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End of an era: Cleveland’s 100th Bomb Group Restaurant permanently closing due to COVID-19 pandemic

All events scheduled through Dec. 30 will be honored before the location closes.

CLEVELAND — After 37 years, the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant in Cleveland is permanently closing at the end of the year.

“Due to the pandemic and declining demand for dining and special event venues, the property will be sold at an auction at the end of October,” company officials said in a press release.

All events through Dec. 30 will be honored, but the dining room will remain closed through 2020.

“We are deeply saddened that the 100th Bomb Group will be taking its last flight this year,” said John Tallichet, President and CEO of Specialty Restaurants Corporation. “We looked at every scenario to be able to continue serving our guests, but the current business environment and the pandemic have forced us to have to close our doors.”

Located near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the 100th Bomb Group offered views of the runways and was filled with wall-to-wall World War II memorabilia.

This pandemic-related closure is another blow to the city of Cleveland, coming just a few weeks after the I-X Center announced it would be shutting down.

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