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Olde Towne Tavern Celebrates Five Years Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Olde Towne Tavern Celebrates Five Years Next Week

A restaurant’s anniversary is a good time to look back and see how it has grown and evolved. For Kevin Burns at Olde Towne Tavern, it’s a short flashback, as he prides himself on maintaining a consistent atmosphere at the bar since its opening in 2012. As he gets ready for the five-year celebration, Burns […]

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The Book Loft of German Village Celebrates 40 Years on Independent Bookstore Day

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Book Loft of German Village Celebrates 40 Years on Independent Bookstore Day

Ease is everything, convenience is key, and patience is passé. Still, local booksellers find a way to get people to show up, browse the shelves, stand in line, and physically pay for an item. From chain stores, to e-books, to online shopping, the threat of extinction has appeared from nearly every front. German Village’s The […]

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30 Years and Still Kicking: The Ongoing Plight of Used Kids Records

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner 30 Years and Still Kicking: The Ongoing Plight of Used Kids Records

Three decades later, and the records keep spinning. Used Kids Records celebrate its 30th anniversary.

“I’d like to think even though we’re thirty years old, we’re not over the hill. Fifty is the new over the hill, right?” asks Greg Hall, who has been the owner of local vinyl shop Used Kids Records since he took it over in 2014. Hall’s involvement with the store actually started in 1979 at […]

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The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Downtown nut and candy store The Peanut Shoppe is celebrating a big milestone in 2016. The store, which was founded at 5 South High Street in 1936, is officially 80 years old this week. The store has relocated several times during its lifespan, most recently to the corner of High and State Streets in 2014. […]

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6-1-Pho Celebrating First Anniversary with Dragon Dancers and More

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 6-1-Pho Celebrating First Anniversary with Dragon Dancers and More

Husband and wife local business owners Lisa Bui and Ian Capotosta are celebrating one year of business for their Vietnamese restaurant 6-1-Pho in Clintonville. “A year is a huge accomplishment for opening up a restaurant, so I just kind of wanted to share it,” Bui said. “Everything’s just going awesome. There’s some slight changes, but […]

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The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Implore a seasoned Columbus bon vivant what comes to mind when they think ‘fine dining’ – The Refectory will likely be their hair-trigger response. From the exterior, The Refectory is unassuming; tucked off of Bethel Road in an 1840s-era church. Make no mistake though – the restaurant has been a staple in Columbus’s upscale dining […]

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Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

Randi Walle Randi Walle Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

For the past several summers, the space along the Scioto Mile has been an endless source of activities. The opening of the fountains at Bicentennial Park in 2011 have been a major attraction drawing families with young children to the area. The Milestone 229 restaurant offers lunch, brunch and dining that draws in a crowd […]

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