The Exchange pub + kitchen (known recently as the NA Exchange), is planning a move from its current location on Grantline Road to 118 W. Main St. in downtown New Albany, one door down from Feast BBQ, which is set to open in July.
According to a news release, Ian Hall, owner of The Exchange pub + kitchen, the lease at its current location is expiring this fall, so the time is right to move.
The company has purchased the historic Shrader’s Stable building in downtown, one of many century-plus-old edifices there. Hall said the relocation is a project that’s been two years in the making.
“We are keeping the building as original as possible to maintain the history that surrounds Shrader’s Stable,” Hall said in the release. “It is such an amazing space with so much history to the city of New Albany and I can’t wait for our guests to have the opportunity to experience it.”
The Exchange pub + kitchen will seat 150 and include an elevated bar area with a 30-foot long reclaimed bar. Indoor-outdoor patio space will be complimented by carriage-style doors that open up to Main St., and guests will be drawn to the soaring 20-foot ceilings complete with exposed bridge trusses.
The upstairs private dining area will seat 50 and provide views of the nearby Ohio River.
Executive Chef Rick Adams, who joined the restaurant this spring, will continue to helm the kitchen and serve seasonal American cuisine centered on goods from local providers.
The Exchange pub + kitchen will be open for lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and dinner Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday, noon-10 p.m. There will be a late bar menu available in the lounge Thursday thru Saturday until midnight.