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Restaurant Review: Stav’s Diner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Stav’s Diner

Right up next to the Bexley Centre Panera, a brand new eatery opened this summer in a neighboring strip mall. Stav’s Diner is right out of the pages of a story book, filled with crowds of eaters bellied up to the counter, and run by a clean-cut, two-man grill team with one bustling server. The […]

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Bike Lanes and Medians Planned for Section of West Broad

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes and Medians Planned for Section of West Broad

A small section of West Broad Street will be getting the “road diet” treatment. Five-foot bike lanes will be added in both directions, stretching from Front Street to the railroad bridge just west of Starling Street on the Scioto Peninsula. West of the Scioto River, a planted median will also run down the middle of […]

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Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

The formerly iconic Westland Mall may soon be no more. Officials from Franklin Township are currently discussing options with mall owners Plaza Properties, and all signs are pointing toward the eventual demolition of the building. Local retail strategist Chris Boring, owner of Boulevard Strategies, says that while expensive, demolition is likely the best course of action. He’s […]

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Olde Towne East “Hub of Bad Behavior” May Lose Liquor License

Walker Evans Walker Evans Olde Towne East “Hub of Bad Behavior” May Lose Liquor License

A reputation of troublesome activity and a laundry list of neighborhood complaints may have officially cost the Chips ‘n’ Go convenience store and gas station its liquor license. The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control issued an order to the business — located at at 1020 East Broad Street in Olde Towne East — announcing […]

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New CMA Ready for Grand Opening

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane New CMA Ready for Grand Opening

There was a time in the not-so-distant-past when museums had the reputation of being a bit stuffy. Perceived as temples of high culture, housed in imposing Neoclassical and Beaux-Arts buildings, museums were the stern guardians of our great artistic treasures. As one tip-toed carefully through galleries, whispering in reverential tones about the masterworks therein, art […]

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Jack & Benny’s Opening 24/7 Diner in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jack & Benny’s Opening 24/7 Diner in Downtown Columbus

Popular north campus diner Jack & Benny’s is expanding once again. After opening the Barnstormer Diner at the OSU Airport in 2013, owners Geno and Hilda Garcia have announced plans to open a new location at 12 East Broad Street in the heart of Downtown Columbus. The restaurant will be a bit of a return […]

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Kaufman to Develop 78 Apartments and Condos in The LeVeque Tower

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kaufman to Develop 78 Apartments and Condos in The LeVeque Tower

Local firm Kaufman Development announced today plans to build out 78 residential units inside the historic LeVeque Tower. The LeVeque has been undergoing renovations since new owners Tower 10 purchased the building back in 2011, which includes exterior repairs, sidewalk upgrades around the building, a brand new lobby, updated offices and a 150-room Autograph Collection […]

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