Pipe'n Hot Grill celebrates two years
Angela Coleman was a successful cosmetologist for 12 years. During her time as a master stylist at Maxelle's International Salon and Spa in Cleveland, the salon was rated as one of the best in the United States. Even though she worked in the beauty industry for more than a decade, Coleman always knew she wanted to open a restaurant.
Coleman, who lives in Cleveland with her husband, Jimmy, and their nine-year-old daughter Stesia, has always loved cooking and working with people. She wanted to open a restaurant serving what she knew best—seafood. On Dec. 18, 2010, she opened Pipe'n Hot Grill on Noble Road.
The restaurant's signature items include seafood, a foot-long Polish boy and a potato stuffed with grilled steak and grilled chicken. Coleman is frequently told by patrons that her restaurant has the best seafood in the area, and customers travel from many different cities and towns to eat it.
Though she loves running the restaurant, there have been times when she wanted to quit. One of the biggest challenges she faced was when a car crashed through the building, which led to the restaurant being boarded up for five months.
Coleman admits that running a small business can be difficult. "You have to give yourself to the business and there is no immediate gratification," she said. She is the only full-time employee, but her husband and daughter often help.
Coleman, who attended Cleveland Heights High School, has always loved Cleveland Heights. "It's my favorite of the Cleveland suburbs. I always feel safe here," said Coleman. "All the businesses here have high-quality products and warm, courteous, professional employees."
Pipe'n Hot Grill
2847 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights
Tues., Wed., Thurs. noon to 8 p.m.
Fri. noon to 9 p.m.
Sat. 1-8 p.m.
Simone Quartell, a Heights High graduate, is a student at Cleveland State University and a Heights Observer intern.