A new restaurant is scheduled to open in Bexley and fulfill a longtime consumer demand for an all-day breakfast restaurant, according to city officials.
Tasi Cafe is set to take over the space at 2376 E. Main St. that was formerly the home of the W.G. Grinders sandwich shop, which closed in early September.
The East Main Street site will be the second location for Tasi Cafe, which has been in operation at 680 N. High St. in the Short North since November 2007. According to the restaurant's website, the menu features staples such as buttermilk pancakes and more exotic fare such as Greek scrambled eggs with zucchini, tomato and feta cheese.
Landing a restaurant that serves breakfast all day has long been one of the city's development goals, said Mayor Ben Kessler.
"We've been working to attract a breakfast/brunch restaurant to the city," he said. "When we heard Tasi was interested, we reached out to her and let her know how much demand we think there is in Bexley for a quality breakfast restaurant, and how supportive we are of the concept. I think this will be a great new use for Bexley."
Owner Tasi Rigsby could not be reached for comment about when the new restaurant is scheduled to open, but Bexley residents got a preview of the offerings when the restaurant hosted a booth at the city's final Main Event movie screening series on Sept. 20.
Kessler said Rigsby's architect and designer have presented preliminary design plans to the city's Planning Commission. Hours of operation for the Short North location are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.