Canadian Franchise Seizes Cleveland St. Opportunity!
Starting off in 1980 as an upscale Canadian café bistro, today Café Suprême serves clients with its good living menu in over 100 locations in the cities of Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Riyadh, Cairo and now Clearwater, FL.
From early morning breakfast and light and filling lunches all the way to talks over coffee and warm and appetizing dinners, Café Suprême offers a healthy and flavorful menu in a unique and relaxing setting. Living up to your delectable taste, Café Suprême’s European-inspired design elegantly balances between a warm and inviting atmosphere and a stimulating venue to make your every visit a memorable occasion.
801 Cleveland St.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
Cleveland St. Soon to Receive Another Injection of Culture
Ruth Eckerd Hall to Close on Royalty/Capitol Theatre
The Royalty Theater, built in 1896, opened as the Capitol Theatre and enjoyed enormous popularity first as a vaudeville & opera house. For decades, many of the country’s biggest stars graced the stage of the theatre, including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and Clark Gable. In the 40’s, the theatre hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jr. as they performed for U.S. military troops. By the 1950’s the beautiful theatre had become one of America’s premier movie palaces, but continued to be a favorite venue for many world-renowned performers. In the 60’s and 70’s, concerts by Elvis Presley, and Liza Minelli helped further the Royalty Theatre’s reputation as a great “little opera house”. That musical heritage continued as dozens of classic theatrical productions were presented over the next two decades.
For some months the City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall have been negotiating over the purchase of the theater making plans to rehab the historic building and turn it into a small but modern hub for the performing arts.
“The theater would be a performing arts venue where we would do film, live performances, jazz, classical artists, pop entertainment — a similar type of schedule that we do for Ruth Eckerd Hall, but for artists that won’t necessarily fill the hall,” said Robert Freedman, president and chief executive officer of Ruth Eckerd.
The final closing of the property will take place early December. According to Kevin Carlon, Chief Operating Officer of Ruth Eckerd, they will get their crews in right away and should be open for business as soon as February – March.
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