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MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

MMELO Boutique Confections will be opening a Downtown brick-and-mortar store late this summer, located right next door to The North Market. Owner Michelle Allen first started MMELO, a candy store that carries gourmet marshmallows, tea cakes, chocolate and more, baking out of commissary The Food Fort. After a successful MMELO holiday pop-up at Easton Town Center, […]

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Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

First of all, it uses the French spelling. Let’s get that out of the way immediately, because the lack of “o” has potential to be distracting for grammar nerds (guilty). Cafe Phenix (without the o) set up shop Downtown on Gay street a couple of weeks ago. It offers all sorts of stuff. There’s an […]

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Treat to Try: Crimson Cup’s Peanut Butter Mocha Freeze

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Crimson Cup’s Peanut Butter Mocha Freeze

There are coffee drinkers, then there are coffee drinkers. In one camp, it’s about roast and origin; stark and pure. In the other camp, coffee is basically a vehicle for sugar and whipped cream. With all due respect to the purity people, my personal java preference is for the foofy drinks. The closer the beverage […]

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Highline Coffee Co. Keeps Olde Worthington Caffeinated

Randi Walle Randi Walle Highline Coffee Co. Keeps Olde Worthington Caffeinated

Local woman follows her dream of opening a coffee shop in Olde Worthington.

Christie Bruffy first fell in love with coffee while working in a cafe right out of college. Following her time there, she worked several office jobs and pursued a career in Optometry, all while holding onto the dream of owning her own coffee shop. Over ten years later, she is proud to call Olde Worthington […]

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Cafe Phenix Coming Soon to Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cafe Phenix Coming Soon to Gay Street

Rising from the ashes of the old 39 Below FroYo space (which relocated to Olde Towne East), Cafe Phenix will be spreading its wings this spring on Gay Street in the heart of Downtown Columbus. According to the company’s Facebook page, the shop will be drink-centric, featuring coffee, tea, smoothies and milkshakes. Phenix will allow […]

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Community Grounds Plans to Open Parsons Avenue Cafe This Spring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Grounds Plans to Open Parsons Avenue Cafe This Spring

The project has taken a bit longer than expected, but Parsons Avenue on the South Side will finally gain a new coffee shop this year with the opening of Community Grounds. Founder Joel Cosme Jr. first told us about the concept back in August 2014, but a change in plans is shifting the cafe two […]

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Crimson Cup Launches Innovation Lab

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crimson Cup Launches Innovation Lab

2015 was a big year for Crimson Cup. The local coffee roaster opened their second brick-and-mortar location in Upper Arlington, they were named the #1 Macro Roaster in the US by Roast Magazine, and were recognized by The Metropreneur as the best small business growth story in Columbus. That doesn’t mean that the company will […]

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