I can't believe that I found out about this--today from a bad flyer in Parma.
and the PD is just picking it up now, too...I saw the place a couple of months ago. This is a sacred place for a lot of people and the new owner respects the history of the Euclid Tavern. Believe it or not, the sign is a reconstruction. See www.euclid-tavern.com as this develops.
Cleveland's legendary Euclid Tavern rock club to re-open Friday, Jan. 25
by jpetkovic [at] plaind [dot] com
Thursday January 24, 2008, 10:28 AM
For six-plus years, the Euclid Tavern was a bleak reminder of a heyday long gone. Well, the doors are open once again. At 9 p.m. Friday, the legendary bar, 11629 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, will celebrate its grand reopening with the JiMiller Band. Free. Call 216-231-7066.
"It's the old Euclid Tavern, but it's cleaned up," says co-owner Mike Ciofani. "We're going to be doing rock and blues, just like the old place, but we also have a new kitchen and we're serving food during the day."
The bar closed in 2001, after it lost its liquor license and went into foreclosure. Ciofani and his partners bought it a year and a half ago. "We spent eight months just trying to untangle the legal mess it was in," says Ciofani. "The bar was in such disrepair that it took about a year to make it ready for opening."
The Euc dedicated nights to blues, rock and punk the first time around. It will again -- eventually, says Ciofani. "We're still setting up the schedule," he says. "We want to have young rock bands some nights and jazz brunches on Sundays."