Worthington News

Aladdin's Eatery gets green light for Shops


Plans for a new Aladdin's Eatery at the Shops at Worthington Place were approved by the Worthington Architectural Review Board on June 12.

The restaurant, which features Lebanese and Mediterranean food, will take over the former Victoria's Secret space along the North High Street side of the mall.

The board approved a new exterior door and patio seating on the east side of the mall, in what currently is an enclosed mechanical area between Kenneth's and First Watch.

Aladdin's is a chain of 31 restaurants located primarily in Ohio and adjoining states. In central Ohio, Aladdin's restaurants are in Dublin, Clintonville, Bexley and Grandview Heights.

Also at the June 12 meeting, the ARB approved:

• A shed, which was erected without approval, behind the Ohio House Rabbit Adoption Center, 5485-5491 N. High St. The shed was approved for the center only and must be removed when the building's tenant changes.

• A new entrance ramp at the front door of Thomas Worthington High School. The ramp will be constructed as part of security improvements being made at the school this summer.

• New awnings at 679-A High St., where HER Realtors will expand into the space currently occupied by Toyville, which is closing June 23. HER already occupies two tenant spaces immediately to the north. During the Municipal Planning Commission meeting, HER was granted a conditional-use permit to occupy the space. HER was requested to preserve nearby parking spaces for downtown shoppers.

• New vinyl siding for the house at 787 Oxford St.

• New windows in connection with a kitchen remodeling at 168 E. South St.

• Conversion of a breezeway into a kitchen at 850 Oxford St.