Food news: Restaurant openings and closings in Columbus

Popular local restaurants are closing the doors, while exciting new openings are on the horizon. Here’s what to expect for the CBUS restaurant scene.

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Edwards Companies has partnered with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants on this new location. | Rendering via CMR

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The Columbus food scene is ever-changing, and we’re here to help you keep up. Check out the most recent restaurant openings and closings to look out for.


Tasi Café permanently closed on Friday, Aug 4. The Short North café thanked the community support after 17+ years in the area. With a closing message of, “we will see you again,” no further details have been announced.

Barrel & Boar Westerville is closing after six years. The restaurant has three other locations — Gahanna, Dublin, and Lancaster — remaining open. A new restaurant is slated to take over the space at 8 N. State St. with further details to come.

The Crest, which has been a top Clintonville restaurant for 10+ years, will close in September. Yellow Springs Brewery, an Ohio-based taproom and brewery, will take over the space at 2855 Indianola Ave. in October.

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Grab to-go beers like this golden ale at the new Clintonville location. | Photo by @yellowspringsbrewery


Hiraeth, a new live-fire restaurant, will open Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 36 E. Lincoln St. From the owners of Chapman’s Eat Market and Ginger Rabbit, find menu items like fried fish, ribeye, and lemongrass pork on a stick.

Cento, an Italian restaurant from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, will open on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 595 S. Third St. in German Village. CMR is also opening Butcher & Rose, a high-end steakhouse, in summer 2024 at 155 E. Broad St. Keep up with all CMR openings here.

Thunderwing Brewing, an exciting new brewery concept, will open this fall at at 2419 Scioto Harper Dr. in place of Sideswipe Brewing. Expect a wide variety of beers, food trucks, and the option to order pizza to the brewery.

Double Happy, an ice cream shop at 1280 Brown Rd., is undergoing renovations to add a dog park and coffee shop. The shop will close this fall for renovations and will open next spring as Bumble’s Backyard.

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