The Sycamore & Cosecha Cocina Closed, Listed for Sale
Grow Restaurants is looking to shed two of its three concepts.
Both The Sycamore, 262 E. Sycamore St. in German Village, and Cosecha Cocina, 987 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village are listed for sale.
The two restaurants have been closed for the duration of dine-in shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic and will not re-open.
“At this time, the restaurants will remained closed,” says Owner Chris Crader. “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”
Crader took over the long-standing Sycamore Cafe in German Village, re-opening it as The Sycamore in November 2013. Cosecha Cocina opened in a renovated barn on a growing stretch of Fourth Street in Italian Village in March 2017, serving upscale Mexican fare.
It’s up to the buyers whether the concepts stick around or become new eateries.
The potential sales leave Crader and Grow Restaurants with the concept that started it all – Harvest.
“We are using this time to focus solely on Harvest and its expansion,” Crader says.
The original Harvest opened in German Village in 2011, closing after an eight-year run in 2019. In that time frame, the pizzeria expanded to Clintonville, Dublin, Bexley and Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, also opening and closing a location in Grandview.
Harvest already has two additional locations on deck. The restaurant will make its return close to its original digs with a new spot in the Brewery District, taking over the former home of Westies Gastropub at 940 S. Front St. That location is expected to open for takeout in the next few weeks.
A plan is also in the works for a collaboration with Granville’s Three Tigers Brewing Co. in New Albany. They’ll move into approximately 8,000 square feet of space at the former New Albany Mill site, 97 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
“We have a few plans for Harvest expansion moving forward and are excited about the opportunity to focus solely on that,” Crader says.
Harvest is currently open for carryout with no set date for welcoming back dine-in guests. Crader previously shared his thoughts with Columbus Underground on why he’s sticking with carryout-only for Harvest in the coming weeks.