Reithoffer’s Art, Spirits & Entertainment, also known as, “Hoff’s,” will debut their cocktail menu on Saturday, February 11, from noon to midnight, and Sunday the 12th, from noon to 6 p.m., at their latest Vintage and Antique Market, a recurring event at the venue – along with winter and summer art shows – previously hosted by Hoff’s sibling company, Cleveland Art, in Auburn’s Art District at 17711 Ravenna Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
This is the first event of many Hoff’s will host independently, however, Cleveland Art, a company famous for turning vintage goods, antiques and industrial salvage into furniture and lighting, will be joined by a diligently curated group of vintage and antique dealers.
“Reithoffer’s wouldn’t be what it is today without Cleveland Art,” said Jason Wein, founder of Cleveland Art and co-founder of Reithoffer’s, “But now that we’re so close to getting our liquor license, it’s time for Hoff’s to stand on its own feet. With John’s love for old junk and antiques, I think this is the perfect event to kick things off.”
Auburn’s, ‘de facto mayor,’ John Reithoffer – real estate agent, auctioneer, barber and WWII veteran who helped found the Auburn Fire Department and Geauga Community Hospital, now University Hospital – called the venue his home, until his passing in 2016. Reithoffer had an eclectic eye for what many would call junk, but the talented team of glassblowers, welders, woodworkers and fabricators at Cleveland Art call treasure. Many of the items left by Reithoffer have been repurposed into the property or products made by Cleveland Art. “Between the two bars on the bottom floor and two art galleries on top, I think John would be happy to see what his home has become. He would have loved all the old stuff we used to restore the place and all the amazing antique dealers coming to the show.”
Industry veterans Glenn Hawk, Dick Russell and Teresa Runion will be bringing vintage and antique pieces from their personal collections. To see photos of some of the goods that will be at the event, follow @clevelandart, @tradewinds44044, @dick_russell_liquidations, @rare_bird_curios and/or @reithoffers on Instagram. And, for more information on the event, email email@example.com.