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The Old Spot Closes, New Concept in the Works

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After just under a year in business, The Old Spot in Grandview is permanently closing its doors, effective immediately.

Located at 1099 W. First Ave., the restaurant was a collaborative effort between Rick Lopez of Lupo on Arlington and La Tavola, and Tony Tanner of neighbors The Butcher & Grocer. Tanner, along with Butcher & Grocer investor Matt Evans, will retain management of the space with plans for a new concept.

“We had to take a hard look at what would make the restaurant successful coming out of the pandemic and the concept and layout of the restaurant didn’t lend itself to opening profitably under the current restrictions,” Evans said. 

The Old Spot offered carryout for the first weeks of the dine-in shutdown, but suspended operations as of April 1.

Details are still coming together on what’s next for the space, with hopes to share more by early August.

“We are taking our time, our landlord (The Wagenbrenner Company) has been great to work with and we are going to do this in a way that adapts to the current business environment,” Evans said.

One thing diners can expect of the new concept is more tie-in with the Butcher & Grocer.

“Our plans are for a meat-centric menu, classic cocktails, Ohio beers and spirits,” Evans said. “We have so many great farmers and makers in Ohio, we must highlight and showcase them like we do at The Butcher & Grocer now more than ever.”

The Old Spot opened in Grandview in June of 2019. It took over the former location of Harvest Pizzeria, which also closed after less than a year n business.

For more information, visit The Old Spot’s Facebook page.

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