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Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

The Columbus skyline’s most prominent building, LeVeque Tower, opened its long-anticipated Hotel LeVeque today. The hotel, one of 100 Autograph Collection Hotels in the nation, takes up floors five through 10 in the tower and offers 149 rooms. It’s the result of a partnership between Illinois-based First Hospitality Group and Tower 10. The 90-year-old building, […]

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Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

In an effort to break into the Columbus market, Virginia brewery Devil’s Backbone held a dinner at Short North’s Barrel on High last night. It was a melding of two businesses’ and two states’ crafts, pairing chef Chris East of Barrel’s five course meal with five beers from Devil’s Backbone. It’s part of Devil’s Backbone’s […]

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Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

When Double Comfort opened in 2014 — before the idea of “sanctuary” spaces entered people’s consciousness — the restaurant was a simple conduit, exchanging comfort food for money, and channeling their profits to local organizations. While their identity has been equal parts restaurant and social enterprise, that will be changing on Sunday, March 26, when […]

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Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Gotcha Gachapon is expanding to Eastland Mall. The new location will be named Akiba Arcade, but owner Anthony Locke said it’ll be a mirror image of Gotcha Gachapon, a Japanese arcade for all ages. Locke first opened Gachapon in 2014 in the Short North, but moved just a year later to a bigger space on […]

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Giant Eagle’s Lingering Liquor License is Keeping Other Stores From Moving In

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Giant Eagle’s Lingering Liquor License is Keeping Other Stores From Moving In

After Giant Eagle’s closing on Neil Avenue earlier this month, some nearby residents are concerned about the vacant lot’s future. And, although the grocery store’s shelves are empty, the liquor store is still open, stocked and selling. Because their liquor license legally must remain at that address, the shop can’t close for more than 24 […]

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Dan Sharpe Replaces Lisa Courtice as The Columbus Foundation Vice President

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dan Sharpe Replaces Lisa Courtice as The Columbus Foundation Vice President

The Columbus Foundation has chosen Dan Sharpe to serve as Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management. The position was once occupied by Lisa Courtice, who was chosen last week to lead United Way of Central Ohio as their new CEO and president. “I am deeply honored to serve in this role for The […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News From J-POPS, Rhinegeist, Jeni’s and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News From J-POPS, Rhinegeist, Jeni’s and more

Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, and sometimes hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: J-POPS Gourmet Ice Pops Mobile food vendor J-POPS Gourmet […]

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