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Restaurant Review: SIP Local

SIP slipped right into the Clintonville brewing space left behind after the Actual Brewing debacle. SIP Local, a branch of Somewhere in Particular Brewing, kept the physical features of the address the same, but the decor comes from a different angle. Gone is the science theme and narwhal skeleton. Now, macrame reigns supreme, centered around a […]

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Lots of People are Still Riding Scooters in Columbus

The first rentable electric scooters in Columbus arrived in the summer of 2018, and the first two companies to operate here – Bird and Lime – saw significant ridership as people flocked to try out the new devices. In 2019, two more companies entered the market; Spin scooters came in June (and are still here), […]

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Bridge Park Lands Large Office Tenant

Automotive lifestyle company Hagerty is setting up its new operations center at Bridge Park in Dublin. The largest office tenant for the development thus far, the Traverse City, MI-based company will look to eventually add 200 full-time jobs at its Dublin office, 75 of those by the end of the year. Offering its Hagerty magazine, […]

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Guns & Ghosts to Liven Up Your January

January drags on with more mediocre to disappointing films, unless you look a little harder. Oscar nominee for best foreign language film Les Miserable (do not expect to sing along) finally lands in CBUS and Alfre Woodard gives a full-blown clinic on acting with her latest, Clemency. There’s also great dance doc at the Wex, […]

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Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

The Columbus Foundation has announced a new grant that will preserve the home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robison. The grant will assist in transforming the east-side home into an artist residency space. At the Foundation’s annual Columbus’ True Originals event, President and CEO Douglas F. Kridler announced that the $200,000 grant will go […]

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First Look: Beeline

The openings keep rolling at Easton. This week it’s Beeline, the 3,000 square foot bar concept from Cincinnati-based Four Entertainment Group. The bar officially opens for business today, Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m. Located at 3989 Merchants Row, it’s part of the $500 million Easton expansion, which has seen recent openings from Forbidden Root, […]

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Arhaus Furniture Now Open at Easton

Entertainment concepts and furniture stores lead the way in openings at the $500 million Easton expansion. Arhaus Furniture has joined the list, officially opening for business on January 17 at 4128 Worth Ave. It’s the second furniture store to open in the district, following RH Gallery’s debut in December. Arhaus describes the design of the […]

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Sweet Treats Dessert Festival Preview: Cream Puffs, Chai Lattes and more!

The Sweet Treats Dessert Festival is over 60% sold out! With only two ticket options left, you don’t want to wait to secure your spot! Join other sweet and treat lovers on a decadent adventure of sampling goodies in one of the classiest venues at Bridge Park, in Dublin.  There are still a limited number of […]

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REWILD Yoga Opens With Lush, Jungle Feel
Rewild Yoga

“It has been a long time coming, but this is very good,” says Steve Kocsis, owner, on the opening of REWILD Yoga. REWILD Yoga recently opened at 995 West 5th Avenue in the View on Fifth development. “It is even better than I hoped it would be,” says Kocisis. Featuring an amazing interior design by Nick Evans, […]

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Mega Weekend – Tarantino, Dolly Parton, Tiki, Coffee & More!
Brunch with friends in columbus

Here’s to the weekend! Don’t miss your chance to be at the Sweet Treats Dessert Festival! Below are some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists.  ART & CULTURE -Go Backstage at the Lincoln with Priscilla Woodson–Application Pending opens at CATCO-Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday-Comedian Joe DeRosa‘s at the Walrus-Only 4 performances of Miguel Gutierrez: This Bridge Called My Ass!-Get political […]

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City and County Eying Park Land for New Courthouse Building

The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced today that they are considering building a new municipal courthouse at the southeast corner of High and Mound streets downtown. The land is currently occupied by Dorrian Commons Park and the four-story James A. Karnes Building, which holds several county agencies. The Franklin County Municipal Court is […]

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Kolache Republic Closing Next Month

Kolache Republic fans have until Saturday, February 8 to get their fix. The Brewery District eatery at 730 S. High St. will close its doors next month. Friends and Founders Dusty Kotchou, Rick Jardiolin and Doug Sauer have been slinging the Czech pastries for 10 years, starting at the Clintonville Farmers Market before graduating to […]

