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Winking Lizard closing location in Cleveland's Gateway District

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 15:19:41-04

CLEVELAND — Winking Lizard Tavern announced Monday that it’s closing the restaurant located in Cleveland’s Gateway District, located on Huron Road, for good.

In August, the restaurant said it was temporarily closing the location Downtown, citing staffing challenges that made the decision “unavoidable.”

A representative stated that they will not be renewing the least on their Gateway District location, and it will remain closed. All employees who were based at the Gateway District location were offered other opportunities at other area locations, the restaurant said.

"We will be consolidating into one downtown location in the Aecom building," a Winking Lizard representative stated Monday afternoon. "It should open late spring 2022. Our Galleria location on East 9th will remain open until we make the move over to the Aecom building."

The local family restaurant first opened in 1983 on Miles Road in Bedford Heights with multiple locations still open across Northeast Ohio, including in Macedonia, Independence, Canton, Avon, Lakewood, Brunswick and Mayfield Heights, according to its website.

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