Burger joint, drinkware store come to The Banks

Posted at 11:53 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 13:14:15-05

CINCINNATI -- After plans to open a “barcade” at The Banks faltered for two years before getting scrapped in December 2015, two new tenants will throw grand openings in spring 2016.

BurgerFi, a relatively new Florida hamburger chain, and Tervis, an insulated drinkware manufacturer, are moving into the former Wine Guy Kitchen space in the second quarter of 2016. 

“The Banks development team is excited to add two dynamic, fast growing retailers to our roster,” said Laura Griffin, an associate with Nicol Investment, owner of the Phase I development at The Banks. “Our pipeline continues to be very active, and we’re encouraged to kick off 2016 with two tenant additions that will have great appeal with local residents and visitors alike.”

According to a press release, BurgerFi is known for its fresh, all natural, hormone-free Angus burgers, natural fries, frozen custard, hot dogs and craft beer. This will be the chain’s first location in southwest Ohio (two exist in the Cleveland area).

Tervis makes insulated drinkware that can be personalized for any hobby or interest, including numerous agreements with popular sports teams. The Tervis store hopes to use the Banks’ location between Paul Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park to reach Bengals and Reds fans.

“(The location) will allow us to really show off what great partnerships we have with the Cincinnati teams,” said Chad Blankenship, head of Tervis Stores.