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Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

It’s been 16 months since the construction began and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Downtown Main Library branch is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 25th. “We’ve moved from a building about collections to a building about connections,” says Patrick Losinski, CEO. The renovations create new open and light filled spaces with views of the city or […]

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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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Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

It’s been nearly two years since it was announced that a portion of LeVeque Tower would be converted into a boutique hotel, but the wait is nearly over for visitors who want to stay overnight inside the most iconic building in the Downtown skyline. Officially called “Hotel LeVeque”, the new space is a part of Marriott […]

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Integrating Acupuncture and Medicine in Victorian Village

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Integrating Acupuncture and Medicine in Victorian Village

“In Thailand, during a World Cup Muay Thai fighting match, I injured my shoulder badly,” says Hope Vitellas. ”Back home, my doc told me I needed to undergo pretty invasive surgery, but I sought out alternative medicine and found an incredible acupressurist. My shoulder totally recovered without surgery, and I went on to fight several more […]

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MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

MMELO Boutique Confections will be opening a Downtown brick-and-mortar store late this summer, located right next door to The North Market. Owner Michelle Allen first started MMELO, a candy store that carries gourmet marshmallows, tea cakes, chocolate and more, baking out of commissary The Food Fort. After a successful MMELO holiday pop-up at Easton Town Center, […]

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Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Lancaster-based Rockmill Brewery is expanding their Columbus reach, filling in the recently-vacated World of Beer in the Brewery District with a farmhouse-style tavern. Rockmill Tavern, a small brewpub, will open at 503 South Front Street. The space is a 3,800 square-foot facility. Owner Matthew Barbee says that when all is said and done, the sit-down space […]

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First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Red hot local restaurant Condado Tacos is officially opening its second location tomorrow at 132 South High Street at Columbus Commons. The popular Short North location continues to remain regularly busy ever since opening in late 2014, and the new location is expecting the same kind of reception. “Condado at Columbus Commons is going to […]

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