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Founding CEO & President of National Veterans Museum & Memorial Announced Today

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Founding CEO & President of National Veterans Museum & Memorial Announced Today

With the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) nearing completion, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) have announced who’ll lead as its founding CEO & President. Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter (U.S. Army, Retired) has been appointed and begins his position immediately. His duties include spreading awareness about the new museum, building the team that will […]

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First Look: Brassica Now Open in Bexley

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Brassica Now Open in Bexley

After opening in the Short North in 2015, Brassica has opened in Bexley for its second location, with a third slated for Upper Arlington. The Bexley restaurant opened its doors officially on Monday, June 18 after a weekend of soft openings. It’s located at 2212 E. Main St. The simple menu of salads, sandwiches and […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News from Preston’s, Watershed, Hills Market and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from Preston’s, Watershed, Hills Market 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: Preston’s & Watershed Enter the Blended Burger Project The […]

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Community Pride Changes Security Plan for Saturday’s Festival

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Pride Changes Security Plan for Saturday’s Festival

The Columbus Community Pride, initially launched to offer an LGBTQ celebration without a police presence, has hit some snags in the search for event security. After originally contracting with black trans-owned Highland Security & Investigations (HSI), Community Pride hosts Black, Queer & Intersectional Columbus (BQIC) discovered that the company has collaborated with ICE and employs […]

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New Local Restaurant Brekkie Shack Headed for Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Local Restaurant Brekkie Shack Headed for Grandview Yard

A new local restaurant concept is coming to Grandview Yard, along with a few other tenants announced today. Brekkie Shack, owned by sisters and Columbus natives Lisa and Lindsey Rusch, will open in late summer at 1060 Yard St., in the new Manchester building. “Growing up in Columbus, we knew we wanted to bring something […]

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A Look at One of Ohio’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Greenleaf Apothecary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Look at One of Ohio’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Greenleaf Apothecary

Provisional licenses for Ohio’s pioneer medical marijuana dispensaries were handed out last week, simultaneously revealing the sites where patients in need will be able to purchase the drug. Greenleaf Apothecary, one of the five companies awarded licenses here in Franklin County, will set up shop Downtown at 111 Vine St., near the North Market. Their […]

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Slammers Turns 25, Unveils Updated Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Slammers Turns 25, Unveils Updated Space

Slammers, one of the city’s longest-standing LGBTQ bars, is turning 25 this year. Just in time for Pride 2018, the bar will reveal a newly renovated space featuring an open air patio and a new mural painted by local artists Summer Schultz and Misty Temple. “We’re trying to keep up with the times,” says Slammers […]

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