This Saturday will be the last night of service at Ken Stewart’s East Bank, which opened two years ago in the first wave of fresh development down by the river. That restaurant opened around the same time as Lago and Willeyville, but has since been joined by several new restaurants, bars and entertainment venues such as Crop Rocks, Alley Cat and Punch Bowl Social.
The Ken Stewart’s space won’t sit idle for long as Demetrios Atheneos and Fady Chamoun, partners in Oak Barrel (5975 Canal Rd., 216-520-3640, theoakbarrel.com) and Forage Public House (14600 Detroit Ave., 216-226-2000, foragepublichouse.com), will open their third eatery in the space by the middle of next week.
“Yeah, I’m crazy, I know,” jokes Atheneos. “We’ll have menus on the tables by Tuesday.”
While Stewart will redirect his attentions to his existing Akron eateries, Atheneos and Chamoun will set about opening Bold Food and Drink, a concept that will take advantage of the steakhouse feel and kitchen equipment the pair inherited, but in a much more casual, affordable and approachable environment.
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