Cookies by Design, which has spent 10 years on Frantz Road, will move to its new storefront in July.

On the eve of its 10th anniversary, Cookies by Design is moving to Historic Dublin. The shop, part of a chain based in Plano, Texas, is slated to open the second week of July at 48 S. High St. The 1,000-square-foot location was once home to Our CupCakery, which moved farther north across Bridge Street.

Chris Cochran, central Ohio franchisee of Cookies By Design, said she likes the quaint environment and boutique stores of Historic Dublin. She is now located at 5927 Karric Square Drive off Frantz Road. Cookies by
Design is known for its cookie bouquets and designer flavors, such as the "millionaire" (milk chocolate bits, semi-sweet chocolate, pecans and oatmeal), all made on site.

As with the Karric Square store, there will be no dine-in capacity but carryout and delivery are available. The phone number will remain the same: 614-764-2055.

Meanwhile, the cookie shop will become Tweeters Chicken Crib in August. Barry Rodgers, owner of the Barley Bin drive-through next door, has been scouting locations both in Karric Square and University District. He said
he likes the fact the two are connected and plans to install a small window so people can pick up their wings and beverages at the same time.

A July opening is planned for Simple Sweets, a dessert annex of Lavash in Clintonville. The shop will be run by Jacquelyn Latif, whose husband, Matt, is the nephew of Lavash owner Nasir Latif.
Jacquelyn Latif said she has been baking her whole life, taking recipes from family and picking up some from various sources. Her bill of fare will include pies, cakes, cream pies, breads, granola, cupcakes and the like.

"I have a sweet tooth, so I like pretty much everything," she said. Her desserts will not supplant the Middle Eastern treats found next door, she said.

Latif has degrees in hospitality management and dietetics. She soon will leave her job with the county as a nutritional counselor for pregnant women and young children. She's worked locally at such places as Katzinger's
and equipment-provider Wasserstrom, and spent 10 years as a caterer.

The 800-square-foot dessert shop, 2991 N. High St., will offer carryout only, with coffee to go.


Roadhouse 66 Bar & Grille, an homage to the legendary highway connecting Chicago and L.A., has opened. Owner Dave Wickline has decorated his restaurant in Route 66 memorabilia and patterned his menu after mom-and-pop eateries found along the roadway.

Roadhouse 66 takes over the former Trumps location, 480 E. Wilson Bridge Road. Among the menu offerings are burgers, meatloaf sandwiches, omelets and sausage, biscuits and gravy. Lunches are $7 and less and dinners top out at $10.

The place is open for lunch and dinner six days a week, closed Sunday. For more information, call 614-505-6140.