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Get the latest on the 4,500 square-foot “urban winery” and kitchen coming to Old Hilliard

Get the latest on the 4,500 square-foot “urban winery” and kitchen coming to Old Hilliard

Jack McLaughlin

While we learned last October that a pair of locals are planning a massive new “urban winery” for Old Hilliard, the city of Hilliard released an update on the concept yesterday, and now we know a whole lot more about it.

According to the city of Hilliard’s post, the concept will be called Firefly Winery. When 614Now spoke to owners Jenny and Joe Hollabaugh last year, the winery did not yet have a name.

The Hollabaughs are partnering with the Westwood Collective, a developer behind a number of recent Hilliard concepts, including the city’s Sexton’s Pizza location.


According to the story, Firefly is slated to open “as soon as” the spring of 2024, which is pushed back from its original estimated opening date of this fall.

While it will open a bit later than expected, the concept is now slated to be 4,500 square feet (the original estimated size was 4,000 square feet), and will feature a variety of small plates and appetizers, in addition to house-made wine from California grapes.

Additionally, the Westwood Collective will be developing a complimentary outdoor space on the Firefly property called The Yard, which was described as a “park-like setting with a pond, plenty of seating and yard games” for patrons to enjoy.

“Hilliard continues to gain momentum in attracting businesses its residents seem to desire,” said Andy Warnock, Managing Partner of the Westwood Collective. “Firefly Winery is the higher-end food and drink space here. Hilliard is ready for this type of product.”

Firefly Winery will be located at the corners of Grant Street and Franklin Street in Old Hilliard. The project, which is a new build, is slated to break ground this summer.

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