Three business partners with a northwestern Ohio connection want to build a market-style brewery in Old Hilliard.

It would be the second location of the Crooked Can Brewing Co., which is based at the Plant Street Market in Winter Garden, Florida, according to Robert Fry, one of the partners.

Fry of Plain City, Jon St. Julian of Hilliard and Andrew Sheeter of Orlando formed a limited-liability company, CCB Columbus, to develop the brewery on the former site of the NAPA Auto Parts store at 5354 Center St. in Old Hilliard, Fry said.

“We’re excited about it,” said Fry, who grew up with Sheeter in Fostoria in northwestern Ohio.

They met St. Julian as students at the University of Toledo.

Their proposal is scheduled to be heard at the next Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way.

Fry described the proposal as a food-and-shopping center similar in nature to Columbus’ North Market, the 16,000-square-foot facility would include Crooked Can.

Tentatively named Center Street Market, it would include about 10 yet-to-be-identified full-time vendors and possibly a few part-time vendors with limited availability, Fry said.

Libby Gierach, president and CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, said the proposal would bring a “unique” site that is absent in Old Hilliard.

“It’s something we don’t quite have and it I think would be welcomed by the Hilliard community, as well as (attract) people from outside,” Gierach said.

For more information about Crooked Can, go to crookedcan.com.

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Aug. 31 story:

Two local developers are working with a Florida colleague to open a brewery in Hilliard.

It would be the second location of the Crooked Can Brewing Co., which is based in Winter Garden, Florida.

Robert Fry of Plain City, Jon St. Julian of Hilliard and Andrew Sheeter of Orlando formed a limited-liability company, CCB Columbus, to develop the brewery on the former site of the NAPA Auto Parts store at 5354 Center St. in Old Hilliard, Fry said.

The site is at the corner of Center and Wayne streets.

The proposal is scheduled to be heard at the next Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way.

Fry described the proposal as including a food-and-shopping center similar in nature to Columbus’ North Market.

Crooked Can would be part of the facility, which is expected to be about 16,000 square feet, Fry said.

For more information, check ThisWeekNEWS.com/Hilliard for updates or read the Sept. 6 edition of the ThisWeek Hilliard Northwest News.

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