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American comfort food arrives Downtown

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote American comfort food arrives Downtown Thursday, September 27, 2007 By Jon Christensen Columbus and Ohio memorabilia and photographs decorate the walls of the newest eatery Downtown, giving it more atmosphere than places that decorate with stuff from a warehouse full of instant “antiques.” The Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails is laid […]


Local Wendy’s Franchisee To Bid For Wendy’s


wbns10tv.com wrote Local Wendy’s Franchisee To Bid For Wendy’s Sep 26 2007 12:18PM A Wendy’s franchisee from Upper Arlington is making a play for Wendy’s International with the backing of two private-equity firms. J. David Karam, president of Cedar Enterprises Inc., said he and his partners have been invited by Wendy’s to a second round […]


Cold Stone Creamery closes in Short North


Has anybody noticed that the Cold Stone ice cream shop on the Cap has officially closed. Signs are posted in the window. In the wake of Jeni’s opening, I don’t think anybody is really going to miss it. Not with Ohio Squash and Pecan Praline available down the street. But since the Quizno’s/Deli had already […]


Avesta Eclectic Cuisine Closed


Seen on a Delaware message board: Tuesday Sep 18 I just want the Delaware community to know that a really great restaurant is behind driven out of business. Avesta Saaty has been serving delicious Middle Eastern fare at 12 S. Sandusky St. for the last five years, but is closing tonight due to failed lease […]


LaBamba, Potbelly, Citibank sued over "free food"


Dispatch.com wrote ‘Free food’ called illegal come-on Thursday, September 20, 2007 By James Nash Two fast-food restaurants participated in an illegal scheme to get Ohio State University students to sign up for credit cards, Attorney General Marc Dann said in a lawsuit yesterday. Dann said Potbelly Sandwich Works and La Bamba Mexican Restaurants Group enticed […]


Juergen’s Bakery & Restaurant


Since my husband is working from home today, we decided to go out together for a late lunch – it was almost 2:30 before we even made the decision, so most lunch spots were out of the question because they stopped lunch service at 2. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I suggested […]


Cornerstone Coffee Coming Soon to Third and Gay


I just popped my head into the retail space in Carlyle’s Watch and asked one of the contractors what type of business was moving into the space. He told me it is going to be Cornerstone Coffee. With Starbucks in the Key Bank building and at Broad and High, Cafe Brioso at Gay and High, […]


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