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best of 2009

Best Featured Articles of 2009: The At Home Series

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Throughout 2009, Columbus Underground offered up a wide variety of news content, personal interviews, and other special features. Our reader’s poll revealed that many different types of these articles were well received, but the ongoing monthly feature that topped the list was the “At Home” series written by Anne Evans. Each month, Anne featured a […]


Best Happy Hour of 2009: Bodega

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Happy Hour means a lot of different things to different people. For some it’s a way to unwind after work. For others it’s cheap drink without breaking the bank. No matter what your reason may be, it’s hard to beat the happy hour specials at Bodega, who soared to the top of our reader’s poll […]


Best Store of 2009: Tigertree

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Boutique shopping can sometimes be hard to come by in a city like Columbus which has a rich history with larger commercial shopping centers. When it comes to our reader’s poll though, the smaller local shops definitely reign supreme. Tigertree took home the number one spot on top of a long list of other small […]


Best Arts Organization of 2009: Couchfire Collective

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The art scene in Columbus contains a diverse landscape of large and small organizations with a variety of purposes and missions. In 2009, we continued to see a surge of support behind some of our smaller groups, as evidenced by the organization voted up to the number one spot in our reader’s poll: The Couchfire […]


Best Bar of 2009: Surly Girl Saloon

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For many people, picking a “best” bar is a tough decision, as there are many different establishments throughout Columbus to fit just about any mood you might be in. In the end, one bar must stand out above all of the rest as the number one place that you can go on just about any […]


Best Neighborhood of 2009: The Short North

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For the second year in a row, The Short North has topped our reader’s poll as the best neighborhood of the year. Whether you call the area home, or just enjoy spending time as a visitor, the Short North has just about anything you could ask for. 2009 was a very transformational year for the […]


Best Development of 2009: City Center

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2009 was a busy year in terms of urban development projects, so our readers had a lot to choose from when picking one that stood out as the best of 2009. The project that rose to the top of the list was the currently ongoing demolition of the empty City Center mall that is setting […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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