The doors of Dinin’ Hall opened in early May of 2012. Since then The Columbus Food Truck scene has found a warm and welcoming location in East Franklinton at a corner hub of the 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse of 400 West Rich. Tim Lai and Eliza Ho birthed the concept from the origins of Celebrate Local, a store front featuring locally made and grown goods from the Ohio countryside. They understood the intent, provide a location, branding, and sales staff for producers of fine goods, and focus it into the popular niche of food trucks. Since opening their doors, they’ve had swaths of people trodding through between the hours of 11am and 2pm, 6 days a week with a variety of delicious options available on any given day.
By day (and most nights), Tim and Eliza operate Lai ArchitecT as well as Dinin’ Hall. When not dedicating themselves to the demands of their clients, Tim and Eliza spend time with their family and are active members of the 400 West Rich Community. The Columbus Alive chose them for their People to Watch 2012 issue. They are vehement warriors in redirecting the aesthetic landscape of particular neighborhoods in Central Ohio stricken with blight and graffiti. With a handful of projects under their belt, including the SoHud Mural of Ohio’s deciduous trees and the Ohio Bird Mural at the Glen Echo Ravine, Tim and Eliza will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark on Columbus, Ohio.
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