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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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Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Red Velvet Cafe Owners Opening New Filipino Restaurant

The team behind Pickerington-based Red Velvet Cafe will soon be opening a new concept in the Fifth by Northwest area. Bonifacio, a full-service Filipino restaurant, will open on the corner of King and North Star Avenues. The restaurant was announced in the wake of the Fourth Street Red Velvet’s popular Silog Filipino brunch series, which […]

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Retro 50′s-Themed Bakery Opening in Gahanna

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If you like your cookies with a twist, you’re in luck. A new bakery known as Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies is opening this weekend in Gahanna, and the whole place is decked out with a 1950s-era diner theme. Holly Schaffner began introducing her cookies to the Central Ohio market a few years ago, through delivery, catering […]

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Tabletop Game Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tabletop Game Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Aaron Brown has been dreaming of opening a board game cafe since 2002. The Dayton-native had relocated to New York City, and immediately got involved in the board game scene there, organizing events and creating a gaming t-shirt line to sell as merch at conventions and gatherings. “The more people we met and interacted with […]

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3 Palms Pizzeria Opening Bridge Park Location

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A new slice of pizza will be coming soon to Dublin. 3 Palms Pizzeria, based in Hudson, just outside Cleveland, announced today that it will be opening its first Central Ohio location at the Bridge Park West development in Historic Dublin. “We are focused on building 3 Palms into a regional powerhouse,” said company principal […]

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Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Last fall we learned that a group of Short North buildings would soon see a historic renovation project, courtesy of local developer Concept Equity. Today, we’re learning that the first tenant in the new buildings will be Standard Hall — a new restaurant and bar concept from Corso Ventures, which opened The Pint House in 2013 […]

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Big Mamma’s Burritos Opening Grandview Avenue Location

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Big Mamma’s Burritos Opening Grandview Avenue Location

Athens-based Big Mamma’s Burritos has expanded their Columbus reach with the announcement of a new Grandview Avenue location that may open as soon as this weekend. Big Mamma’s is moving into 1359 Grandview Avenue, a former zpizza location just north of Grandview Heights in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood. The cozy 1,000-square-foot space will seat […]

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