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Long-Time Ohio Resident Faces Deportation to Country that Once Enslaved Him

Amadou Sow sits in a jail cell at the Morrow County Correctional Facility. He hasn’t committed a crime, not since he came to the United States in 1991, but it’s where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has kept him detained since his routine check-in back in August. His lawyers are fighting for an emergency stay. […]

Local Company Gets the Nod to Develop Trip Planning App

Smart Columbus has selected the locally-based company MTECH Solutions to develop the trip planning and common payment system app that has been touted as a key element of the project. The app would allow users to plan trips across multiple platforms and systems, comparing (and combining) the many different mobility options now available in Columbus, […]

Holiday Blockbusters and Oscar Grabs Start Hitting Theaters

Here they come! Holiday blockbusters and Oscar hopefuls — people, it is time. It’s been kind of, almost, squeak-a-few-in-here-and-there time for a few weeks, but with Thanksgiving only days away, we can expect some big guns for the next few weeks. Blockbuster-wise, it’s the sequel to the middling-at-best Harry Potter cash grab. Oscar hopefuls, though? […]

Sparkle and Shine, It’s Holiday Lights Time
Lazarus Santa

It’s the most sparkling time of the year! Holiday lights shine, trees light up all over the city, Downtown’s skyline is red and green. Easton alone puts up over one million lights! We’ve gathered the holiday events going on this season. Enjoy finding Santas and Krampus! Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Easton – November 16 Wildlights – […]

Photos: Beer and Donuts Fans Celebrate

On Sunday, November 4, the city’s beer enthusiasts and donut fans gathered at Combustion Brewery and Taproom in Pickerington for our second annual Beer and Donuts event! Attendees enjoyed four pairings of Combustion’s beer with generous servings of treats from Tupelo Donuts, Amy’s Donuts, The Stack, and Duck Donuts! Be the first to know about our other upcoming events and get exclusive […]

TV Review: “Homecoming” is the Perfect Drama

Amazon Prime’s new series, Homecoming, started out as a podcast written by Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz. It boasted a huge following and a star-studded cast including Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac and David Schwimmer. The Amazon series also serves up a prime list of actors. I mean, when you have Dermot Mulroney and Sissy Spacek […]

GoYoga Opens Seventh Studio
goyoga in columbus

“Being near Downtown was always on our radar,” said GoYoga Brand Manager Chelsea Bragg, “When we looked at the space on South Pearl in the Brewery District, we could see so many possibilities. Also, having Seventh Son’s Antiques on High as a neighbor should be very good.” GoYoga opens its seventh Columbus-area studio on Monday, […]

Mega Weekend – Top Things to Do This Weekend
lights at Easton Town Center

Hello weekend! Looking for things to do in Columbus? We’ve got a roundup of some fun things to keep you busy this weekend. A few things: Share your thoughts on the Best Architecture in Columbus. The limited amount of Hamilton tickets went on sale this morning. Win tickets to: O.A.R., The Struts, and Manchester Orchestra. […]

OSU Moving Forward with Plans for Arts District

The last month has seen the release of detailed plans for the next phase of the 15th and High project – designs were unveiled for WOSU’s new headquarters and for a series of new buildings on the east side of North High Street, between 14th and 16th avenues. Today, plans for the west side of […]

Red Bull and PAC-MAN Take Over the Short North Food Hall

Red Bull is bringing a one of a kind PAC-MAN themed pop-up event to the Short North Food Hall this Thursday, Nov. 15. The event, which is in celebration of the new PAC-MAN livery Red Bull can, was specifically chosen to take place in Columbus, due to the city’s growing game communities. Just this year, […]

Treat to Try: Pine Grove Farm & Bakery

Time is slipping away on the outdoor farmers’ market scene. Some markets move to indoor locations, some call it a season until spring. It’s getting cold for for fresh produce. It’s getting cold for standing outside minding shop. One of the last stands standing in the bitterly cold wind this past weekend was manned (literally) […]

“Healthy Community Center” Planned for Former Library Building

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced a plan today to turn the former Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library into a “Healthy Community Center.” Plans call for the 9,000-square-foot building, located at 1600 E. Long St., to be renovated to accommodate a demonstration kitchen, meeting rooms, and a café dedicated […]

