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Moran's Bar & Grille bringing burgers, steaks to Arena District

August 19, 2021

Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Dan Eaton >>

The Arena District is getting a new dining option next month.

Moran’s Bar & Grille expects to open at 415 N. Front Street in mid-September.

It’s the third local brick-and-mortar venture from owner Matt Rootes and Tony Wildman, who also own the Pat & Gracie’s downtown at 340 E. Gay St. and Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen at 525 Short St. in the Brewery District. They also have a ghost kitchen chicken wing concept.

“We weren’t looking to open a new restaurant,” Rootes said.

But when Nationwide Realty Investors approached the local operators about the former Half Pint space in the Arena District, the partners decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up.