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The city of Upper Arlington was incorporated in 1918 and has grown into a primarily residential community. A plan developed by prominent landscape architect William Pitkin Jr. called for curving streets that followed the land instead of the grid-like patterns used in Columbus. Its population grew considerably following World War II when many returning servicemen made the suburbs of Columbus their home.

Crimson Cup to Open Coffee Shop in Upper Arlington

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crimson Cup to Open Coffee Shop in Upper Arlington

Locally-based Crimson Cup Coffee has grown rapidly during its nearly 25 years of existence, roasting hundreds of thousands of pounds of small-batch coffees for over 350 independent coffee houses, restaurants and stores across 29 states. Through all of that growth, Crimson Cup has only maintained a single retail location of their own: their coffee house […]

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A Kitchen Inspired by the Spirit of Kenya

Tiffany Dixon Tiffany Dixon A Kitchen Inspired by the Spirit of Kenya

I want to share with you a moment. It was one that changed my life and shifted my perspective in ways that I am continuously realizing. This day came halfway through my experience with the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. It was a perfect day. Sunny, warm, full of […]

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A Kitchen Inspired by Winter Citrus

Tiffany Dixon Tiffany Dixon A Kitchen Inspired by Winter Citrus

A few mornings ago I woke from a dream with the touch of sunshine lingering on my cheeks and the scent of flowers and warm air surrounding me. I guess I didn’t realize how much I’ve been missing warmer weather complete with picnics, cocktails on the patio, bike rides and, most of all, sunshine. Amidst […]

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Northstar Cafe Shelves Upper Arlington Restaurant Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Northstar Cafe Shelves Upper Arlington Restaurant Plans

We announced in November that Lane Avenue would eventually be home to a new Northstar Cafe location, but those plans have officially been put on the back burner. “We never got past the stage where we were simply exploring the opportunity,” said Northstar co-owner Kevin Malhame. “We concluded that it wasn’t ideal for us at this time, […]

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Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

The City of Upper Arlington published an announcement tonight that the Kingsdale Macy’s (which recently announced plans to close) was purchased by The Kroger Company on January 15th. If Kroger moves forward with opening a new grocery store, it could be the closest built store to an existing competitor, as there is already a Giant […]

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Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Blue Top, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location. The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering. Liu and Wang first started looking for a space in July […]

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Peet’s Coffee Closing All Stores in Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania

Walker Evans Walker Evans Peet’s Coffee Closing All Stores in Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania

After just fifteen months in the local market, Peet’s Coffee & Tea is closing its remaining Columbus stores along with all others in the Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania markets. The local stores originally opened in former Caribou Coffee locations in Gahanna, Clintonville, Upper Arlington and Downtown, but shuttered the Downtown and Gahanna locations earlier this […]

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