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Brewery District

Located just south of Columbus’s central business district, the Brewery District has a history stretching nearly 200 years. At the height of its success, five breweries were located in the area. After Prohibition, the district declined, becoming home to some industry and warehouses. In recent years, redevelopment has brought numerous restaurants, bars, and even a grocery store to the area.

Lola’s Backdoor Cantina Popping-Up in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Lola’s Backdoor Cantina Popping-Up in The Brewery District

Front Street Bar & Grille opened on February 19th in the former Frezno Bar & Grille location, 460 South Front Street. The casual restaurant, owned by Kevin and Lori Ames, has attracted the lunch and happy hour crowds especially, thanks to the combination of good grub and decent prices. This May, the pair will launch […]

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Circa: Fashion for a Good Cause

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Circa: Fashion for a Good Cause

Fashion on its own is a great thing, all the colors, patterns, and great designs are an amazing amalgam for the eye, but what makes fashion even greater is when it’s done all in the name of a good cause. That is exactly what Ashley Wills had in mind when she created Circa, a fashion […]

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Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Out of Control is Quite Tame

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Out of Control is Quite Tame

Shadowbox Live’s newest production Out of Control bills itself as “a dangerous cocktail of sketch comedy and rock n’ roll.” This seems true, but Out of Control is a Shirley Temple that gets its danger from doubling the Grenadine. It is like a crazy sugar high, but couldn’t be more tame. Compared to past endeavors, […]

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Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

A key design feature has been added to the new High and Third Street Bridges that will eventually span I-70 south of Downtown as part of the I-70/71 split project. The new bridges will feature caps that will have the capacity to hold buildings, just like the I-670 cap that connects the Short North to […]

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First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

As Brent Warren wrote on Wednesday, COTA will be launching their Downtown Circulator service on Cinco de Mayo, bringing a free ride to those looking to easily hop between Downtown, German Village, the Brewery District, the Arena District, the Short North and all points in between. This morning, CU user “Lucky Parrot” emailed us some […]

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Columbus Brewing Company Plans to Expand Brewery

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Columbus Brewing Company Plans to Expand Brewery

It’s one of the best problems to have if you’re in the craft beer business: “out-of-stock”. Columbus Brewing Company, which was purchased by brewmaster Eric Bean and his wife, Beth, three years ago, is on track to brew some 12,000 barrels this year, and at the current location, that can’t happen. See, industry practices dictate […]

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COTA’s Downtown Circulator Set to Begin Service May 5th

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA’s Downtown Circulator Set to Begin Service May 5th

The COTA Board of Trustees today approved plans for a free Downtown circulator bus. Starting May 5th, riders will be able to board one of the specially-branded buses and ride for free on a route that stretches from East 3rd Avenue in the Short North to West Sycamore Street in the Brewery District. The free […]

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