A.J. Rocco’s to Close on December 20

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After a solid 18-year run, A.J. Rocco’s (816 Huron Rd. E., 216-861-8358) will close its doors for good on December 20. The Gateway District café/bar/music venue opened in 2001, two days before 9-11.

Owner A. Brendan Walton says that the lease has expired and, after some consideration, he has decided to move on.

“It was a fun time,” he says. “A lot of good memories for sure.”

There’s one more big show on the calendar, he adds, when the Portersharks hit the stage on Friday, December 13.

Walton’s coffee company, Cleveland Coffee, will live on. The small-batch beans are available throughout Northeast Ohio.

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For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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