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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.

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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The List: Top 20 Fastest Growing Columbus Suburbs

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 20 Fastest Growing Columbus Suburbs

We regularly hear reports about how rapidly both the city of Columbus and the Central Ohio region are growing, but rarely do we see a deeper dive into what that means for our suburbs and other regional cities. Local information analysis site AllColumbusData.com recently published a report on the mid-decade 2015 US Census Estimates, which revealed […]

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Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

There are some new Farmers Markets popping up around town, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Saturday, April 30th is opening weekend for the Clintonville Farmers Market and next Wednesday, May 4th opens […]


Race Roundup 2016

Anne Evans Anne Evans Race Roundup 2016

Race Roundup is back! If you’ve got getting in shape, or just being a bit more fit, or maybe running a 5K every month, on your new year’s resolutions list, this list is for you. Every year, Columbus has plenty to offer in the way of marathons, half-marathons, 10ks, 5ks, fun runs and adventure runs. […]


Tom+Chee Closes all Three Columbus Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tom+Chee Closes all Three Columbus Locations

Cincinnati-based restaurant Tom+Chee appears to have quietly closed all three Central Ohio locations. The grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup-centric restaurants were operated locally by franchisee Ron Freeman. The University District location was dark during lunchtime today, has been reported as closed on Yelp, and both its Twitter and Facebook accounts have been deleted. The phone number for the University District […]


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