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Situated between Big Darby Creek (on the west) and the Scioto River (on the east), Hilliard has a mix of residential and commercial development. The suburb was platted by John Hilliard in 1853, and it has retained several historic buildings, including its original train station, which is located at Weaver Park, and several residences in the historic district along Norwich Street.

Kitamu Coffee Closing in Hilliard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kitamu Coffee Closing in Hilliard

After nearly seven years in business, local cafe Kitamu Coffee is closing its doors at 3221 Hilliard Rome Rd. in Hilliard. Founder Mo Muhidin opened the shop in late 2010, providing a space for Hilliard residents to not only grab coffee, but also as a place for entertainment, live music and more. On Saturday, July […]

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Wagenbrenner on Plans for a New Bike Path, Plus More Details on the Big Quarry Announcement

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wagenbrenner on Plans for a New Bike Path, Plus More Details on the Big Quarry Announcement

When Columbus Underground spoke with Joseph Reidy, General Counsel for Wagenbrenner Development, about plans for a new Metro Park and mixed-use development on former quarry land off of Trabue Road, there was plenty of useful information that didn’t make it into the main story. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some additional excerpts from that conversation, […]

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This Summer’s Movies to Watch Under the Stars

Anne Evans Anne Evans This Summer’s Movies to Watch Under the Stars

Outdoor movie season is here! Here’s your guide to outdoor movies in Columbus and surrounding areas. This summer’s favorite picks have animals on the bring screen with features like Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing. Disney’s Polynesian fantasy-adventure, Moana. Jurassic Park and Jurassic World show up a couple of times. Movies on the Mile […]

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Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Representatives from Giant Eagle announced today that they will soon be closing three area stores. “We thank our customers for their years of patronage at these locations, and invite them to visit us at our other area stores,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan. “Central Ohio, and Columbus specifically, are important communities for Giant Eagle, […]

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Sneak Peek: Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Hilliard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Peek: Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Hilliard

Construction is not quite finished at the new Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports center in Hilliard, but a media preview event held yesterday afternoon was a strong indicator that the facility is finally about to come to life. The building is the second of its kind, following the original that opened several years ago in Lockport, Illinois […]

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Restaurant Review: Fresh Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fresh Kitchen

A reader tip rolled in this summer, suggesting a visit to Fresh Kitchen out at Mill Run. According to the email, the restaurant can be found smack dab in one of the healthiest strip malls in the city; one that holds three fitness clubs, a supplement store, and a juice place. That’s no exaggeration. It’s […]

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ODOT Spending $66.5 Million to Add More Traffic to I-270

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Spending $66.5 Million to Add More Traffic to I-270

In 2017, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin a new $66.5 million project to add an extra highway lane to a short eight-mile section of Interstate 270 between Dublin and Hilliard. “Funding is available now, which is why the project is happening sooner rather than later,” stated the department in a press release […]

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