Barcelona Owner Opening Downtown Event Venue
Business has been going well at Barcelona in German Village. So well in fact, that the business is spinning off its special event hosting capabilities into a separate space at 118 East Main Street in Downtown Columbus, which will be known as Red Brick Occasions.
“It’s something we’ve been talking about for awhile,” says Barcelona Owner Scott Heimlich. “We have guests that ask about using our restaurant space for dinner parties of 30 to 50, and we can do semi-private divisions with curtains, but people really want a private space. So now if we can’t accommodate them in restaurant, we can provide them with an option that’s close and still under the same umbrella as Barcelona.”
Heimlich launched Sidecar Global Catering in 2010 as the official event catering business for Barcelona, and has found a lot of success with corporate luncheons, dinner parties and other events. He said that growing the catering business into a full time event venue has always been a part of the natural growth plan.
Red Brick Occasions is moving into a former office space on Main Street, which Heimlich says requires minimal renovations prior to their grand opening on October 30th.
“It’s got a nice open floor plan, brick walls, oak floors… which is exactly what we need,” he says. “It’s convenient for guests too with ample parking in nearby surface lots and the Columbus Commons garage.”
The new venue is expected to seat 100 for dinner or 200 for cocktail receptions. The mid-size and mid-priced event venue is an option that Heimlich feels is missing Downtown. He adds that the location near the intersection of Main and Fourth is becoming a hotspot again with the bars and restaurants thriving on South Fourth Street, and new bar The Walrus coming soon directly across the street from Red Brick Occasions.
For more information about Sidecar and Red Brick Occasions, visit www.sidecarglobalcatering.com.