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Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. Sour Haus set to open

Posted Mar 21, 5:30 AM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio – Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. hopes to sour you on their beers.

Not all of their beers, just ones that are brewed under the auspices of what founder and owner John Najeway calls a "dedicated" team to crafting and blending the best sours they can.

Thirsty Dog's Sour Haus opens officially Saturday, March 23. Each month, small-batch releases in bottles will come out, and taps will rotate every couple of weeks, he said.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/03/thirsty-dog-brewing-co-sour-haus-set-to-open.html

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Magic City Brewing to open brewpub in Rubber City

By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Posted Mar 25, 2019 at 12:26 PM Updated Mar 25, 2019 at 7:56 PM

 

Magic City Brewing Co. is moving from its namesake community and opening a brewpub in Akron.

The popular Barberton brewery and taproom has filed an application with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to transfer its brewing permit to 2727 Manchester Road just south of Interstate 277/U.S. Route 224 and across the street from Lake Nesmith. The 4,078-square-foot site formerly housed the Mi Hacienda Mexican Bar & Grill and Tim Owens’ Traveler’s Tavern.

 

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190325/magic-city-brewing-to-open-brewpub-in-rubber-city?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190326&utm_content=article14-headline

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Akron Dish: Handel’s, Starbucks open in East End; Grandpa Joe’s candy store; Mother’s Day dining

By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Posted May 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM Updated May 8, 2019 at 1:41 PM

The latest big local food news is the purchase of the Akron-area Bricco eateries by Dave Sharp, a 27-year veteran of the restaurant industry.

Sharp, 46, is part owner of fine-dining restaurant DBA in downtown Akron’s Northside district. He bought four Bricco restaurants from Dave Glenny, who opened the first in 2003 (Bricco Prime in the Portage Lakes has closed).

In case you missed it, you can find my story on the purchase at https://bit.ly/2YeySjr. I’ll have more information on Sharp’s plans for the collection of eateries next week.

 

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190507/akron-dish-handels-starbucks-open-in-east-end-grandpa-joes-candy-store-mothers-day-dining

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Leo’s Italian Social aims to open this month

Updated Aug 12, 7:19 PM; Posted Aug 12, 2:40 PM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group - which operates Burntwood Tavern locations throughout Northeast Ohio - aims to open its latest concept, Leo’s Italian Social, by the end of this month.

"We're super excited," said the Chagrin Falls-based company's owner and founder, Bret Adams. "Burntwood Tavern has been so well-received, especially with the patio season. It’s a great opportunity to launch a new Italian concept."

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/08/leos-social-kitchen-aims-to-open-this-month.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter: Rubber City Daily&utm_campaign=Rubber City Daily - Akron newsletter

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Some new additions in the area.

 

R. Shea Brewing has opened in Canal Place in Downtown Akron. It's a big production space in old Goodrich warehouse space. Next to Missing Falls Brewing. Decent food. Nothing fancy or farm-to-table, but decent.

https://www.rsheabrewing.com/homepage/Canal-Place-Location-Akron.html?loc=cp

https://www.facebook.com/rsheabrewing2/

 

Spotted Owl is officially open this week in West Hill. This is the same owner as the one in Tremont. The last business at this location was Chop & Swizzle. Has a similar brand. Well made craft cocktails. They will be adding food as well.

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2019/10/09/first-look-spotted-owl-bar-in-akrons-west-hill-neighborhood

 

Butcher & Sprout is coming to Cuyahoga Falls in the former Office Bistro space. This one is farm-to-table and burgers.

Butcher & Sprout

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47 minutes ago, yanni_gogolak said:

Some new additions in the area.

 

R. Shea Brewing has opened in Canal Place in Downtown Akron. It's a big production space in old Goodrich warehouse space. Next to Missing Falls Brewing. Decent food. Nothing fancy or farm-to-table, but decent.

https://www.rsheabrewing.com/homepage/Canal-Place-Location-Akron.html?loc=cp

https://www.facebook.com/rsheabrewing2/

 

My spider senses tell me that R Shea space is the former Benny's Rubber City Bar (THE largest sports bar in the midwest!) aka Satchmos. 

