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The Flapper Room and The Blackberry Patch Opening Downtown in 2014

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The Flapper Room and The Blackberry Patch Opening Downtown in 2014
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We’ve all heard, and may have even made, the critique that there isn’t anywhere Downtown to enjoy good jazz. Well, that’s about to change. Construction is slated to begin in a couple months on The Blackberry Patch, the latest restaurant from Downtown maven Yavonne Sarber, which will be housed inside The Flapper Room, a blues and jazz joint inspired by the 1920s.

The spot is not scheduled to open till January 2014, but the location should hold up to three hundred people, with The Flapper Room and The Blackberry Patch operating as two separate venues sharing the same address.

The Blackberry Patch’s menu will be seafood-focused with a Southern kick. The staff will don the traditional garb of the time, and of course, will offer service to match.

“It will be two places in one,” Sarber shares. “You’ll be able to come in for some blues and jazz music at The Flapper Room, and The Blackberry Patch will have a bar inside.”

This will be the fourth restaurant project that Sarber will open in Downtown Columbus. She and her husband currently own de-NOVO Bistro and Bar, Manifesto Tuscan Grato and Scotch Bar, and the upcoming Chez du Bon, which is slated to open in October. Sarber also previously owned and operated the Vonn Jazz Lounge, a popular jazz-centric restaurant and entertainment venue formerly located at Crosswoods on the north side.

Sarber is not ready to disclose the street address for The Flapper Room and The Blackberry Patch, but promises that the spot will be centrally located Downtown.

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