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Easy Street Cafe Closing German Village Location
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George Stefanidis launched the Easy Street Cafe in German Village decades ago, and he’s ready to hang up the apron this weekend. The popular restaurant and bar opened in 1983 and will officially close tomorrow, February 25. While the news may come as a shock to fans of the eatery, the restaurant has been through […]

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Third Annual Whiskey Tasting Returns on March 10th
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Join Columbus Underground for a night of Whiskey sampling at Park Street Cantina! With over 100 different types of Whiskey to choose from, the only thing to worry about is how to decide!? Two types of tickets are available for the event. Taster tickets are $20 and give guests access to the event at 6 […]

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Furniture With A Heart
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For every $360 in merchandise sold at the Furniture With a Heart Thrift Store, a low-income family can receive a house full of furniture at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio. As a social enterprise, the thrift store creates a diverse revenue stream for the nonprofit. All proceeds from the store are invested back into […]

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Comedy Preview: Patton Oswalt
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Patton Oswalt brilliantly lampooning NPR on his 2006 Comedy Central special No Reason to Complain remains one of my favorite bits by any stand-up comic, and I’ve faithfully gobbled up everything he’s produced since with reckless moth-to-a-flame glee. Oswalt’s anecdotal humor is unabashedly rife with geek-ery — the stuff of dreams for nerds like myself […]

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J.C. Penney Closing 140 Stores in 2017
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Traditional mall anchor J.C. Penney announced today that it plans to close approximately 13 to 14 percent of its 1,000 stores, resulting in a downsizing of up to 140 locations in early 2017. Despite the closures, the company reported positively about net sales only declining 0.6 percent and store sales being flat overall for 2016. […]

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Hard Hat Photo Tour: Northside Library Branch
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The official “wall-breaking” ceremony for the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Northside Branch was held on March 1st of last year, with construction of the new branch starting soon after. Work on the new 25,000 square foot building at 1423 N. High St. is now in its final stages – the grand opening is tentatively scheduled for some […]

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor
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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor completed the first official step in running for Ohio governor in 2018, formally filing the Mary Taylor for Governor committee and designating Rick Fedorovich as her treasurer. While a real campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year, this action allows Taylor to start campaigning and fundraising now. “First, […]

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3 Great Movies to Catch This Weekend
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So much reason to go to the movies this weekend. Whether you’re looking for Oscar nominees, which can be found city wide thanks to this weekend’s broadcast, or you want a little horror fun, now is the time to take it in. Get Out You want to know the fears and anxieties at work in […]

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Full Text of the 2017 State of the City Address
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Mayor Andrew J. Ginther State of the City 2017 February 23, 2017 I often tell people that I have the best job in the best city in America. That has never been more apparent than tonight. Thanks to all of you for being here. And, thanks to the Columbus Division of Police for presenting the […]

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53 Things to Do in Columbus This Weekend
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It’s felt like spring all week, but we’re not ready to make the switch! It’s your last weekend to check out the Winter Park. Join us tonight for the sweetest party in the city as we bring together 27 sweet treat makers all in one place for you to try at Best Bites Sweet Treats! […]

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Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant
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Owners of the vacant Franklinton building sitting at 937 W. Broad St., near the closed Florentine, are looking to partner or lease with a restauranteur. The location, once eyed by Columbus Food League for the potential Franklinton Tap Room, has sat purposeless for several years, but co-owner Blake Compton isn’t rushing to put just any […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Third Location
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Not long after announcing plans for a second store in Clintonville, Hot Chicken Takeover owner Joe DeLoss confirmed a third location for the restaurant at the Easton Gateway. The business, known for accumulating a lengthy line of hungry, Nashville hot chicken-craving customers, currently operates out of the North Market and a seasonal food truck. In January […]

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Taste the Best Desserts in Columbus – TONIGHT!
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Columbus Underground’s popular event Best Bites: Sweet Treats is returning bigger and better in its third year on Thursday, February 23. The event will be a celebration of all things sugary and sweet in the city! Local dessert fans will get to taste their way through a wide variety of the city’s dessert makers and vote […]

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Ohio’s Own: Sophie’s Pierogi & Butter
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You can find Sophie’s Potato Filled Pierogi in the freezer section of gourmet grocers like Weiland’s. They come in a four-pack with very specific cooking directions on the back. You have to boil them, then fry them. This is not an item for the microwave crew. But it’s worth the effort. At home, the patient […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing
Join Glass Axis for a totally tubular night of live music, food truck fare and glass fashion at Glassquerade on Saturday, March 4th.

