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Former Ohio brewery owner planning new Columbus-area distillery, restaurant and provisions store

Former Ohio brewery owner planning new Columbus-area distillery, restaurant and provisions store

Jack McLaughlin

While Moeller Brew Barn recently told 614Now that its central Ohio project in Plain City’s Clock Tower Building has been put on hold, an Ohio-based distillery and restaurant concept is now taking over the Plain City space that was previously slated for Moeller.

The Troy, Ohio-based A.M. Scott Distillery is planning a new location at 101 S. Chillicothe St., in Plain City’s Clock Tower Building. Moeller was aiming to launch this spring in the Clock Tower Building, but did not ever open.

A.M. Scott hopes to open the new space in the first quarter of 2024. The project concept is still pending municipal approval, and will be presented to the Plain City Design Review Board on Wednesday, March 29th.


Tony Scott, former co-owner of Moeller Brewing, sold his half of the concept last September before launching A.M. Scott’s Troy distillery alongside a handful of former Moeller employees. The distillery, which currently operates its production facility in Troy, Ohio and an adjacent provisions store, is bringing a new bar and restaurant, distillery and another provisions store to the Clock Tower Building.

“We all left Moeller on good terms last year, and the Plain City space just fit our needs better than what Moeller had going on at the time,” Scott, who serves as President of the distillery, said. 

According to Scott, the new Plain City space will serve high-end cocktails using A.M. Scott’s spirits (their vodka and small-batch bourbons have proved popular so far), in addition to an eclectic food menu.

According to Scott, the Plain City provisions store will offer local honey, barbecue sauces, plus a variety of other Ohio-based food products.

“A building as iconic as the Clock Tower in Plain City deserves a tenant that is equally iconic,” said Andy Warnock of the Westwood Collective, a Hilliard-based development firm, who owns the building alongside Plain City resident Rayce Robinson. “The A.M. Scott team brings creative vision and an on-trend brand to the corner of Main Street in Uptown Plain City. We’re thrilled to partner with them to turn this space into a destination food and drink venue.”

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