History Lesson: Revisiting The Clarmont

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Revisiting The Clarmont

The Clarmont will be revived for one night next Tuesday at Alana’s Food and Wine (2333 North High Street) as the 4th installment of the Columbus Historical Society’s Historic Supper Club series started by CU’s own Anne Evans. After having celebrated the Kahiki, the Jai Lai and most recently, the Maramor, I was excited to […]

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Panera to Open in The Brewery District This Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Panera to Open in The Brewery District This Summer

Panera, the popular bakery and cafe chain, will open its newest Columbus location in the Brewery District at the site of the former Clarmont Restaurant. There are already some fourteen Panera spots around Central Ohio, from Bexley to Grove City to Campus. There is not one however in the immediate Downtown and its environs, so […]


Clarmont Revamp Project Officially Put on Hold

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Two years ago, Thom Coffman announced grand plans to redevelop his Clarmont restaurant site on South High Street. The plan called for replacing the existing single-story restaurant building with an eight-story mixed-use building that could contain condos, hotel rooms, a new restaurant space, and other amentities. A Dispatch article today mentions that the plans have […]


Thom’s on Grandview has turned Event-Only

Walker Evans Walker Evans

According to today’s On Restaurants report in the Dispatch, Thom’s on Grandview has closed to the general public and will only be open during special private parties and events. This news comes a year after owner Thom Coffman announced that the restaurant is for sale, and is instead focusing on a major renovation project at […]


Clarmont’s busy owner puts Thom’s up for sale


The Dispatch wrote Clarmont’s busy owner puts Thom’s up for sale Tuesday, July 22, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Thom Coffman has decided to focus all his attention on the venerable Clarmont Restaurant and his plans for its transformation, so he’s putting his Thom’s on Grandview up for sale. Coffman opened Thom’s 2 1/2 years ago […]


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