Over the past year, the Wexner Center Café has been through a few rounds of musical chairs. Cameron Mitchell closed his “Cams on Campus” cafe there in August of 2010. Taste of Belgium opened a cafe in the space last October, which only lasted seven months and closed in April. Taste’s manager R.J. White followed that up with Abbondanza which had an even shorter four month run and closed at the end of July.
Heirloom is the newest iteration, which will be opening on Monday, September 12th at the hands of husaband-and-wife duo John and Kimberly Skaggs, who have a long history in the culinary community with involvement at L’Antibes, Northstar Café and Two Caterers.
“This is truly a heartfelt effort, and we’re thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure,” says Chef John Skaggs. “We plan to source ingredients locally and seasonally as much as possible, using small Ohio farms and heirloom vegetables to produce flavorful, and affordable, meals.”
The new café concept will focus on local and seasonal ingredients and will offer breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches, bakes goods and coffee from Stauf’s. Prices will range from $3 to $13.
Heirloom will be open from 8am to 4pm on weekdays. More info can be found at wexarts.org/info/cafe.