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Clintonville is a Hub for Antique and Vintage Shopping

Randi Walle Randi Walle Clintonville is a Hub for Antique and Vintage Shopping

Is there a difference between “vintage” and “antique” items? One quick stop in a store claiming either title and the shopper will instantly realize there is quite a difference. Stephanie Russi, co-owner of Down Memory Lane antique store, said that the difference has to do with age. In her opinion, an item must be from […]

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Rowing Machine Gym Opens in Clintonville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Rowing Machine Gym Opens in Clintonville

Group fitness classes are rising in popularity across the nation. Not only are classes like Zumba and Boot Camp still going strong, but classes that encourage participants to utilize machines in groups are gaining momentum as well. One particular machine that is gathering a following is rowing. Gyms across the nation are equipped with rowing […]

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Cat Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Cat Cafe Coming Soon to Clintonville

Cats and coffee – not two things most people associate with each other. Unless you are a fan of the rising trend of cat cafes. Although it sounds strange, it is exactly what the name implies: a café with cats. Cat cafes house cats from local shelters and human societies in a home-like environment. The […]

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Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

Randi Walle Randi Walle Scioto Mile Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Summer

For the past several summers, the space along the Scioto Mile has been an endless source of activities. The opening of the fountains at Bicentennial Park in 2011 have been a major attraction drawing families with young children to the area. The Milestone 229 restaurant offers lunch, brunch and dining that draws in a crowd […]

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The Direction Brings State Pride to New Tanger Outlet Mall

Randi Walle Randi Walle The Direction Brings State Pride to New Tanger Outlet Mall

Few states have as much state pride as Ohio. And it’s not just football – Ohioans are very proud of where they came from. Most people consider the Midwest to be “flyover” states with very little appeal to them. That is, unless you are from the great state of Ohio, then pride oozes out of […]

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Clintonville Farmers Market Continues to Unite Neighborhood

Randi Walle Randi Walle Clintonville Farmers Market Continues to Unite Neighborhood

The Clintonville neighborhood has become well known as a family-friendly area over the past century of its existence. Originally farmland, the area developed as professors and students from the nearby Ohio State campus moved north into the area. By the 1950s, rolling green pastures had given way entirely to Bungalow, Colonial Revival, and Dutch Revival […]

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Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Any Columbus-native older than the age of six remembers City Center Mall in Downtown Columbus, located between High Street and Third Street, which officially closed its doors in March of 2009. While the mall was crowded during its peak occupancy in the mid-nineties, by the early 2000s the mall began to decline in popularity. The mall […]

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