Salt & Pine Closing on Saturday
After just 15 months in business, Salt & Pine has announced that they will be closing their doors permanently this Saturday, February 18th. A note posted on the front door of the business at 250 South High Street relayed the message to customers and expressed regrets about the closure.
“The decision, while not an easy one, was the right thing for Grow Restaurants,” said Chris Crader, Founder of Salt & Pine parent company Grow Restaurants. “With the opening of Cosecha and expansion of Harvest Pizzeria into new cities like Cincinnati and Asheville, North Carolina, we needed all hands on deck. I am very proud of the work that we did at Salt and Pine and even more proud to be part of such a great food scene that we have in Columbus.”
Salt & Pine was an ambitious new concept from Crader, which opened as a near-round-the-clock operation serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with sit-down dining, bar service, a grab-and-go area and a sushi counter. Gradually, some of those pieces were eliminated and hours were scaled back, but it appears that the concept never fully hit its stride.
“Due to the timing, not one employee is being laid off or terminated,” added Crader. “We found homes for everyone. That was one of my biggest concerns.”
For more information, visit www.saltandpine250.com.
Photos by Walker Evans.
Update (9:15am 2/14) — Additional details added to article.