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'This is just disastrous': Columbus restaurants trying to salvage sales, support staff after mandated closures

 

The greatest need for restaurants a month ago was finding and maintaining good employees to meet sales demand.  In this new Covid-19 mitigation world, now they need to find customers to save those employees.

 

In order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus responsible for the disease, Ohio has barred dine-in business and congregating in restaurants and bars, limiting food providers to carryout and delivery business only.

 

“For small and independent restaurants, this is just disastrous,” said Matt Heaggans, who owns Ambrose & Eve restaurant and Preston’s: A Burger Joint with partner Catie Randazzo. “Now it’s about managing the damage.”

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/16/this-is-just-disastrous-columbus-restaurants.html

 

 

After state order closing their doors, here's how Ohio is helping strained restaurants and bars

 

Unemployment support and alcohol returns are among the ways the state hopes to help Ohio’s restaurants and bars after closing them in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus responsible for the covid-19.

 

With Ohio barring dine-in business and congregating inside restaurants and bars – limiting businesses to carryout and delivery only – job and financial losses are coming.

 

To help mitigate those loses, there will be temporary changes to the state’s unemployment compensation rules and a one-time buyback by the state for qualifying unopened liquor.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/15/after-state-order-closing-their-doors-heres-how.html

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Columbus restaurateur Cameron Mitchell appeared on CNBC to talk about why he closed his restaurant empire during the coronavirus crisis and what the government can do to assist its reopening.  Columbus Business First ran an article going over much of the same ground.  Unfortunately, the article is only fully viewable by subscribers.  So I'll include an synopsis below.

 

Here is Cameron Mitchell's interview on CNBC:  https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/03/19/restaurateur-cameron-mitchell-responds-to-the-coronavirus-impact-on-the-industry.html

 


Why Cameron Mitchell shuttered his restaurant empire – and why he believes he can rebuild it when the pandemic ends

 

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants had 4,500 employees last week.  It’s down to six today.  The Columbus restaurant company this week closed its 37 restaurants plus the 23-unit Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern chain and furloughed its nearly 4,500 employees.

 

After Gov. Mike DeWine's Sunday order that all restaurants close other than for carryout and delivery, the company made an attempt to keep some of its restaurants open for carryout business using an already reduced staff, but quickly pulled the plug on that. ... The company was unsure how long it could pay its purveyors and also worried about the health and safety of those employees still working.  Closing also gives laid off workers access to unemployment, something Mitchell said he wanted to happen as soon as possible.

 

By Thursday, all Cameron Mitchell restaurants were closed.  The company's staff is down to a few legal and human resources employees.  Mitchell described it as "sleep mode." ... The company has reached out to landlords for 120-day deferments on rent, based on an assumption of 90 for the shutdown and another 30 to get back up and running.

 

National and state restaurant associations are pushing for a variety of loans, grants and other forms of assistance, but it remains to be seen what becomes reality.  Mitchell has put himself at the forefront of that discussion, not just communicating with legislators, but also lining up a series of television media appearances to make the case for restaurant support.  The restaurant sector is a 15-million job, $900 billion annual sales industry and includes about 10% of the country’s workforce.  “Restaurants are resilient,” Mitchell told Columbus Business First. “We can survive but we need help.”

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/20/why-cameron-mitchell-shuttered-his-restaurant.html

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Hot Chicken Takeover, other Central Ohio restaurants opt to shut down rather than continue with carryout

 

The number of Central Ohio restaurants opting to close business rather than hang onto carryout and delivery is growing.

 

Hot Chicken Takeover Monday announced the closing of its Clintonville and Easton Town Center restaurants at 3 p.m. today.  It decided Friday to close its North Market and Cleveland restaurants.

 

“Shutting down our kitchen is the only way we can ensure the safety of the people we care about most and right now, that’s truly all that matters,” the company said in its announcement.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/23/hot-chicken-takeover-other-central-ohiorestaurants.html

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Donatos is hiring hundreds as coronavirus pandemic drives strong sales

 

More homebound customers means pizza is in high demand, as are employees who can keep the orders moving.

