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History Lesson: 40 Years of BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker”

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: 40 Years of BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker”

With the holiday season now in full swing, it’s time to take stock of a few of the many special Christmas season productions that are upon us. Being born and raised in Reynoldsburg and having lived my entire adult life in Columbus, there are many that are very near and dear to my heart. One […]

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Shop Talk: On Paper Celebrates 20 Years in Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: On Paper Celebrates 20 Years in Short North

This year, On Paper stationery store celebrates 20 years of business in the Short North. Located at 737 N. High St., the store offers a variety of paper, cards, and small home goods. The staff specialize in helping customers personalize stationery, greeting cards, and wedding invitations. Owner Joan Schnee first opened her stationery store in […]

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HighBall Halloween Celebrates 10 Years This Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega HighBall Halloween Celebrates 10 Years This Year

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of HighBall Halloween, and in celebration, the Short North Alliance has announced a tribute that will highlight music legends through the decades. The party starts on Friday, October 20, with their annual HB: On The Rocks. On two stages, local bands will play mixed sets of original songs […]

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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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