Columbus State and Cameron Mitchell plan new $33 million culinary gateway

A new $33-million project at Columbus State Community College “will boost its culinary and hospitality program to new heights” and also serve as “a gateway to its Downtown campus,” The Columbus Dispatch reports. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will partner in the project, pledging “$2.5 million toward the new hospitality and culinary building,” which will include “a professionally managed, student-staffed restaurant and bar,” a 400-seat banquet and conference center, four teaching kitchens and food-production gardens, according to the article. Project leaders said the new building and gateway “will fuel improvement in the Cleveland Avenue area as well as spotlight the Columbus food scene,” in addition to creating “more opportunities for Columbus State students.” Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of the restaurant group, said, “this project is catalytic to further development of the hospitality and food scene here in Columbus.” For more, read the full article.

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