 

Gahanna-based Donatos Pizza is hiring 100 full- and part-time associates and drivers in the Central Ohio market and is looking for 500 or so across the company. ... Donatos has 161 pizzerias in 10 states.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/23/donatos-is-hiring-hundreds-as-coronavirus-pandemic.html

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Local operator adding to his German Village-area restaurant portfolio

 

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The owner of Local Cantina has another German Village area restaurant in the works.

 

Though its opening is paused until after the Covid-19 pandemic lessens, Mid City Garage is slated to come to 1179 Jaeger St. in Merion Village, a few blocks south of Thurman Avenue.

 

Owner George Tanchevski could not be reached about his plans for the space, but the restaurant’s Facebook page says it is a wood-fired oven concept with a heavy bar focus.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/08/local-operator-adding-to-his-german-village-area.html


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On 9/30/2016 at 9:50 AM, ColDayMan said:

Dublin tea maker tapped to bring Indonesian flavors to the U.S.

 

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The owner-operator of Tehku Tea Co., a Dublin tea shop and cafe, 55 S. High St., is a native of Indonesia and over her 11 years of running her store found herself making more and more trips home to visit farms and scout products. Couple that with an active place on the U.S. food and beverage trade show circuit and Merriman caught the attention of her home country’s government.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/30/dublin-tea-maker-tapped-to-bring-indonesian.html

 

I'm trying to find an Indonesian restaurant anywhere in Ohio, or the Midwest for that matter. Does Columbus have one?

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Columbus used to have two, Aromaku and Taste of Bali.  Both have closed.  I dunno about any new ones...maybe Saraga on the northeast side has a vendor in there.


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Mark Wahlberg's Columbus plans include 2nd dealership, 1st Wahlbergers burger joint

 

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Mark Wahlberg is expanding more than the auto business in Central Ohio.

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After Wahlberg teased that they would be opening a Wahlburgers “sooner rather than later” in Columbus, Nino Cutraro, a Detroit restaurateur and partner in the restaurant business, said the first Wahlburgers in Columbus is coming to the Hollywood Casino. That makes geographic sense given the close proximity to the dealerships.

 

“As soon as this (coronavirus crisis) is over,” Cutraro said, estimating another two or three months.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/17/mark-wahlbergs-columbus-plans-include-2nd.html

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3 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

Mark Wahlberg's Columbus plans include 2nd dealership, 1st Wahlbergers burger joint

 

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Mark Wahlberg is expanding more than the auto business in Central Ohio.

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After Wahlberg teased that they would be opening a Wahlburgers “sooner rather than later” in Columbus, Nino Cutraro, a Detroit restaurateur and partner in the restaurant business, said the first Wahlburgers in Columbus is coming to the Hollywood Casino. That makes geographic sense given the close proximity to the dealerships.

 

“As soon as this (coronavirus crisis) is over,” Cutraro said, estimating another two or three months.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/17/mark-wahlbergs-columbus-plans-include-2nd.html

 

The location in downtown Cincinnati is over priced and nasty. Not sure how much longer it will remain in business. 

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On 2/27/2020 at 10:40 AM, ColDayMan said:

TownHall Almost Ready to Open, More Details Announced on Rooftop Concept at 800 N. High

 

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born too soon! where were the cool rooftop places like this when i lived at 772 high? they didn't exist. lol

 

 

 

 

On 3/11/2020 at 8:24 PM, Columbo said:

Hopefully some good news regarding the Dube:

 

 

New owner hopes to revive Blue Danube, maintain its character

 

The University Impact District Review Board has signed off on the new owner’s plan to restore and reopen the iconic Blue Danube restaurant at 2439 N. High Street in the University District.

 

On the North High Street facade, the existing deteriorated wood paneling will be removed and replaced with blue enamel porcelain tile.  Crews will enlarge the storefront to restore the building’s historic character and the existing neon sign will remain, according to the University Impact District Review Board.

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20200310/new-owner-hopes-to-revive-blue-danube-maintain-its-character

 

 

 

that is great to hear. it was such an institution.

 

so if they are going as far to faithfully maintain the exterior i would they keep something of the menu too, like cheap beers and the thick cut bologna sandwich. ha.