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue

Preliminary plans for a mixed-use development on the former Fifth Avenue Elementary site in Dennison Place have been presented to the zoning committee of the University Area Commission (UAC). The development was also the subject of a neighborhood meeting in September, in which residents provided some initial feedback on the proposal to the developer, Upper […]

Restaurant Review: Clean Eatz

Just in time for the Holiday Eating Season, Clean Eatz has opened its doors in Graceland Shopping Center. It’s part of a fast-casual chain that is all in on the health food scene. Behind the counter are a small army of healthy-looking, perky dudes with shiny eyes. They are also suspiciously polite and helpful — […]

Allegiant Announces Year-Round Flights to Sarasota, Florida

Allegiant has announced new nonstop service to Sarasota, Florida via Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). The year-round, twice weekly service will begin April 4, 2019. “Sarasota offers attractive options for Central Ohioans who vacation on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and the early April launch is perfect timing for spring break travel,” said […]

First Look: Antiques on High

The Seventh Son offshoot, Antiques on High, is nearing an opening in the Brewery District. Located at 714 S. High St., the new “sour and wild” brewery is sandwiched between the Tremont Lounge and the upcoming restaurant Ambrose & Eve. The space is currently awaiting some finishing touches and a finalized liquor license, but co-owner […]

Amazon Selects NYC and Suburban DC for HQ2 Project

Ever since Columbus made the finalist list for the Amazon HQ2 bid back in January, there’s been a lot of buzz about how the city could transform if the project landed here. Many were excited about the increase in high-paying jobs, while others were not so excited about the increase in apartment rental rates. Regardless, […]

Happy World Kindness Day!

Today we’re celebrating World Kindness Day by highlighting a local program that’s making kindness a given in Columbus. The Kind Columbus initiative has inspired thousands throughout central Ohio to cultivate kindness. Read how local organizations like Otterbein University have joined in to keep the kindness movement going. Share how you see Columbus as #MoreGenerous, and find other Stories of […]

New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Local architect Jonathan Barnes has spent much of the last year working on a housing concept that he thinks may be unique in the country. And with a site selected on the Near East Side to build a prototype, he is hopeful that his vision will come to fruition soon. Barnes formed a nonprofit organization, […]

Barroluco Opening First Brick and Mortar Downtown

El Arepazo’s old Pearl Alley location won’t go vacant for long. Barroluco, voted top food truck by CU readers in 2017, will open its first brick and mortar there soon. Barroluco, owned and operated by Omar D’Angelo and family, doesn’t have an opening date for the new location at 47 N. Pearl St., though the […]

Behind the Scenes of the Confluence Cast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith a little over two years of episodes out in the world, it’s high time to give a little more behind the scenes insight on how the Confluence Cast gets made. This is a rebroadcast of an episode I recorded with local the podcast, Sounds of Bustown. They interviewed […]

Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Columbus Underground is celebrating the contemporary architectural and design talents represented in the myriad of new development proposals that have been announced over the course of the past 12 months. While other local architectural awards honor completed projects after construction has finished, ours instead takes a look at […]

Black Restaurant Week Runs Until Nov. 17

Black Restaurant Week kicked off this Sunday, Nov. 11, and this fall there are nine participating minority-owned restaurants. It’ll run through Saturday, Nov. 17. Launched by Columbus Urban League Young Professionals, an affiliate of the Columbus Urban League (CUL), Black Restaurant Week aims to bring attention and dollars to the city’s black-owned restaurants while supporting […]

Wahlburgers Food Truck Debuts in Columbus

The Wahlburgers Food Truck, co-founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Paul and Donnie, is opening for a special preview on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The truck will launch at the Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership on West Broad Street, which Wahlberg purchased earlier this year. Wahlburgers will begin its route around Columbus at a date […]

Quinci Emporium Announces Prepared Food Offering, New Business Partner

Cookware retailer the Quinci Emporium first opened its doors in April 2016 to offer kitchen gadgets, dishes, glassware, novelty items, and packaged imported foods to the Short North. In February 2017, the store began offering kitchen demonstrations and cooking classes, as well as fresh cheeses and curated boutique wines. The Quinci Emporium’s latest phase moves toward […]

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