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Akron’s Popular Drive-In Swensons Eyes Columbus for New Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Akron’s Popular Drive-In Swensons Eyes Columbus for New Location

Akron’s famed drive-in burger spot, Swensons, seems to be eyeing Columbus for its first location outside of northeast Ohio. Its potential store is set to occupy a former bank at 7490 Sawmill Rd., bordering Columbus and Dublin. The plan, which would convert the 1.33-acre parcel purchased by MG Rome Hilliard LLC into a drive-in restaurant, […]

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Cinemark Carriage Place Movies 12 Undergoing Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cinemark Carriage Place Movies 12 Undergoing Renovations

Renovations are afoot at the Carriage Place Movies 12. This Cinemark Theater on Bethel Road is in the middle of some major upgrades that includes all new recliner seating and an upgraded concessions area. “This theatre has been an extremely popular destination serving Columbus, Dublin, Upper Arlington and Hilliard since it opened its doors in […]

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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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Restaurant Review: Pokébap

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pokébap

Poke hit Columbus hard in 2016, or “poked” it, rather. First there were pop-up pokeries. Then right at the end of the year, a couple of dedicated poke places opened up on the North side. Pokébap was the first of the permanent operations to make its debut, up in Dublin. The dining forecast for 2017 […]

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Short Order: Vincenzo’s Pepperoni Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Vincenzo’s Pepperoni Bread

For thirty years, Vincenzo’s has been a destination point for hearty appetites. Located in the corner of a strip mall on 161 and Sawmill, it’s offered carry-out Italian fare since the dawn of time — long before it became a staple in virtually every grocery store. If there’s anything Vincenzo’s should be famous for, it […]

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Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Curry Up Indian Grill

According to the opening press reports, Curry Up is designed to bring Indian food to a wider audience here in Columbus. That particular motivation was attention getting, mostly because, it’s always seemed like Indian Food has had strong representation here in town. Among other things, the cultural cuisine is home of the most popular lunch-time […]

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Pokébap Opens in Dublin this Friday

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pokébap Opens in Dublin this Friday

After some delays in construction, Pokébap, Dublin’s fast-casual poké shop, opens its doors this Friday, November 11. Co-owner David Kim said the restaurant is focused on healthful food items inspired by Hawaiian and Californian poké appreciated by him and business partner Seas Kim. Their finalized menu features four specialty poké bowls. The Garden is vegetarian, […]

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