A guide to the new food halls and markets in Columbus

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If 2017-2019 was the era of new rooftop terraces in Columbus, 2020-2021 ushers in a boom in food halls / urban markets. Dublin, Franklin Park, Hilliard, Italian Village and New Albany are all welcoming new gathering spaces as we seek to reconnect with our community. Here’s a breakdown.

6031 Central College Road, New Albany

Status: Opening fall 2021

About the building: New construction

Cooked meals / restaurants: Afra Grill, Beyond the Brix, Fay’s Crêpes, Levant Mediterranean Eatery, Rocoto, Solo Merengues Bakery, Tortilla, Willowbeez SoulVeg

Drink options: A wine bar is coming.

Outdoor spaces: Over 11,000 square feet of outdoor patio and green spaces

What sets it apart: There is nothing quite like it in New Albany, with a very diverse range of cuisines.

1086 N. Fourth St., Italian village

Status: Open

About the building: Renovated 19th century dairy

Cooked meals / restaurants: Alphabetical, Boni Filipino Street Food, Borgata Pizza, Cluck Norris, Cousins ​​Maine Lobster, Pokebap, Table du sud moderne, Stauf’s Coffee, Tacos Rudos

Drink options: Offers bars on three levels with beer, wine, and cocktails galore

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Outdoor spaces: A beer garden on the first floor and a rooftop bar

What sets it apart: The dining room benefits from a stunning renovation, full service by Cameron Mitchell staff and lovely rooftop views.

5354 Center Street, Hilliard

Status: Open

About the building: New construction replacing a NAPA Auto store

Cooked meals / restaurants: Al’s Delicious Popcorn, Bakes by Lo, The Cheesecake Girl, Coffee Connections, Dumplings of Fury, Meatball Mafia, Pitabilities, Rime Time, Serendipity, Two Step Tacos

Drink options: Crooked Can Brewing Co. is the main supplier.

Outdoor spaces: A large patio / beer garden

What sets it apart: The outdoor space, located in the heart of Old Hilliard, is part of a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area)

6750 Longshore St., Dublin

Status: Open

About the building: New construction

Cooked meals / restaurants: Bake Me Happy, Black Radis Creamery, BreaD Bakery + Café, Bubbles Tea & Juice Co., Coastal Local Seafood, Dos Hermanos, Falafel Kitchen, Lan Viet, The Little Kitchen, Pasta Ditoni’s, Kintsugi Sushi Bar

Drink options: The Market Bar offers beer, wine and cocktails to eat in or take away.

Outdoor spaces: Market Bar patio, bistro tables along the building and a few outdoor counters

What sets it apart: This state-of-the-art public market serves as a one-stop-shop for protein, fresh seafood, baked goods, wine, groceries and many ready meals.

East Trolley District Market

Kelton Avenue and Oak Street, Franklin Park

Status: Opening August 2021, with brewpub to follow

About the building: Renovated 1880s trolley barn

Cooked meals / restaurants: Creole à Geaux, Fourteen Twenty Nine bakery, Yellow Brick Pizza and more

Drink options: A Columbus Brewing Co. taproom and a sweatshop are in the works.

Outdoor spaces: A raised patio is planned, as well as a CBC beer garden.

What sets it apart: This ambitious reimagining of a magnificent complex of old buildings will likely transform Franklin Park.

Following:Trolley District near Franklin Park aims for August opening with food court and brewery

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