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Founded as a village more than a hundred years ago, the city of Bexley is a tree-lined suburb of Columbus situated on the banks of Alum Creek, just east of the Franklin Park Conservatory. Bexley’s Main Street District offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, including the historic Main Street Drexel Theatre.

Be Well Holistic Fitness Opens in Bexley

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Be Well Holistic Fitness Opens in Bexley

“We are a first to market, holistic wellness studio,” says Katie Marsh, president and founder, of Be Well Studio in Bexley, Ohio. In-person classes started March 22, 2021. Online classes ran several weeks while the studio space was being prepared for this week’s opening. Now, many plants, white walls, and cheerful lighting grace the space at […]

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Columbus Dining Institution Expanding with New Patio

Susan Post Susan Post Columbus Dining Institution Expanding with New Patio

East side dining institution The Top, 2891 E. Main St., will nearly triple the seating capacity of its patio with an outdoor overhaul. Serving steaks to Central Ohio since 1955, The Top has soldiered on as an old-school dining destination, with dim lighting, wood paneling, leather booths and in-house pianist. Co-Owner and General Manager Jean […]

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Aab Bexley Under New Ownership as Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar

Susan Post Susan Post Aab Bexley Under New Ownership as Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar

Under new ownership, Aab India in Bexley has undergone a transformation. The restaurant at 2400 E. Main St. is now known as Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar. Owner Dalbir Mavi is hoping to make the transition an easy, and welcome, one for Bexley diners. Khaab will keep Aab’s menu, but refocus on the quality of […]

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Theater Preview: Gallery Players Returns with Streamed Version of Classic Musical ‘I Do! Do!’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Gallery Players Returns with Streamed Version of Classic Musical ‘I Do! Do!’

Gallery Players – a bright spot in the Columbus theater world for over 70 years – opened a run of She Loves Me on March 8, 2020. After only two performances, director Pamela Hill and the cast fully expected to return the following Thursday. The burgeoning pandemic had other ideas and the show – like […]

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Bexley Butcher Shop Coming Soon

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Bexley Butcher Shop Coming Soon

A new, full-service butcher shop is slated to open soon in Bexley. Macelleria East Side Butchery should open this week, says chef and owner Phillip Clary. The shop will have COVID precautions in place, including mask-wearing and a limit on the number of customers in the store. Clary and head butcher Kyle Cardwell worked at […]

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The List: 16 Restaurant & Bar Closures from Recent Months

Susan Post Susan Post The List: 16 Restaurant & Bar Closures from Recent Months

An already notoriously difficult industry, bars and restaurants have been especially hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. While some restaurants share insight into their reasons for closing, others choose to quietly exit the scene. We are catching up on a number of bars and restaurants that have closed their doors over the last several months, from […]

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Jeni’s Closing Two Central Ohio Scoop Shops

Susan Post Susan Post Jeni’s Closing Two Central Ohio Scoop Shops

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will not be reopening two of its Central Ohio scoop shops. Both the shops in Powell, 8 N. Liberty St., and Bexley, 2156 E. Main St., are now closed and no longer listed on the ice cream maker’s website. Jeni’s issued a statement regarding the closures. “We’ve loved serving both the […]

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