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Best CU Messageboard Topic of 2009: The Casino

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There are dozens of different topics being discussed on the Columbus Underground Messageboard on any given day, so to choose an overall best topic of the year requires something with a very significant and long-lasting impact. Our reader’s poll showed that the number one topic of 2009 was The Columbus Casino. As of today, over […]


Best Mode of Transportation of 2009: Walking

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If 2008 was “Year of the Bike” then 2009 was the “Year of the Foot”. Walking topped our reader’s survey as the number one way to get around last year. The reasons for the shift to human-powered transit could vary. Perhaps the national recession got people moving toward the cheapest form of transportation. Perhaps Columbus […]


Best Sports Team of 2009: The Buckeyes

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2009 was a big year for sports in Columbus. Both the Crew and the Blue Jackets made it to the playoffs, Huntington Park opened in April for a record-breaking season attendance for the Clippers, and in August we lost The Destroyers as the Arena Football League went under. None of that stacked up to the […]


Best CU Contributor of 2009: Alexandra Kelley

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Columbus Underground has always been a community-driven resource, giving anyone the ability to sign up, log in, and share their thoughts on any type of local topic. Our reader’s poll revealed that in 2009, Alexandra Kelley made the most valued impact to CU through her contributions. Throughout 2009, Alex posted over 35 articles to CU […]


Best Place to Shop 2009: Short North

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For two years straight, the Short North has topped our reader’s poll list for the best place in Columbus to shop. While the neighborhood lost a few retail destinations in 2009, several new ones emerged including Go Figure Consignment, Undone, Big Rock Little Rooster, and Funky & Functional. Additionally, seven out of the ten established […]


Best CU Event of 2009: Pizza Grand Prix IV

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Throughout 2009, Columbus Underground has hosted a wide variety of events for readers to attend. The one event that stood out the most and left a lasting impression on our reader’s poll was the 4th Edition of the Pizza Grand Prix, held on October 18th at Wild Goose Creative. The event was created by local […]


Best Local Artist of 2009: Joey Monsoon

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Columbus Underground readers represent a community that supports the local arts, and the results of our reader’s poll for best local artist proves that. We’ve compiled a great Top 10 list of independent art makers, and for the second year in a row, Joey Monsoon has found his way to the top of the charts. […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!