Business First of Cincinnati wrote Locals plan first grilled cheese spot Meltworks in Columbus
Friday, September 26, 2008
by Lisa Biank Fasig
Give them a little bread, and Eric Powell and Trevor Snowden will bet their future on grilled cheese. The Cincinnati entrepreneurs are pulling together financing to open a grilled cheese restaurant, a concept called Meltworks, in Columbus in early 2009. If financing and strategy follow as planned, the young pair expects to operate 25 Midwestern eateries in five yearsÃ¯Â¿Â½ time.
But it wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t necessarily be easy. The duo is still raising capital for its first location, in the Columbus neighborhood of Grandview, which they estimate will cost $470,000. They have raised $175,000 so far and are talking to some restaurant and real estate investors.