Movement in Efforts to Save the Sky Galley

The owner of the Sky Galley Restaurant at Lunken Airport is getting a second chance to save the business.

Cincinnati's City Manager tells Council that talks to extend the restaurants lease have reopened. The city administration had previously told the owner that the lease would be terminated in February and the restaurant which has been located for nearly 80 years at the airport would have to close. The lease termination was connected to a number of violations discovered during inspections by the Cincinnati Health Department. In September, health inspectors noted that a number of issues related to the safety of patrons needed to be addressed. Those include replacement of the floors, the walk-in cooler and exterior doors which do not seal properly.

The owner has said he does not want to put a lot of money into the restaurant if the city is only going to give him a month to month lease. Councilman Jeff Pastor says he is optimistic that a deal can be struck to keep Sky Galley open.

A petition to save the restaurant has now gathered almost 15,000 signatures, you can join the movement by clicking here.

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