is almost on its last legs and there are going to be more closures soon. I mean, the cavs obviously have an impact, but you can't seriously convince me the only viability E4 has is when the Cavs are a championship caliber team can you? Has anyone else been hearing actual substantiating rumors that more closures on the street are on the way? E4 is unique to Cleveland, and to have even more closures would be absolutely devastating.

What basis would he have for this?  Also, highly doubt Dante would place A new restaurant there if that were the case.

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5 minutes ago, Ruken said:

What basis would he have for this?  Also, highly doubt Dante would place A new restaurant there if that were the case.

The Fan has their studios at Playhouse Square. They were of the mindset that PS would become the "it place" downtown and would lure restaurants and bars away from Warehouse District and E4. They didn't offer any evidence as far as I know. Nor do I even remember them even mentioning the Lumen. 

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I would think maybe because he's a locally known guy, he has friend of a friend of a friend connections to the big players on E4, but that's pure speculation. I wouldn't think he has much basis but I wanted to check on here if anyone as been hearing unfortunate speculation. 

 

Idk where 92.3 is getting the impression that Playhouse Square will be the new "it place." It's always been popular and it caters a completely different crowd. 

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19 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

I would think maybe because he's a locally known guy, he has friend of a friend of a friend connections to the big players on E4, but that's pure speculation. I wouldn't think he has much basis but I wanted to check on here if anyone as been hearing unfortunate speculation. 

 

Idk where 92.3 is getting the impression that Playhouse Square will be the new "it place." It's always been popular and it caters a completely different crowd. 

He likes to do hot takes to tile people up.  I assume this is just that.  

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I have no information one way or another but if in the next few years one or two places closed I would not be surprised.  The shelf life of a couple of the places is getting old.  However, that is just the restaurant business in general.  A restaurant gets stale after a while.  It would be no reflection on East 4th.  In my mind it is still hot and with nearby new developments will pretty much stay that way in the near future.  Anything that closes will eventually be replaced with something new.

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East 4th probably has some of the best numbers in the city. Winter months dip a bit, but they get lunch, dinner and events year.

 

i don’t l think Lima has line of sight into a restaurants financials. Ken certainly doesn’t.  I agree w above, you may see something like zocalo or society leave, but it’s getting dense down there. It will get filled in

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20 minutes ago, BelievelandD1 said:

East 4th probably has some of the best numbers in the city. Winter months dip a bit, but they get lunch, dinner and events year.

 

i don’t l think Lima has line of sight into a restaurants financials. Ken certainly doesn’t.  I agree w above, you may see something like zocalo or society leave, but it’s getting dense down there. It will get filled in

Lol no way is Society going anywhere.  

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Bad news for Sawyer continues:


Jonathon Sawyer No Longer Listed as Executive Chef on Sawyer's, SeeSaw Websites; Owners Say Situation Being Assessed

 

https://m.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/02/13/jonathon-sawyer-no-longer-listed-as-executive-chef-on-sawyers-seesaws-websites-owners-say-situation-being-assessed?utm_source=feature&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeFeaturedStoriesCustomMobile

 

After Chef Jonathon Sawyer announced the closure last weekend of Greenhouse Tavern, one remaining question in the wake of the shuttering and news reports covering his operations and various debts was his future with Sawyer's in Van Aken and SeeSaw in Columbus, both owned and operated by the Forward Hospitality Group.  As recently as last Friday, Sawyer was listed on each restaurant's websites as partner/executive chef. As Columbus Alive pointed out today, Sawyer is no longer listed on the SeeSaw website. Nate Hall is now listed as executive chef. 

A similar change was made on the Sawyer's website, where Sawyer's photo and title have disappeared, replaced by co-executive chefs Adam Bauer and Logan Abee. 

 

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On 2/15/2020 at 12:05 PM, Boomerang_Brian said:

Bad news for Sawyer continues:


Jonathon Sawyer No Longer Listed as Executive Chef on Sawyer's, SeeSaw Websites; Owners Say Situation Being Assessed

 

https://m.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/02/13/jonathon-sawyer-no-longer-listed-as-executive-chef-on-sawyers-seesaws-websites-owners-say-situation-being-assessed?utm_source=feature&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeFeaturedStoriesCustomMobile

 

After Chef Jonathon Sawyer announced the closure last weekend of Greenhouse Tavern, one remaining question in the wake of the shuttering and news reports covering his operations and various debts was his future with Sawyer's in Van Aken and SeeSaw in Columbus, both owned and operated by the Forward Hospitality Group.  As recently as last Friday, Sawyer was listed on each restaurant's websites as partner/executive chef. As Columbus Alive pointed out today, Sawyer is no longer listed on the SeeSaw website. Nate Hall is now listed as executive chef. 

