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German Village

Located just south of downtown Columbus, this historic neighborhood was settled by a large number of German immigrants in the mid-1800s. Today, German Village has a single zoned commercial strip along Livingston Avenue; it’s mostly a residential neighborhood of red-brick homes with wrought iron fences along tree-lined, brick streets.

Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Local Cantina Possibly Expanding to Brewery District

The Brewery District may be welcoming a fourth Local Cantina restaurant in the near future. Owner George Tanchevski requested a liquor license transfer from 1505 W. Fifth Avenue (a former Graffiti Burger location) to 743 N. High Street, for an entity named Local Cantina German Village LLC on the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor […]

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COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors approved a resolution this morning that extends free fares for the Downtown CBUS Circulator route through the end of April 2016. The free fare system was scheduled to expire on May 3rd if the transit authority was unable to secure additional private funding for the popular Downtown […]

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New Restaurant, Event Space and Underground Music Club Coming to The Brewery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Restaurant, Event Space and Underground Music Club Coming to The Brewery District

Bob Breithaupt says there’s a need for a solid medium-sized live music venue near Downtown Columbus, and the former Executive Director of the Jazz Arts Group is working with a team to meet that demand with a new space opening later this year. “Notes” is the name of a new underground club that will be opening […]

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Best Local Coffee Shop of 2014: Stauf’s

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Coffee Shop of 2014: Stauf’s

Not every local cafe roasts their own coffee. And not every local coffee roaster operates a cafe. To help establish the distinction for 2014, we split apart last year’s survey question about “best coffee” into two categories. And Stauf’s ended up winning both best roaster and best cafe of 2014. The original Stauf’s on Grandview […]

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Best Fine Dining of 2014: Lindey’s

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fine Dining of 2014: Lindey’s

Lindey’s has pulled off a hat trick by being named the best fine dining restaurant in all of Columbus for the past three years in a row. This German Village staple has been serving customers for 33 years and despite its age, remains a pristine and pleasant environment for young and old. Lindey’s is open […]

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Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Dessert of 2014: Pistacia Vera

Pistacia Vera has not only taken the crown in 2014 as the city’s best bakery, they’ve also won for the fourth year in a row in our category for best desserts in Columbus. The nomination is certainly deserving, as the local bakery features a wide variety of treats ranging from eclairs to tarts to fruit […]

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Best Patio of 2014: Barcelona

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Patio of 2014: Barcelona

It might sound silly, but determining the best patio in Columbus is something we’ve never included in our annual reader survey… until now. Perhaps it’s because we typically don’t think about patios much by the time December rolls around. Or perhaps it’s because we always give patios a lot of editorial love over the summer […]

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