Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jillian's Is Closing, Space To Be Reborn as Tapas Bar

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM


Fans of Jillian's Billiard Club (12459 Cedar Rd., 216-397-0900) should say their "goodbyes" now or forever hold their peace. In as little as two months, the 20-year-old Cleveland Heights entertainment venue will be no more. The club is the last Jillian's location in Ohio.

By spring, building owner Kim Lisboa will convert the 10,000-square-foot space into a "New York-style tapas bar" with live entertainment and lighter fare, she says. Almost all of the billiard tables and video games will be removed from the venue, she adds. A few will be reserved for use in a private dining room. Entertainment might include vocalists, piano players, deejays, and comedians.

Lisboa, a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, is in the process of interviewing chefs.

Look for an April opening.

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