“It’s a trifecta – chocolate, coffee and wine,” Reiser told me.
“Everything that pairs with wine” makes for a good crossover for events there, Finkes said, and the new location will hire around a dozen people. The bar will mirror the hours of the downtown location, expecting to draw an early evening crowd.
This will be the company’s 19th location overall and while it has significant awareness in its home market of Dayton, this new concept will help it grow in Central Ohio as well. It has steadily grown over the past few years thanks in part to franchising.
With the new lease, Grandview Yard continues to fill out its retail spaces with additional offerings for the evening and weekend crowd to complement residential and office uses there. Breakfast food concept Brekkie Shack and My Salon Suite recently announced leases in Grandview Yard to open in late 2018.
The building the new bar will be in, 1125 Yard St., includes OhioHealth and Columbus Obstetricians-Gynecologists Inc. in office space on the second floor.
Developed by Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd., Grandview Yard will have 1.2 million square feet of office, restaurants, retail, and hospitality as well as community parks and approximately 1,500 residential units.