Clintonville’s Pocket Produce Announces Permanent Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville’s Pocket Produce Announces Permanent Closure
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After two years of providing nutrient-dense meals to the health nuts of Columbus, Pocket Produce owners Moishe and Natalie Appelbaum announced the restaurant’s permanent closure on July 9.

The news came in a Facebook post from the two owners.

“It has been a tremendous honor to have had the opportunity to serve you,” they stated. “We have made the decision that it is necessary for us to take time to focus on family.”

Pocket Produce opened at 3496 N. High St. in Clintonville in the spring of 2016. The goal of social worker Natalie Appelbaum was to fill the healthy food void she observed in the city. Their signature menu item was their layered salad bowl, which came in six varieties. Proteins, like grilled salmon or chicken and Asian chicken (with an orange ginger sesame finish) could be added, and a selection of sides, smoothies and treats were available as well.

The grab and go restaurant was the ideal place for those with tight lunch breaks to snag a quick meal.

In their Facebook post, the Appelbaum’s said “this location” of Pocket Produce is now closed, a hint that perhaps another would come along in the future.

“Pocket was a real labor of love for us, so we certainly may consider revisiting the concept at some point in the future,” Natalie Appelbaum wrote in a message, however, “there are no immediate plans on the horizon for now.”

For more information, visit pocketproduce.com.

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