After a successful Kickstarter funding drive last year, and a re-naming of the brewery from “Oval” to “Land-Grant Brewing”, a new beer brewery and tasting room is planning to move into the old warehouse at 945 Burrell Avenue (not sure, but I think this is where there used to be a roller skating facility? According to the website the Central Ohio Roller Hockey is still there, so it must be the warehouse beside it.)
The warehouse is an enormous space that will allow us to create the large production brew-house we set out to build, as well as a unique and spacious tap room. Location was a big sticking point for us—our vision has always been a centrally-situated destination defined by a tight-knit, local community. Grandview Heights and the adjacent Grandview Yard couldn’t be a more fitting setting to bring that to life. The icing on the proverbial cake is that the barrel-vaulted space will let us expand and grow without the need for relocation in the foreseeable future. Needless to say, we’re beyond thrilled.
(later) Bad news for the Land-Grant Brewing guys, they signed a contract with the landlord, they were ready to show plans to the city council, when they were given the heave-ho by the landlord. No word on any chances to open anywhere else in the city.
(March 2014) They found a place to move into in the East Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus.