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Cafe Lola @ Broad and High news?

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    News anyone?

    I was hoping this might be Michael Symon Lola/Lolita related.

    #163012
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    It’s very briefly mentioned here and here but no real details have emerged. At least not any I can find.

    :?

    #163013

    Brewmaster
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    ilovethiscity wrote I was hoping this might be Michael Symon Lola/Lolita related.

    I hadn’t made that connection, but in the latest edition of Food & Wine Magazine, there’s an article on Michael Symon. Apparently he’s looking to expand to other cities…so it’s at least a possibility.

    #163014

    Brewmaster
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    Well…no Michael Symon for us…

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2007/12/03/newscolumn1.html?ana=from_rss

    Looks like another good lunch option though.

    #163015

    Thanks Brewmaster.

    I seldom have something negative to say about growth and development.

    These just weren’t the type of restaurant I was hoping for.

    Oh well…

    #163016
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    The Dispatch wrote The Soupman and Lola

    Office workers Downtown, get ready: Cafe Lola opened last week on the north side of Broad Street at High Street, and the Original Soupman is within a week of opening its store next door.

    Cafe Lola is the latest venture by Kevin Ames, who has started a number of widely known restaurants, including Frezno, Dagwoodz and the Press Grill in the Short North and Cafe Iliana on Gay Street and Riverside Drive.

    Ames said he’s targeting the “grab-it-and-go crowd,” with all dishes served within four minutes. The average price for lunch, including drink and a side, is between $5 and $6.50.

    “We have gourmet salads tossed to order, quesadillas, wraps, panini, subs, pizza thins and soups,” Ames said. The store can seat 40 indoors and will add 20 seats on a patio when weather and construction clears. It also will serve breakfast. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

    READ MORE

    #163017

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Just ate there today. It was very good and service was quick, as advertised. The choices are almost overwhelming – large selections of salads, wraps, paninis, sandwiches and thin pizzas. Also has a breakfast menu. The place was packed at noon but lots of people were waiting to take-out and tables opened fairly quickly.

    Can’t wait for the soup place!

    #163018

    Columbusite
    Member

    Too bad it’s just targeting the office lunch crowd. We already have plenty of those and you don’t hear about them for good reason.

    #163019

    Roland
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    Columbusite wrote Too bad it’s just targeting the office lunch crowd. We already have plenty of those and you don’t hear about them for good reason.

    Yeah this is a bummer. I hope that if we continue making an effort to visit placed open for business on Saturdays. That it will at least help to show that there is demand for places to be open for downtown residential customers.

    If we want a vibrant downtown, we need to do our parts right?

    #163020
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Roland wrote If we want a vibrant downtown, we need to do our parts right?

    Agreed! Being positive with your feet and your dollars toward your personal preferences goes a much much further than being negative about your personal preferences towards the people who don’t meet your expectations!

    Hooray for Roland! A true Columbusian! :D

    #163021

    Roland
    Participant

    Here’s an idea. Maybe we should make post-it notes to place on the doors of places we would be spending money at if they were actually open for business.

    Something like, “Hey Soupman , Came here for soup at xxx AM/PM. No business for you!” If we kept doing that, maybe it would help show demand.

    —-

    Title : MISSED YOU

    NOTE : “Came here to spend money, you weren’t here.”

    #163022
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Roland wrote Here’s an idea. Maybe we should make post-it notes to place on the doors of places we would be spending money at if they were actually open for business.

    Something like, “Hey Soupman , Came here for soup at xxx AM/PM. No business for you!” If we kept doing that, maybe it would help show demand.

    That sounds like an awesome idea! Does anyone know of any printing companies that will do pre-printed Post-It notes on the cheap? We can get some generic ones made and pass them out to CU’ers to stick on any closed business they encounter. :D

    #163023

    Columbusite
    Member

    It’ll work, except for places where there’s only one sticker which would only serve as a reminder for why they don’t stay open later Downtown.

    #163024
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Columbusite wrote It’ll work, except for places where there’s only one sticker which would only serve as a reminder for why they don’t stay open later Downtown.

    Rule of thumb… when one person speaks up it means there are at least a dozen others who feel the same way that aren’t speaking up.

    #163025

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    That’s an odd response. Office workers have to eat somewhere, and I’m not sure why you would relegate us to only having anonymous choices unworthy of note. We appreciate good food too.

    As someone who often works past 5, it bothers me too that many places downtown close at 3 or 4. Try grabbing a quick bite between meetings at 6:30 pm! You’re pretty much stuck with the vending machines in the Statehouse basement.

    Seems like unless we support these new places by going for lunch, they won’t have much reason to try opening at other times.

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