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Revamped menu, layout improve Grandview Cafe

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The Dispatch wroteRevamped menu, layout improve longtime hangout

Friday, August 15, 2008

BY NICK CHORDAS

The neighborhood hangout, at 3rd and Grandview avenues just north of Grandview Heights, has been around in one form or another since 1925. These days, the cafe does a brisk lunch business before morphing on weekend nights into a busy but still-comfortable spot for a largely “late-20s-and-into-their-30s crowd,” co-owner Brett Holland said.

A recent Saturday night visit confirmed as much: I arrived about 9:30 to find the spacious downstairs patio packed with nattily attired young professionals too old to be slamming drinks on campus and far too young to use a word such as nattily in actual conversation.

The patio is just one of the upgrades by Holland and business partner Bill Cosgrove, who took over ownership last summer. The outdoor area — beneath the similarly sizable upstairs patio — boasts plenty of seating, ceiling fans (nice touch) and a good view of the couples and cars moving slowly along Grandview Avenue.

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