AVON LAKE - Lorain County is losing its Iron Chef.
Michael Symon announced Tuesday that Bar Symon, his Avon Lake venture featuring his take on bar food, would close at the end of the month.
This is the first Symon establishment to close.
On his Facebook page Tuesday, Symon said the food at Bar Symon "truly reflects what I love to eat."
Customers who have gift cards or gift certificates to Bar Symon can either get them refunded or use them at other Symon restaurants, Symon added.
The about 40 employees at Bar Symon will be offered jobs at Symon's other establishments, including Lola and Lolita in Cleveland, B-Spot in Woodmere and the B-Spot in Strongsville which is projected to open in January.
For more, see Wednesday's Chronicle-Telegram.