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Kroger Closing Store on Northeast Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Closing Store on Northeast Side

Kroger is kicking off 2018 with a store closure that will impact residents on the Northeast side of Columbus and in the North Linden neighborhood. Effective January 31, the “Northern Lights” Kroger store will close its doors at 3353 Cleveland Ave. “Kroger continually evaluates each store’s performance to ensure that it is best meeting the needs […]

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First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

Brent Warren Brent Warren First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

New Year’s Day will mark the start of service for the CMAX, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to be developed by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Rides will be free on the line – which features specially-branded buses that run up and down Cleveland Avenue – for the first week of its […]

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Huntington Bank to Redevelop Former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Huntington Bank to Redevelop Former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue

Huntington Bank announced plans today to transform the former Meijer at 5555 Cleveland Avenue into office space for up to 1,600 employees. The Columbus-based company also announced its intention to target $300 million in loans to low-to-moderate income neighborhoods over the next five years, focusing on the Linden and Northland areas. “We’re stepping up to […]

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Ohio’s Own: Gingerade

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Gingerade

It would seem like a good bet that an African ginger drink would not be a locally produced product. But that would be a losing bet. Mawuraa Beverages is based in Columbus, and it creates and bottles a variety of beverages that you might not find at the local convenience store. Case in point: Gingerade. […]

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First Bus Rapid Transit Line in Columbus Breaks Ground Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Bus Rapid Transit Line in Columbus Breaks Ground Today

Columbus will be getting its first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in 2018, which officially broke ground with construction today. Representatives from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) along with other civic leaders held a special event to commemorate the occasion. “We’re pleased to celebrate construction of CMAX, central Ohio’s first bus rapid transit line,” said […]

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Review: Addis Restaurant

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Addis Restaurant

When the Blue Nile closed a few years ago, it left a big hole in the local culinary scene. The owner was beloved, the cuisine (Ethiopian) was uncommon, and the place was located on High Street in the main drag. Good news for fans of Ethiopian food and its injera bread: Addis serves up the […]

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Treat to Try: Clown Cone

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Clown Cone

If you want to score a bona fide clown-faced ice cream cone at Clown Cone, you’re going to need to give the business a two-day warning. All that fanciness can’t just be whipped up on a moment’s notice. But if you just want a fun ice cream experience, or some penny candy; it’s got all […]

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