Once known as the Bank Block, Grandview Avenue has been a retail destination since 1927, when one of the country’s first shopping centers opened there. Since then, the area has continued to develop, becoming home to Grandview Heights staples like Spagio and Stauf’s Coffee Roasters.
“Once you get into the Grandview area, it really is a strong condensed area of locally owned businesses,” says Brian Cheek, executive director of Destination Grandview.
New: Early this year, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opened The Avenue Steak Tavern on Grandview Avenue, aiming to create a 1920s classic steakhouse vibe. Then in May, Balboa set up shop in the former Shoku space on Grandview Avenue. The locally owned restaurant serves California-inspired fare, with tacos, margaritas, rice-based bowls and more.
Coming soon: The owners of Balboa also purchased Grandview Cafe and are in the process of remodeling the space. The cafe, which has been a Grandview institution since 1925, will reopen with the same name and a revamped menu early next year.
Don’t miss: Craft beer enthusiasts, take note: the concentration of breweries in the Grandview Avenue area has become a destination for sampling local brews. Grab a drink (or two) at Knotty Pine, Zauber and Four String, or head to The Ohio Taproom for a large selection of brews from around the Buckeye State.
Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village
Although connected through history, Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington have evolved into three unique communities, a tribute to the legacies of those leaders and dreamers who collectively made Tri-Village what it is today.