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This Local Chocolatier Is Opening A Sweet Spot In The Short North

Winans Coffee & Chocolate, an absolute favorite local chocolatier and coffee roaster, is set to open its newest franchise location in the Short North. The grand opening is scheduled for February 14, adding a sweet touch to Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Operated by Monica and Miles Thomas, who also own the German Village Winans Coffee & Chocolate franchise, the new location at 611 N. High St. aims to bring the cherished brand to another historic district in Columbus. Wilson Reisier, CEO of Winans Coffee & Chocolate, noted in a press release that Monica and Miles have been integral parts of the Winans family for over nine years.

The grand opening festivities on February 14 will feature a range of giveaways throughout the day.

Highlights include complimentary 12 oz drip coffee from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, free Valentine’s Day chocolates from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and samples of chocolate-covered strawberries and other Valentine’s favorites from 5:00 pm until closing.

Monica Thomas, Winans franchise owner, expressed her excitement about the new location, stating, “Short North is a natural next for us, and we are thrilled to bring Winans to another one of Columbus’ historic districts.”

Winans Short North will operate from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday and from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays. The expansion to the Short North aligns with Winans Coffee & Chocolate’s commitment to providing premium confections and coffee in distinctive communities.

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Credit: Franklin County Auditor

The new cafe is truly in a fantastic location.

You’ll find the shop tucked in right beside Marcella’s in the Yukon Building on North High street, just across from The Joseph hotel.

As Winans continues to expand its presence, the Short North location promises to deliver a refined experience in artisanal chocolates and specialty coffee. The grand opening on February 14 is expected to draw both local residents and visitors eager to savor the renowned offerings of Winans Coffee & Chocolate.

Featured image courtesy of Winans Coffee & Chocolate.