Butcher & Grocer and CLEAVER Adding Second Locations
Grandviews’s The Butcher & Grocer and CLEAVER are headed north for their second locations.
The butcher shop and meat-centric restaurant will be part of Shawnee Station, a 14,175-square-foot strip center developed by Equity Commercial Real Estate Solutions.
Located by the Scioto River on Glick Road, just across the river from the Columbus Zoo, it’s an area Owner & Founder Tony Tanner was eager to explore.
“I’ve been eyeing the Shawnee Hills area for over a year for expansion,” Tanner says. “When I learned about the Shawnee Station development, I knew I had to get my foot in the door.”
The Butcher & Grocer opened at 1089 W. First Ave. in 2016, focused on Ohio-raised meats.
“We only buy our meat directly from Ohio family farmers. We don’t use distributors or auction houses,” Tanner says. “All of the animals are pastured, fed non-GMO feed and are antibiotic and hormone free.”
Tanner ventured into restaurants in 2019, opening The Old Spot in partnership with Rick Lopez of Lupo on Arlington just doors down from the butcher shop at 1099 W. First Ave. During the summer of 2020, The Old Spot closed, making way for CLEAVER.
The Butcher & Grocer and CLEAVER will join previously announced tenant, Dayton-based Boston Stoker Coffee. It’s the second Central Ohio location for the roaster, which also operates a coffee shop at 777 Neil Ave. in Victorian Village.
Local trends, demand and service gaps in the community drive the tenant mix for the development, according to Aaron Heath, senior vice president of retail services at Equity.
“The Butcher & Grocer concept (along with the restaurant concept, CLEAVER) has proven to be very successful in selling their Ohio specialty meats anywhere they go,” says Heath. “Being sandwiched in-between two great communities like Dublin and Shawnee Hills, with no other retailers like it around, should prove to be wildly successful.”