Abstract

In this 2008 interview, Steve Dimotsis (b. 1952 in Greece) describes his life, Cleveland's Downtown scene over the years, and his experiences owning and managing Otto Moser's Restaurant. Mr. Dimotsis talks about the history of the restaurant--its founder, immigrant Otto Moser, and the original location of the restaurant on East 4th Street across from the Cleveland Opera House. Dimotis also describes the celebrity photo collection of Otto Moser, a part of which he owns today. Dimotsis, who grew up in the Tremont neighborhood after his parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1950s, talks about Tremont--especially the churches of Tremont. Finally, Dimotis talks about restaurants of Downtown Cleveland, past and present, and the struggles small business owners face in Downtown Cleveland.

Creator

Dimotsis, Steve (interviewee)

Creator

Bell, Erin (interviewer);Calder, James (interviewer)

Project

Project Team

Date

6-9-2008

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

49 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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