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Brewery District

Located just south of Columbus’s central business district, the Brewery District has a history stretching nearly 200 years. At the height of its success, five breweries were located in the area. After Prohibition, the district declined, becoming home to some industry and warehouses. In recent years, redevelopment has brought numerous restaurants, bars, and even a grocery store to the area.

First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Chocolate Café Express

Chocolate Café Express is sweetening up South High Street in the Brewery District. But there’s plenty more than the name might imply, with a menu that also includes light, fast lunch options for the neighborhood and (near) Downtown crowd. An expansion of Fifth by Northwest’s Chocolate Café, the express setup takes over the former home […]

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New Renderings and Plans Revealed for Hoster Brewery Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Renderings and Plans Revealed for Hoster Brewery Redevelopment

The ongoing redevelopment of the historic Hoster Brewery Complex has a new website, a new name, and a new estimate for when the project will be completed. Now called Front & Fulton, the Brewery District development will be finished some time in the second half of 2023, according to Dwight McCabe, Principal at McCabe Companies. […]

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Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

CD92.9 FM owner and president Randy Malloy discusses how the 'local gem' evolved from a startup to a singular slice of Columbus culture.

Growing up in the ’80s and becoming an adult in the early ’90s, much of what I learned about music and the industry came from the airwaves. I was the only teenager I knew who ran to HMV once a week to read the latest singles and albums charts in Billboard magazine so I could […]

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Developer Pitches Plan for Historic Brewery District Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Pitches Plan for Historic Brewery District Buildings

A collection of vacant historic buildings near the entrance to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park has been bought by a local developer. Representatives of the Stonehenge Company presented preliminary plans for the buildings – located at the northwest corner of Front and Whittier Streets – to the Brewery District Commission last week. The concept presented […]

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12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post 12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

As the pandemic continues to wane, a whole new world of dining is emerging! Let’s catch up on what has opened, what’s opening soon and a few future projects to keep your eyes on in the Columbus dining (and bar!) scene. Here’s over 12 new restaurants to try: The Open ‘Plas Food & Drinkplasfoodanddrink.com Taking […]

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Whittier Peninsula Development Proposal Heading Back to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Whittier Peninsula Development Proposal Heading Back to Commission

A proposal to bring nearly 1,000 new apartments to the Whittier Peninsula will be heard by the Brewery District Commission this week. The project, from the North Carolina-based Zimmer Development Company, calls for a total of five buildings – all roughly the same size and shape – to eventually be built on a 17-acre slice […]

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Retro Remodel Planned for High Street Motel

Brent Warren Brent Warren Retro Remodel Planned for  High Street Motel

A makeover is planned for the South Wind Motel, which has stood at 919 S. High St. for over 60 years. Michael Kelley of the Kelley Companies recently presented plans to renovate the building to the Brewery District Commission. He shared a postcard of the motel showing what the building looked like soon after it […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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