South Side Business News & Notes
356th Fighter Group closes
GREEN — The 356th Fighter Group restaurant closed its doors Jan. 18.
The restaurant, owned by Bob and Tina Scofield since September 1990, is located on the south side of the runways of the Akron-Canton Airport.
Authentic World War II items were displayed throughout the business in a salute to the airborne team of the U.S. Air Force that flew P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs while escorting B-17 Bombers across the English Channel from 1943 to 1945, according to the business’ website, www.356fg.com.
The restaurant offered in-house dining, including a Sunday brunch, banquet service, catering and a cabaret.
On the website, the Scofields reported that 900 dinners were served on Friday and 650 on Saturday, the last two days of operation.
A message from the Scofields on the business’ website stated they “want to thank everyone that has supported us for years and years. We had a great run and we will miss everyone of you!! We want to thank everyone who came out this week to support us in this very hard & sad time.”
Attempts at reaching the Scofields for personal comment were not successful by presstime.
Plans for Belden Lodge property announced
GREEN — Gervasi Vineyard General Manager Scott Swaldo has unveiled the name and logo for a new restaurant facility to be located on the 16,000-square-foot Belden Lodge property in Southgate Park.
The property was purchased this past summer from the city of Green by the Swaldo family, which owns Gervasi Vineyard.
The Swaldo family announced the new restaurant will be called the Twisted Olive Italian American Kitchen. It will have indoor and outdoor seating, overlook landscapes and water features in its park setting, and offer a casual menu of classic Italian American fare.
According to restaurant officials, the Twisted Olive is projected to open late this year and will offer casual dining in a modern décor that blends vintage and new world design with color and contemporary accents. An open kitchen concept is planned for the dining area, with various family, social and private dining spaces, as well as a lower level walkout pub, family officials added.
The menu will include pizzas, steaks, sandwiches, pastas, salads and a children’s menu. Gervasi’s award-winning wines and a full complement of beers and spirits also will be available.
Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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