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Surly Girl Closing This Month

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    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    Anonymous
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    #1072535
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    Ooops. I don’t know why my original Dispatch article link didn’t show up. I CAN’T INTERNET TODAY.

    But yeah, Alive says 4/26 is it.

    #1072536
    Gus W
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    mbeaumont
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    Well that’s a shame. Surly Girl was always my favorite of Liz’s restaurants, but looks like CFL isn’t interested in the Short North anymore. Too bad.

    #1072539

    News
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    Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North
    April 20, 2015 3:35 pm – Walker Evans

    When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/surly-girl-saloon-to-close-doors-after-10-years-in-the-short-north

    #1072540
    ColumbusHearsAWho
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    Too bad, indeed. What exactly does she mean by, “The buyer of our place is kind of what you’d expect for the area, or what it’s become,”?

    I’ll still see loads of local businesses populating, investing, and thriving in the Short North. Kingmaker’s kicks ass, Pizzuti’s built the hotel and opened a wonderful art gallery, Mitchell’s runs the restaurant space, Mikey’s late nite has made their site really cool and added Oddfellow’s, Homage is on High Street, Donatos is going to grow, so is White Castle. Last I checked, these are all Columbus businesses, right?

    I guess that I’ve just been in earshot of too many conversations lately where, publicly or privately, people act like the Short North, “gosh, just ain’t what it used to be.” I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be the teacher in the lounge, or the old man in the hardware store. It’s a great neighborhood. I don’t live there, and frequently go there to eat, walk, or have fun. I’ve loved it for years and it continues to develop and make Columbus great.

    So what if I now cruise past a Chipotle that is half-full of lunch guests?

    #1072541
    ColumbusHearsAWho
    ColumbusHearsAWho
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    My second post, after reading the CU article posted above: so, the good old Short North was good because outlaws like Liz and Carmen were there to shuttle prostitutes out of the bar?

    Can I wrap my arms around 2015 and give it a big hug?

    #1072543

    laikaorbit
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    Too bad, indeed. What exactly does she mean by, “The buyer of our place is kind of what you’d expect for the area, or what it’s become,”?

    I’ll still see loads of local businesses populating, investing, and thriving in the Short North. Kingmaker’s kicks ass, Pizzuti’s built the hotel and opened a wonderful art gallery, Mitchell’s runs the restaurant space, Mikey’s late nite has made their site really cool and added Oddfellow’s, Homage is on High Street, Donatos is going to grow, so is White Castle. Last I checked, these are all Columbus businesses, right?

    I guess that I’ve just been in earshot of too many conversations lately where, publicly or privately, people act like the Short North, “gosh, just ain’t what it used to be.” I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be the teacher in the lounge, or the old man in the hardware store. It’s a great neighborhood. I don’t live there, and frequently go there to eat, walk, or have fun. I’ve loved it for years and it continues to develop and make Columbus great.

    So what if I now cruise past a Chipotle that is half-full of lunch guests?

    Agreed, seems a bit snobby/hipsterish of a comment. I’d argue Surly Girl was a great example of a diverse sort of business that could still be in the Short North. It was always busy, so it’s not like the “yuppie crowd” is running grittier/interesting places out of business.

    #1072544
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    “remember when” is the worst form of conversation.

    #1072545

    bayrea
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    Where exactly was Spirits on High?? It sounds kinda familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.

    #1072548

    heresthecasey
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    Where exactly was Spirits on High?? It sounds kinda familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.

    Where Barrel is,

    #1072550
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Too bad, indeed. What exactly does she mean by, “The buyer of our place is kind of what you’d expect for the area, or what it’s become,”?

    The area is absolutely different than it was a decade ago, be that good or bad, it holds less appeal for some than others. I don’t go across downtown nearly as much as I used to because the appeal for me isn’t all that great anymore.

    #1072551
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
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    “remember when” is the worst form of conversation.

    Now Columbusites can be like New Yorkers with nostalgia for when things were worse.

    Also, in the article she says:

    “…my immediate plan is to focus on Grass Skirt full time.”

    That seems like an odd choice…

    #1072553

    OneBagTravel
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    Shitty. Surly Girl was my fav comfort food in the Short North. I never saw it empty too.

    At least we still have Dirty Franks, Tip Top, and Grass Skirt (for now…)

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