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Old Familiar Barber Shop Opens Soon in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old Familiar Barber Shop Opens Soon in Olde Towne East

Olde Towne East has been maturing as a residential neighborhood for decades, and the past few years have also seen a rise in new commercial businesses, with bakeries, restaurants and bars setting up and thriving. In 2012, Old Familiar Barbershop will be making their way to Parsons Avenue, across the street from Carabar. This new […]


Lifestyle Family Fitness Closes Downtown Gym

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lifestyle Family Fitness Closes Downtown Gym

It was announced several days ago that Lifestyle Family Fitness would be pulling out of the Central Ohio market, which means the closing of six locations throughout the region. That means a new vacancy for the Fifth Third Building located at the corner of State & High Street Downtown, which hosted a Lifestyle gym location […]


Former Owner of Mahan Gallery Opens New Pilates Studio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Former Owner of Mahan Gallery Opens New Pilates Studio

Jacquie Otcasek, former owner of the successful Mahan Gallery in the Short North Arts District, has a new career. After a girls’ trip to a Pilates studio while visiting Los Angeles, Otcasek fell in love with the exercise. Upon returning home to Columbus, she felt this was what she was meant to do. Recently she […]

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Clintonville Barber Shop Celebrates Area History

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The Longview Barber Shop is the oldest continually operated business in Clintonville, which is celebrating 92 years in business this year. After completion a recent renovation and historical restoration project, owner and full tie barber Dave Carty wanted to provide a more thoughtful historic element for the community to enjoy. A temporary display created by […]


Ambushed Salon Now Open in The Short North

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The Yukon Building in the Short North is gaining a new tenant as Ambushed Salon plans their grand opening for December’s Holiday Hop on Saturday, December 4th. Ambushed is the creation of stylist Amy Bush, and focuses on clientele with naturally curly hair. We recently spoke with Amy to find out more about her new […]

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Short North Fitness Opens in The Jackson on High

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The Short North continues to expand on the northern end of the district with the opening of the new Short North Fitness. This new business opened their doors yesterday in The Jackson on High condominium development located at 1137 North High Street. Short North Fitness boasts a variety of classes, services and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. […]


Canning Your Extra Strawberries into Jam

Anne Evans Anne Evans Canning Your Extra Strawberries into Jam

Have you been strawberry picking this season? Or out to the farmer’s markets and picked up too many delicious strawberries? If you have the supplies, why not try canning them to preserve their wonderful flavors so you can enjoy them in the dead of winter. Last Saturday, I attended the Ohio Farm Bureau’s Grow and […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!