Cravings Carryout Cafe Takes Steps Toward Summer Opening
Cravings Carryout is working on opening their new Downtown restaurant, with an timeline tentatively planned for a June debut.
The company signed the lease for 114 North Front Street in October 2015 after abruptly losing their Italian Village location. The new location will house Cravings’s new 1,200 square-foot new restaurant space.
Forty workforce housing-style apartment residences will be built above the cafe, complete with a rooftop deck. The City of Columbus is building a new eight-story office building across the street, which will look directly down on the rooftop.
“We want to make it as visually appealing as possible,” said developer Brad DeHays, who’ll present the storefront design of the building to the Downtown Commission for review at this morning’s meeting. “With the new city building going up across the street, we don’t want to use surface materials that are not appealing.”
Cravings Cafe intends to move quickly into getting their new digs up and running. The application process for historic state tax credits has been their main delay, according to DeHays. A specific grand opening will depend on the response of the Downtown Commission today.
Rendering via Genesis Planning & Design.