Celebrity chef Michael Symon's B-Spot location in downtown Royal Oak is closed.
Representatives from the Cleveland-based company wouldn't confirm or deny that the location closed, or provide a reason for the closure, but the space at 310 S. Main St. is cleared out.
That comes after a Rochester B-Spot location closed in July, and stores around Ohio and Indiana closed this year. The company's website now lists three Cleveland-area restaurants.
Since the entire corporation is shrinking, it doesn't appear that the closure is related to a recent spate of downtown Royal Oak restaurant closures that some owners have attributed to issues with parking.
In a comment to Cleveland Scene,
Symon suggested that local competition is stiff: “Something we might have overlooked when we decided to grow the brand is: we’re one of Cleveland’s favorite burgers. And when you go to another city, they already have their favorite burger joints. So, you not only have to have a great product, but you also have to change their habits.”
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