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Tiffin tradition continues: Clover Club welcomes new ownership




Randy Waire (left) is set to take over ownership of the Clover Club from Sharon Gosche. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — The Clover Club, a cherished local institution with a legacy spanning 87 years, has announced a change of ownership.

Randy Waire, a longstanding resident of Tiffin and the proud owner of Champs Barber Shop, is set to take over the reins of the Clover Club, marking a new chapter in the restaurant’s storied history.

After working closely with the previous owner, Sharon Gosche, for a considerable period, Waire is poised to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved establishment.

The Clover Club, under Waire’s ownership, will retain its familiar charm and cherished menu, which has won the hearts of Tiffin’s residents for generations. However, a delightful twist is in store, as Waire plans to infuse an exciting Irish pub flair, introducing a selection of enticing new menu items and a range of specialty drinks.

The Clover Club boasts a rich history that traces back to its grand opening on June 5, 1936. The building itself, originally constructed in 1893, served as the home of Dehmer & Sons cigars before transforming into a soda shop.

With a deep sense of reverence for tradition, Waire intends to celebrate the bar’s original inception annually by hosting a special event on this historic date.

“The Clover Club has a rich tradition, and I can’t wait to keep it going for years to come,” expressed Waire. “I want to thank Sharon for giving me the opportunity to purchase the Clover Club. It is truly an honor and privilege to take the torch from a Tiffin legend.”

For Sharon Gosche, the decision to sell the business was approached with great care and consideration.

“I didn’t want to sell the business to just anyone. Randy is that person who understands the legacy of the Clover Club and this community,” Gosche stated.

Mayor Dawn Iannantuono extended her congratulations to Waire on his new venture, highlighting the Clover Club’s significance in the downtown experience.

“It is great to know that the Clover Club will continue to be a valuable asset to our downtown experience. Randy has shown his dedication to the revitalization of Downtown Tiffin for many years, and we know this will continue for years to come. I would also like to thank Sharon for her commitment to the Clover Club’s legacy and her involvement with our community,” said Mayor Iannantuono.

Alongside the Clover Club, Randy Waire will continue to manage his acclaimed Champs Barber Shop, which has been serving the Tiffin community since 2007, further demonstrating his unwavering dedication to the town.

Located at 266 S. Washington St., Tiffin, the Clover Club’s new ownership brings excitement and anticipation to the local community. For updates and further information on this transition, interested parties can visit the Clover Club’s Facebook page.

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