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Mid-City Garage Ready to Open in German Village

 

Here’s something to look forward to once restaurants resume dine-in operations: Mid-City Garage will open its doors in German Village at 1179 Jaeger St.

 

It’s another spot in an expanding empire for George Tanchevski, who owns Local Cantina, as well as The Rossi and Local Bar in Short North, Old Skool and SIP Local in Clintonville, and Jonys Sushi and South Village Grille In German Village.

 

Mid-City Garage shares a landlord with Tanchevski’s two other German Village joints, leading him to the space. Thinking about what kind of concept would be best-suited for the area, Tanchevski landed on a wood-fired oven eatery, serving up pizzas, appetizers and more.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/mid-city-garage-ready-to-open-in-german-village-sp1

 

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On 4/21/2020 at 4:00 PM, ColDayMan said:

Mid-City Garage Ready to Open in German Village

 

Here’s something to look forward to once restaurants resume dine-in operations: Mid-City Garage will open its doors in German Village at 1179 Jaeger St.

 

It’s another spot in an expanding empire for George Tanchevski, who owns Local Cantina, as well as The Rossi and Local Bar in Short North, Old Skool and SIP Local in Clintonville, and Jonys Sushi and South Village Grille In German Village.

 

Mid-City Garage shares a landlord with Tanchevski’s two other German Village joints, leading him to the space. Thinking about what kind of concept would be best-suited for the area, Tanchevski landed on a wood-fired oven eatery, serving up pizzas, appetizers and more.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/mid-city-garage-ready-to-open-in-german-village-sp1

 

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From an aesthetics point-of-view, only thing this place is lacking is Ohio roadmaps as wallpaper.

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Frank & Carl’s Debuts at Bridge Park Despite Dine-In Restrictions

 

At a time when many restaurants are facing an uncertain future, one local eatery is bucking the trend and actually opening during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Frank & Carl’s served its first sandwiches from 6558 Longshore St. at Dublin’s Bridge Park earlier this month.

 

After talking about a deli concept for more than a decade, brothers and business partners Max and Mitch Stafford have turned it into a reality.

 

Mitch describes the fast-casual concept as a good place to grab a sandwich and a beer at an affordable price.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/frank-carls-debuts-at-bridge-park-despite-dine-in-restrictions-sp1

 

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These are the businesses that are REALLY suffering. A business on the cusp of opening or still hadn't due to the pandemic, doesn't qualify for many of the SBA programs like PPP. Believe me, I know.

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They don't have payroll figures from 2019. Even though they did exist as a company on February 15th of this year a lack of payroll history will get them the boot -- I can report from PPP purgatory. 

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1 hour ago, GCrites80s said:

They don't have payroll figures from 2019. Even though they did exist as a company on February 15th of this year a lack of payroll history will get them the boot -- I can report from PPP purgatory. 

Bingo!  I've been heavily investing for 14 months in our next venture set to open May/June.  Payroll expenses began March 1.  We could really use the help. You hit a point where you can't turn back if you hope to recoup any of whats already been invested. Not being allowed to operate at capacity is making it near impossible to avoid financial ruin.

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The EIDL loan is supposed to be able to help with that but those are much harder to get since those only got $70B instead of the total of $670B for the PPP. And the EIDL loans are capped at $15K per business now -- though that may have been lifted for round 2.

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Ray Ray’s Opening Fourth Location in Powell

 

Nocterra Brewing in Powell has found itself a permanent food truck. Ray Ray’s Hog Pit will open at 41 Depot St. four nights a week starting Saturday, May 16.

 

“I feel I can open this new location in good faith during the pandemic because the demand is there,” says Ray Ray’s Owner James Anderson. “Folks really want to eat something that is professionally cooked during this time. The demand is far higher than the supply for prepared foods during the pandemic, so I feel RayRays will be well received in Powell.”

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/ray-rays-opening-fourth-location-in-powell-sp1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/05/barbecue-and-beer-food-truck-and-craft-brewer.html

 

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I can confirm the Condado at Pinecrest in the Cleveland area was crazy busy too.

