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Max and Erma's on Kenny Road has Closed

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  • #79740

    chaptal
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    Max and Erma’s on Kenny Road closes its doors.

    Is the original, German Village, location the only one left in Columbus?

    #336283

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Not sure but I think that’s the last business in that whole building. Time to photograph it before it’s knocked down.

    Last year I heard something about that property being slated for some environmentally-friendly development, but I haven’t heard anything about that since.

    #336284

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    There’s at least two more still open that I know of. One the corner of Sawmill and Hard Rd, and Dublin Granville Rd and 71.

    #336285

    agtw31
    Member

    i just ate there a couple weeks ago,had to go find somebody to seat us.

    it was empty

    Cemetary and Frantz Rd locations are still open,i believe

    #336286

    cc
    Member

    It is impressive they lasted so long. That plaza has been dead for years.

    #336287

    kcrissinger
    Member

    Did the one on Cemetery Rd in Hilliard close?

    #336288

    agtw31
    Member

    i don’t know if the Cemetery Rd. location is closed,but the last time i ate there they had a really strong dinner rush.

    #336289

    pez
    Participant

    Cemetery Rd. is still open, as are Frantz Rd. and Sawmill.

    #336290

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Back in 1980 a girlfriend took me to Columbus for the Michigan OSU game. I think it was a Max and Erma’s she took me to. It had tables on all different levels and a diferent type of phone on each table.

    The idea was you could call other tables.

    Was that a Max and Erma’s?
    Is there a place like that in Columbus?
    Was I doing recreational drugs in the 70’s?

    (answer to last one is yes)

    #336291

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Yes, that was probably the Kenny Rd location, it’s split-level like that. That whole building used to be various shops on different levels like that.

    #336292

    Core_Models
    Member

    Yeah, the M&E on Kenny was originally a big “singles joint” when that was still even a thing, and the phones on the tables were literally there to hook up with people. Awesome.

    #336293

    pez
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>
    Back in 1980 a girlfriend took me to Columbus for the Michigan OSU game. I think it was a Max and Erma’s she took me to. It had tables on all different levels and a diferent type of phone on each table.
    The idea was you could call other tables.
    Was that a Max and Erma’s?
    Is there a place like that in Columbus?
    Was I doing recreational drugs in the 70’s?
    (answer to last one is yes)

    That was Max & Ermas. They had the phone number on the lamp over the table. I’ll see if I can dig up a picture.

    #336294

    Tenzo
    Participant

    and it just closed!?

    [email protected]!t

    Anyone know when they are going to auction off the contents?
    Would make a nice gift to the girl who took me there. (Who happens to now live in Columbus with four kids, 2 dogs, cats and a volvo )

    #336295

    armyoflarry
    Member

    Not shocked by this news at all. My last experience with Max & Erma’s was in that very location about two years ago. It was a Friday night, and the place was dead. We got our food an hour and a half after ordering. The order was wrong, the food was cold and we had to go to the bar to get drink refills.

    It broke my heart, because I had so many fond memories of my Parents taking my brother and I there when we were kids. We always went on Sunday nights so we could listen to the Jazz bands that played there after our meal. As a young and budding drummer, that was a real thrill for me because I had never been to a concert at that point.

    #336296

    cyclist II
    Participant

    I used to like eating at the Max and Erma’s in City Center under the Lazurus skywalk with the window seat.

    According to their website, it looks to like there are 15 around Columbus and one in Lancaster.

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