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Nancy’s Makes Downtown Debut Next Week

Susan Post Susan Post Nancy’s Makes Downtown Debut Next WeekNancy's opens Downtown on Monday, August 17 - Photo by Susan Post
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Nancy’s Home Cooking will open the doors to its new location at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 17.

The Clintonville mainstay closed up shop at 3133 N. High St. in early March 2020 and announced its plans to re-open Downtown at the former home of Jack’s Diner, 52 E. Lynn St.

With plans to turn things around and quickly reopen Downtown, Nancy’s return saw delays during the coronavirus pandemic dine-in shutdown and subsequent protests Downtown which resulted in damage to the building.

In a video posted on Facebook, Nancy’s Owner Rick Hahn says they’re excited to bring the Clintonville support and spirit to Downtown Columbus and be a part of its continued revitalization.

At its new home, Nancy’s will also continue its pay it forward meals. Diners can donate $5 towards a free meal, represented by the Post-It notes that lined the walls. Hahn expects they’ll double their daily number of pay it forward meals, serving 30 to 40 folks a day.

While Nancy’s will stick to weekday breakfast and lunch hours for now, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, an option for a chicken and noodles dinner fix is on the horizon.

Nancy’s is also opening a cloud kitchen – a kitchen space that will fulfill nothing but delivery orders. The second kitchen space will allow Nancy’s to serve customers into the evening hours, likely operating from lunchtime until 8 or 9 p.m. Diners will be able to order through Nancy’s website, with delivery fulfilled by a third-party service. Delivery days will run Wednesday through Sunday.

As for weekend hours Downtown, Hahn says they’ll gauge demand before adding any more days to the lineup.

For more information, visit nancyshomecooking.net.

A sign hangs on the door about Nancy’s Pay It Forward program – Photo by Susan Post
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