Openings, closings and more local food and drink news
One Line Coffee announced the site of its third retail store and flagship location. The local coffee roaster will open at the River and Rich development in Franklinton early next year. The venture will mark a new collaboration with Mmelo Boutique Confections, which has a retail shop in the Arena District. The partnership is a big move for Mmelo, which will transfer its entire production operation to Franklinton from its shared commercial space in the Economic and Community Development Institute’s (ECDI) Food Fort. In addition, Mmelo’s coffee shop offerings will expand to include croissants, scones and cookies, as well as its signature chocolate tea cakes, candies and Marshmmelos. You can read more about Mick Evans, One Line’s director of retail operations, in our Tastemakers cover story here.
Pearl Market kicks off Friday and runs through Oct. 12. Traditionally held Downtown at Pearl and Lynn alleys, this year the farmers market temporarily moves to the North Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse because of alley construction. The market, featuring produce, baked goods, food trucks, live music and more, takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Dube looks to officially be done. After recently announcing that The Blue Danube would close on Father's Day, June 17, the restaurant posted a message on Facebook this week stating that the longtime Campus hangout had closed. The post stated: "Due to some extreme, and very unfortunate, circumstances beyond our control, our staff was cut to a number that will be unable to manage operations any further. We wish it could be different."
Just in time for the Memorial Tournament, PGA TOUR Grill opened this week inside Concourse C of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).
Little Eater’s Produce & Provisions market closed last week in the North Market. In an announcement, North Market’s executive director Rick Harrison Wolfe said owner Cara Mangini plans to focus on the growth of Little Eater’s restaurant brand. The North Market has already tapped the produce stand’s replacement: Mini-Super, a concept by owner-operator Matthew Miner, will offer fresh produce, eggs, dairy products and more. Look for it to open at the end of June.
Franklinton’s Bottoms-Up Coffee Co-Op (1069 W. Broad St.) is under new management. The co-working space and coffee shop are now managed by Cova Cowork, founded by Meghan and Josh Boone, Minji Kim and Dylan Hoffman.
Da Levee owner Justin Boehme recently opened Eugene’s Canteen, a bar and billiards joint, at 765 N. High St. It replaces the Da Levee Short North location, which closed in April.
Poke Bros. is adding a third Central Ohio location at the end of this month, located at 599 S. State St. in Westerville. The fast-casual spot will feature an expanded menu beyond its signature Hawaiian poke bowls, including brisket sliders, grilled salmon and more.
Local Cantina is now open at 667 N. Cleveland Ave. in Westerville.
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