Just over two months ago I moved to East Walnut Hills. In the ten or so weeks I’ve been here, I’ve seen a slow trickle of new businesses calling the community* home. Over the next couple of months, we’re going to see the flood gates really burst open, starting with openings at Myrtle’s Punch House, Mardi Gras on Madison, and O Pie O — all located at or near DeSales Corner. Considering the outstanding establishments that already call the Walnut Hillses home (Suzie Wong’s, Parkside Café, Brew House, Fireside Pizza, Café DeSales, Kitchen 452, and a number of existing establishments and retail spaces to name a few), we are experiencing a really exciting time.
When I moved into the neighborhood in mid-September, I knew it was exactly where I was supposed to be. As a lifelong resident and zealot of this great city**, I knew it would be a fun yet daunting task to find the perfect neighborhood for me (and there are 52 of them!). Merely walking to and from DeSales Corner leaves me feeling a love and energy I’ve never felt before, and reaffirms the decision to move here. To be a part of this community — especially during its so-called “renaissance” — is special in a way that is difficult to describe. And I’m not one for being speechless.
Finding a part-time job (in addition to my 9-to-5) was something that I really wanted to do, and I am so unbelievably fortunate that I found one in my neighborhood (five blocks north of my place, to be exact). The ability to work a couple of shifts per week at The Growler House isn’t just an opportunity to socialize and make friends (though we all know there will be plenty of that), but what I consider to be the most important aspect is that it will give me the opportunity to truly be an advocate for this historic, beautiful, charming, picturesque, walkable neighborhood. Being a resident allows me to advocate for and push for the advancement of the community, but working for a neighborhood establishment, in my opinion, will afford me the opportunity to promote the neighborhood to people who don’t live in the area, to support the success of a local business, and to give back by providing my “service” to the community.
I am incredibly excited and fortunate to be working for the owners and GM with bringing The Growler House to life. I have never been a part of opening a local business, and it has proven to be a motivating, energizing, and exciting journey, much like moving to East Walnut Hills ten weeks ago. More than anything, it has been invigorating to bring new life into the neighborhood.
The Growler House opens on Tuesday, December 2. Regular hours will be:
Tuesday – Thursday, 3pm to 10pm
Friday, 3pm to 12am
Saturday, 12pm – 12am
Sunday, 1pm – 7pm