UPDATE: Local sports bar reopens today after a 2 1/2-week hiatus following fire

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A local sports bar that has operated for 25 years will reopen today, May 11, after a series of renovations, according to its owner.

Jack Maio, owner of Bolt’s Sports Cafe in Englewood, said the sports bar made some repairs from a minor fire that occurred April 21 and did some remodeling at the same time.

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Bolt’s added new tables and chairs both inside and on its patio, did some painting and landscaping, repaired the roof, and added new lighting on the patio and in front of the building at 910 S. Main St. (Ohio 48), Maio said. A new ordering system that also was added will make ordering food easier, the sports pub’s owner said.

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The Englewood sports pub will be open Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to midnight, Friday 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday noon to 2 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight, with brunch served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maio said.


The owner of a sports bar that has operated for a quarter century in Englewood said April 23 the establishment is closed for remodeling but will reopen soon.

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Jack Maio, owner of Bolt’s Sports Cafe, said the sports bar had a minor fire Saturday night that requires some repairs, and he decided to make some minor remodeling changes at the same time.

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“We’ll be down for a few days,” Maio said. He won’t know a projected opening date until after meeting with a contractor. It could be as little as two or three days, Maio said.

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Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood is celebrating its 25th anniversary. SUBMITTED (Staff Writer)

Some of the improvements will focus on the patio, Maio said, which has not been fully operational in previous years, but has new tables, awnings and grills for this year. The patio seats about 60 at tables and another 15 at the outdoor bar, the Bolt’s owner said. The patio also offers a cornhole pit and music.

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