After more than 40 years, unique Columbus restaurant announces closure

Jack McLaughlin

There aren’t many restaurants situated between the runaways of an airport, and by the time summer arrives this year, there will be one less of them.

The 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, the quirky and historic eatery located on the property of John Glenn International Airport, announced yesterday in a statement posted to its website that it will close its doors on June 18 of this year.

“It is with a great deal of emotion that we announce that the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant will be permanently closing on Sunday, June 18th at 4 pm. Our lease is ending at that time and we have decided to explore other opportunities,” the statement reads.


The 94th Aero Squadron is currently closed until Jan. 27 while it undergoes renovations.

A Columbus staple for decades, the eatery is named after an iconic American air squadron, the memorabilia-laden restaurant affords diners “dramatic views of arriving and departing air traffic from a historic 1917 farmhouse.”

The 94th Aero Squadron has vowed to “go out with a bang,” and noted it will continue its popular Friday night dance parties through June 16.

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