Nancy’s Closing in Clintonville, Reopening Downtown
Nancy’s Home Cooking will serve its last meal on Sunday, March 8 at the address it has called home for five plus decades.
“We have ran our course at 3133 North High Street and we have come to the end of the road where we are going to leave that location and move to a new location,” says Nancy’s Owner Rick Hahn in a video posted on the restaurant’s Facebook Page.
Nancy’s will make a new home Downtown at 52 E. Lynn St., the former home of Jack’s Diner.
“In order for Nancy’s to be around, to stay, we have to move,” Hahn says.
Leasing their space, Hahn says the old Clintonville building has become a problem, affecting their ability to operate. He spent the last year looking for a new location in Clintonville, but whether because of rent, downtime to get into the new space or buildout costs, “Everywhere I went it fell short of our ability to move to a new location,” Hahn says.
The Jack’s Diner location provides an already built-out restaurant space left behind by the previous owner. The new address will more than triple Nancy’s square footage, going from 800 square feet to 2,500 with seating for 65.
Hahn says that with the move there will come a lot of changes. Nancy’s Downtown will be open weekdays only, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
What won’t be changing is the desire to be part of the community. They’ll look to stay connected to their Clintonville roots, while taking care of differnt clients and customers Downtown. Hahn also adds that although Nancy’s is moving Downtown, he’ll continue to look for a way to bring the restaurant back to Clintonville.
He knows that there will be backlash but, “We are hoping for the same support that you guys give us in the Clintonville location and taking care of the community,” Hahn says.
Nancy’s Downtown is aiming for a late March or early April grand opening.
For more information, follow Nancy’s Home Cooking on Facebook.