The note that was posted in the front window of Harvest Kitchen and Lounge.

Harvest Kitchen and Lounge at 33730 Bainbridge Road in Solon has closed.

Chef Michael Longo, who opened the restaurant in spring 2011, recently posted a note on the door of the restaurant.

“It’s been almost nine years since I started the project that became Harvest Kitchen,” the note read. “Those nine years have brought many great rewards and a few sorrows but through it all, I’ve gained many new friends and was able to spend more time with so many old friends. ... So, it’s with a little sadness and some joy that the journey that was Harvest Kitchen has come to an end.”

In the note, Longo, who has been in the Cleveland restaurant business for 25 years in which he opened eight restaurants, thanked employees, customers and family.

“I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, you all rock,” he wrote. “So, now it’s on to the next journey. I thank you all. Best of luck in the future.”

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