'Flavor the Town' Caterers Coming to Towne Center
Space occupied by Bar Symon will host restaurant, catering hall
The space formerly occupied by Bar Symon in Towne Center will be home to a catering business and restaurant, owner Rebecca Tornberg confirmed this week.
Flavor the Town Fine Dining, formerly of North Olmsted, is in the process of relocating to Towne Center and will reopen Jan. 20. The business began relocating this week. Flavor the Town will represent the catering portion of the business. The catering hall will seat 150.
Bar Symon, which replaced Swingos Grand Tavern, closed in October.
"I was having lunch with a friend who said he just heard Bar Symon had closed," Tornberg, who will operate the caterers and restaurant with her husband, Nels Tornberg, said. "We were looking for another place and couldn't believe the space was available."
Charm Grille will represent the site's restaurant and is expected to open March 1.
"It's American cuisine," Rebecca Tornberg said. "We're adding a wood fire burner, so we can cook steaks."
Nels Tornberg will continue as the executive chef.
Rebecca Tornberg said she will be relying heavily on her husband's skills to please customers' palates.
"He's an unbelievable chef," she said, rattling off a few items that will be on the menu, including stuffed artichokes, dry age steak and for vegetarians, a roasted vegetable sandwich.
The Tornbergs reside in Grafton.
Tornberg credited Bucky Kopf, who owns the plaza, and Kopf Builders Sr. Vice President Barry Edelstein with assisting with the transition.
"Bucky and Barry were phenomenal," she said. "They bent over backwards to help us."
Edelstein said he thinks the Tornberg's plan will work.
"They definitely have the combination to make this spot work," Edelstein said. "Both businesses together will complement each other."
Edelstein added he was pleased to have a tenant fill the spot so soon.
Marc Crofft has been hired as the establishments general manager.
Flavor the Town was voted Best of the West at the June 2007 Best of the West Celebration sponsored by West Shore magazine.