Katzinger’s Holding Off on Plans for New Albany
Katzinger’s has put its plans to open its third Central Ohio location on hold.
“Unfortunately, the Katzinger’s planned for New Albany has been postponed given the tough economic climate for restaurants right now,” says Tim Rollins, founder & CEO of City Brands which owns Katzinger’s. “We think the operating environment for restaurants is going to be pretty difficult for awhile.”
Plans for a deli at 160 W. Main St. in the Market & Main 2 development in New Albany were announced in February, before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered all Ohio bars and restaurants to dine-in customers. Although bars and restaurants in Ohio got the green light to open patios on May 15 and can resume indoor dining tomorrow, May 21, it will be at a reduced capacity thanks to social distancing rules.
“Until these market conditions improve, we thought it best to wait to open a new restaurant,” Rollins says.
He doesn’t rule out the possibility of a Katzinger’s in New Albany in the future.
“We really hope to have Katzinger’s in New Albany at some point – the downtown area has become a great spot for all sorts of dining,” Rollins says.
In addition to its flagship deli in German Village, Katzinger’s opened its second location in Dublin at 7160 Muirfield Dr. in August 2019. During the dine-in shut down, both locations have continued to offer carryout, curbside pickup and delivery.
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