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First Look: The Woodbury

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The Woodbury

The wait is over for The Woodbury. The Downtown urban diner opened its doors at 215 E. Town St. in mid-December. The 4,750 square foot eatery occupies the ground floor of the 223 E. Town St. project, with developer Bluestone Brothers serving as owner, and Olde Towne Partners the concept developers and operators. Initially announced […]

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Duck Donuts Will Get Second Columbus Location by End of Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Duck Donuts Will Get Second Columbus Location by End of Year

Duck Donuts will get a second Columbus location before the year is out. The popular North Carolina-based donut shop debuted in Ohio with a Westerville location last December, and franchisees Brad Hobbs and partners are ready to double up with a Dublin location. Hobbs and his business partners Darren Shutler, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns […]

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Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

North Carolina-based Duck Donuts announced last week that it will be expanding its national footprint through franchise operations into many new cities and states, including Columbus. More accurately, Duck Donuts will be landing in Westerville, with its first regional location setting up shop in a strip mall at 825 Polaris Parkway. The local franchise will […]

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New BBQ Concept Landing in Old Ray Johnson’s Seafood Market Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New BBQ Concept Landing in Old Ray Johnson’s Seafood Market Space

The team behind The Walrus, Olde Towne Tavern, and Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine have plans to open a new Downtown barbecue joint. The new restaurant — name to be determined – will consist of a full service barbecue sit-down interior, drive-through, and outdoor walk-up counter. The space is located directly west of The […]

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Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

After a few months of delays, The Walrus has officially opened its doors Downtown at 143 East Main Street. This new bar and restaurant is the latest concept from Brad Hobbs, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns, owners of The Tavern in Olde Towne East. Fans of The Tavern will like what they see at The […]

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Historic Olde Towne East Building to Be Demolished After Wall Collapse

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Olde Towne East Building to Be Demolished After Wall Collapse

On Sunday evening, a wall collapsed on the side of a two story building located at 1112 Oak Street in Olde Towne East. The building has sat vacant and neglected by its former owner for several decades, but had been recently purchased by a new owner just a few months ago who had plans to […]

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Wall Collapses at Historic Building in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wall Collapses at Historic Building in Olde Towne East

Earlier this evening, a portion of a wall collapsed from the side of a historic building in Olde Towne East, spilling out into the street at the intersection of Ohio Avenue and Oak Street. No one was reported as injured, though the collapse is threatening ongoing plans to renovate the building, originally announced back in […]

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