Owners of RED, the Steakhouse will reopen Nighttown in 2022


CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Out of caution, Nighttown, a beloved Cleveland Heights jazz club, closed its doors last winter to protect its customers and staff from COVID-19. The restaurant was then sold in early 2021. Its new owner – the company behind RED, the Steakhouse – on Thursday announced plans to reopen the place in 2022.

“As a restaurant group, we are thrilled to become the stewards of the iconic Nighttown Restaurant and Concert Hall in Cleveland Heights,” said Stephanie Pack, COO of RED and new company YLT Heights, LLC. .

The previous owner, Brendan Ring, sold Nighttown to RED earlier this year.

Ring told News 5 in January that the city’s $ 83 million “Top of the Hill” development project had sparked interest in its property, which led to a deal ceding the company to de. new owners.

Iconic Nighttown Restaurant in Cleveland Heights Sold to New Owners

According to the city’s website, the project includes “261 market-priced luxury apartments, over 11,000 square feet of commercial / retail / restaurant space on the first floor, nearly 25,000 square feet of green space. and a structured parking garage resulting in approximately 550 parking spaces.

Ring has been in Nighttown since 1992, has owned it since 2001 and has once said that “my blood and my sweat is in these walls”. And while Ring is no longer the owner, he still has a role to play in Nighttown’s future.

“When the opportunity arose, we approached the project with cautious optimism. Nighttown and Brendan Ring have been a beloved part of the Cleveland hotel scene for decades, and we wanted to make sure we could preserve that and put our stamp on it. RED stamp on this project. We have and will continue to consult with Brendan in this regard, make no mistake, it will remain Nighttown! ”said Gregg Levy, Managing Partner.“ This is a large scale project with many numerous infrastructure and back room upgrades including replacement of all kitchen equipment and cooling systems, but from a customer perspective our intention to keep the look and feel of Nighttown intact is primordial. “

Ring is impatiently awaiting the rest of the restaurant.

“As a fan of Red, the Steakhouse for many years, I was very happy to hear from Stéphanie and Gregg and I am delighted and flattered that they want to preserve the business that I had the pleasure of. to bring people for almost 30 years. I look forward to continuing to see them as they bring my baby back to life, ”Ring said.

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