Chris Corso, majority owner of the Park Street Complex of bars, announced the sale of the 20,000 sq. foot complex to Jimmy Woodland, owner of Woodland's and Woodland's Backyardin Grandview. The new owners officially debut the weekend of Oct. 4-6; Woodlands partner Mikey's Late Night Slice will occupy a permanent space in the rebranded bar complex. (From left: Jimmy Woodland; Mike Gallachio and Chris Corso. File/Columbus Alive)
Terms of the deal were not disclosed in yesterday's announcement. The sale to the Woodland's group marks a major change for the strip of bars which connects the Arena District to the Short North Arts District.
Corso, partner Mike Gallachio andinvestors in the CGS Group pioneered nightclub development downtown in the early 2000s beginning with Red Zone, Sugar and Spice Bars, Long Street and the hyper-successful Park Street Complex. The complex includes interconnected nightclubs the Social, Park Street Patio, Park Street Saloon and Park Street Cantina.
Woodland first made his mark with Hendoc's Pub, a popular OSU campus bar he founded in his early 20s. He purchased Grandview's Thirsty Ear Tavern three years ago, reviving the live muisc venue's reputation as a choice spot to catch local and national bands. The music bar hit big with Grandview's young professional crowd, as did in-house pizza shop Mikey's Late Night Slice.
Woodland followed up by opening Woodland's Patio in Grandview a popular spot for sand volleyball, cocktails and music. Mikey's Late Night Slice will open up a permanent location in the complex within three weeks.