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The Sycamore & Cosecha Cocina Closed, Listed for Sale

Susan Post Susan Post The Sycamore & Cosecha Cocina Closed, Listed for Sale

Grow Restaurants is looking to shed two of its three concepts. Both The Sycamore, 262 E. Sycamore St. in German Village, and Cosecha Cocina, 987 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village are listed for sale. The two restaurants have been closed for the duration of dine-in shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic and will not re-open. […]

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Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates Leaving the North Market

Susan Post Susan Post Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates Leaving the North Market

May 31 will be Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates’ last day at the North Market, 59 Spruce St. The confectioner is leaving after roughly two and a half years at the Market. Customers can still get their sweets fix, though. Coco Cat is planning to shift all operations to the Economic and Community Development Institute’s […]

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Why These Central Ohio Restaurants Won’t Re-Open for Dine-In Yet

Susan Post Susan Post Why These Central Ohio Restaurants Won’t Re-Open for Dine-In Yet

Two months to the day after Ohio’s bars and restaurants were ordered to close to dine-in customers, they were allowed to welcome back patrons for outdoor dining as of May 15. Indoor dining is set to follow on May 21. Operating on notoriously tight margins, eight weeks can feel like an eternity for small, locally-owned […]

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Katzinger’s Holding Off on Plans for New Albany

Susan Post Susan Post Katzinger’s Holding Off on Plans for New Albany

Katzinger’s has put its plans to open its third Central Ohio location on hold. “Unfortunately, the Katzinger’s planned for New Albany has been postponed given the tough economic climate for restaurants right now,” says Tim Rollins, founder & CEO of City Brands which owns Katzinger’s. “We think the operating environment for restaurants is going to […]

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MMELO Closes Downtown Cafe & Retail Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans MMELO Closes Downtown Cafe & Retail Shop

After three and a half years of operation, MMELO has closed its Downtown cafe and confection shop at 445 North High Street (entrance on Vine Street) near the North Market. The owners published an Instagram update on May 5th with updates on their business plans. “We have decided to close Vine Street, and move the […]

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The List: Restaurants & Bars Opening Later, Continuing Carryout or Not Yet Ready to Open

Susan Post Susan Post The List: Restaurants & Bars Opening Later, Continuing Carryout or Not Yet Ready to Open

While Central Ohio restaurants and bars are eager to re-open their doors, many are choosing to delay welcoming back dine-in guests. After being ordered to close to dine-in patrons since March 15, Ohio restaurants are allowed to bring back guests for patio dining on May 15 and indoor dining on May 21. Some spots are […]

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Coronavirus Update: Restaurant & Bar Safety Checks, Virtual Prom, JazZoo & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Restaurant & Bar Safety Checks, Virtual Prom, JazZoo & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Monday, May 18, 3,623 cases and 136 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 4,734 cases and 181 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported. Statewide, 28,454 cases and 1,657 deaths have been confirmed or are probable. According to Columbus Public Health’s […]

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