Condado Tacos Expands in Columbus, Creating 27 New Jobs


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Columbus, Ohio – Condado Tacos, a build-your-own-taco restaurant founded in 2014, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Columbus, investing $150,000 and creating 27 new jobs. Hiring for management, accounting, HR, operations and IT positions will begin in Q4 2018. The company will put the capital investment toward technology and leasehold improvements to bolster its local presence and supplement its long-term growth strategy in the Midwest and across the nation.

“When we started Condado Tacos in the Short North in 2014, we hoped and dreamed the concept would take off,” said Joe Kahn, founder and owner of Condado. “We wanted to create a laid-back hang out spot where people could enjoy great food and as the company has grown, we’re thrilled to be able to expand that vision into reinvesting in our hometown.”

Condado is headquartered at 250 South High Street, where it houses its operational, administrative, food preparation and distribution functions.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to offer jobs to more people in our home city and beyond as Condado Tacos grows nationwide,” said Kahn. “We think we have something special here in Columbus. We’re excited to make new fans as Condado Tacos expands and bring some of the city’s creativity, innovation and passion for food to new markets in the form of delicious tacos.”

Since its founding, Condado has expanded to several markets in Ohio, as well as Indiana and Pennsylvania. Most recently, Condado opened a new 4,500-square-foot taqueria at 8958 Lyra Drive in The Pointe at Polaris. Condado plans to expand into Michigan and Kentucky by 2020, with the overall goal of establishing a presence in 20 locations by the end of that year. After successful growth across the Midwest, Condado is looking to ultimately expand to markets nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to see another locally grown company add jobs and expand its headquarters in Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We’re proud that we can continue to provide the right business support and talent pipeline for companies like Condado Tacos to succeed in our region and across the country.”

The Columbus Region is home to 196 food and beverage establishments that together generate $2.2 billion in annual economic output. The Region is also a top choice for company headquarters, including fast-food giants like Wendy’s and White Castle, as well as 14 Fortune 1000 companies and five Fortune 500 companies.

“Condado Tacos is experiencing rapid growth throughout the Midwest, and we are delighted this successful restaurant is headquartered in the Columbus Region,” said Joe Needham, JobsOhio director for food and agribusiness. “This expansion will bring 27 new jobs to the facility while supporting Condado’s growth into new regions of the country.”

About Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos features innovative ingredients and toppings on its build-your-own scantron style menu, an extensive tequila and bourbon selection, weird yet delicious rotating monthly specials and a brightly colored street art vibe. Created with the intention to be the ideal community hang-out spot, Condado offers its unique tacos, guacamole, tequila and margaritas at affordable prices. The restaurant also serves lunch daily and has late hours at all of its locations so you can get your marg and taco fix almost any time of the day. Plus, Condado serves brunch on weekends! Since its founding, Condado Tacos has grown to eight locations throughout the Midwest with more on the way in 2018-19. Learn more at condadotacos.com.

About Columbus 2020

As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.

About the City of Columbus, Ohio

The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.

Minutes of the Council of the Village of Galena, July 23, 2018

On Monday July 23, 2018 the Village of Galena Council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the

Village Hall, 109 Harrison St., by Mayor Thomas Hopper.

Roll Call: Tom Hopper, Mayor (Present); Bob Molter, Council Member (Present); David Simmons, Council Member (Present); Chris Underwood, Council Member (Absent); Jason Hillyer, Council Member (Present); David Walker, Council President (Present); Kathy Krupa, Council Member (Present); Suzanne Rease, Fiscal Officer (Present). Also Present: Ken Molnar, Solicitor; Michelle Dearth, Asst. Fiscal Officer Jeanna Burrell, Administrator Karli & Kim Murnieks, Lily Snyder, LeAnne & Isabelle Carr, Aubrey Burke, Grace Smith, Trish Smith, Sam & Taylor Thompson, Danielle Maynard, Arya & Jaya Cox.

Minutes of June 25, 2018

David Simmons made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.

Jason Hillyer seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 voice vote.

Guest Participation

Kim Murnieks from the Big Walnut Cadette Girl Scouts explained that the girls who are in seventh and eighth grade were attending the Council meeting as part of their citizenship badges.

Administrator’s Report

Village Administrator Jeanna Burrell reported that the tanks and lids have been installed for the Village’s new wastewater treatment plant. Construction will begin in August on the State Route 3 lane improvements and traffic light project being coordinated by the Delaware County Engineer’s Office. Light poles are back ordered nationwide which will mean the traffic light will not be installed until January 2019. The Galena Brick Trail Phase 2 project north of Holmes St. was awarded to Law General Contracting. Construction will begin in August and should be complete in October.

David Simmons made a motion to Accept /Authorize Friends of the Trail to install engraved bricks at the Water Tower. Jason Hillyer seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 voice vote.

Fiscal Officer Report

Fiscal Officer Suzanne Rease reported that sewer payments were processed. Letters were sent out to 25 property owners with overdue accounts which resulted in 19 payments. Solicitor Ken Molnar sent letters to 11 severely delinquent accounts. Council held a first reading on placing tax liens on eight properties to collect overdue amounts. There was also two burials and one veteran marker replaced in the cemetery.

Rease also discussed with council concerns about the current policy for the Galena Village Hall Application under the Non-Profit Organization rental rates. The current policy doesn’t take into account the possibility of a Non-Profit Organization obtaining free use of the building for an extended period of time and therefore needs to be redrafted.

