New restaurant with card shop, memorabilia opens today at Austin Landing

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

A casual, family-friendly restaurant at Austin Landing with sport cards and memorabilia is set to hold a grand opening Monday, Nov. 7.

“To our knowledge, this is the only restaurant that will have a full-fledged card shop and memorabilia store within it,” said Chris Carter, co-owner of Park Grille & Bar.

The restaurant, located at 10259 Penny Lane, will house Kaboom Bros Cards upstairs in the mezzanine-like space. Carter said guests will be able to buy and trade a variety of sports cards from baseball and football to wrestling and F1 Racing.

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

Park Grille & Bar resides in the space that previously housed Bar 145 and Reset Bar. The venue, known for its vintage arcade games and Nintendo tabletop games, closed in September 2020.

Carter said he wants the new space to be a place for everyone. If guests are not into cards, they can enjoy the atmosphere and food.

Park Grille & Bar will serve salads, wraps, gourmet burgers, personal pizzas, oven-baked wings, chicken tenders and much more in addition to its beer and cocktail menu. One item on the menu that hits close to home for Carter are PapPap’s Donut Holes. He said his wife’s father passed away last year and loved donut holes and would take his children to get donut holes. He added the item in his honor.

Carter, who is from Tipp City but resides in Washington Twp., worked in the software industry for 16 years before deciding to open this new concept. He said he traveled a lot for work and would eat at a variety of different restaurants.

“What I’m excited about is now I get to put my own twist on things,” Carter said. “I love taking care of people and I wish I would have done a restaurant sooner.”

The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will be set up similar to Old Scratch Pizza where you order at the counter before you sit, Carter explained. Each table will have a QR code where guests can order more food or drinks. Carter said the QR code will also allow guests to buy sports cards if they don’t want to head upstairs.

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

Carter said he has plans to do trade nights and other events surrounding the sports cards and memorabilia. Kaboom Bros Cards has partnered with Fanatics, Carted confirmed.

He said he hopes Park Grille & Bar will become a neighborhood restaurant where everybody knows each other.

“It’s going to be that place where there’s something for everybody in the family,” Carter said.

Park Grille & Bar will be open daily at 11 a.m.

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