Pasta and Pastry Abruptly Closes After Just Three Months

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Just three months after opening its doors in Ohio City, Pasta and Pastry (3800 Whitman Ave.) has shut them for good.

"After storm damage on Wednesday forced us to close the restaurant, it was our final straw," explains owner Diane Miller. "I decided to close the restaurant for good."

The weather damage was just the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, Miller makes clear. Miller, owner of the J. Palen House Bed and Breakfast, is an admitted novice when it comes to running a restaurant. She left all operation details to her partner, Ron Heinbaugh.

"I needed to be an active manager and I couldn't devote full time to this project," she says, adding, "my interests needed to be focused on my other businesses."

As for what's next for the locale, which is a charming brick building on a quiet residential street in Ohio City, Miller is banking on the prime restaurant market in the area to take care of that. "I am an entrepreneur by nature and I'm confident there will be opportunities for a new concept to flourish," says Miller.

Heinbaugh refused to comment about the situation.

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