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Crew could put Columbus on the pro-sports map

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The Dispatch wrote Michael Arace commentary: Crew could put our city on the map Friday, November 7, 2008 BY MICHAEL ARACE The Crew is on the cusp of extraordinary achievement. Jump on the bandwagon. It is more than 100 years in the making. Our city has a long history of professional sporting endeavors. We tend […]


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Was there something wrong with all of us in the ’80s that we thought these were such good movies? Because I’m here to tell you that in 2008, Indiana Jones sucks. Plasticky, cheeseball, put-George-Lucas-out-of-his-misery sucks. At least he didn’t throw Jar Jar Binks into the film but you can tell he probably came close, settling […]


Time getting tight on Columbus Blue Jackets


  Sportsillustrated.com wrote Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. And Thursday night’s 4-2 win over the Avalanche notwithstanding, Ken Hitchcock is feeling his collar tighten.  Just 10 games into a new season ripe with expectations, the Blue Jackets coach has come to grips with the obvious: he has a big hole in the […]


Happy Halloween, Columbus!

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Today’s the only acceptable day of the year to get sick on eating too much candy, wear a completely ridiculous costume, and watch movies that will give you nightmares. So you might as well make the most of it! Thousands will be descending upon the Short North for the Highball, a party-in-the-street masquerade that will […]


Martini Park combines bar scene with dining, dancing

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The Dispatch wrote New York restaurateur to create quieter, more intimate locale that combines bar scene with dining, dancing Tuesday, October 28, 2008 BY BILL CHRONISTER Martini Park, billed as a “playground for grown-ups,” is preparing to open Nov. 6 at 4040 Easton Town Center. In many ways, the massive restaurant and lounge harks back […]


Snap Fitness could be coming to German Village

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This Week News wrote Variances sought for S. Third fitness center Wednesday, October 22, 2008 By DAVID J. CROSS Representatives of a small, franchise fitness center made their case Monday for why the business should be allowed to move into a vacant building on South Third Street. German Village residents Eric Ferch, along with three […]


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 […]


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