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

First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Tatoheads Public House

Tatoheads Public House officially opened to the public on July 14th.  At that time, they were exclusively serving the menu that had made the Tatoheads Food Truck so successful, which meant spuds in every way, shape, and form. But Daniel McCarthy, founder of the Tatoheads brand, and the Tatoheads team are more than just what […]

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First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Oddfellows Liquor Bar

You’ve got to love Columbus’ entrepreneurial spirit! Indeed, this is a city where anyone with a dream, and the right mix of hard work and creative vision, can have it all. Look at Mikey Sarboro, who, five years ago, launched what has become one of the city’s best-loved and most recognizable pizza brands, Mikey’s Late […]

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First Look: The Market Italian Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: The Market Italian Village

After months of construction, renovation, and experimentation, The Market Italian Village opens today at the corners of Summit Street and Third Avenue in the Italian Village. The 2,500 square foot space is simultaneously a butcher, deli counter, bakery, wine shop, café, bar, and a European-style restaurant that serves small plates for lunch and dinner that […]

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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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