East Side Outpost of Popular ABC the Tavern in the Works


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Alan Glazen has just signed a lease to open an East Side outpost of his popular Ohio City bar ABC the Tavern (1872 W. 25th St., 216-861-3857). Slated to open this spring, ABC will be located in the new Uptown project in University Circle, directly behind the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

Like the original, this version will focus on good, affordable pub grub served in riotously fun, laid-back setting.

"Same prices, same logic, same everything," explains Glazen. "It's college kids. They'll be able to have an ABC burger, fresh-made fries and a beer for $10 and still leave a tip."

To give the newer space an older feel, Glazen says his team will source repurposed materials. "We'll reclaim as much as we can out of dead, old bars to create a new version of an old bar."

Glazen and his partners Randy Kelly and Linda Syrek are also gearing up for an early October opening of Viaduct Lounge, their champagne and raw bar-themed eatery in the old Ponte Vecchio space. The team also runs XYZ Tavern in Detroit Shoreway.

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