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Theatre Review: Actors’ Theatre’s Gleeful, Bawdy ‘Or’

Actors’ Theatre presents Liz Duffy Adams’ restoration-era farce, Or, in a crackling production directed by Rowan Winterwood with the right amounts of sweet and hot. Or finds Aphra Behn (Michelle Weiser), poet and former spy, in a debtors’ prison from unpaid wages due to an untimely beheading of her boss, the King, in the rise […]

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Why a Doctorate in Business Administration Will Help Columbus Business Professionals Get Ahead

From industry-leading companies to thriving startups, Columbus is ripe with opportunities for business professionals. The Columbus job market is also increasingly competitive—the result of a combination of low unemployment, slower job growth and wages holding steady rather than increasing. So now more than ever, advancing means setting yourself apart. But how do you do it? […]

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Ohio’s Own: Betty’s Dressing

Betty’s Dressing is a famous Ohio thing.  We’re not talking about the bygone beloved Short North Betty’s; this Betty hails from Northwestern Ohio.  This revelation came as something of a surprise. In spite the fact that more than half of my life has been spent in the Buckeye State, Betty and her dressing were heretofore unknown […]

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

A proposal to build a mixed-use development at the northeast corner of 18th and Oak streets in Olde Towne East is beginning to work its way through the approval process. The plan, from Metropolitan Holdings, calls for a five-story building containing 117 apartments over about 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. A total of 278 […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Last month, when Sarob released “Fear & Impermanence,” he announced it by saying, “I hope this work speaks to you.” And while there’s clearly a message to be taken from the album, it isn’t a hollow PSA or soundtrack to an after school special, so much as his troubles laid bare. Sarob says the album […]

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Preview: Wex Presents Acclaimed Choreographer & Writer Miguel Gutierrez’s “This Bridge Called My Ass”

The Wexner Center for the Arts resumes its performing arts season with one of the most intriguing mixes of dance, music, and text you’re likely to see anywhere. NYC-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez uses a variety of tools, intellectual rigor, and abstraction to get to the most visceral of ideas. As he says on his website, […]

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Lucky’s Market Closing 32 Stores Nationwide

Boulder, Colorado-based grocery store chain Lucky’s Market is closing 32 of its 39 stores in nine states. Two Ohio stores in Cleveland and Columbus have posted online that they will remain open. The news comes after Lucky’s Market stores across the country made the announcement Tuesday on individual store pages on Facebook. The natural food […]

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Yet Another Plan for Prominent Corner to be Presented

The University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) will soon weigh in on another proposal for the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street, continuing a saga that began last spring when St. Louis-based Collegiate Development Group first floated a redevelopment concept for the site. According to documents submitted to the city in advance […]

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Opinion: Ohio Needs Election Modernization

By J. Bennett Guess Ohioans need to have an urgent, nonpartisan, consensus-driven conversation about a subject we rarely talk about: our state’s woefully lackluster voter participation.  Despite Ohio’s longstanding reputation for being the nation’s election barometer, when it comes to our record of showing up at the polls, “so goes Ohio” is not what we would […]

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Two Proposals Aim to Eliminate Ohio’s Rape Statute of Limitations

An Ohio House Democrat is adding two more proposals to the legislature’s list of bills seeking to remove the statute of limitations for rape from state law. Last Tuesday, state Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-On-The-Lake, introduced House Bill 470 and House Bill 472, with the goal of eliminating the 25-year limit on prosecution of rape cases. The first […]

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Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets Goals for 2020

By Susan Tebben Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain.  At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in […]

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Driving While Texting Could Soon Become a Primary Offense in Ohio

By David C. DeWitt A Democratic Ohio House member introduced legislation last Tuesday that would make using cell phones while driving a primary offense, meaning law enforcement would be able to pull over drivers they observe using them. Currently, this is a secondary offense, meaning the driver would have to be pulled over for a separate […]

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Vegan Restaurant Opens in Former Angry Baker Spot

Breakfast and lunch focused eatery Lifestyle Café celebrates its grand opening today, Saturday, January 18. Located at 891 Oak St. in Olde Towne East, the restaurant is bringing vegan fare back to the former home of The Angry Baker. Chef Shanna Dean is at the helm of the restaurant created by a group of Near-East side […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!

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