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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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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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Treat to Try: Good Food Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Good Food Bakery

Sure, it’s prime-time for growables such as sweet corn and tomatoes, but the local farmers market scene continues to provide excellent opportunities to try out independent, local baked goods. Even though bakeries can operate 365 days of the year, the summer markets give them sales outlets and opportunities that simply don’t exist in the winter. […]

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Piada Announces Grove City Location, Partners with Local Community Organization

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Piada Announces Grove City Location, Partners with Local Community Organization

After establishing several markets across the Midwest and in Texas, Columbus-based Piada will open its 44th store in Grove City, off Stringtown Road. It’s a move they’ve planned since opening their fourth restaurant, and it’s part of Piada’s grander business plan to build out the markets they’ve broken into over the last seven years. “We’ve […]

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New Local Coffee Roaster Bacca Prioritizes Craft, Ethical Harvesting

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Local Coffee Roaster Bacca Prioritizes Craft, Ethical Harvesting

Operating out of a German Village kitchen, business partners Jared Gibbons and Steven Engel are roasting coffee for the masses. They launched Bacca in March, using an ever-changing lineup of beans to create small batches of “bright, fruity, eccentric, single-origin” coffees. Breaking into the retail market has been a challenge, but that might change as […]

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