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Stopped in today for lunch, and it was pretty tasty. I was a little weirded out by the pre-portioned cream cheese as I went down the line, but as I don’t believe in dairy in my sushi, it didn’t bug me.
The fact that the guy slicing rolls at the end of the line implied I was a graduating senior didn’t hurt either. (I’m in my mid-30s.)March 18, 2013 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm in reply to: Possible Jill Sobule house party in Columbus in September? #536539
She is phenomenal, and I’ve never gotten to see her live.
Feels weird to be a target of this phenomenon.
Even punnier was the tagline on the front of the WeekEnder: “Ohio Roller Girls are Wheel Serious in the Rink.”
Of course, I found the link to the plans as soon as I posted: http://ucanclintonville.org/2012/11/28/big-news-for-the-crest-tavern/
That’s interesting. So far, they seem to be taking the opposite tack with The Crest, engaging the neighborhood groups, and getting buy in. Here’s hoping it’s not just for show.
Alive did a blurb a few weeks ago: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/blogs/thelatest/2012/11/4th-st.-bar-buys-the-crest.html
There are also renderings floating around facebook, but I’m having trouble locating the link right now. The windows are going to be uncovered, and the entrance will be shifting to the Indianola rather than Crestview side (which should help with the noise for the closest neighbors — it’s been a problem for the past few months at least).
As a regular there, I’m actually looking forward to the changes. I loved the place as a dingy little dive, but since the death of Craig, who was managing, the changes that were happening were a bit mish-moshy. Sure, the better beer selection and such was appreciated, but not all the changes were improvements. And knowing that they are going to serve food is a huge plus–we don’t have a whole lot of restaurants in this neighborhood.
Yes! I was grumbling all day about how weirdly slow the phone was acting, then yesterday evening the magical LTE showed up. I’d already traveled a couple of times (Atlanta, Cinci) and had it already, so that was a pleasant surprise.
Unfortunately, within an hour, I cracked my screen too. OoOPS!
You’d be surprised. I’ve had drunk pedestrians on game day wait until I’m too close to stop and then hurl themselves into the street in front of me while yelling at me to follow the rules of the road. I missed them both, but it was close, and unnecessarily dangerous.
The North Campus liquor store (right by the Dube) now has Gosling’s ginger beer, which is pretty much what you need for Dark and Stormys.July 3, 2012 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm in reply to: Places in Clintonville that have power and are open #503049
Looked like Ace of Cups got power back on Sunday& I think Patrick J’s never lost it.
As of 9:30 Sunday night, Ace of Cups didn’t have power, though they were open and running a generator in the bar, and Ray Ray’s was up in the parking lot. Everyone else in that block (Lawshea’s, Crosby’s Drugs, Kobo) had come on that afternoon. They are always closed Mondays, so no word on if they are back on the grid yet today.
Two now! She’s sitting on them now.
The interview with Scott Stienecker (who was the first Polaris owner) from this month’s 614 magazine sheds a little light on the rise and fall of Polaris: http://614columbus.com/article/scott-stienecker-4069/
What about something indoor at a Downtown Field House that could be repurposed for other uses (roller derby?) or partially removable to clear out a space for other events (gymnastics?):
It would have to be removeable for roller derby too — the VAST majority of derby in the world today is flat track, not banked. BUT, a facility for gymnastics could easily translate to derby as well — a flat derby track requires about 10K of square feet unobstructed by columns, and I can tell you from experience that it’s REALLY hard to find the latter in Columbus, even at existing sport facilities.
It seems I’ve got a way different perspective from most people on this, but let me just say this: I started cycling competitively last year. I did my first crit downtown a year ago July, and got totally hooked. I did about a dozen races this year. And not ONE of them was within the Columbus city limits, apart from a loosely organized alleycat, because barring the Tour de Grandview (which is a bit beyond my beginner status) there were no races in Columbus.
For ALL the races that actually counted, I had to load the bike onto my car, and drive (as far as Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville). So this would be a welcome addition to Columbus. I’ve not tried track racing yet, but it’s on my list, and to my understanding, the closest active velodrome is in Indy. This could be the kick in the pants the local racing scene needs!!!September 12, 2011 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm in reply to: The Dennison (Formerly The Leafy Dale) in Victorian Village #187720
Rumor has it the Wood Company is now the owner of it.
There was a group of folks who tried some really nice nondestructive paste-up artwork on those boards during Comfest, and it was unceremoniously ripped down. Matisse looked WAY better than the plywood, lemme tell you.
My first apartment when I moved to Columbus was what I believe was the largest in the building (second floor front south side). I also showed apartments for the landlord during that time (really late 90s) so I got a chance to see the insides of many of the units. The building is gorgeous, and it’s a HUGE shame it’s sat empty this long.