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CLEVELAND - After nearly 21 years in business, a longtime restaurant in downtown Cleveland will close its doors this summer.
Owner Rick Cassara said John Q's Steakhouse, located at the base of the 55 Public Square building, will close on June 15 due to a business decision.
"It's just our time," Cassara said.
According to Cassara, John Q's opened as one of the key Stouffers Restaurants in 1959 to 1979 and later emerged as John Q's Public Bar & Grille.
Cassara said he began his career at Stouffers in 1973.
The restaurant later changed its name to John Q's Steakhouse in 1987.
Cassara said current employees at the restaurant are aware of the closing.
"It's been hard for the employees," Cassara said.
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