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After 45 Years, Original Max & Erma’s in German Village Will Close

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The original Max & Erma’s, open at 739 S. Third St. in German Village for the last 45 years, will close on Monday, August 7.

The building, which has seen more than 1,000 employees and millions of guests, “could no longer maintain the standards customers deserve,” according to a press release. It’s being sold to 739 German Village LLC.

“All employees at the German Village Max & Erma’s have been offered positions at other locations,” said James Blystone, of Glacier Restaurant Group, which owns Max & Erma’s. “We will absolutely miss the German Village community, are grateful for the wonderful employees who passionately served our guests, and our incredible customers who have continuously supported us over the years.

While this is a good-bye to our German Village location, the Max & Erma’s brand and other locations are not going anywhere; and the heritage of the German Village Max & Erma’s will be visible and alive at other locations.”

There are no plans currently to close any other Columbus Max & Erma’s restaurants, which include one on Nationwide Blvd and one in Hilliard. The company has spread outside of the Central Ohio region in its near-50-year existence, mostly in the Midwest, but they can be found in Virginia, Mississippi and South Dakota as well.

For more information, visit maxandermas.com/german-village.

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