Restaurant shuts its doors at The Greene after 14 months

The Cork Wine & Dine restaurant and wine bar at 21 Greene Blvd. in The Greene Town Center has shut down.

“We are sorry to announce that we have closed,” reads a sign posted to the wine restaurant’s entrances. “Thanks for your business. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

A manager of the Cork Wine & Dine in suburban Columbus said this morning, Dec. 17, that he had no information about the closing of the Beavercreek location, and referred questions to his supervisor, who could not be reached.

Steve Willshaw, general manager of The Greene, said today that he and his staff “are currently in conversations with a highly successful national retailer here at The Greene that wants to expand into this space.”

The wine bar and restaurant opened in August 2014, succeeding the Wine Loft wine bar. Prior to the opening, Metropolitan Partners President Tim Rollins, who owns Cork Wine & Dine and The Wine Group, told this news outlet that the restaurant’s sales would come primarily from food, and would have a full menu with soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts.

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“We’re more of a restaurant that features wine than a wine place that sells food,” Rollins said at the time.

Another retailer at The Greene, the Stride Rite children’s shoe store, is shutting its doors next March, employees are telling customers. Willshaw said the turnover is not abnormal.

Olshan Properties, owner of The Greene, “is always looking to refresh and upgrade our tenant mix throughout all of our centers, and The Greene is no exception. So we view this as a normal occurrence in the course of our business,” The Greene’s general manager said.

Elsewhere in The Greene, construction has started on a 10,000-square-foot building that will house the region’s first World of Beer craft beer bar and at least one other retailer.

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