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The Pastry Factory Scores a Permanent Spot at North Market

Susan Post Susan Post The Pastry Factory Scores a Permanent Spot at North Market

The North Market Downtown, 59 Spruce St., is getting a sweet new addition. After participating in the North Market Farmers’ Market and and indoor pop-ups, The Pastry Factory is making things permanent with its own stall. Owner Allyson Blackwell launched The Pastry Factory in 2012 as a part-time, home-based business. With lifetime love of baking and […]

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Central Ohio’s First Black-Owned Brewery Crafted Culture Opening in Gahanna

Susan Post Susan Post Central Ohio’s First Black-Owned Brewery Crafted Culture Opening in Gahanna

Anthony Perry didn’t set out to be the first Black brewery owner in Central Ohio, but it’s a title he now holds as Crafted Culture Brewing Company opens its doors in Gahanna. Perry has been a part of Columbus craft brewery industry for several years, and found himself to be one of a few Black […]

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Don’t Skip the 5th Course

Heather Yost Heather Yost Don’t Skip the 5th Course

Mark Twain said, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Jaelyn Snead lives by this quote and has loved baking since childhood. Known to frequently steal her mom’s grocery list to secretly add things to it so she could try new recipes, she has continued that love of baking all […]

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Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

When LC Johnson first got the idea for Zora’s House, she was new to Columbus and wanted to create a physical space for women of color. Founded in 2018, Johnson says she and her husband had to get creative with how they were going to make this dream happen. They purchased a vacant lot in […]

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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Susan Post Susan Post Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Stems & Stone Owner Rhonda Reese says one of the most amazing parts of launching her plant subscription service during the coronavirus pandemic has been the joy and excitement on customers’ faces when she delivers their plants. It’s a big part of why she launched Stems & Stone – to foster a little bit of […]

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Browndages Fills Gap for Bandages in Brown & Black Skin Tones

Susan Post Susan Post Browndages Fills Gap for Bandages in Brown & Black Skin Tones

Band-Aid recently announced it would be launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones. However, a Columbus-based business was already working towards a world where bandages come in more than just white flesh-tones. Browndages sold its first Black and Brown flesh-toned bandages in November of 2018. […]

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