Open for just eight short weeks, the 21,000 sf Copious is a three-level restaurant/bar, event space and live music venue that will serve to “feed your soul” through locally-sourced food creations, special wines and cocktails, an eclectic mix of music in a world-class setting and local artwork displayed in a rotating gallery-like setting. Originally known as the McGowan Building, a neoclassical brick and limestone structure located at 520 South High Street in the historic Brewery District, it’s been redesigned to feature a 150 seat restaurant on the main floor, private event space upstairs and a basement level nightclub, called ‘Notes’, that is patterned after the top jazz clubs in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.
Purposefully without a freezer on premises, Chef Curtis Hilliard utilizes the finest organic, locally raised meats and produce from 33 Ohio farms to serve guests at the main floor restaurant. His well trained staff is also happy to assist in pairing all menu items with their extensive wine list. Copious is open for lunch at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and also for brunch on Sundays at 10 a.m. and dinner at 4 p.m. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Guests at Notes will enjoy local and regional performers including jazz, blues , cabaret, Latin dance and singer-songwriter acts. The large 7,000 sf space will accommodate between 175 and 200 people with table, lounge, and bar seating and a back room that can be closed off for private parties.
Owner Bob Clark and his management team (Terry Turner, Mike Melching, Bob Breithaupt and Bill Clark) are looking forward to hosting the OSU-Michigan themed Unlimited Love/Unverferth House charity event at Copious on Tuesday, November 24th. Headlining the event will be Ohio State stars, including co-chairman John Hicks and Heisman Trophy winners Archie Griffin, Eddie George and Troy Smith. Former OSU running back and radio analyst Jeff Logan will serve as host while former Ohio State and Michigan football players discussing their experiences and insight into college football’s greatest rivalry. The sold out event benefits the Unverferth House, which was established in the memory of the late Ohio State University Medical Center cardiologist Donald V. Unverferth, who played quarterback at OSU from 1963-65.
Bill Clark, VP of Finance, stated, “The biggest challenge in opening Copious was getting the deal financed. Heartland Bank was enormously valuable and we couldn’t have opened without them.” Let Heartland Bank ‘feed your need’ for financial expertise. Visit one of our 12 central Ohio locations today.