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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute to open new Shaker Heights location, Edwins Too, on November 20

The restaurant will feature French-style cuisine and will only be around for a limited six-month engagement.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on November 16, 2020, featuring new restaurants opening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edwins Too is finally ready to open. 

The restaurant, which is a new addition to the EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, will welcome guests beginning on Friday, November 20, at a brand new location in Shaker Heights.

The program will bring a new French eatery and training center to Shaker Square, for a limited six-month engagement. 

The institute has gained national recognition for it's training of formerly incarcerated adults in the culinary field. 

Edwins Too will serve multi-course meals with "bold, unexpected flavors, and vegan options." 

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The location, found in Shaker Square (13220 Shaker Square) will be open from Friday-Sunday. 

"Edwins Too allows our students, graduates and Management Fellows to elevate their crafts, and showcase the healing power of food, while delivering on the EDWINS promise to strengthen, support and enrich the community," said Brandon E. Chrostowski, CEO, President and Founder, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. 

The restaurant will implement social-distancing protocols upon opening and says that, despite the struggles facing the country, they will continue to expand their mission. 

"We realize, all across the country, and especially here in Cleveland, our friends and families are faced with adversity," Chrostowski says, "In these less than ideal times, however, we're here, and we are doubling down on the EDWINS mission. This is our solution and our greater calling right now." 

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