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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.

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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Warp Zone Keeps Retro Gaming Alive in Hilliard

Cody Starcher Cody Starcher Warp Zone Keeps Retro Gaming Alive in Hilliard

Ask anyone interested in gaming in the Hilliard area about “Warp Zone” and they will either tell you it’s one of the best gaming stores they’ve been to, or everyone else has told them it’s the best gaming store they’ve ever been to. So when I moved to Hilliard last Fall, I went to check […]

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Restaurant Review: Starliner Diner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Starliner Diner

Pun Warning. Starliner Diner originally launched years ago on Cemetery Road. It took flight when demolition crews were scheduled for the original digs this spring. As of early June, its landed safely nearby on Main Street in Hilliard. Okay, with that out of the way, Starliner’s back. Most restaurants don’t transition nearly so well. It […]

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Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Kitchen

Hot Chicken Kitchen set up camp for its prototype on Hilliard Rome Road, just spitting distance from a KFC, Chick-Fil-A, and a BW-3. It seems as if the land of the strip mall has it all in the chicken department. Perhaps now, with a fourth poultry joint, there will be enough chicken to satisfy everyone. […]

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Starliner Diner Reopens in Old Hilliard

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Starliner Diner Reopens in Old Hilliard

Starliner Diner has made a move to a spacious new location in the heart of Old Hilliard. The diner, which first opened its doors in 1995, originally opened at 5240 Cemetery Road. Owner Molly Mahoney signed the lease on the new 4121 Main Street location back in March. The diner closed for renovations directly after, […]

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