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Located south of Upper Arlington and north of Grandview Heights, the neighborhood −annexed to Columbus in 1922− is home to a mix of sidewalk cafes, fast-food restaurants, independent shops and chain stores.

Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Centered at the corner of Fifth and Grandview was once a local institution named Rife’s Market. After 78 years of operation, Rife’s closed its doors in 2014 and a year later, the hallowed grounds evolved into a restaurant called Sweet Carrot. The address is a permanent spot for a project that started as a food […]


Sí Señor Opening New Location on Fifth Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Sí Señor Opening New Location on Fifth Avenue

Popular Downtown Peruvian restaurant Sí Señor Sandwiches & More will be opening a second location in the Fifth by Northwest area. Owners Guillermo Perez and Christell Gózzer signed a lease for 1456 West 5th Avenue this past Monday. The space is former home of bakery The French Loaf, which closed its doors in August 2015. […]


The Best of Grandview

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Grandview

While the city of Grandview Heights is technically a suburban municipality, separate from Columbus, what is known as the “Grandview Area” typically extends beyond its borders into the Columbus neighborhood of Fifth by Northwest — or 5xNW for short. That was clearly evident in the results of our 2015 reader survey when we asked about […]

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More Student Housing on the Way in Fifth by Northwest

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Student Housing on the Way in Fifth by Northwest

The overall strength of the rental market in Columbus – along with what some have called an underserved market for high-end student apartments – have combined to create a frenzy of development activity around the Ohio State University. And while most of these projects have been clustered close to the main campus along High Street […]

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First Look: Sweet Carrot

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Sweet Carrot

After months of renovations, the old Rife’s Market at 1417 West Fifth Avenue has been reborn as Sweet Carrot, a new fresh-focused restaurant from the creators of the Sweet Carrot food truck. The business is the latest venture from Angela Petro, who is also the owner of the Two Caterers catering company and the High Line […]


Restaurant Review: Phy Phom Pho

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Phy Phom Pho

Grandview Avenue newcomer Phy Phom Pho is a nice, pared down stop. Open a few weeks, it replaces Jobu Ramen as a neighborhood outlet for some pho. The new joint doesn’t try to do a whole lot of things, it sticks to the basics: noodles or rice with meat. That said, what it does do, it does […]

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First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: FUSIAN Grandview

Cincinnati-based sushi company FUSIAN is about to open its third Columbus location. The build-your-own-roll sushi restaurant has outposts at Easton and the South Campus Gateway, and will open a store at 855 West Fifth Avenue on Monday. The company is referring to the new location as its Grandview store, even though it’s technically within the […]


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