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Cafe Roma in Cleveland undergoes ownership change

After almost 20 years, Cleveland’s iconic Cafe Roma undergoes an ownership change.

Almost 20 years ago, Whitney Orr joined a brand new restaurant in downtown Cleveland called Cafe Roma as a server.

Now, he owns it.

Orr, a Cleveland native, says he plans to keep the beloved dishes at Cafe Roma, he said quote “I don’t really plan on changing a whole lot. We have a 20-year clientele base; and if it’s not broken, why make major changes?”

Following negotiations with Cafe Roma founder Shannon Ritzhaupt, Orr took over on Nov. 1st.