First up are the changes taking place at Lorain's iconic Castle restaurant. Until recently it has been operating as the popular El Arriero Mexican Restaurant. According to the brand new attractive sign, as of May 1, it is now Castillo Mexicano Mexican Restaurant and under new ownership.
I love that the new name and sign reflect the building's heritage. Here's wishing the new owners much success!
Just across the street and slightly to the east, the restaurant known as Beachcliff Diner – you know, the old Manners Big Boy with the sign that has said Pete's Family Restaurant for years – finally has a sign that says Beachcliff Diner!
Over on Oberlin Avenue, it looks like the old Muzik's Auto Care building will be a steaming pile of rubble very soon.
I understand that the well-remembered Muzik Brothers sign will be making the move to the company's new 704 West Erie Avenue location. Here's the link to the company's Facebook page.
It's good to see all of these family businesses making a commitment to the city that so many of us know as our hometown. Here's hoping that they all continue to enjoy great success.