The Half Pint has announced plans to expand into the former Gates Brothers Glass Shops at the corner of Fifth and Plum streets. The building, which is connected to the current Half Pint restaurant and bar, will remain and become a bar and butcher shop. The site will also include outdoor seating and a pad for a food truck. (Photo submitted)
One of Marysville’s most visible properties could be getting a new look.
The Half Pint, a bar and restaurant at 211 E. Fifth St., has announced plans to expand into the neighboring property, the former home of Gates Brothers Glass Shops at the corner of Fifth and Plum streets.
“I think people are excited about what that would do for that corner,” Marysville City Manager Terry Emery said.
He added that the plans, “look phenomenal.”
Union County Economic Development Director Eric Phillips said The Half Pint expansion will include a patio, restaurant space, room for a food truck and a bar. Drawings of the proposed expansion also include a butcher shop with a separate entrance on the southwest side of the building.
Phillips released the plan as part of the city’s State of the City video, published Monday.
City officials confirmed the project plans were filed late Wednesday with hopes the proposal will be heard at the April 14 design review board meeting. Officials said they still need to review the request and verify it is complete.
The outdoor seating section will extend from Plum Street to the current Half Pint building. An outdoor fireplace and grill with an above trellis will installed. Additionally, a smaller outdoor seating area near the intersection will be sectioned off by a low brick planter with integrated seating. That area will include compacted gravel.
“It is an exciting project,” said Phillips said. “We are excited to see that project on such a highly visible area.”
He said the restaurant expansion will help connect the Uptown area to restaurants further east on Fifth Street.
Phillips said there is a hope to have the renovations begin in the spring and have the expansion open during the summer.
Emery said he knows residents are eager to see something like The Half Pint expansion on that corner, but they need to patient, especially with a pandemic.
“Things don’t happen as quickly as they do in normal circumstances.”
Phillips said it is “important to know these are preliminary plans.”