The Columbus Board of Zoning Adjustment has approved two variances for Ritzy’s, paving the way for the restaurant’s return to central Ohio.

The board July 25 voted 5-0 in favor of the variances – one addressing design standards and the other involving sight lines – for the future site of Ritzy’s, formerly known as G.D. Ritzy’s, 4615 N. High St. in Clintonville.

Zoning attorney Jackson B. Reynolds III, who represented Ritzy’s, said the BZA vote was the most significant of the final stages of approval.

Graydon D. Webb, who founded G.D. Ritzy’s and seeks its return, wants to expand the North High Street building, which was established as an A&W Restaurant and has been home to several other uses.

The last local G.D. Ritzy’s store closed in 1991.