In the 1830s, New Albany founder Noble Landon opened the Landon's Corners tavern at the corner of High and Main streets.

In the 1830s, New Albany founder Noble Landon opened the Landon's Corners tavern at the corner of High and Main streets.

More than 180 years later, Landon's Corners is opening just down the street from its original location with new owners and a 20th-century philosophy.

Eric Johnson, the general manager of the new restaurant, plans to open the restaurant, bar and banquet facility at 29 S. High St. in the old Gibby's New Albany Grill location later this month.

The restaurant, which will be able to seat about 145 people, will feature a game room, bar, televisions and a family-friendly atmosphere.

"There is not a place for family-friendly people to be comfortable bringing their kids or comfortable to meet friends and have a beer," Johnson said.

He said Landon's Corners will serve American, pub-style fare featuring such menu items as a bison bits and the "Juicy Lucy," a cheeseburger with cheese stuffed inside the beef patty.

"We will have everything from fish and chips to fish tacos," Johnson said. "The quality food and the price points will be very much a value."

Johnson hopes Landon's Corners becomes part of the community.

Landon's Corners provided breakfast at the Plain Township Fire Department for the March 25 Hometown Heroes Tour sponsored by BIG Hits B104.3.

The restaurant is slated to host the New Albany Chamber of Commerce's April After Hours Mixer for its members from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 15.

The following day, Landon's Corners will host the kick-off concert for Columbus-based The Conspiracy Band's 20th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. April 16.

Johnson, an Upper Arlington resident, said those interested in a night of dinner, dancing and music can make reservations at 855-1900.

"I think that we are in a niche that Rusty Bucket (Corner Tavern) can't fill," he said. "We are going to be able to accommodate people after a concert or after a sporting event. Seating is going to be able to handle anywhere from two to 22 people. That is something that is unique out there that not a lot of other restaurants can handle."

In addition to the restaurant, Johnson and his wife will relocate much of their catering business, The Culinary Table, from Grandview to the New Albany location.

The banquet hall portion of Landon's Corners will be able to accommodate 200 for birthday parties, wedding receptions and business meetings, among other things.

Johnson also said they plan on hosting beer and wine tastings, as well as children's cooking classes.

"It is a unique space," he said. "We will be able to morph the space into other needs that arise. We are very much looking forward to (serving) that need out here for the unique New Albany palate."

According to The Culinary Table Web site, Johnson plans to host a Spanish wine tasting at Landon's Corners from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Tickets cost $30.

gmartineau@thisweeknews.com