Clarmont’s busy owner puts Thom’s up for sale
The Dispatch wrote Clarmont’s busy owner puts Thom’s up for sale
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
BY BILL CHRONISTER
Thom Coffman has decided to focus all his attention on the venerable Clarmont Restaurant and his plans for its transformation, so he’s putting his Thom’s on Grandview up for sale.
Coffman opened Thom’s 2 1/2 years ago at 1470 Grandview Ave., with an eye toward creating his own brand. He said he’s enjoyed the restaurant and liked watching the area around him develop, but his time has become increasingly precious as he moves closer to the start of the Clarmont project.
The plan remains to tear down the 60-year-old structure at 684 S. High St. and build a six-story tower that would include a boutique hotel and condominiums, as well as a thoroughly modern restaurant. But no longer do they include a retail component on the first floor, Coffman said.