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Grandview-area eatery to close after nearly 60 years

Grandview-area eatery to close after nearly 60 years

Jack McLaughlin

After opening in 1966, Paul’s Fifth Avenue plans to close its doors for good next month.

According to a press release from the restaurant and sandwich shop, its last day of operation will be July 7. Paul’s Fifth Avenue is located at 1565 W. 5th Ave.

The restaurant is known for its sandwiches and diner-style breakfast and lunch options.


“We’re incredibly proud to have served our customers, seven days a week, for the past 58 years. Now, on to the next adventure – whatever that might be,” owner Paul Panzera said in a press release.

Panzera was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States when he was seven. He served in Vietnam at the age of 19, and was president of the Columbus chapter of the American Culinary Association in the 80s and 90s.

“I’m forever thankful and incredibly grateful to all of our staff and crew throughout the decades, all of our customers, and to the Grandview community for the support all of these years,” Panzera said in a press release. “It is impossible to put a hard number on it, but when we estimate, we’ve served something like 7 million meals.  As my father would’ve said…..Not too bad!”

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