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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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RAM Restaurant & Brewery Closes Short North Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega RAM Restaurant & Brewery Closes Short North Location

After less than two years in the Short North, RAM Restaurant & Brewery closed its doors permanently on June 18. A RAM employee confirmed the closure earlier today, though no reason was given. The restaurant’s Dublin location will remain open. RAM officially opened its doors on Halloween in 2016, the Seattle-based company’s first break into […]

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Mad Mex Closes to Make Way for New Gateway Businesses

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mad Mex Closes to Make Way for New Gateway Businesses

Mad Mex, a Gateway University District original, closed this week after more than a decade in business. Owned by Big Burrito Restaurant Group, the Pittsburgh-based bar and restaurant was the only Mad Mex in Ohio, making the next closest location in Canonsburg, PA. Big Burrito Restaurant Group was unavailable for comment. The Mad Mex shell, […]

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Blue Danube to Close in June

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Blue Danube to Close in June

After 78 years as a landmark restaurant in the Old North neighborhood of Columbus, the Blue Danube, or more affectionately referred to as the “Dube,” will close its doors on June 17. It might not be the end of the road, however. The restaurant has changed hands in the past and may do so again. […]

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Da Levee Will Close This Sunday, Reopen as New Concept

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Da Levee Will Close This Sunday, Reopen as New Concept

After eight years in the area, Short North’s Da Levee will close its doors at 765 N. High St. this Sunday, April 1, eventually reopening with an entirely new concept. The announcement came via Facebook, indicating a new direction for a business in a changing neighborhood. “This is not an April Fools joke, just coincidental […]

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The Carvery Downtown Closes for Good

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Carvery Downtown Closes for Good

After a plumbing mishap last December, The Carvery sandwich shop located on E. Gay Street is unable to reopen its doors. The restaurant notified diners on Facebook on December 17, after which it appeared to be under maintenance. This week, their closed for construction sign was removed, and owner Dave Ruhl confirmed The Carvery is […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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