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Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Country Music Bar & Restaurant Headed for Short North

Brian Swanson (Bodega) is opening up a new Short North restaurant in Nashville style. Bristol Republic, a live music venue, barbecue restaurant and bourbon bar, will take over the former Basil space at 1124 N. High St.  Those familiar with Smoked on High will feel right at home at Bristol; Smoked on High owner Max […]

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Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Basil’s Short North location has closed to make way for a new restaurant from Basil owner Rhome Ruanphae and Bodega owner Brian Swanson. The name and concept are still up in the air, but the team says new details will emerge in January 2019. “I think the area has just grown so much that after […]

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Sneak Preview: Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

The folks at the new Hadley’s Bar+Kitchen are hard at work on wrapping up construction on the newest venue to open in the popular South Fourth Street area Downtown. Columbus Underground was given a quick tour of the new space this afternoon, ahead of next week’s grand opening on August 26th. Check out the photos […]

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Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Scheduled to Open on August 26th

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Scheduled to Open on August 26th

After a year and a half in the making, Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen is ready to open its doors to customers on Friday, August 26th, which will coincide with the BBQ Block Party planned that same weekend. The bar is the latest addition to the growing entertainment and food scene on South Fourth Street in […]

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First Look: Balboa

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Balboa

The Grandview Avenue strip is getting another new restaurant this week with the opening of Balboa. Located at 1312 Grandview Avenue in the former Shoku space, Balboa is bringing food and drink from Southern California to Central Ohio with a hip cantina-style restaurant and large outdoor patio that is likely to be a popular destination in […]

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New Grandview Restaurant Balboa will Focus on So-Cal Flavor

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Grandview Restaurant Balboa will Focus on So-Cal Flavor

If you’ve traveled through the heart of Grandview Heights recently, you may have noticed that work has officially begun in the former Shoku restaurant building located at 1312 Grandview Avenue. This spring, the space will be reborn as Balboa — a new concept that will feature a food and drink menu inspired by Southern California, and […]

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Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Approaches Tentative Spring Opening

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Approaches Tentative Spring Opening

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen, the trendy neighborhood tavern coming soon to South Fourth Street, is closing in on an opening date. Owner Brian Swanson first announced the Downtown concept, formerly known as Tavernesque, in February 2015. Swanson additionally owns Bodega in the Short North. The restaurant will be located at 260 South Forth Street, in […]

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