Update: Slyman's Tavern in Orange is now open
. That is just super good news. Find them at 4009 Orange Place.
(Original story 6/7/16): It’s been just over a year since Slyman’s Tavern (6901 Rockside Rd., 216-642-0062, slymanstavern.com), an offshoot of the 50-year-old deli on St. Clair, opened up in Independence, and already there are plans for a second location. That location, the former Red Robin at 4009 Orange Place, should open sometime next year, says Freddie Slyman.
“It’s not going to look like a Red Robin,” Slyman promises. “We're going to continue with the same sports bar and tavern feel.”
Building off the 50-year tradition, the Slyman's Tavern concept dishes up the downtown deli menu in a sports bar environment. A large bar, a sea of flat-screen TVs and seating for 150 guests inside and out sets the tavern apart from the bustling deli. But those melt-in-your-mouth corned beef sandwiches on butter-soft rye are one and the same.
Slyman says it will take close to a year for the dust to settle on the transformation. When it does, Slyman’s will be joining a growing retail community, with developments like Pinecrest and others coming online around the same time.
“We’re really excited about the Pinecrest and other development in the area,” he says.