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deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto Closes

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto ClosesNew menu item "The Duck Duo" from deNOVO's "On The Park" menu — Photo via deNOVO.
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After sitting next to a construction site for over two years, and with two more years of construction lying ahead, deNOVO Bistro owner Yavonne Sarber decided it was time to move her business elsewhere.

The move couldn’t be a better fit for the business, Sarber said. On top of escaping the seemingly endless construction, her relocation to 150 South High puts deNOVO “on the park” right up against the Columbus Commons Stage.

“We have a High Street entrance, where our bar and lounge seating 50 [people] will overlook High Street,” Sarber said. “Our dining area has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the park, 55 feet of which retract into the ceiling to provide true dining on the terrace — literal box seats to the Columbus Commons Stage.”

The new restaurant will seat 230 people with its combined indoor and outdoor seating. A staff of 40 will serve the bistro’s existing menu with seasonal local updates throughout the year. Sarber said the restaurant’s decor is still going for the ‘warehouse chic’ feel, but will be more updated at the new location.

Sarber, already accustomed to hosting special parties and events at the restaurant, said the new spot will only make it better.

“This is the ultimate space to now have,” she said. “I foresee rehearsal dinner heaven.”

With all of these changes and a fresh start in a location with so many business opportunities, deNOVO is living up to its name, which in Latin means “new beginnings.” Sarber said the business awaits even more evolution, with another deNOVO restaurant set to open in Cincinnati within the next couple of years.

The grand opening for the new deNOVO is slated for July 27th.

Meanwhile, Sarber’s nearby restaurant Manifesto closed on July 4th. Sarber said that the 5/3rd Building, which Manifesto was located in, is currently in receivership, which played a role in her decision to close after four years.

“Additionally, I realized that I could accommodate my Manifesto clients at the new deNOVO better than I could at Manifesto,” she added. “We will have private space for political functions, the same Scotch inventory, and will still be a stone’s throw to the Ohio Theatre.  It just doesn’t make sense to have two restaurants this similar so close together.”

For more information, visit www.denovobistro.com.

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