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This Summer’s Guide to Movies to Watch Under the Stars
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It’s time again for where to watch a movie outdoors this summer. There’s plenty of kid friendly movies to watch outside for free in Columbus this year. This year’s favorite trending movies include: Coco, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Cars 3, and Star Wars The Last Jedi. Adults can check out the Green Lawn Abbey’s […]

Running For It!

Girls on the Run is doing just as its name applies—joining young girls together and running for it! Read how this organization is teaching wellness of the mind, body, and spirit in the latest issue of The Columbus Foundation’s newsletter. Photo provided by Girls on the Run. Connect with Girls on the Run in The […]

Census: Columbus is the 4th Fastest-Growing Big City in the US

The U.S. Census released its official population estimates for cities across the country, and Columbus continues to boom. The city proper grew by a total of 15,429 people between 2016 and 2017, climbing to an estimated total of 879,170. The growth rate in Columbus represents a 1.79 percent year-over-year population increase, which is the fourth fastest percentage of […]

Spoiler Free Solo Review

Cinemas are flying Solo this weekend, and not much else. Luckily it’s a breezy trip. Plus, you’ll have an extra day this weekend to catch up on what has already been a strong summer for blockbusters. Solo: A Star Wars Story Are Han and Chewie your favorite characters from the Star Wars franchise? And if […]

Two Decades of Evolution: Dublin-Based Lightwell Celebrates a Milestone

Any tech-centric company that’s been around for two decades is bound to evolve. For the Dublin-based company Lightwell, that evolution was and continues to be constant. As they look toward a future with an uncertain technological landscape, Lightwell President and Founder Michelle Kerr reflected on the changes that have brought the company to this point, […]

Grandview’s High Bank Distillery Opening Soon

The wait is almost over to check out High Bank Distillery in Grandview Heights, Columbus’ first distillery to open with a restaurant and bar. With renovations finally nearing an end, co-owners Adam Hines and Jordan Helman said High Bank would host some soft openings next week before opening officially on Monday, June 4. High Bank’s […]

Chipotle Adding 150 Corporate Jobs in Columbus

Chipotle unveiled major plans yesterday to relocate their headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach, California, and that news also includes plans to close their New York City offices and consolidate company jobs to their existing branch offices here in Columbus. While the news is unfortunate for Denver, the city where the burrito chain opened its first […]

New Yoga Studio Vital Vinyasa Now Open
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“No judgement. Just yoga for everyone,” says Jim Dickhaus, co-owner of Vital Vinyasa, a new yoga studio that opened in Fifth by Northwest at 1327 King Ave. After several weeks of “friends and family” classes to try out their space, Dickhaus and co-owner Mallory Murphy opened Vital Vinyasa. “And the response has been just great,” […]

Mega Weekend – 54 Ways to Spend your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to try something new, connect with friends, and relax. We’ve gathered dozens of the best shopping, theatre, art, music, and outdoor activities for the whole family! Thursday, May 24: Thursdays are perfect for visiting local galleries before the weekend rush. Stop by Flux + Flow in Clintonville for […]

#SaveTheCrew Pens Open Letter to Future Columbus Crew SC Owners

Since the news broke last fall that the Columbus Crew SC might be relocating to Austin, the future of the team has looked murky. Spurred by the enthusiasm behind the #SaveTheCrew movement, city leaders and MLS began negotiating ways to keep the Crew in Ohio, but the Crew owner Anthony Precourt was already staking out […]

Owners of Yellow Brick Pizza Open New Bar in Olde Towne East

A new bar opened its doors in Olde Towne East on Wednesday, May 23. The Oracle, an intimate space with live music and craft cocktails, sits just down the road from its sister bar, Yellow Brick Pizza. Located at 1159 E. Oak St., it occupies the building that used to house L’Appat Pattiserie & Cafe. […]

White Castle Breaks Ground at “The Reach on Goodale” Development

After 84 years in their headquarters at 555 W. Goodale St., White Castle is ready for some new digs. A groundbreaking ceremony is taking place this afternoon to kick off construction on the first phase of development, which has been officially named “The Reach on Goodale.” “We realize that it’s really important to have a […]

Readers and Leaders!

