But it looks like Good Night John Boy will be entering the scene to save the day and the night lives of Ohio State students.
This Cleveland-based 1970s themed concept will take over either the space left vacant by Ugly Tuna at 1546 N High St or Mad Mex at 1542 N High St (according to rumors about Ugly Tuna being turned into CampusPartners offices heard by bar owner John Votino, it will be the latter).
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The Dispatch reports Good Night John Boy is described as “the embodiment of 70′s nostalgia, drawing inspiration from the decade’s pop culture to cultivate a groovy environment where patrons can dance, drink, and eat late into the night.”
It is expected to open later this year.
The name is a nod to the 70s TV show “The Waltons,” which ended each episode with the characters—the lead being John Boy—wishing each other a good night.
Forward Hospitality Group, who also owns Flipside in Easton, will be developing Good Night John Boy.