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    BuffaloTom
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    Anyone know what is going on at the old Hoster’s? Looks like they have been doing a lot of painting and other work recently. Anything going in there or are they just making it look more presentable?

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    I don’t know but whatever it is it should involve the return of Hoster’s beer-cheese soup. I still miss that stuff.

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    What’s the address?

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    Walker Evans
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    550 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio

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    I would love to go back in time one night to have dinner at Hosters then cross High Street go down the brick steps to the Patio in the Brewery District and catch the Menu’s on a sunny summer night again.

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    Alex Silbajoris
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    +1 for missing Hoster’s

    What was the history of that building, wasn’t it a horse barn or wagon house for one of the breweries? They had old pictures on display.

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    I miss the restaurants and bars of the brewery district too. I’d like to see Columbus become more like Indianapolis as far as nightlife, etc.

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    ricospaz said:
    I miss the restaurants and bars of the brewery district too. I’d like to see Columbus become more like Indianapolis as far as nightlife, etc.

    In what way?

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    ricospaz said:
    I miss the restaurants and bars of the brewery district too.

    They’re coming back… Shadowbox’s Backstage Bistro, World of Beer, Double Happiness, T. Murray’s Kitchen, Outland on Liberty’s. And then there’s also High Beck and Columbus Brewing Company, which never went away.

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    Looks like this spot is going to be a Panera, one of several new locations opening this year around town.

    Covelli made a splash in the Ohio State campus area with a Lane Avenue restaurant at nearly 8,000 square feet in size. He expects a planned cafe in the Brewery District to be high profile as well. The cafe would fill the former Hoster’s brew pub at 550 S. High St., putting Panera close to the heavily traveled Franklin County government complex to the north and German Village to the south. It also has 80 parking spots.

    “We just think that’s going to be a tremendous site,” Covelli said.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/06/22/panera-seeking-bigger-slice-of.html

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    Walker Evans
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    Interesting… I’ve often though a Panera would do well Downtown. I imagine this is close enough. ;)

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    alexs said:
    What was the history of that building, wasn’t it a horse barn or wagon house for one of the breweries? They had old pictures on display.

    IIRC, it was a trolley maintenance building (hence the large trolley shaped entrances in the front).

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    I walk past this building on my walk to work and the sidewalk is almost always littered with broken glass bottles. I’m excited to have a new lunch place on the horizon – especially if it cleans up that strip of Hoster!

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    So, apparently since the Panera deal here fell through, (headed instead for the Clarmont site), the property has come up again for discussion at at the Brewery District commission.

    From November’s meeting minutes:

    550 South High Street
    MA Architects (Applicant) Five-Fifty, Inc (Owner)
    An application, drawings, and photographs have been submitted.
    Conceptual Review

    Option 1:
    • [b]Demolish existing building[/b].
    • [b]Construct new fast food restaurant with drive-thru[/b].
    • The proposed restaurant would be primarily brick façade with EIFS detailing.

    Option 2:
    • Demolish non-historic shed addition.
    • Alter existing building with the addition of drive-thru windows on south elevation.

    http://development.columbus.gov/uploadedFiles/Development/Planning_Division/Boards_and_Commissions/Historic_Preservation/Brewery_District_Commission/Meetings/2012/2012%20BDC%20NOV.agd.pdf

    Anyone know how this turned out? This site has a lot of potential, and it would be a shame to see it turned into just a suburban-style fast food joint with drive-thru.

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    I would hope the BD Commission would reject a new drive-through. :(

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