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Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

The Peanut Shoppe has been a Downtown staple for 78 years, and owner Mike and Pat Stone are looking for a new lease on life with a relocation two blocks south into the Fifth Third Center at the corner of State and High Streets. The move is not the first for the shop, which was […]

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Pizza Rustica to Open Second Location Downtown

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Pizza Rustica to Open Second Location Downtown

In 2010, Columbus was introduced to Roman-style pan pizza: rectangular in shape, and topped with gourmet ingredients. Pizza Rustica opened at 1558 North High Street in the South Campus Gateway, and since then, eager pie lovers have been lining up for their inspired combinations. In about one month’s time, Pizza Rustica will open its second […]

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New Planters Installed Around Capitol Square

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Planters Installed Around Capitol Square

Planters large and small have been popping up on the streets surrounding Capitol Square. The planters, part of a series of streetscape improvements first announced last fall, were installed this spring and are now fully planted with a colorful assortment of flowers. Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, expects the […]

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Manifesto Adds New Sidewalk Patio

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Manifesto Adds New Sidewalk Patio

Manifesto Tuscan Grato & Scotch Bar opened last year, and quickly became the go-to spot for Downtown’s scotch connoisseurs and Italian food lovers. With a vigorous and elegant air, Manifesto is part of the trend to transform the Downtown from being a restaurant desert to a buoyant location for happy hours and more. To that […]

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Market 65 Adding Bar to Serve Ohio-Brewed Beers

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Market 65 Adding Bar to Serve Ohio-Brewed Beers

When Anthony Micheli and his band of merry makers opened Market 65 in 2011, they could not know just how popular their lunch-time dining hall would become. But just two years later, downtowners have helped to establish Market 65 as a go-to lunch mecca. By offering fresh salads and wraps made from locally grown ingredients, […]

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Capitol Square Streetscape Improvements Planned for Spring 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Capitol Square Streetscape Improvements Planned for Spring 2013

This winter, the sidewalks surrounding Capitol Square will undergo a transformation as new planters and signage pops up along the streets that surround the Ohio Statehouse. The project is one of several new Downtown initiatives being launched by the team at the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. “We’ve heard comments from Downtown property owners that […]

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New Tuscan Grato and Scotch Bar Opening Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Tuscan Grato and Scotch Bar Opening Downtown

The Downtown restaurant scene continues to blossom with new options with the addition of “Manifesto” in November. Located at 21 East State Street in the Fifth-Third Building, this new venue is being described as a “rustic Tuscan Grato and full scotch bar” by owner Yavonne Sarber, who also owns de-NOVO Bistro and Bar located just […]

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