Restaurant to open in Legacy Park

A new full-service restaurant is under construction in Legacy Park. Warehouse 4, originally founded in 2013 in Vandalia, Ohio, will serve a variety of house-made baked goods, artisan hot and cold deli-style sandwiches, savory soups, fresh salads, crafted espresso drinks and rotating coffee and tea selections. 

Warehouse 4 CEO and 2005 alumnus Ben Neely said the name was chosen based on the original location’s history as a warehouse for airplane parts. The four refers to the four daughters of the original owner. Since 2013, the restaurant has grown to open another location in Kettering, Ohio, and now, Searcy. 

“Since opening its doors in 2013, Warehouse 4 has striven to provide its customers with an inviting, community-oriented gathering space,” said Neely. “The shop’s spacious, industrial aesthetic is warmed by compassionate staff focused on pouring happiness with every cup.” 

Neely said the initial plan for the company was to focus on three things — expanding the business, having a drive-thru at every location and providing a community focus at each restaurant.

“We strive to have a coffee shop/cafe with a great product, but we also strive to have a community focus wherever each shop is located. We plan to do this, in part, by using local vendors to provide all of our produce and other goods.”

The restaurant is expected to open in January 2022. Neely said they will begin promoting a schedule of events around Harding and Searcy leading up to the grand opening. 

“The Searcy location is the largest space we will have for inside dining out of all of our three locations, which gives us a lot of options for events, rental space, business meetings, music events and more,” Neely said. 

“Whether you’re in need of a caffeinated escape, a calm environment to study or a place to converse with friends, our mission is to provide you with a personal oasis.”

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