As previously reported by 614NOW, the future of the Swensons location planned for construction at 4810 Cemetery Road in Hilliard had been brought into question after hangups in the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
Now, it would seem the commission has changed its tune, voting 4-1 yesterday to approve the planned-unit-development modification (or PUD) that would allow construction to move forward.
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What’s the gist of this very important PUD? Basically, the proposed Swensons now includes plans for a a gate that will be set on a timer and will close as students arrive and depart from Nearby JW Reason Elementary School.
Construction of the newest Swensons to hit central Ohio is expected to begin by mid-June, pending Hilliard City Council’s approval of the modified PUD.
Rye in July featuring the Algonquin! We teamed up with Brown-Forman, Woodford Reserve, and local bartender Ben Griest from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo for this tasty Rye, perfect for July! Today's Rye is featuring the Algonquin, with notes of spice, tobacco, and fruit balanced throughout this cocktail - it's sure to please!
Every industry has taken a hit this year. It’s cliche to generalize it. With that being said, some businesses have taken more damage than others.
Milestone 229, located on the river’s Scioto Mile, was forced to closed in March along with all the other restaurants across Ohio, as the restaurant industry took a hit despite the uptick in carryout orders.
Just as things seemed to be coming back to normal, as restaurants and bars were allowed to reopen, the protests demanding change during the Black Lives Matter movement brought an unexpected rioting component that had devastating effects for Milestone 229.
The downtown, upscale eatery with the playful fountain for kids and adults alike, took an extra hit when rioting, looting, and vandalism broke down the windows of the restaurant on Thursday, May 29. Milestone 229 was supposed to reopen the upcoming Monday.
Griggs has tried his best to stay positive through it all, finding some valuable and much-needed help along the way.
“A good friend of the restaurant, Cathy King, executive vice president of Wasserstrom, started a GoFundMe page for Milestone 229. We are using that money to help relaunch the restaurant. We also had many friends and family come down the morning after the riots to help clean up the broken glass.”
Doug Griggs, co-owner of Milestone 229
Now, recovering once again, Milestone 229 is set to open back up on Wednesday, July 8. The fine-dining establishment will offer patio and dining room seating, as well as a new curbside pickup. Co-owner Doug Griggs said in an email that the restaurant was able to keep the majority of its patio seating and over half of its dining room seating.
Milestone 229 has a new venue revamped for the summer as well. You can view it here.
And it just so happens that Graeter’s is celebrating its 150th birthday this month! Celebrate in style with them by buying this specialty birthday cake ice cream. In addition to selling the ice cream online and at a Graeter’s near you, you’ll also be able to pick some up at Kroger, Giant Eagle, The Fresh Market, Dorothy Lane Market, or Jungle Jim’s.