John Fraser’s What Happens When Will Become the Cleveland

Cleveland! Photo: Danny Kim/New York Magazine

Bowery Boogie notes that two business partners are transforming 25 Cleveland Place, which was last home to John Fraser’s ill-fated pop-up What Happens When, into a new, full-service restaurant called the Cleveland. The Dovetail chef’s experimental supper club closed in June of 2011 when it found it could not secure a license from the State Liquor Authority. Few details are known about Paul Shaked and Hudson Solomon’s plans for the Cleveland, but the former is a partner at Sofia’s of Little Italy. The restaurant’s new owners are expected to make an appearance in front of CB2 Manhattan’s SLA committee in the near future. [BB, Earlier]