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Plans for East Market at Trolley District Take Another Step Forward

The renovation of the Trolley Barn site on the city’s Near East Side took another step forward last night during a Near East Area Commission planning committee meeting. Representatives from developer Connect Realty presented updated plans for review, which now include a full parking plan and more information on the apartment site development on the […]

New Bookshop Coming to the Short North This Fall

At 841 N. High St., a vacant space sat empty for just a second before Dan Brewster, a software engineer from northeast Ohio, swiped up the lease. For years, the space housed a Whit’s Frozen Custard before it became a short-lived deli, and now, a Prologue Bookshop. Brewster’s former career path as a software engineer took […]

Eat Right Q&A: Chef David Tetzloff of G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar

Chef David Tetzloff has been spotted at the Bexley Starbucks sipping coffee and pouring over cookbooks for inspiration for his next seasonal menu. G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar, the German Village restaurant he co-owns with General Manager Jeff Benson, is committed to serving local, seasonal food, sourcing as much pork, beef, produce and dairy from […]

Photos: Bowling For Soup at Skully’s Music Diner

“Bowling for Soup is still a band?!” reads the front of the bass drum. And, yeah, they are — despite more than 20 years of touring, 10 studio albums, and a whole lot of booze — still an active, albeit slightly rugged looking, band that can still put on a highly enjoyable show. And a […]

Abba and Denzel in Very Different Movies This Weekend

It’s the week of sequels, people. Denzel’s back and bustin’ heads, but if that’s not your bag, maybe you’d appreciate the dulcet Swedish tones of Abba? Not their big hits, mind you. Mostly b-sides. No? Well, there is also an awfully good Iranian coming-of-age film screening this weekend only at the Wex. Plus you’ve got […]

Restaurant Roundup: News from Condado, Koko Tea Salon & Bakery and more

Columbus has so many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: Hot FUSIAN Takeover Two local companies are teaming up […]

Mega Weekend – Jazz & Ribs, The Healthy Living Festival & More Summer Fun

There’s always something great happening in Columbus, and we’re excited to list just a few of our favorites every week. Check out some of the event categories happening this weekend, and be sure to check the event calendar for an in-depth look at events happening on specific days. Don’t miss out! Don’t forget to enter […]

Preston’s Takes Over Challah! Food Truck, Launches Second Long-Term Popup

The “Preston’s: A Burger Joint” pop-up is inching closer to their goal of becoming Columbus’ In-N-Out. They’ll launch a long-term kitchen at Short North’s Eugene’s Canteen, 765-C N. High St., on Wednesday, August 1, their second pop-up location. On top of that, Challah!, a food truck that’s been serving up Jewish comfort food since 2013, will […]

Treat to Try: Jeni’s Buttercrisp Waffle Cones
Jeni's splendid ice creams bexley new waffle cone

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has a mission. It has several missions, it seems. There are the unannounced but evident ones, such as putting goat cheese in perfectly good ice cream. This summer it’s announced a new mission: to promote the use of ice cream cones with its new buttercrisp waffle cones. The argument is this: […]

Made Possible: Camp for Kids, Recovery for Moms

Thanks to you, this Better Together project is complete! Now 32 children will be able to attend SummerQuest camp while their moms focus on recovery, knowing their kids are in a safe and caring environment through Amethyst. “Our hearts are touched by your thoughtful support of SummerQuest. Thanks to you, Amethyst kids are experiencing all […]

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rachel Esposito at the German Village Art Crawl
CCAD Columbus College of Art and Design alumni

Rachel Esposito is a CCAD alumni who studied illustration and art history. Her work is largely watercolor and ink-based inspired by fairytales, mythical themes, macabre and feminine forms. Rachael is participating in the 2018 German Village Art Crawl, Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 p.m. in Macon Alley. We caught up with her to chat about […]

New Coffee Shop and Event Space Planned for East Franklinton

Urban Smart Growth (USG), the company behind the 400 West Rich property, are bringing several new developments to their growing block in East Franklinton. A new event center at 435 W. Town St., a coffee shop at 442 W. Rich St., and an expanded Strongwater Food & Spirits kitchen space will all be revealed by […]

