Ice cream, doughnuts, roast beef sandwiches and coffee — lots of coffee.
The Columbus market is about to add its second Dunkin' Donuts outlet, its fourth Starbucks, relocate an Arby's and reintroduce Baskin-Robbins ice cream to locals' taste buds.
A company representative on Friday confirmed Starbucks is renovating the former Schlotzsky's Deli building at 1522 Bradley Park Dr., with an eye toward a late March opening. It will be about 2,000 square feet and have a drive-thru window.
Columbus building permits show Starbucks is spending $214,000 on the conversion.
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The new Arby's will anchor a 5,400-square-foot retail center in downtown Columbus, at the corner of Veterans Parkway and 15th Street. The 74-seat sandwich shop is a relocation of the Arby's Roast Beef outlet at 1226 Veterans Parkway, just south of the new site. It will have a drive-thru, unlike the existing store.
The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins will be a combination outlet, taking up about 2,500 square feet of space and also having a drive-thru window. The timeline for the sweet business to arrive is about 10 months.
For more on this story, see Saturday's Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.