AKRON, Ohio — The city of Akron changed forever on Tuesday when the LeBron James Family Foundation announced it had purchased the Tangier Restaurant & Cabaret on West Market Street.
The move will certainly bring great things for the region, with the charity planning to renovate the facility with a sports complex, restaurants, shops, and more. However, the news unfortunately means the popular entertainment venue will be no more.
Opened in 1948 and owned by the George family ever since, the Tangier has made its name as seemingly a touch of Las Vegas in the heart of Akron. Besides opening its doors to personal events like wedding receptions and similar gatherings, the 60,000-square-foot venue also hosted legendary musical names such as James Brown, Tina Turner, and The Four Seasons.
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3News viewers on social media have already been quick to share their memories. While most were excited about the opportunities LJFF's ownership will bring, they also lamented the loss of a local icon.