Food News: Bogey Inn to close this month; Velca Grill opens in Linworth
Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news
Openings & Announcements
An Albanian restaurant named Velca Grill is the newest addition to the Linworth area. The family-owned restaurant, located at 2151 W. Dublin-Grandville Road, features a mix of Mediterranean fare, including soups, salads, pastas, kebabs, gyros and more.
Java Central is set to kick off its collaboration with Zaftig Brew Pub on Wednesday, Feb. 16. That’s when the Italian Village taproom at 119 E. Fifth Ave. will begin moonlighting as a coffee shop by day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parlay Sporting Club + Kitchen, an 8,000-square-foot sports bar and restaurant, is ready to open at 570 N. High St. this weekend, just in time for the Super Bowl. The Short North sports bar replaces Black Point, which never reopened after shutting down amid the pandemic. The ownership group behind Parlay is Peerless Management Group, which also owns Fireproof, Dahlia, BBR and Galla Park.
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According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Pizzuti Companies’ plans to build a mixed-use development at 280 E. Whittier St., the former Schumacher Place Giant Eagle site, have cleared another hurdle. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Dan Hawkins recently dismissed an appeal by residents opposed to the scale of the development. In its January issue, Columbus Monthly wrote about the ongoing debate over the site.
This week, the Bogey Inn Bar & Grill (6013 Glick Road), long known as the Memorial Tournament’s go-to party destination, announced it would close permanently following the Jan. 31 death of owner Jeff Parenteau. Parenteau purchased the popular neighborhood bar and restaurant along with investors in 2011. The Bogey Inn’s last day of business will be Saturday, Feb. 26.
Johnstown’s Route 62 BBQ (580 W. Coshocton St.) announced this week that it has closed until further notice. In a Facebook post, the owner said that rising food costs are behind the closure, adding that “it has been a pleasure to serve the community for the past 15 years.”