Brassica to Open Upper Arlington Location on Lane Avenue
Wildly popular fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Brassica is planning to open second location, expanding the concept’s footprint from the Short North to Upper Arlington. Representatives from the local company — which also operates Northstar Café — submitted documents to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning for the construction of an addition to an existing building at 1442 West Lane Avenue, which would house the new restaurant as well as the company’s new test kitchen.
The new Brassica will take up 2,600 square feet of the new building, which is quite a bit larger than the 1,600 square foot original in The Short North. The new location will also feature a patio facing Lane Avenue.
Brassica opened in the Short North on September 10th last year, and quickly won over the hearts and stomachs of Columbus Underground readers, being voted as the Best New Restaurant of the Year in our annual reader survey.
Owner Kevin Malhame was not available for comment at the time of publishing. Plans for a Lane Avenue Northstar Café location were announced in 2014 and then shelved several months later, but Upper Arlington Planning Officer Justin Milam said that from his conversations with the company, they’re still searching for the right location to expand Northstar to the area.
The new development plan will be reviewed by officials from Upper Arlington at the upcoming July 18th Board of Zoning and Planning monthly meeting.
For more information, visit www.brassicashortnorth.com.
Rendering via GRA+D Architects.