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New Wine & Chocolate Shop Opening Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Wine & Chocolate Shop Opening Downtown

The Winans brand is spreading throughout Columbus. Three more locations of the Dayton-based chocolate and coffee shop are set to open next year. Monica Thomas, owner of Winans in German Village, is opening a second franchise Downtown at the Highpoint on Columbus Commons in early spring. Thomas said Joe Reiser, Corporate Owner for over 20 […]

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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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Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

I ran into a friend at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market. She was loaded down with a shopping bag full of cotton candy — she must have had ten of them in there. Smart woman, she’d just hit a stand called Maple Mist Farm, and that vendor only visits the market once a month: it’s wise […]

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Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

The easiest way to find local confectioner, Katy’s Kandies, is online. Its website displays a bevy of goodies from toffee to truffles to buckeyes. Over the recent Mother’s Day weekend, a few of Katy’s Kandies’ wares made it into Weiland’s, and that afforded the perfect opportunity for a little impulse test-drive. While the adage, “Don’t […]

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RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Lyndsay Maher is a classic Columbus “boomeranger”. She lived in the Short North for awhile, moved to Colorado for work for three years, and recently returned to Columbus. But she didn’t come back alone. While visiting Boulder, she fell in love with a shop called Rocket Fizz — a California-based retail chain which sells its […]

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Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Trick or treat, darlins’. It’s time to buy the Halloween candy. Sure, some people like to wait until October 31* for the big buy, but what’s the fun in that? Buying earlier in October lets you enjoy orange Kit Kats and pumpkin-shaped Reeses for the entire month. This is the year to put a little […]

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Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

The Peanut Shoppe has been a Downtown staple for 78 years, and owner Mike and Pat Stone are looking for a new lease on life with a relocation two blocks south into the Fifth Third Center at the corner of State and High Streets. The move is not the first for the shop, which was […]

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