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After exactly a decade, this Short North taproom is closing

After exactly a decade, this Short North taproom is closing

Jack McLaughlin

North High Brewing opened its original taproom, located at 1288 N. High St., on Dec. 28 of 2012. Exactly ten years later, on Dec. 28 of this year, the Short North space will close for good, according to owner Gavin Meyers.

“Bittersweet is the word I’ve found myself using the most this last week. There’s a lot of nostalgia there, and it’s going to be incredibly emotional to say goodbye,” he said.

North High has more than ten locations outside the original taproom which will remain open, many outside of central Ohio. According to Meyers, there are a few notable reasons why North High has had to call it quits on the decade-old spot.


“We found more of a retail and family-friendly environment was more in line with our brand,” he said. “Also, places without outdoor space have a harder time maintaining steady business throughout the year.”

As an official send-off to the Short North taproom, North High will host its tenth anniversary party there. It will held on Dec. 28.

“It’s going to be tough when that final beer is served, but a last bash feels like the right thing to,” Meyers said.

And while North High is closing one of its former spaces, the brewery is preparing to welcome a brand-new Columbus-area spot this summer in the historic Westerville Armory. Meyers mentioned several other locations could be in the works soon as well.

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