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Northstar Cafe’s Westerville Location Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Northstar Cafe’s Westerville Location Now Open

Northstar has opened in Westerville, making it the fifth location for the Short North original. The new spot, in the uptown area at 109 S. State Street, aims to be a reflection of the neighborhood’s history. Plans for the new location started back in 2014, when Northstar first acquired the site from the city. It […]

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The Art of Yoga Moves to Franklinton Playhouse This Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Art of Yoga Moves to Franklinton Playhouse This Week

The Art of Yoga is continuing their practice in a new space and under new ownership. The Downtown business, functioning as a combined yoga studio and art gallery, will move into the Franklinton Playhouse, at 566 W. Rich St. this week. Originally on Cherry Street, Art of Yoga has operated for three years as a […]

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Local Rape Survivor Receives an “Award” for Being Raped

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Rape Survivor Receives an “Award” for Being Raped

Two years ago, after Rilla Perkins woke up in Goodale Park, half naked, in shock and confused, she did what most survivors won’t do: reported her rape. The night before, she’d been on the job at a bar in the Arena District. She thinks someone may have drugged her, explaining her memory loss, but just going […]

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Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

The Columbus skyline’s most prominent building, LeVeque Tower, opened its long-anticipated Hotel LeVeque today. The hotel, one of 100 Autograph Collection Hotels in the nation, takes up floors five through 10 in the tower and offers 149 rooms. It’s the result of a partnership between Illinois-based First Hospitality Group and Tower 10. The 90-year-old building, […]

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Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Virginia Brewery Devil’s Backbone Continues Ohio Launch in Columbus

In an effort to break into the Columbus market, Virginia brewery Devil’s Backbone held a dinner at Short North’s Barrel on High last night. It was a melding of two businesses’ and two states’ crafts, pairing chef Chris East of Barrel’s five course meal with five beers from Devil’s Backbone. It’s part of Devil’s Backbone’s […]

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Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

When Double Comfort opened in 2014 — before the idea of “sanctuary” spaces entered people’s consciousness — the restaurant was a simple conduit, exchanging comfort food for money, and channeling their profits to local organizations. While their identity has been equal parts restaurant and social enterprise, that will be changing on Sunday, March 26, when […]

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Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Gotcha Gachapon is expanding to Eastland Mall. The new location will be named Akiba Arcade, but owner Anthony Locke said it’ll be a mirror image of Gotcha Gachapon, a Japanese arcade for all ages. Locke first opened Gachapon in 2014 in the Short North, but moved just a year later to a bigger space on […]

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