The Center Street Market, anchored by the Crooked Can Brewing Co., 5354 Center St. in Old Hilliard, is set to open on a limited basis in early February, according to Robert Fry, one of the four partners behind the development.
The Crooked Can brewery and tap room is set to open in early February for what Fry described as “soft openings” as the brewery begins to “ramp up” its 16 taps.
“We will have limited hours for the community to come in and try some of our products,” he said.
Fry did not provide the opening date but said it would be announced via social media and at crookedcanohio.com.
Precise hours also have not been determined but weekdays likely will be 4 to 11 p.m., with extended hours on the weekends, Fry said.
The limited weekday hours will allow for the completion of construction in some parts of the market building, he said.
The opening of the entire market is set for mid-March, Fry said.
Fry described the 16,000-square-foot Center Street Market as “about full,” but some spots remain available. The facility has a 7,000-square-foot courtyard.
The vendors have little crossover within the market so each can thrive, Fry said.
The market will have 10 vendors open seven days a week, he said.
Eight vendors are on the list thus far: Bakes by Lo, the Cheesecake Girl, Coffee Connections of Hilliard, Dumplings of Fury, the Meatball Mafia, Serendipity, Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops and Legacy Station.
Coffee Connections has a storefront at 4004 Main St. and Legacy Station is associated with Legacy Smokehouse at 3987 Main St.
Meanwhile, Crooked Can will have two bars and a walk-up window, and it will feature seasonal blends and ciders and wine options, Fry said. Crooked Can is based in Winter Garden, Florida, and the Hilliard location will be its second.
"The Crooked Can brewery will be an anchor of activity during its soft opening in February," said Libby Gierach, president and CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. "We have been waiting patiently for it to open and are excited to welcome it to Old Hilliard.
"This will be an economic boost for Old Hilliard, especially when the Center Street Market opens in March."
Construction of Center Street Market began last summer.
The $3.5 million facility is on the former site of a NAPA auto parts store, adjacent to Otie’s Tavern & Grill and between Main and Wayne streets.
The project's partners are Fry of Plain City, Andrew Sheeter of Orlando, Jon St. Julian of Hilliard and Tom Coughlin of Columbus formed CCB Columbus.
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