Resolution No. 2018-25 (1st Reading, Emergency)

A Resolution To Suspend Rental Availability Of The Municipal Building For All Non-Profit Entities And Declaring An Emergency. Mayor Hopper read the Resolution. David Simmons made a motion to suspend the rules on the second and third readings. Dave Walker seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 roll call vote: Krupa – Yes, Walker – Yes, Simmons – Yes, Underwood – Absent, Molter – Yes, Hillyer – Yes. Bob Molter made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2018-25 as an emergency. Dave Walker seconded the motion and the motion passed in a 5-0 roll call vote.

Payment of Invoices for June

David Simmons made a motion to approve the invoices for June. Kathy Krupa seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 voice vote.

Approval of Financial Statements

Dave Walker made a motion to approve the Financial Statements for June. Kathy Krupa seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 voice vote.

Code Compliance Report

Dave LaValle’s report stated that final engineering reviews are nearing completion on M/I’s Retreat at Dustin. Public and private sewer Permit To Install Applications have been submitted to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The Arrowhead Lake Estates property was purchased from the Fuller and Davis families. Final engineering plans are complete for the first phase. Homewood’s final phase of the Estates at Blackhawk’s final engineering plans are also complete. Development agreements are in the process for all three subdivisions. Final engineering reviews continue for the first phase of Homewood’s Miller Farm project.

Wastewater Treatment Report

Brian Rammelsberg’s report stated there were no violations this month. Tanks for the new sewer plant are being installed. There were no high flows due to a relatively dry month.

Maintenance Report

Josh Cherubini’s report stated that the maintenance staff has been busy with mowing, weeding and mulching throughout the Village. The Estates at Blackhawk’s streets were recently cracked sealed. Two test LED lights were installed on Sunbury Rd. Bridge.

Resolution No. 2018-22 (1st Reading, Emergency)

A Resolution Accepting An Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Grant And Authorizing A Project Agreement With The State Of Ohio Through The OPWC Director For The State Route 3/Walnut Street/S. Galena Rd. Lane Improvements And Traffic Light Project, And Declaring An Emergency.

Mayor Hopper read the Resolution. Dave Walker made a motion to suspend the rules on the second and third readings. David Simmons seconded the motion and the motion passed in a 5-0 roll call vote. David Simmons made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2018-22 as an emergency. Bob Molter seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 roll call vote.

Resolution No. 2018-23 (1st Reading, Emergency)

A Resolution To Hire Kenneth Levi Koehler As The Village OF Galena Interim Zoning Inspector, Property Maintenance Official, And Flood Plain Administrator For The Balance Of Calendar Year 2018; setting Salary And Compensation; And, Declaring An Emergency.

Mayor Hopper read the Resolution. David Simmons made a motion to suspend the rules on the second and third readings. Bob Molter seconded the motion and the motion passed in a 5-0 roll call vote. Bob Molter made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2018-23 as an emergency. Jason Hillyer seconded the motion and the motion passed in a 5-0 roll call vote.

Resolution No. 2018-24 (1st Reading, Emergency)

A Resolution To Increase Cody Hale’s Hours As Village Of Galena Maintenance Employee For The Calendar Year 2018; Setting Salary And Compensation; And, Declaring An Emergency.

Mayor Hopper read the resolution. David Simmons made a motion to suspend the rules on the second and third readings. Dave Walker seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 roll call vote. Bob Molter made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2018-24 as an emergency. Jason Hillyer seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a 5-0 roll call vote.

Ordinance No. 2018-11 (1st Reading, Emergency)

An Ordinance Certifying Delinquent Sewer Service Accounts To The County Auditor For Lien Certification For The Period Of August 31, 2017 Through August 31, 2018 And Declaring An Emergency.

Mayor Hopper read the ordinance.

Delaware County Regional Planning Commission Report

Mayor Hopper reported that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) responded to his request regarding issuance of a new driveway permit on State Route 3 just north of the Village. ODOT said an existing field permit erroneously was not closed years ago so it was able to be converted to a residential driveway. It was also discussed how this could possibly be an issue for the Arrowhead Golf Course and the western Miller’s property. The property owners have been notified to check the status of their driveways.

BST&G

Chris Underwood was unable to attend the meeting. New Fire Chief Christopher Kovach was sworn in.

Electronic Media Committee Report

David Simmons reported that the next Electronic Media Committee meeting is July 26. Bob Molter and Nick Tarpey attended training at MORPC and reported that the training was informative and the slide decks were very good.

Zoning and Planning Commission Report

Mayor Hopper reported that the Zoning and Planning Commission was updated on developments. Discussion about potential buyer for property owned by Zoar Developers at the corner of Columbus St. and Middle St., and referencing the parking issues and current development plan.

MORPC

David Simmons reported that he didn’t attend the meeting. MORPC is in the process of completing their Annual Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey. Municipal HR teams should have the survey, and MORPC extended the deadline through July 13. The results will be shared in late summer, in time for budgeting decisions.

Other Business

Dave Walker wanted to thank Joe Daly for removing the bees at the cemetery building to make it safe for demolition. Dave Walker also brought up about the erosion on the trail and Josh Cherubini is working on a solution.

Executive Session: No executive session.

Adjournment: Jason Hillyer made a motion to adjourn. Bob Molter seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously in a voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

— Michelle Dearth, Asst. Fiscal Officer

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