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East Fourth Street in Cleveland

The space left vacant by chef Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro in downtown Cleveland could see a new tenant.

Andrew Watts of Twinsburg-based Forward Hospitality group recently addressed the Cleveland Planning Commission to make a case for a new restaurant called Cordelia at the 2058 E. 4th St. storefront, proposing garage-style windows that would roll up along E. 4th Street.

Renovations were approved via a certificate of appropriateness, meaning the proposed work in a historic district meets criteria. Trim will be black and transoms will be replaced. An outdoor cafe is also planned.

Forward Hospitality Group also locally operates 3 Palms Pizza, which has three locations in Northeast Ohio; the Boneyard in Broadview Heights; Bell & Flower in Chagrin Falls; FWD Day + Nightclub on Flats East Bank; Garden City in Shaker Heights’ Van Aken District; Good Night John Boy on Flats East Bank; and See Saw in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood.

Lola Bistro closed in November 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the restaurant industry.

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