It's official: Shawn Monday has signed a lease to take over the old Joey's Restaurant space (44 N. Main St.) in Chagrin Falls. The chef-owner of One Red Door and Flip Side in Hudson (and Columbus) says the space is perfect for his Flip Side burger concept.
"Chagrin Falls is the dream location," Monday explains. "That neighborhood is like a postcard. We're excited to be there."
Joey's originally opened at that address in 1981. It suffered a devastating fire on November 30 and was forced to close. Monday says the space was totally gutted, requiring a complete new build-out. He does not expect to open until winter.
Like Flip Side Hudson, the restaurant will be a cozy 50-seat burger bar, with an open kitchen, grass-fed Ohio beef burgers, and great beer on tap.
"It's going to be just like what we're doing in Hudson," he adds.