The owner of an existing storage facility on Columbus’ west side has approval to expand his business and convert a former two-tenant commercial building on the property into a storage warehouse.

Dwight Grooms, owner of Grooms Rentals at 3541 Two Mile House Road, brought a request before the Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals on Aug. 23 to expand his storage facility company by adding up to three additional buildings. The existing facility, which sits just off of State Road 46, already has three storage buildings on the site.

Additionally, Grooms told the board that he wants to convert an existing commercial building in the center of his storage business into a warehouse.

That building was formerly the home of Scores Sports Bar & Grill, 3539 W. Two Mile House Road. The restaurant was once known for its patrons who turned out each week to watch Indiana, Butler and Louisville basketball on one of the bar’s 20 in-house televisions, but it closed permanently in 2015.

The building also housed a Mexican restaurant at one time which has since closed and has been used by a fireworks retailer during the summer.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.