Article By Douglas Trattner from Cleveland Scene
It’s hard to imagine Eton Chagrin Blvd. without Mitchell’s Fish Market, but going forward that’s precisely what shoppers at the Woodmere lifestyle center will have to do. The seafood restaurant announced this week that it was closing its Northeast Ohio location after 20 years.
When Eton made its big debut in 2003, after developer Bob Stark completely reshaped the suburban shopping strip, Mitchell’s Fish Market was just one of the many big food draws for diners. Also on the billing were places like Bossa Nova, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Sur La Table, the cookware shop.
Launched by Cameron Mitchell in 1998, Mitchell’s Fish Market grew to nearly 20 locations in a handful of states. Mitchell sold the chain to Ruth’s Hospitality, which in turn sold it to Landry’s. Following the closure of the Woodmere shop, the chain has trimmed to seven.
A brief statement from the operator:
“We are grateful for the friends we have made and we look forward to serving you at our sister locations nearby.”