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Clintonville Shops Merge Into One Location

Wholly Craft’s little sister is moving in. Surprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods, 15 W. Dunedin Rd., will close up shop March 31 to move in around the corner with its sister-store, Wholly Craft at 3515 N. High St. Surprise opened in the Short North in the summer of 2016 before moving to its current […]

Lincoln Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Theatre Association will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln’s grand reopening with a free community open house on Sunday, April 14. The open house is part of the CAPA’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Since its $13.5 million reopening in 2009, the Lincoln Theatre has become […]

The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

The Columbus Foundation has announced its 5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2019, as part of an annual program to provide recognition to innovative and exceptional nonprofit organizations. The 5 Nonprofits to Watch program debuted in 2014 to “honor remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve” the community. Each honoree will receive a $7,500 grant […]

Ann Arbor-Based Coffee Shop Opens OSU Location

A Michigan-based coffee shop is preparing to open their third Central Ohio location with a new shop right next door to The Ohio State University. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will take on 1,700 square feet of space at 15 E. 17th Ave. inside the new Wellington building. The announcement marks the second coffee shop for […]

Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods Cookies

The Treat to Try category of edibles is typically reserved for ready-to-eat items. Not having to cook anything is part of what makes them a treat, right? But the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Dublin-based Creative Superfoods had such cute packaging, that it was worth several second looks. It’s a plain brown bag, bedecked with […]

Columbus Police Disbands Vice Unit

Last night, the Columbus Division of Police announced that it would be getting rid of its Vice Section under the Narcotics Bureau, following last week’s federal indictment of Vice Detective Andrew Mitchell. Moving forward, vice-related crimes will be addressed with a “community-centered approach”. “Many officers who have worked Vice are dedicated professionals who responsibly carry […]

Columbus Sculpture Replicated with Chinese Knockoff

In 2017, a 14-foot, interactive 3D sculpture, dubbed “As We Are,” was unveiled at a newly renovated Greater Columbus Convention Center. The sculpture came from the mind of College of Art & Design associate professor and artist Matthew Mohr as a comment on social media, diversity, and “representation of self.” At the time of its […]

Storage Facility Planned for Former Giant Eagle

A Georgia-based company plans to convert the former Giant Eagle store at 1000 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. into a self-storage facility. The Columbus City Council approved a rezoning of the nine-acre site in February, which will also allow for two commercial buildings to be built on outlots located closer to the main road. The gas station […]

Third Angry Baker Location Now Open

The Angry Baker brand is spreading throughout the Columbus area, getting a third location in Upper Arlington this past weekend. The Angry Bakery, the baked goods-centric offshoot of the full Angry Baker restaurant, has replaced Purple Sage Bakery at 1962 N. Mallway Dr. Purple Sage closed its storefront earlier this month, leaving behind an intimate […]

Construction Roundup: East Side, South Side & Grandview

While it may seem like most of High Street is under construction through Downtown and the Short North, there’s quite a bit of new development occurring throughout traditionally quieter areas throughout the central city. This update includes a new look at projects throughout Olde Towne East, The King-Lincoln District, The Brewery District, Parsons Avenue Corridor, […]

Artist Laura Parnes Brings Hybrid Rock Doc to Wex

Thursday won’t be Laura Parnes’s first visit to the Wexner Center for the Arts, and she’s excited about that. “I had a film/video residency there, and it was wonderful. I’m very impressed,” she said. Parnes, a New York-based artist and filmmaker, brings her “hybrid” music documentary Tour Without End to the Wex for a screening and Q&A […]

Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

A new apartment building rising over Tuttle Park in the University District now officially has a name and an opening date. The Urban is a six-story building at 200 W. Norwich Ave. that will open before the start of fall semester, according to banners posted on construction fencing at the site. The development, from Kansas-based […]

Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Brian Swanson (Bodega) is opening up a new Short North restaurant in Nashville style. Bristol Republic, a live music venue, barbecue restaurant and bourbon bar, will take over the former Basil space at 1124 N. High St.  Those familiar with Smoked on High will feel right at home at Bristol; Smoked on High owner Max […]

