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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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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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CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

You can already tour Columbus on a segway or in a van, and soon you’ll be able to tour the city on a bike as well. The brand-new CBUS Bike Tours business will be launching out of a small space at 92 North Front Street, starting in June. “This idea has always been something in the back […]

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Retro 50′s-Themed Bakery Opening in Gahanna

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retro 50′s-Themed Bakery Opening in Gahanna

If you like your cookies with a twist, you’re in luck. A new bakery known as Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies is opening this weekend in Gahanna, and the whole place is decked out with a 1950s-era diner theme. Holly Schaffner began introducing her cookies to the Central Ohio market a few years ago, through delivery, catering […]

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Tabletop Game Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tabletop Game Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Aaron Brown has been dreaming of opening a board game cafe since 2002. The Dayton-native had relocated to New York City, and immediately got involved in the board game scene there, organizing events and creating a gaming t-shirt line to sell as merch at conventions and gatherings. “The more people we met and interacted with […]

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Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 10 For Sale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 10 For Sale

While we often report on the opening and closings of new restaurants (we tallied up 40 new openings in 2015 and 14 closures), we don’t always report on the sale of restaurants from one owner to another. Sometimes these transactions mean very little to customers as the concept remains the same, while other times it […]

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First Look: The Glenn Avenue Soap Company Retail Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Glenn Avenue Soap Company Retail Shop

Local soapmaker Glenn Avenue Soap Company is hosting a grand-opening of their new retail facility on Sunday at 1166 West Fifth Avenue in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood. Originally launched from the living room of Phil and Sandra Metzler, the company has quickly grown their business into a larger production space where they craft liquid soaps, bar […]

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