Stann's on 5th, the entertainment-themed eatery previously known as Woodstock on 5th prior to a recent name change, has closed, according to a social media post.
The Safety Harbor restaurant's Facebook post, dated at around noon on Tuesday, June 11, stated the following:
The owner Stann has decided to abruptly close Stann’s on 5th. So from today forward we will be closed.
This is Chef Paul Tavares, and I would like to first and foremost thank every single one of our amazing customers for all of their support and friendship towards myself and the food I cook over the last few months. I am also a resident of Safety Harbor and love this great little city, and I do not plan on going anywhere. Some moves are being made and possibly in the very near future I will be in the kitchen of another or my own establishment in the Harbor, so that we can continue the amazing relationship we have through food.
I will be as I have been, maintaining this Facebook page and will continue to keep each and everyone one of you updated as to what is next to come. It is very unfortunate that this has happen but it may open the door for some new and exciting things to come to Safety Harbor in its place.
Thank you again for all of your support for the wonderful food we have been able to server you. Hopefully very soon we can pick up right where we left off, but even better!
Any questions, concerns, or thoughts please feel free to message this page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you, and have a great day!
-Chef Paul Tavares
Owner Stann Cherniack recently told Patch that he was forced to remove the reference to the 1969 music festival from his establishment after being contacted by attorneys for Woodstock.
He said rather than fight the issue in court, he decided to change every item that featured the old name overnight, including his signs, menus, memorabilia and merchandise.
“It’s unfortunate someone put the spotlight on us and we had to change the name,” he said at the time.
“It cost us a lot of money to change everything that quickly, but not as much as it would have been to fight them.”
Safety Harbor Patch will be following up this story by attempting to get more details about the closure and what will happen next at the 5th Avenue spot.
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