Food News: Stack City closes; Four String Brewing Co. reportedly closed until further notice

Erin Edwards
eedwards@columbusmonthly.com
Stack City photo by Joshua A. Bickel

The burger bar Stack City has closed on the Cap in the Short North. Located at 600 N. High St., Stack City was one of several Hyde Park Restaurant Group spots on the Cap. It opened in August of 2015.

Four String Brewing Co. has closed until further notice, according to a report byDrink Up Columbus. The closure comes just weeks before the brewery's seventh anniversary party. Four String has two locations: a taproom on Sixth Avenue in the Fifth by Northwest area and aHilltop taproom and production facility.

A retail bakery namedC. Krueger's Finest Baked Goods is opening in the Short North this month. C. Krueger stands for Cheryl Krueger, the founder and former president and CEO of Cheryl's Cookies. (Krueger co-founded Cheryl's in 1981 and sold it to 1-800-Flowers.com in 2005 for approximately $40 million.) The new, 2,400-square-foot boutique bakery is located at 17 E. Brickel St., formerly home to Homage and Robert Mason Co. C. Krueger's is targeting Monday, Oct. 22, for its soft opening and website launch, with a grand opening taking place in November.

Mezzehas closed at2051 Henderson Rd. in Upper Arlington, according to a Facebook announcement. The Gahanna location of the Mediterranean restaurant will remain open at 5326 N. Hamilton Rd.

Pearl Market ends its 2018 season on Friday, Oct. 12. The Downtown farmers market temporarily moved to theNorth Plaza of the Ohio Statehousethis year while Pearl and Lynn alleys were under construction.

Hen Quarter, a Southern-inspired restaurant and bourbon bar, is now open at 6628 Riverside Drive in Bridge Park. Columbus-based Jordan Restaurant Group is managing the Dublin location of the Washington, D.C.-based restaurant. The menu offers specialties such as deviled eggs, pork belly, catfish po'boys and fried chicken.

Bexley Premier Restaurantopened quietly last month after several delays. The fine dining spot located at2525 E. Main St. serves a mix of American and European cuisines.

The Blarney Stone Tavernhas reopened after moving across Linworth Road to its new address, 2245 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., in the Linworth Crossing center. The sports bar's new digs arenext to Borgata Pizza Cafe.

Owner Dareen Wearstler'sgift shop, Better Earth, will leave the North Market at the end of the year, ending a 27-year run.Wearstler plans to close on Dec. 30 and refocus the business as an online store.A food vendor is expected to take its place. An announcement naming a new vendor for the open spot vacated by Katzinger's Little Deli is expected soon.

Condado Tacoswill launch a late-night menu at all Columbus locations, starting on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The new menu runs daily from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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