The popular central Ohio restaurant and pub Old Bag of Nails will open at its newest location in Pickerington on May 31.

The popular central Ohio restaurant and pub Old Bag of Nails will open at its newest location in Pickerington on May 31.

Since 1996, Mike Purdum has been expanding his Old Bag of Nails brand throughout central Ohio, and next week he will venture into Fairfield County.

Purdum said this week he will open his 15th restaurant and pub in a 5,400-square-foot site in Pickerington on Tuesday, May 31.

"We've been looking at Pickerington for quite some time," Purdum said. "Pickerington is a great community and we've always wanted to be there."

The restaurant and pub will be located at 797 Hill Road North, in the former site of Beef O'Brady's. Most recently, the site housed the Green Leaf Grille.

Additionally, the new business will stretch into the site of the former Harvest Bread Co., making it one of the largest Old Bag of Nails to date, Purdum said.

"We've got a 21-year lease signed, so we will be there for quite some time," he said. "When we make a commitment, it's for the long haul."

Purdum said the business will open at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon on Sundays.

Its kitchen will be open until 10 p.m. on weekdays, and until 11 p.m. on weekends.
Depending on business, Purdum said, the bar which will feature 22 beers on tap could stay open until 2 a.m.

The restaurant and pub also will have 18 televisions and four restrooms. Purdum said he expects to have 50 to 60 employees.

Additional information about the newest Old Bag of Nails will be in the June 2 edition of ThisWeek Pickerington.