Natosha and Ehab Eskander opened the Primrose School at Pinnacle on Dec. 14.

Natosha and Ehab Eskander opened the Primrose School at Pinnacle on Dec. 14.

The new educational child care facility at 1239 Lamplighter Drive will be the sixth Primrose School in the Columbus area. It accepts youngsters from 6 weeks of age through 12 years.

The Eskanders said the new school will provide an "unmatched educational child care experience." It has positively affected the local economy by adding 25 to 30 new jobs, and $2.9-million to $4.1-million in project costs for the 10,800-square-foot facility, they said.

Natosha Eskander, a pharmacist for the past 12 years, and Ehab Eskander, a real estate investor, decided to open the Grove City school after seeing the success and enjoyment her cousin was achieving from running a Primrose School in Texas.

The school uses a "Balanced Learning" curriculum tailored to different stages of development for children up to age 5.


What once was Roadhouse Grill is now Sogo Asian Bistro.

Kevin Hsu, owner of Grove City's newest Asian restaurant, said Sogo opened for business Dec. 13 at 2040 Stringtown Road.

Hsu said he will offer Japanese sushi and Chinese cuisine at his 7,000-square-foot shop.

"We got a good sushi chef," the owner said. "I'm very picky, and I use high-end products."

Hsu added he has 20 years of restaurant business experience.

The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

-- Evan Brooks