Saddleberk Joining North Market Bridge Park
North Market Bridge Park’s newest vendor will fill some important gaps in the Market’s lineup. Saddleberk will serve as the market’s butcher and fresh produce retailer, as well as offering a chef-driven cafe menu.
Serving a trio of purposes, Saddleberk will occupy the largest merchant space in the Market, which now totals 16 open and announced vendors.
“We are thrilled to have landed the most elevated butcher, produce, provisions and chef-driven prepared foods combo concept central Ohio has ever seen!” said North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe. “It was always of the utmost importance for North Market Bridge Park to offer the finest in FRESH offerings for our guests, as that is what makes a true market.”
Saddleberk has made a name for itself through its Urbana, OH farm which specializes in high-end Berkshire pigs. The pork is used by many local chefs on their restaurant menus and is available at grocery stores like Kroger and other speciality stores across the state.
First came liquor, then came pigs for Saddleberk Owners Dave Rigo, Greg Lehman and John Sommers. Rigo and Lehman started another well-known Columbus staple, Watershed Distillery, in 2010. It was Lehman who first became intrigued in raising pigs. While Rigo initially wasn’t interested in a second business, he’s since gone all-in, selling his shares in Watershed and moving into the role of CEO of Saddleberk three years ago.
“Saddleberk has been in business since 2013 focused on delivering the highest quality Berkshire pork to our retail and restaurant partners,” said Rigo. “We are incredibly excited to partner with North Market Bridge Park on our butcher shop and restaurant concept. North Market is the perfect place to start a concept like this and we appreciate the opportunity to make this dream a reality.”
The butcher shop will stock more than just pork, offering lamb, beef, chicken, deli meat and charcuterie. Produce will include greens, herbs and spices, fruits, vegetables and other pantry items and essentials like milk and yogurt.
As for the cafe menu, North Market goers will find the classics – breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, wings, fries, milkshakes and more.
Saddleberk is slated to open mid-summer at North Market Bridge Park in Dublin, 6750 Longshore St.
Thirteen vendors are currently open at the Market, with Saddleberk joining Hoyo’s Sambusas & Juices and The Pit BBQ Grille in the coming soon category.