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Playoff Bar & Grill Coming to Cherry Valley Shopping Center

The family-friendly restaurant and bar, which will serve a mix of Italian and American food, hopes to open by the end of the month.

Reisterstown residents will soon have a new place to eat, drink and watch sports with family and friends. And it will be run by some familiar local restaurant owners.

Playoff Bar & Grill, currently under construction in the Cherry Valley Shopping Center, will be owned and operated by Tony Illiano and Mike Heyman. They hope to open by the end of December.

The Illiano name may sound familiar—Tony and his brother, Mike, have been doing business in Baltimore County for 33 years. Together, they own Vito’s Pizza restaurants in Owings Mills, Pikesville and the Towson area.

Playoff Bar & Grill will feature a mix of moderately priced Italian and American food with seafood, steaks, wings, nachos and a kids menu. It will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., with a seven-day wine, beer and liquor license. The bar will have happy hour specials as well.

“It’s a good spot, nice neighborhood,” Illiano said. “There’s nothing really going on in this area with good food and entertainment except for Bill Bateman’s and TGI Friday’s.”

The restaurant will feature two levels of seating and 23 high-definition LED TVs.

“Quality is what we’re really stressing here,” Heyman said.

In the future, the restaurant may feature live music from local bands and the owners are looking into opening an outdoor patio next year.

Playoff is currently hiring wait staff, bartenders and bus boys. Those interested in applying can stop by Playoff at 11706 Reisterstown Road or call 410-526-6500.

Zoobie December 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
This area can ill-afford any new 'closings', boarded-up store-fronts, and loss of employment. While I applaud the opening of the Playoff, I'd like to see Bill Betemans stick around. Maybe seeing the faults raised here, B-B's could take heart and clean-up their act with better food and help.
Cheryl Holden December 30, 2012 at 06:05 AM
No Grand Opening Yet?
mike December 30, 2012 at 03:23 PM
GRAND OPENING IN 2 WEEKS !
Marty January 03, 2013 at 11:25 PM
In need of a job, this is close to home. Still Hiring?
charles blake January 11, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I just happen to live on highfalcon and im a truck driver and my fiance is an attorney and we will definietly be there tomorrow after work. You both sound like great classy buiseness men and we are looking forward to becoming regulars. Negative people like Patch me can stay home and continue to hold conversations with his pet rock.

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