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Crimson Cup Now Available at New Convention Center Café

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The Greater Columbus Convention Center opens its Discovery Café today. The $125 million renovation project offers a variety of food and beverage options, including Columbus’ own Crimson Cup.

“Discovery Café is designed to change the perception of food at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and add to the culinary scene locally by creating a restaurant experience inside the convention center with rotating deli menus and fresh, local ingredients,” said Daniel Palawasta, Levy general manager, in a press release.

Levy’s purpose is providing 100 percent of the catering for the café’s Homegrown Market, offering turkey and roast beef sandwiches, soups and sides, and Columbus Grille, providing a number of its own sandwich options. The CBUS Tap Room, the soon-to-be-launchpad for GCCC’s upcoming private label wine, currently has a full bar with a rotation of local brews. Crimson Cup ends the lineup, bringing in the coffee and tea.

Designed with “economy of motion and efficiency in mind,” Greg Ubert, founder and president of Crimson Cup, said convention center customers can expect a different experience than at their locations in Clintonville and Upper Arlington. What’ll stay the same is their brew bar and on-tap Nitro, guaranteeing the availability of their hand-poured coffees and nitrogen-infused cold brews and other assorted beverages.

“After we introduced Nitro cold brew to Columbus in 2014, demand has skyrocketed,” Ubert said. “This effervescent iced coffee is infused with nitrogen under pressure and served from a keg tap – giving it the texture and mouth feel of a fine milk stout.”

The Discovery Café operates inside the center’s west entrance, between Exhibit Hall A and Exhibit Hall B. It’ll be open during convention center events.

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