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Cleveland taco joint expanding to Columbus

 

A Condado rival is coming to Columbus.

 

Cleveland-based build-your-own-taco joint Barrio will be taking over the Winking Lizard space at 1416 W. 5th Ave. at some point in the future.

 

Fellow Cleveland-based chain Winking Lizard, which has been there since 2013, Tuesday said that rather than reopening that restaurant, it will be selling the operation to Barrio.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/13/cleveland-taco-joint-expanding-to-columbus.html

 

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Isn't Condado based entirely on Barrio?  For some reason, I remember Condado was started by partners or something of Barrio who broke off and came to Columbus and essentially copied the concept and gave it a new name.


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6 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

Isn't Condado based entirely on Barrio?  For some reason, I remember Condado was started by partners or something of Barrio who broke off and came to Columbus and essentially copied the concept and gave it a new name.

You're correct. Condado was formed by a partner who left Barrio to make a replica. I believe there have been many lawsuits but nothing came about from those.

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The List: 80+ Restaurant & Bar Locations Re-Opening on May 15 & May 21

 

Two months after bars and restaurants were closed to dine-in patrons because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first guests will be welcomed back to local establishments starting Friday, May 15.

 

Bars and restaurants are allowed to re-open their patios on the 15th, followed by indoor dining on Thursday, May 21. Guests will see some changes at local establishments to meet the guidelines for re-opening as outlined by the state. That includes floor plans with at least six feet of distance or barriers in between tables, employees wearing masks, no self-service stations and more.

 

Below is a list of some of the bars and restaurants opening their doors as soon as possible. As everyone adjusts to the new dining normal, expect limited capacity at most spots and be respectful of social distancing and other safety guidelines. Most restaurants and bars aren’t requiring masks for customers, unless otherwise noted.

 

This information is current as of the time of publishing, but continue to check bar and restaurants’ social media pages and websites for hours, guidelines and updates.

 

See the list below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-list-80-restaurant-bar-locations-re-opening-on-may-15-may-21-sp1

 

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Though 'outliers' got attention, local restaurateurs say patio dining kickoff went well:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/18/central-ohio-restaurants-on-patio-reopening.html

 

Although C-BUS had two high-profile cases of bad COVID-19 behavior at Standard Hall and Park Street Cantina, most of the other bars and restaurants handled last weekend's outdoor-only reopening okay.

 

Lindey’s in German Village had a patio reopening with servers wearing masks plus removing all bar seats and spacing tables at least 6 feet apart to comply with the state guidelines:

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Katalina’s in Harrison West and Katalina’s Too in Clintonville used an assortment of new signs and marked off tables that can’t be used.  Owner Kathleen Day said sales were up 40% versus the carryout-only returns on other recent weekends:

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https://www.nbc4i.com/community/health/coronavirus/columbus-public-health-issues-13-warning-letters-to-restaurants-over-reopening-guidelines/

 

Columbus Public Health issued 13 warning letters to restaurants from Thursday May 21 to Saturday May 23 over reopening guidelines - mostly for employees not wearing face coverings or lack of social distancing in the restaurants.

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Pierogi Mountain Moving into Former Grass Skirt Space Downtown

 

Pierogi Mountain is moving into its very own space, taking over the former home of Grass Skirt Tiki Room at 105 N. Grant Ave. Downtown.

 

“It’s time that we moved out of mom and dad’s house and got our own space,” says Co-Owner Matt Majesky.

 

Pierogi Mountain wrapped up a roughly year-run at Wunderbar in German Village March 23, closing just days after the statewide dine-in shutdown was issued due to the coronavirus pandemic. They continued to serve at their Cafe Bourbon Street location, 2216 Summit St., winding down on April 28 to take a step back and plan for the future of the company.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/pierogi-mountain-moving-into-former-grass-skirt-space-downtown-sp1

 

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^ Very tough time to open up a new spot - although Pierogi Mountain does have some previous name rec, so that helps.  Nice to see a replacement for the Grass Skirt in this part of downtown.  It's a small space, but the patio space that Grass Skirt used could be further expanded for the COVID-19 era.

