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First Look: Winans at Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Winans at Grandview Yard

Grandview Yard residents, shoppers and diners will soon have a new spot to get their fill of wine, chocolates and coffee. Winans, the Dayton-based franchise with locations in German Village, Dublin and Downtown, opens at 1125 Yard St. on Saturday, April 27. This new location comes from two new franchisers, Adriane Hopper and Matt Finkes. […]

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Winans Chocolates & Coffees Opening at Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Winans Chocolates & Coffees Opening at Grandview Yard

Ohio-based franchise Winans has announced a fourth Columbus location landing in Grandview Yard early next year. The coffee, chocolate and wine shop will open up at 1125 Yard St. “We are excited to be part of the Grandview Heights community and the Grandview Yard neighborhood,” said Matt Finkes, franchise co-owner and operator of the new […]

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Kilwins Chocolate Shop Franchise Makes Columbus Debut

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kilwins Chocolate Shop Franchise Makes Columbus Debut

The newest Bridge Park tenant is pretty sweet. Kilwins, a franchise started by two local entrepreneurs, Stephanie Malas and her husband Ernie Malas, will make its Central Ohio debut this Friday, December 8. The chocolate and ice cream shop has more than 100 other locations nationwide. This one in Dublin will be Kilwins’ second in […]

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Le Chocoholique Closes Short North Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Le Chocoholique Closes Short North Store

After seven years of business at 601 N. High St., Le Chocoholique is ending its brick-and-mortar operations to focus on wholesale and retail accounts. The store originally opened in the summer of 2010, with the rare story of replacing an underperforming Starbucks location with a locally-operated cafe. The shop featured coffee, chocolates and cocktails, and […]

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North Market Welcomes New Merchant Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega North Market Welcomes New Merchant Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates

The North Market announced the addition of a new merchant planned for early November. Coco Cat, a family owned chocolate purveyor, will occupy the space next to Stauf’s Coffee Roasters and across from Market & Boar. “Coco Cat is embodiment of North Market fulfilling our mission,” said Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market Development Authority Executive […]

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MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

MMELO Boutique Confections will be opening a Downtown brick-and-mortar store late this summer, located right next door to The North Market. Owner Michelle Allen first started MMELO, a candy store that carries gourmet marshmallows, tea cakes, chocolate and more, baking out of commissary The Food Fort. After a successful MMELO holiday pop-up at Easton Town Center, […]

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Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Katy’s Kandies

The easiest way to find local confectioner, Katy’s Kandies, is online. Its website displays a bevy of goodies from toffee to truffles to buckeyes. Over the recent Mother’s Day weekend, a few of Katy’s Kandies’ wares made it into Weiland’s, and that afforded the perfect opportunity for a little impulse test-drive. While the adage, “Don’t […]

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