Meatball Mafia will be among the vendors at the Center Street Market when it opens later this year, said Robert Fry, one of three partners opening the market and Crooked Can Brewing Co. at the corner of Center and Wayne streets in Old Hilliard.
“We are breaking ground in two weeks and looking to be open in the fall,” Fry said March 4.
The Crooked Can Brewing Co. building will anchor the 16,000-square-foot, open-air Center Street Market. The original Crooked Can Brewing Co. is based in Winter Garden, Florida, near Orlando.
Crooked Can will have a taproom there, according to Jon St. Julian, another partner in the development.
Meatball Mafia’s location at Center Street Market will represent its first permanent spot, according to its social-media accounts. It currently operates as a food truck, according to themeatballmafia.com.
Fry of Plain City, Andrew Sheeter of Orlando and St. Julian of Hilliard have formed a limited-liability company, CCB Columbus, to develop Center Street Market. They have added a fourth partner, Tom Coughlin, according to Fry, but he did not provide other details.
It will be built on the former site of the NAPA Auto Parts store at 5354 Center St.
The March 17 groundbreaking date is dependent on the weather, Fry said. So is the fall opening date, he said.
Center Street Market will have 11 full-time vendors, including Meatball Mafia, he said. Check ThisWeekNEWS.com/Hilliard for updates on other vendors.
The Center Street Market would include a farmers market on either Saturday or Sunday most weekends of the year, Fry said.