 

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More Sheetz:

 

Sheetz pursuing northwest Columbus location

 

Sheetz might actually be coming to Columbus proper, not just its suburbs.  The popular Altoona, Pennsylvania-based convenience and gas station company has a pair of sites in the works in Central Ohio: one in Obetz and one in Delaware.

 

A Columbus site could be next up.  The company is pursuing a spot at the corner of Bethel and Godown roads on the city’s northwest side.  It would combine the site of the former Winking Lizard restaurant and the Budget car rental sites on the northeast corner of the intersection.

 

A representative of Sheetz confirmed the interest but declined to comment beyond that.  The project also was on the agenda for a special meeting of the Northwest Civic Association Wednesday night.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/28/sheetz-has-its-eye-on-another-columbus-location.html

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Daily Growler taps familiar name for its kitchen space

 

Kolache Republic is coming back.

 

The bakery, which specializes in Czech (by way of Texas)-style stuffed pastries and breakfast sandwiches, closed its own shop at 730 S. High St. in the Brewery District/German Village area in February.

 

It is now returning to business in partnership with The Daily Growler. The shop will take the kitchen space inside the bar a few doors up the street at 702 S. High St.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/10/daily-growler-adding-kolache-republic.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/kolache-republic-making-a-comeback-in-the-brewery-district-sp1

 

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Westerville restaurant expands, adds liquor and beer

 

Jose Becerra can finally offer customers a drink.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/10/westerville-restaurant-expands-adds-liquor-license.html

 

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New Mexican restaurant option now open in Dublin

 

A Central Ohio-based Mexican chain has added a new restaurant.

 

El Vaquero is now open at 6549 Perimeter Dr. in Avery Square in Dublin. It’s the 11th area location for the brand, the second in the Dublin area and the 18th overall. The company also has restaurants in the Toledo and Cincinnati markets.

 

The new restaurant is open for dine-in, carryout and delivery. A patio will be added soon, El Vaquero said in a news release.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/19/new-mexican-restaurant-option-now-open-in-dublin.html

 

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Brewery District Harvest Opens for Carryout This Week

 

Central Ohio’s fourth Harvest Pizzeria will start slinging pies very soon.

 

It will be a carryout only operation at the start, with curbside pickup at 940 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. The menu will be similar to Harvest’s other locations – primarily focused on pizza with a smattering of salads, small plates and sandwiches.

 

Taking over the former home of Westies Gastropub, Harvest has 5,300 square feet of space to work with – far larger than their original 24-seat home in German Village. When the Brewery District spot does open up for dine-in seating, the front half of the building will be the traditional Harvest dining room. However, the back half will debut a new upscale cocktail bar, The Silo. The Silo will have cocktails, craft beer and small plates, but diners can still enjoy pizzas. It will be a similar set up to how Harvest and neighboring bar Curio used to function.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/brewery-district-harvest-opens-for-carryout-next-week-sp1

 

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First Look: Mid City Garage

 

New Merion Village restaurant Mid City Garage has softly opened over the past several weeks, testing out recipes, opening up to neighbors and now offering full service dining with social distancing guidelines.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-mid-city-garage-we1

 

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First Look: Stadium

 

Stadium is the newest bar and restaurant at Creekside Gahanna and will officially open on Saturday, June 27th. The space at 101 Mill Street was formerly home to Somedays Bistro, and has been transformed to feature a variety of entertainment options, including pool tables, arcade games and over a dozen large screen tvs.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-stadium

 

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Company that prints 3D pizzas pivots to the bakery business

 

The special touch in Gahanna’s newest bakery is almost no touch at all.

 

Sugr-Bot Bakery launched this past weekend, selling cakes and cookie cakes, but what’s most interesting about the operation isn’t the products as much as the process.

 

It’s a nearly no-touch operation. Blank cakes or cookies are loaded into a machine that prints frosting and icing designs on the surface. A customer can order a cake online and have it made and delivered within two hours.

 

“We think there could be a huge market for this,” said Anjan Contractor, CEO of BeeHex LLC, the owner-operators of Sugr-Bot and creators of the printing technology.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/24/3d-pizza-printer-pivots-to-the-bakery-business.html

 

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Additional Vendors Selected for North Market Bridge Park

 

Lan Viet

 

Holding down a spot at the North Market Downtown for over a decade, Lan Viet will expand with its second location in Dublin.

