Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news
Preston’s: A Burger Joint, which was once a side project of chefs Matthew Heaggans and Catie Randazzo, is opening its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Downtown Columbus. The new location will be 15 W. Cherry St., a former shoe warehouse that’s being renovated by local developer RiverWest Partners. According to a report by Columbus Business First, Heaggans and Randazzo have also teamed up with Reed Woogerd (formerly of Corso Ventures) and Bake Me Happy’s Letha Pugh to form Muse Hospitality. The restaurant group’s holdings currently include the chefs’ restaurant Ambrose and Eve, two Preston’s locations inside Woodland’s Backyard and Woodlands Tavern, as well as Randazzo’s Challah! food truck, which is currently on hiatus. The Cherry Street location of Preston’s is expected to open in the spring.
The Short North’s Philco Bar + Diner reopened last weekend after being closed since this summer. Located at 747 N. High St., the diner’s new hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Harvest owner Chris Crader’s plan to build a cidery in Granville is moving forward. Crader and business partner Trent Beers plan to open Seek No Further Cidery in a refurbished barn. According to the Newark Advocate, Granville council members voted last week “to affirm the Granville Village Planning Commission’s earlier decision to approve a change in designation/use for the barn located at 120 E. Elm St.”
Westerville’s Tula Taqueria (525 Lazelle Rd.) is adding breakfast to its lineup starting Saturday, Oct. 26. The new menu includes breakfast burritos, chilaquiles and more.
Millions of Milk Tea is now open across from the Ohio State campus at 1990 N. High St., next to Moy’s Chinese. In addition to a variety of Asian-style teas and coffees, the new shop offers build-your-own bubble waffles.
The burger chain Burgerim has closed its location at 6599 E. Broad St. In addition to a Downtown eatery, two more Central Ohio locations are planned for Hilliard and Lewis Center.