A new restaurant in the Hilliard area has a lofty counterpart.

A new restaurant in the Hilliard area has a lofty counterpart.

Boulevard Grill, a full-service restaurant offering mostly homemade fare, and Get Air Adrenalin Trampoline Park, where people of any age can jump their way into a healthful lifestyle, have opened at 3708 Fishinger Blvd. in the Mill Run area.

Parents can unwind, drink a cup of coffee and grab a bite at Boulevard, a two-story restaurant that overlooks the trampoline facility. The complex, owned by Viktor Prozapas, is located in a building that formerly housed a Big Bear grocery store.

Prozapas, who said he invested $3.7 million into the project, said the menu is diverse enough to satisfy most tastes, and offers a variety of healthful fare, such as salads, fruit smoothies, salmon and soups.

But not everything is light, such as the triple cheeseburger, 10-ounce strip steak, mammoth burrito, chicken wings and pizzas using fresh, but not made on-premises, dough.

Boulevard also offers nine sandwiches, one combining melted cheese and short ribs braised in-house.

Most individual entrees cost between $8 and $17.

Alcohol is not served at the facility. However, coffee drinks, using a whole Kona-bean blend ground in-house, are available, along with soda, fruit drinks and tea.

"We wanted to make it a family-friendly place," Prozapas said.

Only beverages with twist-off caps are allowed inside the trampoline facility. Food also is prohibited unless consumed in one of the five private-party rooms.

There are no arcade games and very few TVs inside the trampoline park.

"My idea is: You came to jump, you want to jump, so jump," Prozapas said.

Open to all ages, Get Air, which covers 42,000 square feet, features an obstacle course, dodgeball, scads of trampolines, soft-landing areas and basketball dunk courts.

Prices are $14 an hour for anyone taller than 46 inches, $9 an hour for anyone shorter. Both the restaurant and trampoline facility accept reservations for large parties

Because security is a concern, there is only one exit and entrance into the trampoline park. Alarms are activated when emergency exits are opened. Only the smallest children must be supervised by an adult.

Restaurant and trampoline-house hours are the same: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the restaurant at 614-363-4041 or the trampoline facility at 614-335-9864.


Condado, the Short North taqueria featuring build-your-own tacos, has chosen Highpoint on Columbus Commons for its second location.

An early May opening is planned for the 3,500-square-foot restaurant at 132 S. High St.

The first Condado, known for its extensive variety of inexpensive tacos and signature cocktails, opened in November 2014.

Founder and owner Joe Kahn said he is pursuing a third spot in Clintonville.


Another Mediterranean restaurant soon will settle into the Northwest Side.

Mezze Middle'Terranean will take over 1,700 square feet of space, formerly a Hot Head Burritos, at 2051 Henderson Road. The building's other tenant is a Domino's Pizza.

David Shatunoff and Steve Warwick bought the original Mezze three years ago from Johnny Baransi, current proprietor of Sababa Mediterranean Grill near Reynoldsburg.

The new Mezze will have counter-order service, similar to Chipotle, and a similar menu and pricing structure as the original store at 5326 N. Hamilton Road near Gahanna.

Warwick said no individual item will exceed $10.

NWO Penn Holdings, a new Penn Station East Coast Subs franchising group, has purchased four existing stores, will open two new restaurants and has nine more locations planned for the central Ohio market.

One of the new stores, slated to open in August, is located at 6175 Sawmill Road. The other will open in May in Marion.

The franchising group purchased existing locations at 1491 E. Dublin-Granville Road on the Northeast Side, 365 S. Hamilton Road in Gahanna, 8791 Sancus Blvd. in the Polaris area and 1980 N. High St. near Ohio State University.

There are two other Penn Station franchisees in the local market, but NWO Penn Holdings has exclusive franchising rights for the remainder of Columbus.

White Castle has committed to cleanliness -- and it's willing to prove it to customers.

The locally based burger chain has launched WhiteCastleClean.com, which will share county health-inspection scores with the public.

It's a callback to White Castle's origins, when Billy Ingram founded the restaurant and said he wanted to change the public's perception about burger joints. "White" signified cleanliness and "castle" was a symbol of strength.

The website will be updated biannually and the most recent scores will be included on the site.