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Old North Arcade Planned in Old North Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old North Arcade Planned in Old North Columbus

Nothing goes together like beer and video games. That’s what the team behind Old North Arcade is banking on, as they have formally applied last month for zoning and parking variance changes to open their new bar and arcade business at 2591 North High Street, in the former Sunflower Natural Foods space. The 2,400 square […]

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Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Anthony Locke and Shane Mack first met at an anime convention and became fast friends. After attending many more conventions together throughout each calendar year, the duo decided to showcase their fandom in a more dedicated fashion. “Why cant we just have a small convention every day with Japanese import arcade machines, toys and Pocky?” […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati

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Troy Allen is opening opening arcades like it never went out of style in the late eighties. His wildly popular 16-Bit Bar+Arcade launched in Columbus in 2013, Cleveland in 2014, and today he announced that it’s coming to Cincinnati in 2015. “We’ve been looking at the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood for probably a year now to be […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Cleveland

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Cleveland

The best new bar in Columbus of 2013 may soon become known as the best new bar in Cleveland in 2014. The popular 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is expanding to the Cleveland area this summer by way of a Lakewood location. “Things have been going so well in Columbus that we’re ready to make the jump to […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Adding a Patio

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While the 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is growing into the Cleveland market this summer, Columbus gamers won’t go ignored. The South Fourth Street venue will receive a nice update in the form of a sidewalk patio addition to complement others located at Little Palace and El Camino on the block. “We’ve got heated space outside right now […]

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First Look: Ethyl & Tank

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Ethyl & Tank

This past weekend, Ethyl & Tank, campus’ latest multi-spot venue, opened with little advertisement and lots of hype. Curious customers came out in droves to check out the coffeehouse/bar/restaurant/arcade, located at 19 East 13th Avenue, which is still under slight construction. The space can seat about 95 guests, including six seats at Ethyl, the coffee […]

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Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade

We’ve all got our favorite watering holes, but sometimes you feel like a change. To that end, Columbus has had no shortage of brand new bars that have opened all year long. Many different neighborhoods are represented in the results of our annual readers survey on this question, but the top spot on the list […]

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