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Seventh Son Celebrates Five Years With Opening of Rooftop Patio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Seventh Son Celebrates Five Years With Opening of Rooftop Patio

One of Columbus’ founding breweries is celebrating its fifth birthday today, April 20. Seventh Son, an Italian Village staple known for its welcoming taproom and free-roaming and furry assistant manager, will celebrate five years today with the opening of their brand new rooftop patio. Owners Jen Burton, Travis Spencer and Collin Castore first opened Seventh […]

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Sweet Carrot Opening Third Location on Sawmill

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sweet Carrot Opening Third Location on Sawmill

Sweet Carrot’s third location is coming to Dublin. Entering a former Pei Wei on Sawmill Road, the restaurant is set for an October opening. Sweet Carrot first opened in Grandview in 2015 under local entrepreneur Angela Petro, who also owns Two Caterers. The restaurant’s second location, which sits at 2050 Polaris Parkway, opened earlier this […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Awards for Middle West, Sip & Stroll at Lucky’s and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: Awards for Middle West, Sip & Stroll at Lucky’s and more

Columbus Summer Wine Festival The Columbus Summer Wine Festival is back on the calendar this year, hosted by CD102.5 and event firm MGNOW. The event, a day-long celebration showcasing Ohio wines, will take place at The Columbus Commons on Saturday, August 25. Along with wine, the festival will feature artisan exhibits and food trucks, and […]

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Land-Grant Planning Big Patio Expansion to Open This Summer

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Land-Grant Planning Big Patio Expansion to Open This Summer

Land-Grant’s patio looks like it might get about 7,500 square feet bigger. The brewery team put in an application with the East Franklinton Review Board to absorb the adjacent lot they’ve been using for sporadic parties in hopes of transforming it into a beer garden and live music space. Barring delays, the addition should be […]

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Stuck in Sanctuary: Edith Espinal Clings to Hope in Columbus After Being Denied Asylum

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Stuck in Sanctuary: Edith Espinal Clings to Hope in Columbus After Being Denied Asylum

Right now, there are about 48 undocumented immigrants in sanctuary across the country. Several are in Ohio. One, Edith Espinal, is here in Columbus. Since October 10, 2017 — her deportation date — Espinal has been under virtual house arrest at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville. As a place of worship, CMC is considered […]

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Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Jennifer Walton knew how she wanted it to go when she was pregnant with her first daughter Sabella Nile (who would probably forever have to clarify, “Isabella, without the ‘I’”). She wanted to deliver her baby, and she didn’t like the idea of undergoing surgery through a cesarean section. From the outset, it seemed that […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Columbusites won’t be voting on district representation this May. Issue 4, the initiative to transform the city’s electoral process into a ward-based system, was rejected for placement on the ballot by Columbus City Council, a decision recently upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court. Citizens’ ballot committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), who backs the […]

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