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Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

The Arena District is getting a new craft beer taproom where patrons will be able to serve themselves. Whistle & Keg, a pour-your-own concept based in Youngstown, will take up residence in the Moline Plow building at 343 N. Front St. this summer. “The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited […]

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Shake Shack Easton Announces Opening Date

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Shake Shack Easton Announces Opening Date

Shake Shack’s first Columbus location will debut this Sunday, May 19. It’s located at 4005 The Strand West, at Easton Town Center. The popular burger joint first announced plans for locations in central Ohio last June. Its Easton location is the first of two to open in Columbus, with a store at the Graduate Hotel […]

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Phenix Bistro Opens on Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Phenix Bistro Opens on Gay Street

Phenix Bistro has opened at 51 E. Gay St. An offshoot of the nearby Cafe Phenix, the bistro opens daily for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Guests will need a minute to peruse the ambitious menu Phenix Bistro is putting out. Specialty sandwiches, like a Cuban, Philly cheese steak, and smoked baked salmon make an […]

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Budd Dairy Announces Two More Food Hall Partners

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Budd Dairy Announces Two More Food Hall Partners

Budd Dairy Food Hall, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ upcoming Italian Village venue, announced two new culinary partners on Tuesday. Modern Southern Table, originally launched in Zanesville, and Alphabetical Comfort Kitchen, a local food truck and catering company, will join Darista and Borgata at the food hall when it opens later this year. Modern Southern Table, owned […]

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Jolie Occasions to Relocate Within the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Jolie Occasions to Relocate Within the Short North

The space recently left behind by Clothe Ohio won’t stay vacant for long. Jolie Occasions, the women’s boutique that opened in the Short North in 2017, will relocate there, tripling their square footage and adding more inventory. Currently at 864 N. High St., Jolie Occasions occupies roughly 600 square feet. The store offers a range […]

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Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

The Ohio legislature is considering its fourth abortion restriction in just six months.  Aimed at blocking private insurance companies from covering abortions, the bill is getting attention from physicians in Ohio and beyond for including misinformation about ectopic pregnancies, a serious, life-threatening condition that is a leading cause of maternal mortality. If passed, House Bill […]

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Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

The case of Masonique Saunders has reached a conclusion.  A 17-year-old Near East Side resident, Saunders was initially charged with the murder of her boyfriend Julius Tate Jr., who was fatally shot by Columbus police officer Eric Richards in December. On Thursday, May 9, she pled guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter as […]

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