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Morton's downtown closes today

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    Neil Jaye
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    Walker wrote >>
    I saw that quote, but didn’t interpret it as Columbus not being a “high profile” city. I think what was meant is that the location (The glamorous 280 North High Building) is not a high profile location. Their awning is set back away from the street. They’re tucked inside the back corner of a nondescript office building. Not “high profile” enough.

    Good point, Walker. I couldn’t agree more. It was an odd location, hidden almost, but many of the Morton’s I’ve seen are like that, tucked away in the corner of a mall, hotel, etc. Not sure if that was their intention.

    #294304

    dru
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    Walker wrote >>
    I saw that quote, but didn’t interpret it as Columbus not being a “high profile” city. I think what was meant is that the location (The glamorous 280 North High Building) is not a high profile location. Their awning is set back away from the street. They’re tucked inside the back corner of a nondescript office building. Not “high profile” enough.

    i thought this exactly. how many people, locals and tourists alike, defaulted to Hyde Park or Smith & Wollensky because they were right in front of their faces. Morton’s was almost a secret and I am sure several people don’t know it is gone, because they actually never knew it was there.

    #294305

    blammo
    Participant

    Neil Jaye wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>
    I saw that quote, but didn’t interpret it as Columbus not being a “high profile” city. I think what was meant is that the location (The glamorous 280 North High Building) is not a high profile location. Their awning is set back away from the street. They’re tucked inside the back corner of a nondescript office building. Not “high profile” enough.

    Good point, Walker. I couldn’t agree more. It was an odd location, hidden almost, but many of the Morton’s I’ve seen are like that, tucked away in the corner of a mall, hotel, etc. Not sure if that was their intention.

    Yeah, I never knew that place even existed until the absinthe tasting.

    #294306
    Manatee
    Manatee
    Participant

    blammo wrote >>

    Neil Jaye wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>
    I saw that quote, but didn’t interpret it as Columbus not being a “high profile” city. I think what was meant is that the location (The glamorous 280 North High Building) is not a high profile location. Their awning is set back away from the street. They’re tucked inside the back corner of a nondescript office building. Not “high profile” enough.

    Good point, Walker. I couldn’t agree more. It was an odd location, hidden almost, but many of the Morton’s I’ve seen are like that, tucked away in the corner of a mall, hotel, etc. Not sure if that was their intention.

    Yeah, I never knew that place even existed until the absinthe tasting.

    And after that, I didn’t know what existed, anywhere.

    #294307
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    gk wrote >>
    If that were the case, I wonder why they chose to leave the city rather than simply find another “high-profile” location downtown.

    Because relocating and reopening a restaurant isn’t free.

    #294308

    gk
    Member

    #294309

    gk
    Member

    gk wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>

    gk wrote >>
    If that were the case, I wonder why they chose to leave the city rather than simply find another “high-profile” location downtown.

    Because relocating and reopening a restaurant isn’t free.

    Nor is opening newer restaurants in “high-profile” locations free.

    #294310

    blammo
    Participant

    gk wrote >>

    gk wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>

    gk wrote >>
    If that were the case, I wonder why they chose to leave the city rather than simply find another “high-profile” location downtown.

    Because relocating and reopening a restaurant isn’t free.

    Nor is opening newer restaurants in “high-profile” locations free.

    well…they didn’t say they were opening a replacement restaurant, they just said they were closing this one.

    #294311
    SJT
    SJT
    Participant

    I hate to hear this- I had some great times& memorable meals there. I am also not surprised though. A bunch of the wait staff& kitchen guys used to come in quite often& after Hyde Park opened on the cap, the restaurant took a major hit I guess. Many of the staff eventually left to get other jobs bc it was so slow.

    #294312

    JonMyers
    Participant

    Mitchels has my favorite steak in the city. They do dry aging of the meat. With the dry aging the meat tastes more like meat. Mortons was number two. Their shtick is wet aging. I really hate seeing them leave, but I’m with Walker – that location was a death sentence and it costs money to open in a new spot.

    There are still plenty of options. The Top is great for the experience. The institution in town that I don’t think deserves the reputation it has is Hyde Park.

    Whenever I’ve attempted to dine at the Hyde Park in the SN (not eat in the bar area) the experience has been horrible. Meaning the service and food.

    Speaking of steaks. One of the best values for steak in the city is The Flat Iron. I highly recommend them.

    #294313

    gk
    Member

    blammo wrote >>

    gk wrote >>

    gk wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>

    gk wrote >>
    If that were the case, I wonder why they chose to leave the city rather than simply find another “high-profile” location downtown.

    Because relocating and reopening a restaurant isn’t free.

    Nor is opening newer restaurants in “high-profile” locations free.

    well…they didn’t say they were opening a replacement restaurant, they just said they were closing this one.

    This would seem to debunk that argument.

    Restaurant Development

    On March 3, 2009, the Company opened a Morton’s steakhouse in Mexico City, Mexico (through a joint venture). The Company has entered into leases to open new Morton’s steakhouses in Miami Beach, FL, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, and in Indian Wells, CA.

    #294314
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    If I were a betting man, I’d say that Morton’s will renter the Columbus market within the next 3-4 years with a new location at Grandview Yard. ;)

    #294315

    misskitty
    Participant

    I bet if anything crashes in the next few years it will be HydePark.

    #294316
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Is it too early to start making guesses at what could potentially fill the old Morton’s space?

    #294317

    gk
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Is it too early to start making guesses at what could potentially fill the old Morton’s space?

    Perhaps another Subway. Seriously, I would love to see Jeff Mathes open the new cafe under construction in Bicentennial Park.

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