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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.

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 Asian Fusion Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top Asian Fusion Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Blue Top Asian Fusian, 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 […]

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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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Pizzuti Teams up with Northstar Café on Lane Avenue Development

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Pizzuti Teams up with Northstar Café on Lane Avenue Development

Upper Arlington’s rapidly growing Lane Avenue area is set to be the location of a new Northstar Café in the near future. Northstar owners Kevin, Katie, and Darren Malhame have submitted plans to open at 1515 West Lane Avenue in a new two-story 13,432 square-foot building developed by The Pizzuti Companies, which will include a […]

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Cycle614 Opens as City’s First Indoor Cycling Studio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cycle614 Opens as City’s First Indoor Cycling Studio

If you love riding your bike for exercise, but hate the oncoming winter weather, you’re in luck. Cycle614 opened their doors at 1636 Northwest Blvd (just north of King Avenue) on Monday to offer an indoor biking facility that is open year-round. The facility offers instructor-led classes, lunch-hour sessions and bookings for private events. We […]

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10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Wine is not a product that is hard to come by in Columbus. Every grocery store has a selection, some of which have grown to be pretty impressive in recent years. Even CVS has a wine shelf (even if they did just stop selling cigarettes, which means wine is still classified as a healthy product, right?). […]

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Review: The Blowdry Cafe

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Review: The Blowdry Cafe

Upper Arlington’s The Blowdry Cafe is quickly becoming one of Columbus’s most popular salons. Started by Jessica Daniels and Ashley Blackstone in March, the salon offers a unique experience – no cut or color, just some shampoo, conditioner, and a blow dryer. When I walked into the salon, I was greeted with polished wood floors, […]

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