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^that’s kind of crazy you remember that!  I vaguely remember the names but i never ventured out to find them. I’m not sure hunting for a bar in a massive fairly empty industrial complex near the center of Akron was at the top of things i was doing then especially when the main choices were Kent, the valley, or the flats. 

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32 minutes ago, audidave said:

^that’s kind of crazy you remember that!  I vaguely remember the names but i never ventured out to find them. I’m not sure hunting for a bar in a massive fairly empty industrial complex near the center of Akron was at the top of things i was doing then especially when the main choices were Kent, the valley, or the flats. 

Ha! I didn't kill all of my brain cells at UA apparently. But 1990 Kent students used to hang in Akron and it was really happening. But the scene quickly shifted back with UA and KSU students all going out in Kent. The Valley was seen as for a more upscale, older crowd. There was Liberty Brewing Co. which was kind of awesome. Degenerates (like my friends) stayed in Akron to watch the industrial buildings crumble! 

 

p.s. the sheer number of dive bars near U of Akron back then was pretty incredible. 

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9 hours ago, surfohio said:

 

p.s. the sheer number of dive bars near U of Akron back then was pretty incredible. 

 

I started going to Thursdays when I was 18 for "Alternative Night" dancing and then started drinking there when I turned 21 in the early 90's and I try to visit every time I'm back. I still love it and it's pretty much the last bar standing. 

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14 hours ago, jeremyck01 said:

 

I started going to Thursdays when I was 18 for "Alternative Night" dancing and then started drinking there when I turned 21 in the early 90's and I try to visit every time I'm back. I still love it and it's pretty much the last bar standing. 

 

It's shocking to me that you didn't start drinking at Thursdays at age 18 like everyone else 😉 

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8 hours ago, surfohio said:

 

It's shocking to me that you didn't start drinking at Thursdays at age 18 like everyone else 😉 

 

Lol, I actually waited till I was 21.  It was all downhill after that though!

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On 10/22/2019 at 11:26 AM, surfohio said:

 

My spider senses tell me that R Shea space is the former Benny's Rubber City Bar (THE largest sports bar in the midwest!) aka Satchmos. 

 

Yup.

inside a red-brick industrial building that was home to Benny's Rubber City Sports Bar & Grille in the early 1990s and Satchmo's before that

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20190502/graffiti-mystery-in-akron-whos-behind-beer

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One more for C. Falls:

 

Asterisk Coffee Bar to celebrate grand opening in Cuyahoga Falls this week

Posted Oct 23, 6:30 AM

By Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Asterisk Coffee Bar is a new enterprise cooked up by the creators of Akron Coffee Roasters. The new Cuyahoga Falls cafe celebrates its grand opening this Thursday, after having been softly opened for a couple of months.

Asterisk, located at 2101 Front Street, is just a 10-minute drive away from Akron Coffee Roasters, located at 30 North High Street in Akron. But because it’s technically located outside of Akron, it had to adopt a new name, said owner Albert Macso, a co-owner of the two cafes.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/10/asterisk-coffee-bar-to-celebrate-grand-opening-in-cuyahoga-falls-this-week.html

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38 minutes ago, yanni_gogolak said:

One more for C. Falls:

 

Asterisk Coffee Bar to celebrate grand opening in Cuyahoga Falls this week

Posted Oct 23, 6:30 AM

By Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Asterisk Coffee Bar is a new enterprise cooked up by the creators of Akron Coffee Roasters. The new Cuyahoga Falls cafe celebrates its grand opening this Thursday, after having been softly opened for a couple of months.

Asterisk, located at 2101 Front Street, is just a 10-minute drive away from Akron Coffee Roasters, located at 30 North High Street in Akron. But because it’s technically located outside of Akron, it had to adopt a new name, said owner Albert Macso, a co-owner of the two cafes.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/10/asterisk-coffee-bar-to-celebrate-grand-opening-in-cuyahoga-falls-this-week.html

Beautiful space. I might go back today and see if they have better wifi. Went a few times when they first opened and it was almost impossible to get any work done. 

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15 hours ago, jeremyck01 said:

 

Lol, I actually waited till I was 21.  It was all downhill after that though!

Haha we probably split a $2 pitcher of Busch Lite at some point....there were a LOT of bad influences around! 

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On 12/5/2018 at 2:29 PM, Robuu said:

^ That's funny, there's a brewery in Dayton called Lock 27.

 

 

i just saw this. my niece and her husband make the beer sampler holders for them. so go sample the craft brews and see their nice crafty beer holder work!!

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Eighty-Three Brewery settling in to Akron’s East End (photos, video)

Posted Nov 06, 5:45 AM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The first thing you might wonder about when you walk into Eighty-Three Brewery on Akron's East End is why the name.

Not the area code - that's 330. There's an Ohio 83, but it doesn't cut through Summit County. It's not the 83rd brewery in the area. Is the owner's favorite Cleveland Browns player Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 83? Nah.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/11/eighty-three-brewery-settling-in-to-akrons-east-end-photos-video.html

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Spotted Owl expands, adds to cocktail culture in Akron (photos, video)

Posted Nov 07, 5:30 AM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio - Will Hollingsworth wasn’t born with a martini shaker in his hand.

"I got into this business not because I loved cocktails but because I loved bars," said Hollingsworth, whose Spotted Owl is a well-regarded staple that just celebrated its five-year anniversary in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Life was moving so well he opened Spotted Owl in Akron on Oct. 21.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/11/spotted-owl-expands-adds-to-cocktail-culture-in-akron-photos-video.html

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New restaurant in Kenmore

Lil’ Bit Café has opened on Kenmore Boulevard as the first sit-down lunch and dinner restaurant to open in the neighborhood in years, according to the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance. The 25-seat eatery, near the Rialto Theatre, has a menu that includes sandwiches called the “Whole Hog,” which includes pulled pork, ham, bacon, cheddar cheese and house slaw on a Kaiser bun, and the “Mac Daddy,” which is panko-crusted fried macaroni and cheese on Texas Toast.

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200212/new-lilrsquo-bit-cafe-serving-up-high-hopes-for-akronrsquos-kenmore-area?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter: Rubber City Daily&utm_campaign=Rubber City Daily - Akron newsletter

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Akron seeks DORA, Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

Posted May 12, 2020

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron is hoping to establish a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area - or, DORA - near the Lock 3 / Akron Civic Theatre block of downtown Akron.

The city said it submitted an application for the designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased from permitted establishments and consumed outside within the district. Ohio lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the areas in 2015. Normally, without the DORA designation, drinking alcohol is not allowed in these areas.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/05/akron-seeks-dora-designated-outdoor-refreshment-area.html

 

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Eat in the street? Barberton considers closing downtown roads to boost restaurant seating

 

By Sean McDonnell
Beacon Journal

Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:31 PM Updated May 12, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Although restaurants are reopening, social distancing will put space at a premium. To solve the problem, the city of Barberton is looking to put seats in the streets.

On Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine is allowing restaurants and bars to open for outdoor dining. On May 21, dine-in service can start.

To give restaurants more space, the city of Barberton is considering temporarily closing downtown streets to vehicle traffic and allowing restaurants to set up outdoor seating in the road.

 

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200512/eat-in-street-barberton-considers-closing-downtown-roads-to-boost-restaurant-seating?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200513&utm_content=article5-headline

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Open container exempt area in early planning

By BOB GAETJENS Reporter

Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM Updated May 16, 2020 at 4:33 PM

KENT — Restaurants and bars this summer may get a new source of economic support, balancing out the need to socially distance customers within their establishments.

The city is exploring ways to create a Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area, an area of 20 to 30 acres downtown exempted from open container laws, according to Tom Wilke, economic development director for the city of Kent. Administered by the Ohio Department of Commerce, DORA districts were an option created by the general assembly in 2015. In areas where DORAs are in place, drinkers can walk around in public drinking alcoholic beverages.

 

https://www.record-courier.com/news/20200516/open-container-exempt-area-in-early-planning?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200518&utm_content=article12-headline

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