Visions for Vacancies: Samira on the Riverfront

A pair of restaurants failed to turn a profit at the attractive riverfront property. Now what?

Local restaurateur Nick Dadich hoped to have a hit when he opened Samira in December of 2010.

Dadich focused on affordability after its predecessor, The River Brasserie and Bar, floundered from high prices and a somewhat stuffy atmosphere.

Unfortunately, Samira's customer base steadily dwindled; and when news of its closure was announced in October, Patch readers widely criticized the restaurant's menu and service.  

Cuyahoga Falls Deputy Director of Development Jennifer Syx is optimistic that another business will come along and take advantage of the spacious riverfront property, which originally served as a power plant decades ago.  

What business (or businesses) could turn a profit at the attractive and modern location? Tell us in the comments.

Sharon Pokorny Guthrie February 03, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Most people don't go to a unknown unheard of place. Look at the success the Firehouse is having on Front St. Give us a place that will draw people. Would be a great place for a Microbrewery..Great Lakes? Thirsty Dog? Something people are familiar with.
kimberly February 05, 2013 at 05:30 AM
I think that is a great idea. To have a cool sports bar to hangout at.
Dave L February 05, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Firehouse is great, if you like mold, mildew and bad service.
sarah February 06, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Great lakes idea is nice maybe even bws or winking lizard. But I like something along of bar louis style too.
Jeff February 06, 2013 at 02:29 PM
A brewpub, Fathead's style.


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