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2012 Year in Review: Month by Month

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2012 Year in Review: Month by Month

The final day of the year is always a great time to reflect upon the happenings of the entire calendar year. And what a year it was! 2012 was an incredibly busy time in Columbus with a wide variety of announcements, grand openings, lively festivals, and other fun ways to fill your spare time week […]

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Best Specialty Store of 2012: Wholly Craft

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Specialty Store of 2012: Wholly Craft

For two years straight, Wholly Craft has topped the list for best Speciality Store in Columbus, according to our readers. This Clintonville boutique sells products from over 100 local crafters and vendors, making it a great one-stop-shop for all of your gift-buying needs if you want to shop locally and support your local artistans. The […]

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Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development of 2012: The Downtown Hilton Hotel

2012 was a good year for urban development, with dozens upon dozens of projects built or announced, and 2013 promises to have more of the same. When we asked our readers which development this year was their favorite, they picked out the new Hilton Dowtown Columbus hotel to take first place. The new 14-story $140 […]

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Best Grocery Store of 2012: The North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Grocery Store of 2012: The North Market

There’s a wide range of good places to shop for food in Columbus. From speciality markets to neighborhood stores to upscale chains, there’s plenty of variety all over town. And there’s more on the way, with the Downtown Hills Market nearly complete, a new large Giant Eagle under construction on Third Avenue, and renovation plans […]

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Best Columbus Event of 2012: Comfest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Columbus Event of 2012: Comfest

Summers in Columbus are a great time for festival-goers. From the Columbus Arts Festival in May to Highball Halloween in October, there’s many types of events to appeal to just about anyone. When we poll our readers on their absolute favorite festival, they’ve picked the Community Festival (better known as Comfest) for the past five […]

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Best Local Artist of 2012: Laura Alexander

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Artist of 2012: Laura Alexander

For the second year in a row, Laura Alexander has topped our list of best local artists. Laura’s work is easily recognizable, a unique presentation of cut white paper and etched glass that casts shadows that add contrast and depth to her displays. Her work is presented in a straightforward fashion that is full of […]

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Best Public Art Display of 2012: Bicentennial Towers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Public Art Display of 2012: Bicentennial Towers

2012 was a good year for public art in Columbus. Multiple murals went up in various neighborhoods, and many installations were completed in Downtown Columbus through the Finding Time project, which celebrated the bicentennial. The one public art project that stood out as our readers’ favorite was the Bicentennial Towers sculpture by David Best. Four […]

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