The 2nd & 7 Foundation promotes reading by providing free books and positive role models to children while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Now that’s a teamwork mindset! Connect with 2nd & 7 Foundation in The Giving Store.   Better Together, The Columbus Foundation‘s crowdfunding platform, rallies individuals to work together […]

Treat to Try: Cream & Sugar

Cream & Sugar is the sort of place any neighborhood would kill to have. It’s a little stop you can hit with friends or family for a quick, affordable treat. You can score hand-packed and soft serve ice creams, sundaes, shakes — and Coney dogs for good measure. Prices start around $3, but you can […]

car2go Carsharing Services to Leave Columbus

In a decision effective May 31, 2018, car2go’s carsharing services will be discontinued in Columbus. In 2013, car2go was the first company to bring one-way carsharing to the Central Ohio area. But the company says a lack of adoption of its services has lead to the decision to discontinue operations here. In an email, car2go […]

Columbus Makes Art Presents Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover and JD Davison at the Arts Fest
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JD Shipengrover and JD Davison have worked together as Lab Partners Jewelry for over two decades. The jewelry-making duo will be appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 8-10 on the Downtown riverfront, selling their pieces that blend science and nature. We connected with them to learn more about their background, their style and their […]

The Blue Danube Closes Doors Early

Several weeks ago, The Blue Danube announced that it would be closing its doors on June 17th, after nearly 80 years in business. Early today, the restaurant announced on Facebook that yesterday was actually its final day of operations. “Due to some extreme, and very unfortunate, circumstances beyond our control, our staff was cut to […]

Spectacular Science!

An epic science experiment for an epic announcement! COSI is bringing a massive, four-day science fair to central Ohio to continue building the future of STEM leaders! Read more. Connect with COSI in The Giving Store.   Better Together, The Columbus Foundation‘s crowdfunding platform, rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our […]

Restaurant Roundup: Kroger Stocks a New Local Brand, Watershed Makes Award-Winning Gin, and more

Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, it’s sometimes 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: Pearl Market The 25-year summer tradition continues this weekend, […]

Columbus Falls Six Places in Latest ParkScore Index

Columbus ranked 62nd on The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore Index for 2018, falling from 56th place in 2017’s ranking of park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. ParkScore rankings are based on four factors: park access, which measures the percentage of city residents within a 10-minute walk from a park; park acreage, which […]

Restaurant Review: Tio’s Tacos and Tequila

Tio’s Tacos and Tequila opened up in De Novo’s original High Street digs. The debut typically inspires the following response from seasoned Downtown diners: “Weird. That’s right across from Condado.” Right, Condado is pretty much the local go-to for tacos: competing in the same zone seems suicidal. But outside of the fact that both operations […]

PHOTOS: Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community Arts Space Opening

The Maroon Arts Group creative collective, in collaboration with the City of Columbus and other sponsors, opened its new Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community (MPACC) arts space in the King-Lincoln District on Sunday, May 20. A unique development consisting of two repurposed shipping containers—with a third operated by vegetarian soul food restaurant Willowbeez SoulVeg—Maroon Arts Group […]

Photos: Vance Joy at Express LIVE!

Although the mid-May heat made it feel more like July, it proved to be no hindrance for Vance Joy’s capacity crowd last week as they eagerly packed the lawn (still a little damp from soaking showers earlier in the day), pit, and everywhere else in between where they could find a spot to catch a […]

Two Near East Side Projects Get Housing Tax Credits

Two Near East Side projects are among the 37 affordable housing projects statewide that have received housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). Other Columbus neighborhoods with projects that received the credits include Northland, the South Side, and the Hilltop. “Ensuring low income Ohioans have access to healthy job markets and high-performing […]

COSI Announces Plans for 2019 Science Festival

Science enthusiasts will have an event all their own come spring 2019. This afternoon, COSI and Battelle announced plans for the COSI Science Festival, a four-day event offering more than 60 ways to engage with science around the central Ohio community and a final day-long “carnival-style” celebration on the Scioto Peninsula outside COSI. It’ll all […]

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