It's been just a couple days since Lago (2221 Professor Ave.) owner Fabio Salerno shuttered his six-year-old Tremont restaurant, which closed this past Saturday. But the attractive space across the street from Michael Symon's Lolita has already been spoken for.
Market and Wine Bar Rocky River owner John Owen, along with partners Dave Rudiger and Sherman DeLozier, have signed a lease to take over the space.
"It will be a wine bar and cocktail lounge to compliment the neighborhood," says Owen.
He says we can expect a fall opening.
Meanwhile, fans of the Italian eatery Lago will only have to wait until spring of 2013, when Salerno reopens in the new Aloft Hotel on the East Bank of The Flats. Salerno is also opening an eatery called Town Hall in Ohio City.
"Lago had an integral role in building the restaurant culture in one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods," Salerno said in a statement. "Lago also has played a vital role in helping build the Taste of Tremont."
More on the new wine bar coming soon.
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