7 December openings + closings in Columbus

Find five local openings + two upcoming closings in Columbus, Ohio that were announced in December 2022.

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The year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the city is slowing down. From recent announcements, openings this week, and closings in the future, consider this your local food news wire on what to expect around Columbus.


Big Apple Breakfast Co., 895 High St.
Located inside Worthington Pizza Primo, this New York-inspired bodega is open from 7-11 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and coffee. Pro tip: Auddino’s Bakery provides the Kaiser rolls for the bodega breakfast sandwiches.

Portia’s Cafe Pizza Truck, Multiple locations
This all-vegan food truck comes from the popular Portia’s Cafe with pizza by the slice, bread sticks, and salads. Follow their Instagram account for updates on where it will be located.

Hot Chicken Takeover, 1417 W. 5th Ave.
This local hot chicken restaurant will open its seventh restaurant on Friday, Dec. 16 in the former Sweet Carrot space.

Isla, 3060 W. Broad St.
This intimate dining setting comes from Chef Andrew Smith of Roys Ave Supper Club with high quality, private chef meals. The 1,250-sqft space will feature 20 seats in the dining room + is expected to open sometime next summer.

The Fairway, 1975 W. Henderson Rd.
The 26,000-sqft Arlington Entertainment Center will be transformed into a golf simulation bar with seven total golf simulators + space for a bar and food trucks. It’s expected to open in the fall next year.


Where It All Vegan, Multiple locations
This food truck will be parked away as the restaurant fights an ongoing legal battle. The final day to grab some vegan soul food is on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2891 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.

Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand W.
Though this popular steakhouse will close on Saturday, Jan. 14, the restaurant is eyeing potential new locations downtown.

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