Columbus Business First – August 31, 2017


Now, Columbus is getting in on the Serendipity brand.

Scott Somerville, CEO of Renascent Hospitality, and his business partner, Trevor Warner, opened one on E. State Street downtown and is planning to open another in the Short North in March.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the space,” Somerville said of the State Street facility. The two bought the rights for Columbus and Denver to ensure that they would be sole developers of Serendipity in both markets.

Somerville said they intend to open five Serendipity Labs in each city in the next five years.

“The Grand Opening is scheduled for September 28,” Warner said. “It’s just a great event to … launch the space.” Somerville said there has been a lot of interest in the space, with most of it coming since it opened.

The Short North Serendipity Labs location is set to open at 900 N. High St. in place of the old UDF.

“It’s going to be a beautiful four-story building located right in the heart of the Short North with great outdoor space,” Warner said. “So far, everything looks great.”

Source: Miranda Tomlinson, “New co-working space open in the heart of downtown (Video),” Columbus Business First