If you've watched any Food Network shows lately you've probably seen Iron Chef star Michael Symon
. One place you won't see him is his Bar Symon
in Avon Lake, Ohio. The Midwestern chef will be closing the restaurant as of October 30. Local news reports quote Symon
as saying that the concept didn't work in this location. He has four other restaurants, Lola Bistro and Lolita in Cleveland, the B-Spot Burgers in Woodmere and Roast in at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. Some of Symon's signature dishes are also on the menu at the Quicken Loans Arena where the Cleveland Cavaliers play.
He plans to open another B-Spot Burgers in Strongsville in January and hopes to be able to move some of his Bar Symon employees to this location. This is the first time that Symon has had to close a restaurant. Symon opened his first restaurant, Lola, in 1997 and has been credited with reviving Cleveland's restaurant scene. Last year he published a cookbook Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen.