Plans for Oxbow on Short Cancelled as CBC Restaurant Closes Permanently
When the announcement came that CBC Restaurant would permanently close on Sunday, July 29, it was a surprise to many Columbus diners. The restaurant had only just revealed plans for an interior transformation and a rebrand into Oxbow on Short, expected to open later this fall. Plans changed, according to a Facebook post, due to the health of owner Doug Griggs, who’s been in the hospital for several months.
“Owner, Doug Griggs has been very sick and in the hospital for a few months now, he is currently unable to perform the restaurant remodel from CBC to Oxbow on Short,” CBC Restaurant commented on their original post, answering confused Facebook followers asking about the reopening. “As our hearts are breaking for the restaurant, we ask all of you to send thoughts and prayers to him and his family.”
CBC Restaurant originally opened 21 years ago and has been a Brewery District staple ever since. Originally owned by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, it changed hands in 2006, then owned by Griggs and business partner Mike Campbell.
They’ve offered traditional American fare for lunch and dinner at their spot at 525 Short St. and had planned on a total remodel and menu revamp.
CBC Restaurant gave relatively short notice of their closure, announcing it just a day before.
“Unfortunately, tomorrow will be our last day as CBC Restaurant. Please come say goodbye and celebrate a great 21 years of getting to know each and every one of you,” their original Facebook post read. “Thank you for all the memories and years of support. We are truly grateful!”
For more information, visit their Facebook page.