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In Search of a City: CVS (Non-Rubbing) Alcohol Sales

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downtowncolumbus.com wrote In Search of a City: CVS (Non-Rubbing) Alcohol Sales Posted on September 2nd, 2008 When I see chronic alcoholics, many with mental health problems, buying cheap, fortified wine and “tall boys” at the downtown CVS pharmacy, I am reminded of an experience I had several years ago with a crack house near my […]


Bakery Gingham moving to Thurman Avenue

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The Dispatch wrote Bigger cupcakes Tuesday, September 2, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Amanda Ellis has begun to take her Bakery Gingham from its 220-square-foot closet at 900 Mohawk St. in German Village south across Schiller Park to Thurman Avenue, where she’ll luxuriate in a 1,200-square-foot space. The new shop is next to the Thurman Cafe, […]


Zpizza is coming soon to The Short North

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  The Dispatch wrote Zpizza is zthing  Tuesday, September 2, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Steve Curtis is about a month from opening Ohio’s first zpizza, a gourmet pizza concept that began in Laguna Beach, Calif., in 1986. The restaurant will take the 2,286 square feet at 945 N. High St. once filled by the Emack […]


Black Creek Bistro buying Columbus Music Hall

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Business First of Columbus wrote Black Creek Bistro nearing deal to buy Columbus Music Hall Friday, August 29, 2008 by Dan Eaton An historic east-side spot that has hosted all manner of sights and sounds in the past two decades could become a home for tastes and pleasant aromas in its next life. The owners […]


Sweet chemistry at L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe


The Dispatch wrote Sweet chemistry Tuesday, August 26, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Didier and Minervia Alapini hope to hook Downtown customers on their way of cooking with the tiny L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe at N. 3rd and Long streets, and then reel them in with a series of concept restaurants to be opened later. L’Appat […]


Journey around the world without leaving Columbus

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This week, The Alive takes us on a world-spanning journey through various local ethnic shops, restaurants and marketplaces. Highlights include: – The Columbus Asian Market, Lotte Oriental Food and Gifts, and India Grocers representing Asia. – La Michoacana, Terra Brasil, and La Metapaneca from Central and South America. – Romashka International Deli, Mediterranean Food Imports, […]


Bagels only the beginning at Spinelli’s Deli

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The Dispatch wrote Bagels only the beginning at Victorian Village eatery Thursday, August 21, 2008 BY NICK CHORDAS Don’t misunderstand: Joe Spinelli loves bagels. It’s just that, after four years as a Manhattan Bagel franchisee, he grew a little tired of selling nothing but circular pieces of dough with a hole in the middle. So, […]


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