Healthy Living Festival Preview: Fitness, Fashion, Coffee & More

There’s no one way to live a healthy lifestyle and that’s why Columbus Underground is bringing back the Healthy Living Festival for the third year! You can explore tons of local businesses focused on wellness, all in one place. This year, we’re getting out of the city and getting outside at Jorgensen Farms on July […]

Project Update: Budd Dairy

Although renovation work in the former Budd Dairy building in Italian Village is not set to begin for another month or two, the new-build development immediately to its north is nearing completion. Kevin Lykens, owner of the Lykens Companies, said that the 36-unit, four-story building will likely open for residents by the end of September, […]

First Look: New Target Store on High Street

The new Target store location near Ohio State’s campus officially opened on Wednesday, July 18 with a soft opening to the public. The small-format store at 1892 N. High St. is approximately 28,000 square feet, while the typical Target store sits right around 135,000 square feet. It features many of the departments customers of Target are […]

Lox Bagel Shop Headed for Old Homefare Spot in the Short North

Columbus is gaining the density, in infrastructure and population, of a big city. But what’s one thing it’s missing? A true New York-style bagel shop, says local entrepreneur Kevin Crowley. He’s looking to change that by this fall, with the Lox Bagel Shop, a quick breakfast and lunch stop opening in the old Homefare spot […]

Restaurant Review: Grandview’s Alchemy

You know the adage, “Seen one, seen’em all”? It applies to places like Applebee’s and Burger King, but not so much to the new Alchemy location. The stop has taken the concepts and ideology of the original Alchemy on Parsons and expanded it with a full kitchen and more menu offerings in Grandview. In spite […]

New Plan Calls for Preserving Marble Cliff Mansion

The developers behind a controversial proposal for a prominent site in Marble Cliff have changed course and now plan to preserve the historic mansion at the heart of the property. F2 Companies and Elford Development presented the updated proposal to the Marble Cliff Village Council Monday night, and plan to return to the council on […]

How to Get Back Into Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is slowly getting a revival as players make their way back to their accounts. Just as the hit mobile game that made everyone Pokémon trainers reaches its second birthday, and thanks to its constant push of content and events, Pokémon Go has become a game that is worth your time again. I recently […]

$6 million to Combat Youth Homelessness

Community Shelter Board has been awarded a $6 million demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Housing to combat youth homelessness in our community. With more than 1,300 youth age 24 and younger served in Columbus shelters in 2017, it is a top priority for many of our housing organizations to ensure homelessness among youth […]

70s-Themed Good Night John Boy to Open at the Gateway

It was recently announced that five new tenants would be heading to the Gateway in the University District. Good Night John Boy, a 70s-themed bar and restaurant conceptualized by the brains behind Flipside up at Easton, is just one of them, and it’ll open up in the old Oxley’s space later this year. First introduced […]

Museum Director Announced for National Veterans Museum and Memorial

With its opening coming this fall, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) has found a Museum Director in Samir Bitar, the former Director of Visitor Experience for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Bitar comes to the NVMM with more than 10 years of museum management experience. While at the Smithsonian, he incorporated strategies to […]

Photos: Panic! At The Disco at Nationwide Arena

Brendon Urie and his Panic! at the Disco traveling band once again descended upon the arenas of Columbus on Sunday evening, as the alt-poppers packed a very high-pitched and quite screamy Nationwide Arena for an early date upon their Pray For The Wicked tour. Support for the evening came from the New Jersey electro-pop three-piece, […]

Clintonville’s Pocket Produce Announces Permanent Closure

After two years of providing nutrient-dense meals to the health nuts of Columbus, Pocket Produce owners Moishe and Natalie Appelbaum announced the restaurant’s permanent closure on July 9. The news came in a Facebook post from the two owners. “It has been a tremendous honor to have had the opportunity to serve you,” they stated. […]

OSU’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse Prepares for “Corpse Flower” Bloom

Can you feel the anticipation in the air? Or, perhaps you can smell it. Prepare thy nostrils, citizens, for the day of the corpse flower is nigh at hand. Two titan arums, commonly known as “corpse flowers,” are expected to bloom sometime this week at the Ohio State University Biological Sciences Greenhouse. Upon blooming, the […]

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