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Nation Kitchen & Bar's Westwood location announces target opening date

Posted at 10:20 AM, Feb 10, 2020

CINCINNATI — After more than a year of waiting, work is finally moving forward on the future home of Nation Kitchen & Bar's second location.

“It has been a long road to get to this point, but we are finally ready to break ground and bring Nation Kitchen & Bar to Westwood,” Andrew Salzbrun, restaurant co-owner, said in a press release. “We believe that we’ll be open to the public in late spring/early summer and are eyeing a July opening for the project.”

Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development announced in June 2018 that Nation had won a bid to redevelop the decommissioned Engine 35 fire station, located on Junietta Avenue in Westwood.

The construction team behind the project received its final approval from the city's Zoning Board of Appeals last Friday, officially allowing the project to begin.

Plans are in place to begin demolition and construction immediately.

Nation Kitchen & Bar opened its first location at 1200 Broadway St. in Pendleton five years ago.