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Council Approves Ticket Taxes for Arts Funding, Capital Improvements to Publicly Funded Buildings

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Approves Ticket Taxes for Arts Funding, Capital Improvements to Publicly Funded Buildings

Columbus City Council unanimously voted to implement two 5 percent taxes to support arts funding and improvements for Nationwide Arena and other cultural institutions. The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) submitted a ticket tax proposal on Sept. 17; after several months of public input, council has created the Stability Fund and the Creativity Fund. Council […]

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Two Caterers to Operate The Fives Event Space at The Reach on Goodale

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Caterers to Operate The Fives Event Space at The Reach on Goodale

Columbus-based catering company Two Caterers are adding a new venue to their portfolio. Named The Fives, the event space is part of the Reach on Goodale development at 555 Goodale Ave., where White Castle is building their new headquarters. “The Reach is phenomenal, because it’s so close to Downtown, but there’s ample parking and it’s […]

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PENZONE Salon + Spa Opens in the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega PENZONE Salon + Spa Opens in the Short North

The new PENZONE Salon + Spa opened its doors in the Short North on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Located at 967 N. High St., the salon joins White Castle and Orangetheory Fitness as tenants of the new Castle development. Formerly known as MAX THE SALON, PENZONE Salon + Spa is part of an urbanized rebrand of […]

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Council Selects 15 Finalists for Vacancies Left by Stinziano and Page

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Selects 15 Finalists for Vacancies Left by Stinziano and Page

Columbus City Council has narrowed down a list of finalists to fill the two vacancies left by Michael Stinziano and Jaiza Page, who both won their elections this year. Fifty-six people applied, from which 15 finalists have been chosen. After a public hearing, Page’s successor will be chosen in January 2019. A date has not […]

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New Beer and Punk Music Festival Camp Anarchy Announced for Spring 2019

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Beer and Punk Music Festival Camp Anarchy Announced for Spring 2019

Bad Religion, Offspring, Rancid and other punk bands will be heading to central Ohio for a new camping, craft beer and music festival in 2019. Camp Anarchy debuts in spring, running from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Dec. 14. The festival, taking over Legend Valley in Thornville, […]

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Zaftig Brewing Heads to Italian Village for Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Zaftig Brewing Heads to Italian Village for Second Location

Zaftig Brewing Co., a Worthington operation for the last four years, is bringing a second location to Italian Village. They’re one of the first tenants announced for the Beeker building at 115 E. Fifth Ave., along with DiCarlo’s Pizza. Zaftig is known for their big, heavy, high ABV beers. They just released a raspberry chocolate […]

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Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Basil’s Short North location has closed to make way for a new restaurant from Basil owner Rhome Ruanphae and Bodega owner Brian Swanson. The name and concept are still up in the air, but the team says new details will emerge in January 2019. “I think the area has just grown so much that after […]

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