A planned grand opening for Legacy Smokehouse, 3987 Main St., has been moved back a week, from Saturday, Dec. 1, to Dec. 8, to allow for the completion of final inspections, according to one of its co-owners.

“This has been an unbelievable process,” co-owner Chad Smock said Nov. 27, after he learned additional time was required to complete final inspections. “We should be good to go for next weekend.”

Early last month, Smock acknowledged continued public interest in the restaurant.

“We can’t get it open soon enough,” Smock said Nov. 9.

In March, Smock and his partners, Brian Jordan and Ty Sells, said they anticipated an opening in June but time required for zoning changes and permits led to delays in its opening.

Legacy Smokehouse will occupy a former antique bookstore in Old Hilliard. A 700-square-foot addition was built on it to create a 1,600-square-foot restaurant fronting Main Street.

The trio of Legacy owners got their start dishing up barbecue from a mobile smoker off High Street in south Columbus.

They also own Legacy Smokehouse and Saloon at 340 Greenlawn Ave. near Columbus’ Brewery District.

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