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Crafting Meets Craft Cocktails at New Franklinton Bar

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Grab a “Moscow Tool” and saddle up at a workbench to build your wooden beer caddy. This fall, crafting meets craft cocktails at Makers Social.

Headed for the River & Rich development in Franklinton, Makers Social will offer DIY crafting in the comfort of a full-service cocktail bar.

With a 70s Pop Art inspired interior and wall-to-wall pegboard stacked with power tools and art supplies, guests will choose from over 30 DIY projects that range from “experienced crafter to curious novice.” Crafters can engrave metal luggage tags, hand-stitch leather wallets, bead their own jewelry and more.

“Much of this community resides here because of their love for the arts and culture, so we hope to directly benefit them by providing them with hands-on experiences in the arts, especially if they haven’t picked up glue and a paintbrush since middle school,”says Megan Pando, founder of Makers Social. “We aim to bring out that ‘confident kid in art class’ personality that we all have hiding somewhere in there.”

Most projects only require an everyday hand tool and each project is accompanied by detailed instructions.

The bar will be stocked with local spirits and, yes, serve up Screwdrivers, as well as other tool-themed cocktails.

Makers Social is the second concept from Pando who also owns Studio 614 in Clintonville, which offers a variety of canvas painting and DIY project classes.

Makers social is aiming for a early November opening at 461 W. Rich St.

For more information, visit makerscolumbus.com.

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