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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Makes Ohio Debut This Spring

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Makes Ohio Debut This Spring

Bridge Park will welcome another tenant this spring, when Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea opens its first Central Ohio location on the corner of Bridge Park Avenue and Longshore Street. The Michigan-based coffee house will be the first of its kind at Bridge Park and joins other restaurant openings including Z Cucina and Fado Irish Pub. […]

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High Bank Distillery Launching in Grandview Heights in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega High Bank Distillery Launching in Grandview Heights in 2018

With the recent change in laws allowing distilleries to open tasting rooms and restaurants, brace yourself for the increasing number you’ll likely see in the next few years. High Bank Distillery, coming to Grandview in 2018, is one of them. Co-owners Jordan Helman (Zest co-owner) and Adam Hines knew they wanted to start something a […]

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Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Before American Apparel vacated their spot in the Short North, the owners at Chicago retail store Madison — USA were eyeing the location for their break into the Columbus market. They made a popup appearance in May, a two-day introduction bringing a little Chicago to Columbus, and revealing the local market’s possibilities to the Chicago […]

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Newest Gateway Tenant Leo’s on the Alley Opening Soon

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Newest Gateway Tenant Leo’s on the Alley Opening Soon

Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern owner Dan Starek will bring an old school dive bar to what used to be Eddie George’s event space. Rounding out the lineup of tenants filling up the Gateway, Leo’s on the Alley aims for that Cheers vibe, offering a place for regulars to come every day of the week. Starek […]

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Co-Ed Salon Bishops Opens in Clintonville This Weekend

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Co-Ed Salon Bishops Opens in Clintonville This Weekend

Bishops, the Portland-based co-ed salon-slash-barbershop, will open in Clintonville this weekend. Franchise owner Kellie Wurtzman hand-picked the neighborhood for her “judgement free” business, aiming to add to the culture created by area shops and residents. “The Clintonville neighborhood is so diverse and open to new ideas and views it was the perfect place to showcase […]

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Florin Coffee Roasters Launches Online Retail Store

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Florin Coffee Roasters Launches Online Retail Store

After nine years of running roasting programs at local coffee shops, Hans Hochstedler was ready to branch out on his own. Teaming up with his wife Joelle, they’ve started new wholesaling roasting company Florin Coffee. “The goal is to not have a brick and mortar store,” Hans Hochstedler said. “The reason we’re doing that is […]

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New Local Roaster Bacca Coffee Prioritizes Ethical Harvesting, Launches Boxed Cold Brew

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Local Roaster Bacca Coffee Prioritizes Ethical Harvesting, Launches Boxed Cold Brew

Operating out of a German Village kitchen, business partners Jared Gibbons and Steven Engel are roasting coffee for the masses. They launched Bacca in March, using an ever-changing lineup of beans to create small batches of “bright, fruity, eccentric, single-origin” coffees. Breaking into the retail market has been a challenge, but that might change as […]

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