Construction Underway for Third Daily Growler Location
It’s been almost a year since The Daily Growler announced plans for their third location in the Brewery District, originally set to open in Fall of last year. With construction underway, owner John Blakely said the new schedule will have them open in May.
For the redesign, Blakely is working with Mode Architects, who’ve completed projects for Land-Grant, Crimson Cup, and Copious, among others. Right now the old two-story residence at 702 S. High Street is down to the bones and bricks, but will end up housing Athens-based burrito shop Big Mamma’s, two bars, and three outside areas. In an attempt to retain the character of the building, assembled in the 1800s, Blakely said they’ll keep as much of the original brick as possible, and try to play off of it using similar decor to what’s currently used in their first two locations.
“The goal is to feel like you’re in a Daily Growler, but also keep it consistent with the space,” Blakely said.
On the first floor will be the main bar, containing roughly 40 taps, and the Big Mamma’s kitchen. Up the stairs on the left is a second, smaller bar, offering 15 taps, more seating, a fireplace, and a small balcony. Another set of stairs leads down to the back patio, which will become a small courtyard in the space between Daily Growler and the neighboring building, and finally spill out into a front patio.
“It’s an intense project,” Blakely said.
His other two locations, one in Powell and one in Upper Arlington, are set in strip centers. Intentionally seeking out this new environment, urban Columbus, Blakely is hoping to attract the foot traffic in the German Village area. Seventh Son’s sister brewery Antiques on High can be seen from Daily Growler’s back patio as well, an opportunity to share clientele.
They’re still in the early stages of construction, set to finish insulation and drywall by the end of the month. Blakely said they’re hoping for a preview during Columbus Craft Beer Week, which runs from May 12 through May 20.
For more information, visit www.thedailygrowler.com.