OHIO CITY, Ohio — Another local restaurant has announced that it is closing its doors.
On Wednesday, Ohio City Galley posted on social media that Friday, February 28 will be its final day of operation.
"There were various factors that led to this difficult outcome, a decision like this is never easy," the restaurant wrote on Facebook. "We greatly appreciate the kindness from our guests and the community during our time here in Cleveland, you have shown us such hospitality and support. We wish the members of our Cleveland Galley family the very best."
The unconventional business model of Ohio City Galley was one part food hall and one part business incubator – a relaxed public space where multiple food-service operators could test out new concepts in a low-risk situation, and diners could enjoy those foods in a communal dining hall and bar setting.
The announcement by Ohio City Galley comes just days after the launch of The Burger Shop, from Sauce the City's Victor Searcy.
Diners have said “hello” and “goodbye” to The Rice Shop, Poca and Forest City Steaks. Sauce the City and The Burger Shop was also recently joined by two new kitchen concepts from chef-partners Brett Sawyer and Vince Thomascik, Pie2 and Grains and Greens.
As our Doug Trattner found out recently, the Galley owners took advantage of a brief year-end closure to update the bar offerings and interior. There was the addition of new greenery, a brighter color palette, new lounge seating and furniture, and other cosmetic touches designed to improve the overall user experience.
Ohio City Galley opened in October of 2018.