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Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

New Short North hangout Standard Hall is hosting its sneak peek opening this weekend at 1100 North High Street, with a public opening slated for Wednesday next week. The building has seen a major renovation into a beer-hall style venue, which features large open-air windows and garage doors that connect the interior spaces to the outdoor […]

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Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

After just one year of operation, Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill is closing their doors at 1014 North High Street in the Short North. While the closure is effective immediately, the space will not sit empty for long. A brand new restaurant concept called Julep is scheduled to take its place later this summer. “We’re excited about […]

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Granero Lounge Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Granero Lounge Opens Downtown

The space at 51 Vine Street, formerly home to the Diesel nightclub, is now home to Granero Lounge. The owners, who also operate the Park Street Cantina and campus-area establishment Formaggio, have spent the past eight months transforming the space with reclaimed wood (granero means “barn” in Spanish). “We are excited for our guests to […]

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Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

“The only thing that is constant is change.” That quote could easily be applied to The Short North neighborhood, where businesses regularly come and go, with only a couple of exceptions that have managed to stand the test of time. One of those exceptions is the Union Cafe, which is celebrating 20 years in business […]

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First Look: Black Brick Bar

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Donatos officially launched the Black Brick Bar tonight — a first of its kind venue — attached to the new Donatos pizza shop located at 920 North High Street in the Short North. The new 900 square foot bar features a patio facing High Street and an attachment to the restaurant that creates a dual space […]

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Patio Upgrades Planned for Pins Mechanical Company

Walker Evans Walker Evans Patio Upgrades Planned for Pins Mechanical Company

Pins Mechanical Company hasn’t even opened yet, and it’s already getting some upgrades. The new duckpin-bowling-and-pinball-bar is swapping out a small parking lot to add a second patio, and will bring a healthy dose of new Downtown greenery along with it. “We kept going back on forth on what to do with that corner at Fourth […]

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First Look: Balboa

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The Grandview Avenue strip is getting another new restaurant this week with the opening of Balboa. Located at 1312 Grandview Avenue in the former Shoku space, Balboa is bringing food and drink from Southern California to Central Ohio with a hip cantina-style restaurant and large outdoor patio that is likely to be a popular destination in […]

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