For more than 15 years, Gavi’s was the place to go in Willoughby for fine Italian food. But the restaurant closed four years ago and the landmark building, a 100-year-old brick structure originally built as a streetcar powerhouse, has been sitting idle.
That was until about a year ago when the Local Tavern restaurant group began making improvements to the 5,000-square-foot complex. Those improvements have paved the way for the forthcoming opening of Local Sol Kitchen & Cantiki (38257 Glenn Ave.), a Latin American meets Polynesian themed eatery that will seat up 250 people inside and out.
“It’s a completely different space,” says chef-partner Michael Schoen. “It’s such a cool, old brick building.”
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