Eager to stay ahead of the dining-inside-the-grocery-store trend, Whole Foods Dublin is opening “The Local” today, an in-store gastropub concept where customers can enjoy a drink or a bar snack before, after or during their shopping.
“We’re always looking to provide an innovative and special experience for our customers,” said Tiffany Smith, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market Dublin. “In-store dining venues create a good energy and are the best way for us to celebrate food.”
The Local features twelve draft beers including regional drinks from The Columbus Brewing Company, The Rivertown Brewing Company in Cincinnati, The Elevator Brewing Company and others from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. The Local will also serve wine and Brother’s Drake mead on tap.
The menu at the new in-store restaurant will feature locally inspired upscale bar snacks, an all-organic coffee bar and other seasonal and speciality options.
“Several other Whole Foods Market stores have opened pubs, and each is unique, but ours is special because it is the brain-child of our team and it includes a complete food menu where many of the other stores stick to beer, wine and organic coffee,” said Smith. “Everything was created by us at The Local – the décor, layout of the venue, art design, menu, recipes, beer and wine choices – were all innovations by team members at the Dublin store.”
The Local is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm and features happy hour pricing from 4pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday, which includes $3 wines on tap, $2 Ohio brews and $3 bar snacks.
To view photos from the grand opening celebration of The Local, CLICK HERE.
More information can be found online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.