Happy Belly in Over-the-Rhine closing May 28

CINCINNATI — Happy Belly on Vine, the Over-the-Rhine restaurant with a focus on healthy food options, will close for good on May 28.

Co-owner Abby Reckman announced the decision on its Facebook page last week.

Reckman and her sister-in-law Molly Reckman opened Happy Belly at 1344 Vine St. in July 2014 with the promise of a mostly vegetarian menu comprised of whole foods and fresh ingredients.

The restaurant launched with a focus on breakfast and lunch crowds in the Over-the-Rhine and Downtown neighborhoods.

“We really want to provide options for traditional business types who maybe haven’t been able to make breakfast a part of their day because of their schedule, as well as local residents who can pop in for a quick bite and not worry about a wait,” Molly Reckman said when the eatery opened.

Abby Reckman wrote in the Facebook post that she hoped to open another restaurant “down the road,” but is currently focusing on growing her family.

She also thanked the OTR community for its support.

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