North High Brewing Co. brings Myers Burgers & Wings to COhatch

If you’re out and about in Downtown Springfield – maybe enjoying a DORA beverage or an evening concert – there’s a new place to grab a bite.

Myers Burgers & Wings opened today in COhatch – The Market, adding to the mix of eateries in the coworking, dining, and event space that opened just about a year ago.

The restaurant concept comes from North High Brewing Company’s Executive Chef Ryan Oldham, Sous Chef Aaron Daniels and Director of Operations Christopher Titus. Following the success of the North High Brewing Taproom – also in COhatch – The Market – the team spent time talking to customers and observing needs to create Myers Burgers & Wings.

“We are offering diner-style smash burgers that guests can order from our specialty burger menu or build their own. We’re also offering boneless wings and traditional wings,” says Titus, adding that everything the restaurant serves is made from scratch.

While the high-end, quick-grab food will surely be a hit locally, there’s also a goal of attracting more of North High’s decade-long customer base – which originated in the Short North in Columbus – to come check out what Springfield has to offer, says Pat Williams, COhatch – The Market’s general manager and operating partner.

“North High Brewing Company is a 10-year-old, very well-recognized brand,” Williams says. “It says a lot about where we are here in Springfield that they have not only invested here once (with the North High Brewing Taproom), but they’re doing it twice.

“It’s a credibility check for us that outside organizations that come from a big city think enough about our city and our location to grow here. This is a partnership – they trust us, we trust them, and it’s a win-win for both parties.”

The new burger and wing joint will be a great pub-food pairing for patrons who hang at The Market Bar or the Taproom later in the evenings and are still looking for something to eat, Titus says.

Myers Burgers & Wings will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. A takeout/delivery menu is available on the restaurant website.

The shop will also be adding soft serve ice cream and milkshakes to its menu soon.

In addition to serving up something new to nosh on, the eatery references the origins of the building space itself – the old Myers Market building.

“It just pays homage to the energy that the Myers Market has had in the past 100 years, so that’s the reason we called it Myers Burgers & Wings,” Titus says. "We wanted to create a brand that spoke to the authenticity of the market."

The restaurant created five full-time and eight part-time jobs at the location, which Williams says is one of the things he’s most proud of about the new opening.

“We’re excited to be able to employ more local individuals,” Titus agreed. “We’re all about supporting local and stimulating the local economy in communities. It’s important to us to do that – that’s what we’re all about.”

Read more articles by Natalie Driscoll.