— Westlake, Ohio
Crocker Park is excited to announce that Leo’s Italian Social, a part of Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group (CAPRG), will be opening their second Northeast Ohio location inside Crocker Park, a block away from their sister concept, Burntwood Tavern. The restaurant’s first location opened in Cuyahoga Falls in September 2019 and is now expanding to the West side of Cleveland.
Leo’s Italian Social is designed to be the center of a community, providing all the elements for one to enjoy time with friends and family. Italian inspired food and crafted cocktails with house-infused vodkas, bourbons and whiskey come together to promote good conversations and an approachable, fun vibe. Unique experiences will include bocce ball courts, live music, an outdoor patio, daily happy hours coined “social hours”, and the “Ring the Bell” challenge, consisting of a house made limoncello shot made in an ice shot glass, which is then thrown to attempt to ring a bell over the bar area.
“Great minds think alike, and I think this is the case for Stark Enterprises and Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group,” said Stacie Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Stark Enterprises. “We both were built on the mission of providing an incredibly unique experience for all visitors and guests, and we are thrilled that our partnership together is growing with them adding their third restaurant inside our portfolio. Leo’s Italian Social will be the perfect addition to Crocker Park, melding incredible food & drinks with an energetic ambiance to create great memories!”
Leo’s Italian Social is owned and operated by local company, Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, who also own Burntwood Tavern restaurant locations across Cleveland, including Crocker Park and Rosemont Commons in Akron. The group recently celebrated 10+ years in business, with four current brands across Ohio and Florida under their management. This restaurant will be the third location for the group inside a Stark Enterprises’ property.
The restaurant is currently undergoing a redesign to fulfill Leo’s modern aesthetic in the former Brio Italian space at 200 Crocker Park Boulevard in preparation of their opening this December. The group plans to completely revamp and reconstruct the restaurant next Spring 2021 to add key elements to make the space their own, including an expanded patio and a larger indoor bar area. To stay up to date on opening news and specials, visit leositaliansocial.com and follow @leositaliansocial on Facebook and Instagram.
“We have carefully developed a successful restaurant with our Cuyahoga Fall location, and we are now ready to begin expanding the brand,” said Bret Adams, CAPRG Founder. “We will continue to look for strong partners like Stark Enterprises that can help us expand into new markets in a way that upholds the strength and standards of the CAPRG brand.”
Crocker Park features a mix of internationally known retailers, office buildings, premier dining options and luxury apartments and homes on 12 city blocks of Westlake, Ohio. Crocker Park is a part of the Stark Enterprises full-service real estate development portfolio. For more information visit crockerpark.com.