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Restoration of the historic Gamble Mill to include my restaurant is well under way. The historic nature of this project is what attracted local Chef Michael Marx as an ideal location to put his latest venture - Creekside at the Gamble Mill Restaurant. Being on the front lines of historical renovations is a gene passed from his Parents in California. It started in 1968 with his parent’s innovative vision to rehab a house in Ohio City, a run-down neighborhood with beautiful Western Reserve architecture. Today, Ohio City is a bustling restaurant & residential area. The next endeavor was his Mother’s restaurant “87 West” in Chagrin Falls, OH (the first soup/salad bar in the Mid-West/East), housed in the historical family home of American Poet, Hart Crane. Chef Marx, then recalls, digging original cobblestones from the streets in downtown San Diego. His parents, again, rolling the dice on rehab, invested in a transient hotel and spear-headed what is now known as the infamous Gaslamp Quarter. Chef Marx’s first solo culinary endeavor opened in the historic 1917 McHenry Theatre in Baltimore, MD. Marx and his wife completely renovated the grand lobby and opened in 2000. Several years later, he opened a hip Texas bar-b-que joint in a South Baltimore home circa 1900. It was later a neighborhood “watering hole”. Then, gutted to original brick & timbers; it was transformed! The B & O Railroad Locust Point Grain Terminal, built in 1923, was the last stop in Baltimore for his upscale authentic Mexican concept.
Marx and his wife then returned to her hometown of State College. They both saw the value in raising their children here and a growing food community. Chef Marx spent 6+ years catering & running his food truck (World's Fare Catering) in Centre County. Once again, the historic allure of a landmark, was the impetus for “Creekside at the Gamble Mill”. It will feature an ever-changing, locally motivated menu with global flavors. As a Dad of two adventurous eaters, he also strives to maintain family affordability.