On Saturday, August 5th, Grammer’s was robbed at gunpoint by three armed men. It wasn’t widely covered by the media (of the mainstream media, only Local 12 covered it), but word quickly spread among OTR residents.
Due to this incident, and lack of police presence in the 14th and Walnut area, Grammer’s will be closed indefinitely, says Dan Wade of the Relish Group.
Says Wade, “This is a very disheartening decision, but an easy one. We can’t expect our employees to work in such an environment. How nonchalant the city police were compared to the county was very sad and eyeopening.”
Grammer’s was open for 2 months, with an investment of $100,000 on the part of the Relish Group. Relish also recently closed its Bistro restaurant and moved Local 127 to its prior location.
This will not affect Midpoint Music Festival or Oktoberfest plans.
As an aside, I had drinks and snacks there twice and enjoyed what they did with the space, and hoped its presence cleaned up on Walnut between Liberty and 14th.