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Morton's downtown closes today

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    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    From twitter

    RT @614Magazine: BRKING NEWS:sad to say that Morton’s The Steakhouse has announced will be closing its downtown location effective today.

    #294274

    gk
    Member

    Surprised Morton’s hung on this long. Maybe another Subway will take its place.

    #294275
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Bummer. I heard they had plans to open part of that building and build a patio.

    #294276

    joev
    Participant

    Not too many Taft/Noe dinners going on anymore. Sad for the staff!

    #294277

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    614MAG’s got all the scoop today.

    #294278

    Neil Jaye
    Member

    It sucks that they’re gone. It’s a big name restaurant that I felt put Columbus on the big city map. But, you have to admit, we’re not at a shortage of great steakhouses in this town; Mitchell’s, Smith and Wollensky’s, Ruth’s Chris just to name a few are still here (for now) and going pretty strong (I think). If Ruth’s Chris and S&W (two major steakhouse chains with Columbus being the ONLY Ohio locations) bail, I’d be concerned.

    #294279

    JonMyers
    Participant

    Sucks. The Scotch & Steak crew will have to have a memorial service.

    #294280

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    This is wild–do restaurants usually die so suddenly? I guess it’s not like they could hold a “going out of business” sale, but it just took me by surprise.

    #294281

    JonMyers
    Participant

    I’m assuming the staff here had no idea. It must have been a huge, sudden decision from the top of the organization. I got an email from the marketing manager on Monday about a Scotch tasting there in September. I feel for them. The management there was always exceptional to us.

    #294282

    gk
    Member

    Did they also close their restaurants in Cleveland and Cincinnati, or just Columbus?

    #294283

    dru
    Participant

    it was also purged off Morton’s website really quick.
    http://www.mortons.com/locations.php

    #294284
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    The staff there was always exceptional. I hope they can all get in somewhere else quick!

    #294285

    greenhouse1014
    Participant

    I wondered about this when I saw a guy scraping the Morton’s logo of the window as I was coming down the escalotor. DAMN, I almost had a chance to break the news but was foiled by a meeting. DAMMIT!

    #294286
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    That sucks.
    I loved Morton’s. In my opinion, Ruth Chris and S&W and Mitchell’s just aren’t the same at all. None of them had that same kinda dark, old, speakeasy atmosphere. At least Mitchell’s is downtown, but driving to some mall or to the middle of a polaris parking lot for a cool steakhouse atmosphere just doesn’t get it for me.
    (unless somer’s boss is in town in which case I will S&W my brains right out…) Anywhoo…looks like it’s The Top or bust fer me these days.
    …as if I ever go out for steak dinners anyway.
    Still el sucko for Mortons…had lots of fun nights there.

    #294287

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    Thanks, Lew. It’s the only time I allow myself to burb it up as well :) We’ve moved on to getting wasted in boxes at Clippers games. Though they’re kinda mean and kicked everyone out because SOMEONE jumped the rail and started pilfering the booze left behind by the box next door. I’m not going to confirm or deny that I had any part in this, but I will say it was scary enough to make that person jet with pockets full of beers and continue the party outside of Huntington Stadium.

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