Could the third time be a charm for Carrie Cerino’s future? The event center and restaurant, located on Ridge between Sprague and Albion roads, closed in February 2020, has another new owner. It has been bought and sold several times since that time, but the location has remained virtually untouched until now.
Carrie Cerino’s, closed abruptly on February 18, 2020. It was owned by the Cerino family since 1963. Marc Glassman, founder and owner of Marc’s Discount Stores purchased the property in December of 2021, through a limited liability company called 40 East LLC, for $550,000.00, according to the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office website. The approximately 34,000 square foot building sits on a 12.73-acre parcel, with a 336-foot frontage on Ridge Road. The original property was built in 1910. The restaurant had originally opened in 1963. MAHA Laxmi 8922, Incorporated, a family of area business owners, bought the property from Marc Glassman on December 9, 2022, for $500,000.00. They also purchased the equipment inside the building for an additional $325,000.00, for a total of $825,000.00.
On July 17, 2023, the property was transferred from MAHA Laxmi 8922, Incorporated, to 8922 RIDGE LLC, a partnership, at a cost of $625,000.00, according to Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer website.
According to North Royalton Community Development Director, Tom Jordan, the group has been in contact with the City about their plans. “They do intend to operate a restaurant and event center at the location. They are currently doing some upgrades. Starting with landscaping and parking lot upgrades.”
The 8922 RIDGE LLC group also owns the 27,000-square foot Aviator Event Center and Pub, the former 100th Bomb Group property, on Brookpark Road in Cleveland. That location hosts five different event spaces, a restaurant and pub. It was purchased in 2021.
According to Building Commissioner Dave Smerek, the group has an active permit for fire protective system installation. He explained that the building never had fire protection. Since it was opened, it was grand-fathered, so it was not required. Now with code changes, it is required. A walk through the building with the fire department is required to make sure it’s safe, before an occupancy permit is given.
Other than the fact that the business will be run as an event center and restaurant, the final plans and a time frame to opening are not known. A spokesman said that it will be different than The Aviator, but could offer no details at this time.

Contributing Writer