The owners of a new cafe and juice bar coming to Lebanon have applied for a liquor license.STAFF/LAWRENCE BUDD

Cafe, juice bar another local business coming to downtown Lebanon

The owners have applied for a license permitting the business to offer liquor sales on premises only, as well as beer, wine and mixed beverages on or off premises until 2:30 a.m., according to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.

Greenhouse is “Coming Early Fall 2018” according to an Instagram post, and it plans to serve “local food, smoothies, juice, kombucha, medicinal and craft cocktails, beer and wine” at 105 E. Mulberry.

Greenhouse will join Lamp Post Cheese, located next door at 107 E. Mulberry, and the Arts Council of Lebanon to take up most of the storefronts in the block of buildings on the south side of Mulberry, running east of Cherry Street.

This section of Mulberry is where the city holds festivals and fairs, including the Lebanon Healthy Living Market this Saturday.

“We like what the Lamp Post Cheese makers are doing next door,” said Mescher, a 2003 graduate of Lebanon High School. “We wanted to be on Mulberry.”

Like Lamp Post and the Wellness Lounge, just west on Mulberry, Mescher and Jameson plan to focus on healthy options and sell local fare whenever possible.

Two weeks ago, Mescher said they signed a lease with Keith Alexander, who heads the family that owns many of the buildings in the downtown area.

“We’re in the very beginning stages,” Mescher said. “We’re hoping to open in October.”

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