A similar change was made on the Sawyer's website, where Sawyer's photo and title have disappeared, replaced by co-executive chefs Adam Bauer and Logan Abee. 

 

Talk about a fall from grace.  That really sucks.  Can’t imagine Greenhouse space will stay vacant for long.

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^ True. I have to say though that “The developers have taken over” is a bit of hyperbole, Cleveland’s got a long way to go until that’s a reality.
I have to assume they only rented the space, which seems a little odd after 92 years there. 

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Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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I went to All Saints (new Irish-ish theme place in the Redstone/Graffiti/Battery Park Pub location) for their opening day Saturday.

 

Quite impressed! The interior (ground floor and upstairs) are very nicely decorated. They put some money into it. Good drink selection. They have a smoked old fashioned (with smoke freshly made at the bar, heh) that is tasty and fun to look at. Just got a cobb salad and wings for food but they were solid.

 

Patio will be open by the time it gets warm(er).

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23 minutes ago, Mov2Ohio said:

Looks like Ohio City Galley will close this weekend.

Too bad. Great idea..... on the main drag in Pittsburgh where it started. This was the wrong end of W 25th, unfortunately. Cleveland way behind in the food hall game others cities are well into.. 

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1 hour ago, stpats44113 said:


why do you say that? I was there for lunch on Saturday and it was pretty busy.

No idea, Scene reported it. Super surprised actually.

 

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48 minutes ago, Mov2Ohio said:

Looks like Ohio City Galley will close this weekend.

Ugh, That sucks.....Such a cool concept

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19 minutes ago, freefourur said:

^ OK Xer.  🤣

 

#ijs ya fetuses! It was posted in the Retail thread but getting back on topic... 

 

Wish I had chance to check the place out; maybe they were just a little ahead of their time - a lot of adjacent construction but not enough completed and residents to sustain the business?

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Enjoying one last lunch from Ohio City Galley ft. Sauce the City’s legendary Cleveland Hot Chicken Sandwich.🔥

 

Wishing all the restaurants the best - Sauce the City is trying to find a new home & I hope they can relocate ASAP. Also hope this beautiful space get filled again soon!

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1 hour ago, YABO713 said:

 

Ha! At first I thought it was the Sauced guys, was very confused. 

 

This is some buzzfeed level stuff!!!! 

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Galley Groups Detroit location is also closing, it opened about the same time as Ohio City. So like I said before it's not us it's them.

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1 hour ago, freethink said:

Galley Groups Detroit location is also closing, it opened about the same time as Ohio City. So like I said before it's not us it's them.

Still sucks, really liked that place.

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21 hours ago, surfohio said:

 

Ha! At first I thought it was the Sauced guys, was very confused. 

 

This is some buzzfeed level stuff!!!! 

It's incredible

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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8 minutes ago, skiwest said:

 

 

back in the oughties and the old chowhound food forum days (rip), we used to call panera the devil lol.

 

for fun, check out head hound jim leff's rant about it:

 

http://jimleff.info/panera.html

 

i understand, but i kinda like panera. good to have the hospital.

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On 3/3/2020 at 5:33 PM, KJP said:

 

The most cursed restaurant spot in the city. I don’t understand why nothing has stuck there. The location seems like it would be so great. I think Sage managed to stay open for 2 or 3 years there but I don’t think anything else has lasted even a year. Very curious!

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2 hours ago, bumsquare said:

The most cursed restaurant spot in the city. I don’t understand why nothing has stuck there. The location seems like it would be so great. I think Sage managed to stay open for 2 or 3 years there but I don’t think anything else has lasted even a year. Very curious!

 

Likely Miracles was the longest, but it does seem as though it should be a great location. 

 

Previous to this cursed spot was the 10427 Clifton Spot that was "The cursed restaurant spot", but the Clifton Martini Bar seems to have broken the curse (and it could be the fact that my uncle doesn't own the building anymore).   

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