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Under New Ownership, Bar 145 Rebrands to Sammy’s on 5th

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Under New Ownership, Bar 145 Rebrands to Sammy’s on 5th

Bar 145 at 955 W. Fifth Ave. has transitioned into Sammy’s on 5th, as its new owners take the restaurant in a new direction. Originally part of a franchise anchored in Toledo, Bar 145 was sold this year to owner Michelle Byers. She said she was given a choice in keeping the Bar 145 moniker […]

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New Ramen and Sushi Restaurant Headed for Short North’s Brunner Building

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Ramen and Sushi Restaurant Headed for Short North’s Brunner Building

Ramen, sushi, and a full sake bar — Short North diners will find it all at Ampersand Asian Supper Club, coming to 940 N. High St. by the end of this year. Conceptualized by Megan Ada, behind Asterisk Supper Club and Sunny Street Café in Westerville, Ampersand will be a culmination of Ada’s run-ins with […]

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New Ticket Fee Would Fund Arts Organizations, Capital Improvements for Nationwide Arena

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Ticket Fee Would Fund Arts Organizations, Capital Improvements for Nationwide Arena

In September, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and partners are expected to propose a plan to Columbus City Council to levy a seven percent fee on virtually all event tickets in the city. Dubbed the “user fee,” the additional charge would be applied on admission to events at any for-profit or nonprofit organization in […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News from Condado, OH! Chips and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from Condado, OH! Chips 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: Condado Condado opened its doors at Polaris on Thursday, […]

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Home Brewing Operation Goes Full Scale at Parsons North Brewing Co.

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Home Brewing Operation Goes Full Scale at Parsons North Brewing Co.

It started with a sixth barrel brewing system in a basement and a testing process executed through biannual, backyard, “drink my beer” parties. Seth Draeger, co-owner of Parsons North Brewing Company and 15-year South Side resident, has been home brewing for years, and it’s never been a casual hobby. Before his old high school classmate […]

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University District Says Farewell to Angry Baker

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega University District Says Farewell to Angry Baker

University District’s vegetarian and vegan cafe, Angry Baker, has closed its doors. First opening on King Avenue in the summer of 2016, it was the second established location for the bakery that first opened in Olde Towne East in 2011. Both the OTE location and the Angry Bake Shop in the Short North, which debuted […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News from Food Hall, Pies & Pints, Crimson Cup & more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from Food Hall, Pies & Pints, Crimson Cup & 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: Food Hall The Short North Food Hall now has […]

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