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Glass Axis is giving its annual fundraiser, Glassquerade, an 80s-style makeover. Boasting a glass fashion show, a performance from The Reaganomics and two cash bars. The fun begins in Glass Axis’ Franklinton location at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Najette Kanoun – engineer, visual artist and Glassquerade Planning […]

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Best Bites Preview: Pies, Beignets, Cakes, Marshmallows & More
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The week we have all been waiting for is here! Best Bites: Sweet Treats is s0 close I can almost taste all the sugary goodness coming our way! If you don’t have your tickets yet – act fast!  For one night only Columbus Underground is giving you a chance to taste treats from 27 different […]

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Columbus National Number Ones!
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Columbus is full of remarkable visionaries and people working together for the betterment of everyone—that’s why we celebrate our National Number Ones! The Columbus Foundation recognized the outstanding work of our business and nonprofit leaders, innovators, students, and athletes who were named the best in the United States for their accomplishments over the past year. […]

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City Council Holds Hearing on Conversion Therapy
Conversion therapy survivor Jody Davis testifying at City Council's public hearing.

Columbus City Council is considering a citywide ban on conversion therapy for minors, making Columbus the third city in Ohio to take local action against the practice. Council held a public hearing last night to hear public and professional testimony against conversion, or “reparative,” therapy, a practice used by mental health professionals intended to change […]

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Polaris Mall Adding Three New Stores This Spring
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While 2017 has not been kind to large chain retailers, Polaris Fashion Place has a dose of good news for you today. Representatives announced that the mall will see the opening of three new stores this Spring: a Vans store (a first for Central Ohio), Adore Cosmetics, and Bramble & Birch. “Polaris Fashion Place is proud […]

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Interview: Lily & Madeleine
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Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkewicz have a vocal blend that is so close that you could almost mistake it for the most precise and mechanical double-tracking of a singular singer. Even among other sibling groups, their tonal parity is jaw-dropping – and decadently rich and achingly beautiful. As recording artists, they’ve been exceptionally prolific – […]

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New 28-Unit Condo Development Proposed Downtown
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The build-out continues of Neighborhood Launch, the Edwards Companies’ seven-and-a-half-acre residential development in Downtown Columbus. With construction wrapping up on the first phase of Sixth Street Mews — a 13-unit condo project that sits just south of The Welsh community center — plans for phase two have been submitted to the Downtown Commission. Those plans call […]

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Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus
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The Downtown real estate market shows few signs of slowing down, according to the latest report from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Even though $116 million in new development projects were completed in 2016, there’s a collective $734 million still under construction at this moment, and another $1 billion in development still in the […]

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Two Brothers Continue Family’s Woodworking Legacy
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Curt and CJ Shaver, founders of Columbus Barrel Co., are fourth-generation woodworkers. The brothers were raised in a family whose motto was, “Don’t buy it – build it,” and they learned the trade from an early age. The story behind their own business started long before they were even born. Ninety years ago, Buckeye Savings […]

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Restaurant Review: The Three-Legged Mare
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It seems like the Irish Pub Scene was kinda big a few years back, in the days before Columbus discovered tacos, and Irish beer was bigger than homegrown variants. Irish Pubs are less ubiquitous now, but Three-Legged Mare still holds down the scene in the Arena district. And it has tacos. The Mare is built […]

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Winter Life in Watercolor
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Winter Life-Winter Roots reflects watercolorist Helen Neumann’s inspiration for small creatures that remain here in the winter, awaiting Spring. On display at Studios on High Gallery. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check […]

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