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How to Go to the Grocery Store

Susan Post Susan Post How to Go to the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping has gone from a mundane routine of life to a panic-inducing experience. Should you wear gloves? Should you even go to the store? What about wiping down your groceries?  Below we outline some of the best practices for staying safe while grocery shopping amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Plan Ahead: The Fine Line Between […]

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Drive Thru: Portia’s Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Drive Thru: Portia’s Pizza

Whole World Natural Restaurant’s pizza was a Clintonville institution. Founded in 1978, it was vegetarian before vegetarian was cool. After a long run, it closed its doors in 2017.  While endings are always a little sad, good news was just around the corner. Portia’s Cafe announced intentions to expand a diner operation in the vacated […]

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Little Changing for Lucky’s Market After Sale

Susan Post Susan Post Little Changing for Lucky’s Market After Sale

It’s good news for Lucky’s fans. The Clintonville grocery store will largely remain the same Lucky’s shoppers know and love after its purchase by Cleveland-based Dave’s Markets. The grocer announced the purchase of both the Columbus and Cleveland Lucky’s stores last week, following initial speculation that Lucky’s founders would retain control of the stores. Aaron […]

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Restaurants Might Feel Coronavirus Effects for Years To Come

Walker Evans Walker Evans Restaurants Might Feel Coronavirus Effects for Years To Come

It feels like an eternity, but local bars and restaurants have been closed for exactly three weeks since Ohio Governor Mike DeWine first issued a statewide closure on Sunday, March 15. Many have shuttered completely, while some have continued to operate with takeout and delivery options, and thousands of employees have lost their jobs. Ohioans […]

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10 Places You Can Get Donuts (Delivered, Carry-Out or Pickup)

Walker Evans Walker Evans 10 Places You Can Get Donuts (Delivered, Carry-Out or Pickup)

There’s a lot of bad news pouring in from all around the world right now, and sometimes you need a break from the doom and gloom. And there’s no better escapism from life’s problems than donuts. To help you get your fix, we rounded up a list of 10 local businesses and franchises where you […]

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Sam Adams Providing Grants, Locals Providing Meals for OH Restaurant Workers

Susan Post Susan Post Sam Adams Providing Grants, Locals Providing Meals for OH Restaurant Workers

Ohio restaurant workers could soon be getting a little help from Boston-based brewery Samuel Adams. Not in the form of beer, but grants. What started as a partnership with The Greg Hill Foundation to support restaurant workers in Massachusetts has extended to Ohioans. The Restaurant Strong fund is providing the state’s restaurant workers a free, […]

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Early Numbers Reveal Drastic Impact on Ohio’s Restaurants

Susan Post Susan Post Early Numbers Reveal Drastic Impact on Ohio’s Restaurants

Even before Governor Mike DeWine signed an order closing Ohio’s bars and restaurants to dine-in patrons, establishments across the state were feeling the impacts of the coronavirus. The Ohio Restaurant Association conducted a survey asking restaurants about their business the week of March 8-14, the days leading up to the March 15 order. “As the […]

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