Grandad’s Pizza opens in Bethel; Block’s sues Fox’s Bagel & Deli

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The company that operates bagels from the block, HB3 LLC, has filed a lawsuit against Fox’s Bagel & Deli and Jeremy Fox, who previously operated the Block bagel stores in Bexley and the North Market under a partnership agreement. The lawsuit, alleging breach of contract, was filed Oct. 12 in Franklin County Commons Court. Fox recently announced that it is renaming the North Market and Bexley stores. You can read the complaint here.

Openings and announcements

Motherwell Distilling Co., Hocking County’s first premium craft distillery, opened in September. The new distillery, named after Logan’s Motherwell Iron & Steel, works on several spirits, including whisky, rum, vodka, gin and a peach liqueur dubbed the “Lubricator”. Motherwell’s whiskeys, Common Ground Wheated Bourbon and Rock House Rye, feature Motherwell’s own whiskey blended with aged whiskey for balance. Motherwell is planning a November release of its first spirits, with a full selection available next year. Initially, Motherwell spirits will only be available at 58 West, a new restaurant from the owners of Hocking Hills Winery, soon to open at 58 W. Second St. in downtown Logan. Executive Chef Aaron Mercier, formerly of Watershed Kitchen & Bar, runs the kitchen at 58 West. 58 West will have Hocking Hills Winery wine, produced on-site, as well as beer from Hocking Hills Brewing Co. The brewery will also operate from the facility.

After a long wait,Grandpa’s Pizza & Pub is now open for dine-in and take-out at 1490 Bethel Road. The family-run Columbus-style pizza purveyor has three other locations in Grandview, Hilliard and Northland.

Closures

Several outlets reported last week that Smith & Wollenski closes in downtown Easton sometime after the holiday season. The upscale steakhouse’s 20-year lease has ended and will not be renewed. A representative for Smith & Wollensky told the Columbus Expedition that the company is considering moving to downtown Columbus.

Events

The Taste of the Gala Market returns to North Market Bridge Park in November, offering a chance to try several dishes prepared by Dublin’s market vendors. Now in its second year, the fundraising event takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at 6750 Longshore Street. General admission is $125 online or, if available, $150 at the door. For more details, visit northmarket.org.

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