Long-standing steakhouse to close Easton location, hunt for new Columbus home

Jack McLaughlin

Smith & Wollensky is preparing to leave the Columbus location it has held for more than two decades.

According to a statement from Kim Lapine, Chief Marketing Officer for PPX Hospitality Brands, the steakhouse will close its Easton restaurant at the end of this coming January.

“We can confirm that Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is approaching the end of its 25-year lease at Easton Town Center, with no options for renewal.  The much-loved steakhouse will remain open thru the month of January, 2023,” the statement reads.

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And even though the eatery is leaving Easton, this is likely not the end for the concept’s presence in Columbus, as Lapine noted that Smith & Wollensky is currently attempting to secure a new home in Columbus.

“The company is actively seeking a brand-new location in thriving downtown Columbus and are in ongoing negotiations.  Greater Columbus has been fiercely loyal in both long-term patronage and the dedication of our team members for the S&W brand, so we are committed to maintaining a strong presence in this great market,” the statement reads.

Fans of the steakhouse still have several months to patronize the restaurant before it leaves Easton, and the eatery plans to “remain open and very active through the upcoming holiday season” as well.

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