August 31st, 2010
Marla Matzer Rose, The Columbus Dispatch
The public will get to step into the Grandview Yard project Wednesday, more than a year after Nationwide Realty Investors announced the initial tenants for the $40 million first phase of the mixed-use project on the eastern edge of Grandview Heights.
A Hyatt Place hotel, an Urban Active Fitness and a Jason’s Deli will be open for business on the site formerly occupied by a Big Bear supermarket warehouse. The final touches are being put on an office building to be occupied by M&A Architects, while the OSU-themed Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill remains under construction with an anticipated November opening date.
Area residents are invited to a community open house Wednesday evening as a way of introducing the project. The event will begin with a short presentation and a question and answer session with Brian Ellis, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Realty Investors.
“This will give us an opportunity to tell folks whats there today, and what we expect will be coming down the road,” Ellis said, referring to future plans to add more offices, retail and housing at Grandview Yard. There is currently no set timetable for
The open house will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at 775 Yard St. (900 Goodale Blvd.,) with parking behind Urban
Active Fitness, north of Goodale Boulevard.