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Tom + Chee: Bring on the cheese

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Tom + Chee didn’t waste too much time opening near Ohio State’s campus. Pera was out, and Tom + Chee are now in and are set to open Friday. After the abrupt closing of Gooeyz in the south campus Gateway Tom + Chee could fill the cheese-less void that it left, because really is there ever not a market for grilled cheese at college?

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Previously on October 20, 2014
Upscale burgers replaced with upscale pizza

Last week it was announced that Red Robin’s Burger Works on High Street near Ohio State would be closing its doors. Those upscale burgers though will be replaced by upscale pizza. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is set to open in the space in January. The chain features a Chipotle-style build your own concept (everyone wants a piece of that Chipotle profit) and customers can choose each ingredient on their pizza which will then be cooked over a fire, as the name suggests.

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Previously October 23, 2014
Tom + Chee take Ohio State

Two doors are closing on High Street off Ohio State’s campus, and Tom + Chee are moving in. The grilled cheese restaurant is taking over the space that used to hold Pera Fresh Istanbul Food. Pera though didn’t technically close, but sold their business to Tom + Chee, according to the Lantern. Red Robin’s Burger Works off High Street is also closing shop. “Columbus, Ohio — being known as the test market, particularly the university area — (Burger Works) tried it, and they didn’t like the results, so they moved on. You know, if somebody can’t make money on High Street at Ohio State University, they ain’t going to make money anywhere because it’s just so dense a population,” property owner Scott Schiff said, the Lantern reported. He has already released the space.

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National Cognac Day: with a Royal Twist

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Happy National Cognac Day! We partnered up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to present to you... the Royal Sazerac! Ben has shown us a thing or two about making speciality cocktails - today he's making the Royal Sazerac, fit for a King and/or Queen.

The Royal Sazerac is well-known in the cocktail world as America's first cocktail. Also known as New Orleans' official cocktail, Remy Cointreau stands out offering its aromatic richness - making the Royal Sazerac an outstanding premium cocktail.

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Condado Tacos open in select locations after closing its doors Tuesday

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Condado Tacos is open once again after closing its doors to the public Tuesday following an employee walkout Monday night. Polaris and Clintonville locations remain closed until further notice.

Employees at the Polaris location walked out Monday after refusing to fulfill a catering order by the Ohio Highway Patrol, according to a press release from Condado Tacos Wednesday. The employees who walked out were given the opportunity to not work on the order, without repercussion, if they didn’t feel comfortable, according to a statement provided by Linda Powers, Condado Tacos director of marketing.

The order by the Highway Patrol was placed at the Condado Tacos Polaris location on the fifth-straight day of George Floyd protests in Columbus. Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide following an incident where a Minneapolis police officer placed deadly force on Floyd’s neck with his knee. The incident has sparked protests across the country, including Columbus.

After reaching out to Condado’s PR agency over email, the contact stated that their team has “parted ways” with the business. 

Wednesday’s statement by Condado says they “value different points of view,” but, “choosing not to serve a particular group, in this case law enforcement officers, in itself is discrimination and goes against our core values to welcome and serve everyone.”

Read the full statement here.

Read Tuesday evening’s two-part post on Condado’s Facebook page below:

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The End of the Road?

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As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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