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Five Guys Closes on Detroit Avenue

The burger joint posts a message on its doors saying goodbye.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the national burger chain that opened its doors in Lakewood a few years back, has closed its doors on Detroit Avenue. 

The news came by surprise — as the restaurant quietly closed up — even though the Lakewood location was clearly not as bustling as some of its other locations. 

One Lakewood resident said he tried to take his family there for dinner on Saturday night. 

Instead, he found the windows had been covered with garbage bags and a sign posted on the door informing patrons that the business had shuttered.

According to the typed message, the store closed Saturday.

“We are grateful to everyone who has supported us and we look forward to serving you at our Five Guys Westgate location” in Fairview Park, according to the letter.

It's not clear whether the company will keep its regional corporate offices in the adjacent space.

Amanda February 07, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Ian... Have you ever tried Thai Kitchen on Madison? It is a very small space and pretty much a one woman operation but I though thay had awesome food. I am not sure how healthy seeing as I am not that familar with Thai food but it did seem like that had some good options. Carry out may be a good choice considering they only have about five tables. : )
ian king February 07, 2013 at 07:36 PM
HI Amanda - yes, it is good; but the last time I went they did not take credit cards which can be a problem with a group. And I would call Thai Kitchen not a great dine-in experience, more of a takeout place. I also like Banana Blossom in Ohio City. Thanks!
Amanda February 08, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Hey Ian thanks for the suggestion... I am always looking for new places to try and have just recently started trying different ethnic foods. I am always kind of leary when I have no idea what the ingredents are but I am willing to try anything aleast once.
marc February 12, 2013 at 06:43 PM
cleveland is 20 years behind most other metropolitan areas. Trust me. I lived in San Diego, LA, Cbus, here, and have traveled to many other large areas several times. 20 years!!!
ian king February 13, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Hi Marc, I have also lived in many different cities. I wonder why Cleveland in so many ways resist moving into the 21st century. The area has a great hospital - Cleveland Clinic, a great art museum, a great symphony, and an amazing library system. And a few good restaurants. Why do you think the area doesn't support any kind of downtown shopping experience of note, or any really cool coffee houses that aren't a chain, or more healthy eating choices, or more alternative music scenes, etc. What is it Marc that makes Cleveland 20 years behind the times?

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