 

Focused on northern Vietnamese flavors, Lan Viet will serve up dishes like pho, banh mi, and rice noodle bowls. Egg rolls, summer rolls, and bean sprout salads will also be on the menu that is made fresh to order.

 

At the helm are mother-son team Lan Pham and Khanh Le.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/additional-vendors-selected-for-north-market-bridge-park-sp1

 

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Grandview restaurant closes, owners plot new concept

 

One Grandview Heights restaurant is closing with another expected to open in its place.  The owners of The Old Spot Tuesday said the restaurant is closed, effective immediately.  Partners Matt Evans and Tony Tanner do plan to reopen the space at 1099 W. 1st Avenue with a new name and concept.

 

Tanner said the next iteration will be more meat-centric and aligned with The Butcher & Grocer, the shop he owns in the same center.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/06/30/the-old-spot-closes-in-grandview-replacement-to-c.html

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First Look: Center Street Market

 

Heading towards the finish line in early March before the coronavirus pandemic put the world on hold, Center Street Market vendors are finally getting to serve their first customers in Old Hilliard.

 

Most of the market’s 11 vendors at 5354 Center St. are now open, including Dumplings of Fury, Bakes by Lo, The Cheesecake Girl, Rime Time, Meatball Mafia, Coffee Connections, Al’s Delicious Popcorn, Two Step Tacos and Serendipity. It’s the original line up with a name substitution for Legacy Smokehouse’s spot, becoming Two Step Tacos to signifying a pared down menu from the barbecue joint.

 

Just two spots are left to open – an already announced Pitabilities, which should be up and running by the end of the month, and a confirmed but yet-to-be named burger concept.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-center-street-market-sp1

 

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New Cafe Concept Planned for the Brewery District

 

A new cafe will join the lineup of business populating South High Street in the Brewery District.

 

Emmett’s Neighborhood Cafe will open its doors at 744 S. High St. this fall. The casual cafe will serve up breakfast and lunch daily from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

“We believe Columbus is looking for a concept with an excellent coffee program, but also substantial food options,” says Emmett’s Co-Owner Ben Kelley. “This won’t be your classic coffee shop that may have some pastries on the front counter. Our goal is to create a cafe experience that combines a superior coffee program with healthier food options in a laid-back environment.”

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-cafe-concept-planned-for-the-brewery-district-sp1

 

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Westerville restaurant switching brands, expanding menu

 

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A Westerville restaurant is converting to a new brand.

 

Columbus-based City Brands is changing its The Wine Bistro at 925 N. State St. into Napa Kitchen + Bar. The new restaurant will open Thursday.

 

The space went through a light remodel. The company described Napa as a sister concept to The Wine Bistro with a broader menu, fuller bar and larger wine inventory.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/07/07/the-wine-bistro-converting-to-napa-kitchen-bar-i.html


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Restaurant industry veteran opens 'polished gastropub' at Polaris Fashion Place

 

Polaris Fashion Place is adding more local flavor.

 

The Columbus mall and lifestyle center Monday announced the opening of The Royce, a new restaurant in the lifestyle center portion to the development. It takes over the former 7,100-square-foot Cantina Laredo space.

 

The Royce is owned by Walter L. Carpenter and it is named for his wife, Royce Carpenter.

 

Carpenter’s first restaurant industry job was scooping ice cream in a family-owned ice cream shop. His career has been in restaurant management and development where he’s worked with and consulted on more than 50 openings including locations in Columbus, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/07/07/the-royce-now-open-at-polaris-fashion-place.html

 

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Dough Mama Announces Plans for Second Location

 

Dough Mama is doubling down on High Street. The bakery and cafe will open its second location later this summer at 730 S. High St. in the Brewery District.

 

“We realize we are taking a huge risk opening at this time, but we’re hopeful that in the long run this will be a great second location for what we do,” a social media post announcing the plans said.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/dough-mama-announces-plans-for-second-location-sp1

 

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