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Murph’s On High (formerly Metro) Open for Biz


On the way to High Beck Tavern for some late grease grub last night, We discovered that the old Metro’s, on South High, has been transformed and re-opened as Murph’s On High. We were poured big drinks, served by an engaging bartender, Candy. The owner, Matt Murphy, introduced himself and we had a cool 10-minute […]


The Spice Bar will be revamping and reopening


Spice Bar in the Arena District was just bought out today by Tom Starker (name sound familiar?)…I don’t have much information if the change will mean a completely new venue/name, but I’ll keep you all posted.


New course, cheers for marathoners this year

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  The Dispatch wrote New course, cheers for marathoners  Monday, October 20, 2008 BY SHERRI WILLIAMS For the first time in nine years, the marathon’s course was changed, to add about 2 miles in Grandview Heights. The city turned into a block party to cheer on the athletes. Energetic neighbors lined the streets, some clanging […]

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The Alive’s Ultimate Bar Guide 2008

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  The Alive wrote The Late Show  Thursday, October 16, 2008 By G.A. Benton There’s only one lousy thing about happy hour – it finishes before you do. Selfish, huh? Which brings us to the pertinent, absorbing and “hey, why was that last stinkin’ drink so freakin’ expensive?” question: Who died and made 4 to […]


Arena District Restaurants Pin Hopes On Blue Jackets

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WBNS 10-TV wrote Arena District Restaurants Pin Hopes On Blue Jackets Friday, October 17, 2008 Restaurants and bars in the Arena District are hoping a winning Blue Jackets team will improve what has been a dismal year for business. The worsening economy has thinned the crowds dining in the downtown entertainment district. “Everyone is claiming […]


Blue Jackets’ opener a celebration of Mr. Mac

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  The Dispatch wrote Blue Jackets’ opener a celebration of Mr. Mac  Friday, October 17, 2008 BY AARON PORTZLINE Last May 6, 11 days after John H. McConnell’s death, the Blue Jackets held a memorial in a dark, somber Nationwide Arena to honor the business pioneer, philanthropist, team founder and principal owner. Tonight, McConnell’s name […]

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Columbus attempts to woo NCAA Women’s Final Four

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  The Dispatch wrote City pulls out all the stops to woo NCAA Women’s Final Four  Thursday, October 16, 2008 BY MARGARET HARDING Cheerleaders are part of NCAA basketball tournaments — and, at least yesterday, they were part of efforts to bring the Women’s Final Four to Columbus. Everywhere they went during a tour of […]


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