New Mozart's opens doors July 31 with music, pastry

Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe owner Anand Saha will celebrate the opening of his newest Clintonville eatery with an open house July 31.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the new Mozart's location, 4874 N. High St. Mayor Michael Coleman will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., and live music and samples of European pastries will be available.

The store is almost a year in the making. Saha bought the 11,000-square-foot building -- constructed in 1930 and most recently home to a Cord Camera shop -- in October. The opening initially was planned for March or April, but restoration of the floor and other architectural details took longer than expected.

"It has a real emotional value, this building does, to many of the people in this neighborhood," Saha said in January. "I don't want to make this just another cafe. I want to make it a source of pride for the neighborhood. I absolutely want to do it right."

Clintonville voters approved a liquor license for the new store in May.

Meanwhile, the space that formerly held Saha's Vienna Ice Cafe will reopen as a winery this summer.

Quail Crossing Cellars, founded by Jackie Trexel in 2009, will sell libations in the former ice cream shop at 2899 N. High St.

The new Mozart's store will offer the frozen treats formerly sold at Vienna Ice Cafe.