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Belgian Iron Wafel Co. Plans Winter Opening in Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Belgian Iron Wafel Co. Plans Winter Opening in Short North

Come November, the Short North will welcome a new morning destination. Belgian Iron Wafel Co. will take over the building at 19 W. Russell St., bringing a unique approach to waffles and an earlier breakfast and espresso spot to the neighborhood. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business,” said co-owner Aimee Harper, a civil […]

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Smoked on High Barbecue Co. Opens in the Brewery District Next Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Smoked on High Barbecue Co. Opens in the Brewery District Next Month

When Columbus native Max McGarity started the Buckeye Back Ribs food truck, he’d already imagined the brick and mortar his barbecue business would one day become. Smoked on High, coming to the Brewery District next month, is pretty much it. “I wanted to have a neighborhood barbecue joint,” he said, “that’s kind of what I’ve […]

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Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Imagine Forno, but with sushi instead of pizza. That’s the concept Corso Ventures has planned for the restaurant that’ll open inside the five story mixed-use building going up at the intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. Like Forno, this new restaurant will have an open kitchen, allowing guests to witness […]

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Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

For such a young organization, Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus (BQIC) has already managed to push itself to the forefront of issues at the intersection of race and gender identity. Joining other community organizations with common ideals and goals, BQIC confronts injustices as they affect queer and trans people of color, a population that’s been […]

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Florin Coffee Roasters Launches Online Retail Store

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Florin Coffee Roasters Launches Online Retail Store

After nine years of running roasting programs at local coffee shops, Hans Hochstedler was ready to branch out on his own. Teaming up with his wife Joelle, they’ve started new wholesaling roasting company Florin Coffee. “The goal is to not have a brick and mortar store,” Hans Hochstedler said. “The reason we’re doing that is […]

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Parsons East Public Project to Include Vegetarian Restaurant Comune

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Parsons East Public Project to Include Vegetarian Restaurant Comune

Eat Rau, the popup serving plant-based cuisine, has changed their brand and format. Now operating as Comune, the popup will roll out tasting menus that’ll appear at the restaurant they’ll open on Parsons Avenue. It’s part of the East Public project spanning 677 to 681 Parsons. Along with the co-working, brewery and office space will […]

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Clintonville Bar Growl! to Share Space with New Business Johnny Coffee

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville Bar Growl! to Share Space with New Business Johnny Coffee

Popups are proliferating. More and more brick-and-mortar businesses are hosting them on a weekly or semi-weekly basis. They usually only stay for a few hours, unpacking and packing up at the start and end of each shift. New coffee and espresso provider Johnny Coffee is taking a different route, partnering with Growl! in Clintonville to […]

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