An expanded version of local chain Harvest Pizzeria will replace Old Bag of Nails in Grandview Heights.

Chris Crader, founder and CEO of locally owned Grow Restaurants, said he is forming a partnership with Butcher & Grocer to open Harvest Pizzeria & Tavern in the current Old Bag site, 1099 W. First Ave.

Crader said Tony Tanner, one of founders of Butcher & Grocer, which is located a few storefronts away in the same strip center, will break down all the meats for the new Harvest.

The restaurant will feature Harvest's core pizza menu with additional items that highlight the relationship, Crader said.

The opening is months away.

"There's a lot of work to do," Crader said.

Meanwhile, Old Bag of Nails will close Saturday, Feb. 24, said Mike Purdum, who owns the chain of casual restaurants.

The 3,200-square-foot restaurant has been in Grandview Heights for 21 years, making it the second-oldest location in the locally based chain, Purdum said.

He said he simply wants to place company resources elsewhere.

"We've had a lot of fun in Grandview," Purdum said. "We love the community. We love what's going on there."

Crader said New Creation Farm in northeast Ohio will continue to supply most of his restaurants with healthful, sustainable and responsibly raised meats. Other Ohio family farms contribute where needed.

Tanner said Butcher & Grocer now does all the butchering for Crader's restaurants.

He said the relationship will strengthen the farm-to-fork philosophy both businesses share.

"Having this relationship will be really great to put this super-great meat on the menu in a way most people haven't seen," he said.

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