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CLEVELAND — It was a Cleveland icon for nearly four decades, but the 100th Bomb Group restaurant on the north side of the airport along Brookpark Road decided to permanently close its doors last year.
Now, plans are underway for a different company to breathe new life into the shuttered space by modernizing it with an updated theme and name: The Aviation Event Center. The new restaurant and banquet concept has a proposed business model focused on weddings, showers, end-of-life celebrations and corporate events with a small boutique pub, according to an executive summary from the Department of Port Control.
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United Concessions Group (UCG) is expanding its operations into Ohio Akron-Canton Airport, becoming the new exclusive food & beverage and retail provider. It has bought the existing lease – which still has ten years to run – from previous contract holder MSE International in a private sale.
The family-owned, Cleveland-based group has been trading for 40 years and operates in more than 20 locations in four airports – Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, Cleveland Hopkins and Pittsburgh International. It represents F&B brands such as Chick-fil-A, Potbelly and Bar Symon.
United Concessions Group, Inc. (UCG) announced an expansion of their operations into Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). After 40 years of successful ventures, spanning nearly two dozen locations in four airports, the company is the exclusive food, beverage and retail provider serving the passengers of CAK. UCG hopes to join in CAK’s mission to make their operation an even better way to go.
US. United Concessions Group (UCG) has promoted Spencer Shaw to the position of Executive Vice President – the first person in the company’s near 40-year history to be a non-family member leader of the company.
In his new role, he assumes the duties of all company relations, operations, and administration – both inside and outside of company headquarters in Cleveland as well as serving as the company’s key point of contact for all company matters.
“United Concessions Group Board of Directors and shareholders are looking forward to ushering in this new wave of leadership,” said United Concessions GroupPresident, CEO, and Chairwoman of the Board Hayat Rababy.
Hayat Rababy, one of the most-respected executives in the US airport commercial revenues sector, has led the business working with her children and grandchildren. Since its founding in 1982, UCG has owned and operated numerous airport businesses and enjoyed sustained growth.
Bar Symon IAD wins back-to-back
Award in 2015 and 2016
#6 Best Airport Bar In The USA….
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MarketPlace Development Announces 2015 Dulles International Annual Concessions Excellence Award Winners….And The Big Winner Is BAR SYMON!