CLEVELAND, Ohio – One of the premier jazz clubs in the Midwest will reopen its doors next month in a limited fashion.
Nighttown in Cleveland Heights has announced it will reopen for food service on July 1. However, live entertainment is still on hold. Like other music venues in Ohio, Nighttown closed its doors in mid-March after Governor Mike DeWine banned large gatherings of 100 or more people.
After monitoring local trends for bars and restaurants over the past month, Nighttown will resume in-restaurant and patio dining at 3 p.m. July 1. Starting July 2, Nighttown will be open for dinner Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (July 4 hours are 3 to 9 p.m.). The venue will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
“The past months have been difficult from so many perspectives,” said owner Brendan Ring in a statement. “We’ve had employees with us since I’ve been here. Having to lay them off, even temporarily, was hard. Creating a space with the required social distancing and yet retaining Nighttown’s neighborhood feel has taken a lot of thought and planning and restructuring. And we miss the people.”
Nighttown has added a new 50-car parking lot with an entrance from Cedar Road adjacent to the restaurant. Ring said the venue will reassess its live music plans after seeing how the reopening of the restaurant portion of the club goes.