Construction Roundup: Downtown & Franklinton

Welcome back! It’s been four months since the last installment in our Construction Roundup photo series — and after dozens of emails, tweets and comments asking about it, we’ve finally brought it back. The lapse in photography doesn’t mean that there’s been a lapse in construction throughout the city though. This update includes a new look […]

Preview: 2019 CCAD Fashion Show

The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) will once again host the annual CCAD Fashion Show and fundraiser on Friday, May 10, featuring designs and creations by 18 senior fashion design students. All proceeds from the event will go toward student scholarships at CCAD. CCAD fashion design program chair Suzanne Cotton says designers this […]

Yes! There Will be Vegan Options
vegan events in columbus

The answer every vegan has been asking is finally here: Yes, there will be Vegan Options! Enjoy a 12-course menu of vegan samples from savory to dessert options on Friday, April 26 at the Hills Market Downtown. The Chefs at Hills Downtown alongside Willowbeez, PattyCake Bakery, Destination Donuts and Too Good Eats will be serving sample bites […]

Photos: Crew SC’s Win Over FC Dallas

Columbus Crew SC picked up their first three points at home in the Caleb Porter era. A lone goal from Gaston Sauro gave the Crew a 1-0 win over western rivals, FC Dallas. A game of few chances was decided early when Crew defender Sauro scored an almost identical goal to the one he got on the opening […]

Photos: KISS at Nationwide Arena

Classic rock legends KISS brought their face-paint and over-the-top live show to town on Saturday night. Pyrotechnics, loud guitars and lots of tongue entertained a packed out Nationwide Arena. Currently out for probably their last-ever final tour, the current KISS quartet of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer pulled out all the stops, bringing the slightly […]

Next: Why I am a Futurist

I was reading a book the other day by a pioneer in artificial intelligence, and came upon a passage that just floored me. He was describing the potential risks of developing artificial intelligence, and the concerns some have expressed about the threat artificial intelligence poses to humanity.  “This is not the first time an emergent […]

Opinion: Governor DeWine Takes Socialist Approach with Highway Tax

If you haven’t heard, Ohio’s highway system is flat broke, but new Governor Mike DeWine (R) has a solution to the problem: raise taxes. He recognizes that our transportation networks are the vital backbone to moving people and goods to where they need to go, and he’s willing to implement a socialist strategy that involves […]

In 25th Year, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Focuses on Homelessness

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) is marking its 25th anniversary with a range of new programs combatting youth homelessness.  Though the initiatives are relatively new to KYC, they’re not entirely new ideas, says Executive Director Erin Upchurch. They’re borrowing framework from programs out of Minneapolis (Avenues for Homeless Youth) and Cincinnati (Lighthouse Youth Services) to introduce […]

Video: The Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2019

There’s a lot of new restaurants and bars opening this year in Columbus, and we decided to talk about some of the ones we’re looking forward to most. Spacejunk Creative Director (and resident foodie) Mike Beaumont joins CU’s Associate Editor Lauren Sega to chat about new rooftop restaurants, neighborhood brewpubs and even a few national […]

Health Department Forces Downtown Restaurant to Close

Criollo, the Peruvian restaurant that opened on East Gay Street in October 2018, has been shut down by the Health Department for operating without a food service operation license.  The restaurant had been open intermittently for several weeks, but an “emergency notice of violation and order to correct” was posted on Criollo’s door as of […]

Restaurant Roundup: News from The Keep, Jeni’s and more

The Keep This Easter, The Keep will host a brunch buffet featuring omelets, french toast, traditional Easter entrees, carving and seafood stations, seasonal salads and desserts. A complimentary photo booth will be available for family photos as well. Reservations are required for the event, with adult tickets priced at $39.95 and children’s tickets priced at […]

Golden Bear Redevelopment to be Heard by Board

Arcadia Development will present its plan to redevelop the Golden Bear shopping center to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning on March 25. The proposal, which is similar to one that was presented conceptually to the board last fall, calls for a six-story, mixed-use building to replace the one-story shopping center. The existing […]