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Take a peek inside new stores, restaurants, and other new places before anyone else gets a chance!

First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July 19th,  at 505 North High Street. The restaurant is the first for Mary Lyski and her husband, who took a fried chicken recipe supposedly handed down from an old riverboat captain, and […]

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First Look: The Normandy Apartments and The Welsh

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Normandy Apartments and The Welsh

With pre-leasing well underway and the first tenants scheduled to begin moving in on August 1st, the latest piece of the Neighborhood Launch puzzle is close to completion. The Normandy, a five-story building on East Long Street between Normandy Avenue and North 6th Street, will house 130 apartment units. Also under construction – and on […]

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First Look: Jailhouse Rock

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Jailhouse Rock

Little Rock Bar opened a year ago at 944 North Fourth Street. This no-frills bar instantly became the spot to go for a relaxed happy hour and live music almost every week. The only thing that Little Rock didn’t offer was food. The 2,000 square feet bar has always had a small kitchen in the […]

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First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon is the latest venue to open from Downtown restaurateur Yavonne Sarber, the force behind de-NOVO, Manifesto and Fin. The address of the new spot is 26 North High Street, but is actually located in Lynn Alley in the former Thai Lotus location. Customers familiar with the former restaurant will hardly […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

The team at the Columbus Idea Foundry has been hard at work since the start of 2014 at renovating the first floor of an old Franklinton warehouse to make their new home. Today, the CIF will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for one of the largest maker space […]

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First Look: Bodega Columbus Relaunch

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Bodega Columbus Relaunch

It has seemed an interminable wait, but finally, the doors to Bodega Columbus, located at 1044 North High Street, are once again open. It’s got a new look, new menu, but same great attitude and people. The new layout at Bodega allows customers to order their food at a window before sitting, thereby expediting the […]

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First Look: Angry Bear Kitchen

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Angry Bear Kitchen

After weeks of anticipation, Angry Bear Kitchen, Old North Columbus’ latest modern American eatery, open its doors today. The restaurant is the shared venture of Jarod Norris, Tyler Minnis, and Daniel Scalzo, the three “angry bears”. The menu at Angry Bear Kitchen is an inspired and eclectic blend of familiar flavors presented in non-tradtional ways. […]

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