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Fleur’s Dream Supports Homeless Through Harsh Winter Season

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Fleur’s Dream Supports Homeless Through Harsh Winter Season

As we move deeper into the winter season, the area’s homeless, numbering over 58,000, are needing more support. Lower temperatures usually drive more people to the counties’ shelters, filing them to capacity, and forcing the overflow onto the streets. Individuals need socks, gloves, hand and foot warmers, warm meals, winter jackets, blankets, lotion and other […]

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4,000-Seat Arena Proposed for Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren 4,000-Seat Arena Proposed for Milo-Grogan

Rogue Fitness is floating a plan to build a 4,000-seat arena on East Fifth Avenue in Milo-Grogan. The main function of the facility would be to serve as a home for the Rogue Invitational, as well as a handful of other CrossFit events, such as those associated with the Arnold Sports Festival. The arena would […]

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First Look: Gravity

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Gravity

With events already scheduled, multiple office tenants secured, and the first residents set to move in some time this spring, the impact of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is already being felt in Franklinton. The six-story building at 500 W. Broad St. will hold a total of 236 residential units. Commercial space will fill the ground […]

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Why Hospitality Matters in Coworking

Susan Post Susan Post Why Hospitality Matters in Coworking

The collision of hospitality and coworking is evident as soon as a member walks in the door at Serendipity Labs. An experience coordinator occupies the front desk with a friendly greeting, an offer of coffee, and a professional first impression of the space, and the members that occupy it. At first it might not seem […]

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New Shelter for DV Survivors Offers More Beds, Space for Pets

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Shelter for DV Survivors Offers More Beds, Space for Pets

Central Ohio domestic violence survivors will soon have access to a bigger facility with more resources for recovery. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, the county’s sole DV shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, will open the doors of its brand new facility in mid-January. At 47,000 square feet, the new shelter […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Poké Bros. The University District now hosts a fourth location of Poké Bros. in Columbus, as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. It’s the result of a rebrand by the owners, who opened up Mexican fusion restaurant Barbacoa at 2036 N. High St. in August 2018. Due to its proximity to Moe’s Southwest Grill (next door) and […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Renovation work has started on the 110-year-old Central Union Telephone Building at 33 N. Third St. Mike Vannest, Marketing Coordinator for the E.V. Bishoff Company, said that the first phase of the project will primarily focus on the third floor of the building, where a dropped ceiling will be removed and the original hardwood floors […]

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