Food News: North Market bans single-use Styrofoam containers; 2 Tones Brewing Co. plans expansion

Erin Edwards
Tony Hill and Anthony McKeiver, co-founders of 2 Tones Brewing Co.

The North Market Development Authority (NMDA) Board of Directors announced this week that it would ban North Market vendors from using single-use Styrofoam containers such as cups, plates or clamshell containers. The ban goes into effect April 1. In a statement, NMDA Board President Jeff Pongonis acknowledged that the ban was long overdue and said the decision was the result of “listening to our guests, and their consistent message has been to eliminate environmentally harmful Styrofoam products at the North Market.”

Whitehall-based2 Tones Brewing planning an expansion. Owners Tony Hill and Anthony McKeivier are moving their brewery to 4539 E. Broad St., not far from their current production facility on North Hamilton Road. The new, 3,400-square-foot space will allow 2 Tones to double its production and add a taproom. The owners anticipate a fall opening.

Corso Ventures'Short North Food Hall opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at 1112 N. High St. The food hall's regular hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m., and Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Westies Gastropub opened a location in Clintonville on Monday. The restaurant at 4416 N. High St. (formerly The Wine Bistro) is the second for Westies, which first opened in the Brewery District in 2014.

Tickets are now on sale forTaste of Dine Originals, taking place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Franklin Park Conservatory. The event features dishes and beverages from more than 40 independent restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Tickets are available at

Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest, an annual fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, will take place 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The event will showcase more than 50 craft breweries, plus a collaboration brew, Confluence IPA, brewed specifically for Columbus Craft Beer Week, May 11-19. Tickets to Six One Pour can be purchased at

Shaw's Restaurant in Lancaster closed last week after 70 years. Mabel & Grace Bakery and Harry's Bar, which are part of the same business, have also closed.

The Asheville-based North Carolina grocerEarth Fareis closing its sole Columbus location at the end of the month. The organic and natural grocery, located at 1440 Gemini Place in Polaris, opened in April 2012.

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