Mozart’s looking at M”nnerchor locale
Thursday, March 16, 2006
By SUE HAGAN
ThisWeek Staff Writer
Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Cafe may open in the vacant house now owned by the Columbus Mannerchor, if a deal to sell the property to Mozart’s owner Anand Saha goes through.
Both Saha and Mannerchor President Gene Hinterschied called the sale preliminary, but confirmed that they are talking.
The brick house is located directly south of the M”nnerchor, located at 966 S. High St.
If a deal can be worked out, Saha said, he thinks Mozart’s would be a good addition to the South Side neighborhood.
“To be honest, I’ve been wanting to go to (the German Village area) for the past eight or so years. Then a mutual friend, someone at the Mannerchor, said why not look at this building?” he said.
Saha operates several other Mozart’s, including those on North High Street and on Indianola Avenue.
“It would be a golden opportunity — a European bakery in a European part of town,” he said, adding that he envisions a pastry and coffee shop, a wine boutique featuring Austrian and German wines, and a small Mozart’s gift shop.
“We would not compete at all with the (Zum Rathskeller) restaurant … and we could, in fact, bring more business to the Mannerchor,” he said.