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Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Pat and Gracie’s, the local tavern that opened at the Graceland Shopping Center last July, will open its second restaurant Downtown this fall. Taking over the space vacated by Lomonico’s in February, Pat and Gracie’s will bring both an evening tavern and quick lunch spot to the neighborhood. “We were looking at the Downtown area,” […]

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St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Part of North Fourth Street was blocked off around noon yesterday as the Columbus Fire Department extinguished a fire at St. James Tavern. Few details were released about the incident, but according to a post on the Italian Village’s Facebook page, the fire was contained to the storage room and resulted in no injuries. There […]

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good Announces Retirement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good Announces Retirement

Superintendent Dan Good announced his retirement this morning. Appointed as an interim superintendent in 2013 — after former superintendent Gene Harris stepped down amid a data-rigging scandal — Good spent the following five years leading Columbus City Schools. During his time there, he prioritized the implementation of new digital and physical data review systems, increased […]

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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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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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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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Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

It’s been just over a year since kid-focused Cub Shrub opened in the Short North, and owners Niki and Josh Quinn have announced a second location for the venture. “We opened the first Cub Shrub when our daughter, Emma, was born and we realized that there were not many local places to find interesting, well […]

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