An 18,000-sq.-ft. Hofbrauhaus restaurant has broken ground at Grandview Yard in Grandview Heights, Ohio, according to Nationwide Realty Investors, the developer of the $500 million mixed-use project. Hofbrauhaus Columbus will resemble the legendary 420-year-old Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. The restaurant will include a large bier hall for live entertainment, an old world German-style dining room and an outdoor bier garden.
The groundbreaking marks the beginning of the next phase of the 100-acre project, which recently received the Grandview Heights Planning Commission’s approval to move forward.
In addition to the new Hofbrauhaus, this phase of the project will include a 75,000-sq.-ft., three-story office building above a two-story 505 space parking deck.
Phase one of the project, which opened in the fall of 2010, included a 126-room Hyatt Place Hotel that has significantly exceeded occupancy expectations, a 42,000-sq.-ft. LA Fitness and a Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill restaurant. A Giant Eagle grocery store is slated to open in the summer of 2014. The Giant Eagle site will contain adjacent outparcels.
A 92,000-sq.-ft. Class A office building provides first floor space for restaurants and retail.
Located minutes from downtown Columbus, the Arena District and Ohio State University, Grandview Yard will eventually encompass more than 1.5-million- to 2-million-sq. ft. of retail stores and restaurants, office and more than 600 apartments and condominium-style residences.
New community parks and significant infrastructure improvements are also included in the master plan.
The master plan for the retail portion of the project includes a target of approximately 300,000-sq.-ft. of retail-dominated mixed-use, including anchors, specialty retailers and restaurants.