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East End development in Akron attracts more tenants: Handel’s, Starbucks and Marques Restaurant

https://www.ohio.com/akron/writers/katie-byard/east-end-development-in-akron-attracts-more-tenants-handels-starbucks-and-marques-restaurant

 

I see Marques has a location in Canton. I hope it's good!

http://marquesdowntown.com/

 

There's a lot going on in the East End area - especially since Babcox & Wilcox is bringing in operations from Barberton, Copley and even Charlotte, NC.  The easy access to I-76 is very advantageous. Also - the Ganley Mercedes/Toyota dealership is nearby is transforming one of their buildings (currently for used cars) to a Maserati and Alpha Romeo dealership. I guess that tells you something.

 

Whaaat? A Maserati and Alpha Romeo dealership in Akron? That's a pleasant surprise!

 

 

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Akron Dish: Spotted Owl cocktail bar coming to old fire station; Cafe Arnone opens; food safety tips

By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Posted Nov 19, 2018 at 10:55 PM Updated Nov 19, 2018 at 10:55 PM

Cleveland’s Spotted Owl, known for its mix of creative cocktails and beer-and-shot pairings, has decided to land in Akron, with plans to open a sister bar in the old fire station at 60 S. Maple St. in the city’s West Hill neighborhood.

The spot most recently was home to the Chop & Swizzle craft cocktail bar. That bar/eatery, operated by Dick Kanatzar, closed in June 2017. Kanatzar continues to run his Chop & Swizzle in Green.

 

https://www.ohio.com/news/20181119/akron-dish-spotted-owl-cocktail-bar-coming-to-old-fire-station-cafe-arnone-opens-food-safety-tips

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Akron incubator hopes to cultivate food entrepreneurship

BETH THOMAS HERTZ

November 25, 2018 04:00 AM

 

Entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a food business will be able to utilize a certified commercial kitchen in Akron as soon as renovations are complete at a former church on East Market Street that is now owned by The Well Community Development Corp.

The 100-year-old building is already being used by The Well for multiple initiatives designed to help bolster the surrounding Middlebury neighborhood, including the Compass Coffee shop. The organization has spent the past six months securing the funding to rehab the building's kitchen to become Akron Food Works, an incubator for food entrepreneurs of all stripes: small catering businesses, food truck operators, bakers, hobbyists who want to sell their goods at a local farmers market and more. It hopes to have the kitchen upgraded, compliant with public health requirements and ready for business in the first quarter of 2019, said Curtis Minter Jr., The Well's operations director.

https://www.crainscleveland.com/small-business/akron-incubator-hopes-cultivate-food-entrepreneurship

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Missing Falls Brewery is open, adding to Akron’s brewery scene

Updated Nov 28; Posted Nov 29, 7:01 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Thanks to the dedication of its owners and a lot of support from friends and family, Missing Falls Brewery is open in downtown Akron.

Located on the campus of the old B.F. Goodrich plant on S. Main Street, Missing Falls opened its doors officially last weekend.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2018/11/missing-falls-brewery-is-open-adding-to-akrons-brewery-scene.html

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Just tried Lock 15 Brewing for the first time yesterday, and I'm impressed with what they've done with the space.  The parking lot is not the easiest to get in and out of (especially if you're trying to turn left into it) and it's unfortunately a little more hidden from the road than I think would be ideal (though nothing like Hop Tree up in Hudson, which is set back at the end of a large and sprawling industrial park).  But the food was definitely better (and, admittedly, pricier) than I usually expect in a microbrewery.

 

I actually was only there for lunch and therefore can't comment on the beer yet.  However, they've done an impressive job with the buildout and the food, especially for what was basically basement/garage space in a small, old factory.  Looking forward to going again at a more beer-friendly hour.

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On 12/5/2018 at 2:10 PM, Gramarye said:

Just tried Lock 15 Brewing for the first time yesterday, and I'm impressed with what they've done with the space.  The parking lot is not the easiest to get in and out of (especially if you're trying to turn left into it) and it's unfortunately a little more hidden from the road than I think would be ideal (though nothing like Hop Tree up in Hudson, which is set back at the end of a large and sprawling industrial park).  But the food was definitely better (and, admittedly, pricier) than I usually expect in a microbrewery.

 

I actually was only there for lunch and therefore can't comment on the beer yet.  However, they've done an impressive job with the buildout and the food, especially for what was basically basement/garage space in a small, old factory.  Looking forward to going again at a more beer-friendly hour.

The food for me has been hit or miss. But, the good items were really good. I will definitely be back for the food.

Beer, ehhh....

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This is a major bummer for Downtown.

 

Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar closes in Akron

Updated Feb 6, 5:03 PM; Posted Feb 6, 5:03 PM

 

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio – Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar has closed.

The restaurant's Facebook page for the restaurant lists it as "permanently closed."

Located at 54 E. Mill St. in downtown Akron, Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar opened in February 2014, offering a modern spin on Mexican food. Tequila flight offerings from scores of bottles came with a bit of an educational primer; descriptions included notes on how each was aged.

 

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/02/nuevo-modern-mexican-tequila-bar-closes-in-akron.html

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The Square Scullery owners set to open ghost kitchen in Akron

Updated Feb 17; Posted Feb 19, 5:30 AM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio – Someone once said the three biggest things for a business are "location, location, location." But for restaurateurs Matt and Heather Ulichney, that couldn't be further from the truth.

That's because the Akron couple, who run The Square Scullery food truck, are opening what they say is the city's first "ghost" restaurant. And in that concept, location means little.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/02/the-square-scullery-owners-set-to-open-ghost-kitchen-in-akron.html

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Thirsty Dog to open Sour Haus facility this month

Jeremy Nobile

 

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is doubling down on sour styles as it opens a new taproom focused on those beers later this month.

Co-owner John Najeway announced the brewery will open Sour Haus on March 23.

https://www.crainscleveland.com/manufacturing/thirsty-dog-open-sour-haus-facility-month

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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

Butcher & Sprout Facebook

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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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