Due to a steadily diminishing customer base, Samira on the riverfront was forced to close its doors this week.
The bad news came Monday morning when the restaurant's management texted employees and asked them not to come in, according to a former server who asked not to be identified.
On Wednesday, owner Nick Dadich offered a farewell message on Samira's Facebook page, saying: "We regret to announce that we have permanently closed the doors of Samira. We want to thank...every customer we’ve had the pleasure to serve, as well as the great bands we’ve hosted here. We appreciate your support, and we’ll miss you all. Thanks for the great memories!"
The casual, fine dining restaurant opened its doors in December of 2010 at 2291 Riverfront Pkwy., and focused on affordability after its predecessor, The River Brasserie and Bar, floundered from high prices and a somewhat stuffy atmosphere, said Dadich when Samira first opened.
Cuyahoga Falls Deputy Director of Development Jennifer Syx is optmistic that another business will come along and take advantage of the spacious riverfront property, which originally served as a power plant decades ago.
"...They had great food and a very pleasant atmosphere; and the beautiful riverfront view was spectacular," said Syx. "We will be sorry to see them go. Having said that, we will work with the property owner, as we do with all our businesses, to locate a new establishment there as quickly as possible."
Now that Samira is shuttered, what business should replace it? Tell us in the Comments!