For weeks there have been rumblings of a major restaurant shake-up in downtown Cleveland. It finally can be revealed what that news is all about.
Chris Hodgson, owner of Dim and Den Sum and Hodge Podge food trucks, has paired up with Scott Kuhn, owner of Washington Place Bistro and Welshfield Inn, to open a new restaurant in the current home of Zinc Bistro. Zinc will close its doors on December 23.
It's been a rocky road for Zinc, a French-style bistro that opened in spring of 2010. Ambitious original plans included an all-day retail bakery offering salads, sandwiches and house-made pastries. That never transpired. And while multiple chef and management changes attempted to right the ship, that apparently did not happen.
Zinc Bistro is located on Euclid Avenue, on the ground floor of the $65 million Residences at Six Six Eight development.
Hodgson and Kuhn are still in the planning phases of their restaurant. More on the details of the new project as they unfold.