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Urban Spirit Cafe Closes

Walker Evans Walker Evans Urban Spirit Cafe Closes

After four years, the Urban Spirit Cafe has closed their doors at 893 East Long Street in the King Lincoln District, citing sagging retail sales due to multiple factors. “We endured an economic downtown, a wind storm, two break-ins, a loss of business due to water line construction, competitive interests and more,” says owner Charity Martin-Via. “However, the […]

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L’appât Patisserie & Café Opens in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans L’appât Patisserie & Café Opens in Olde Towne East

The third time is the charm for Didier Alapini, the founder of L’appât Patisserie & Café. This bio-chemist turned pastry entrepreneur struggled to renovate two dilapidated buildings before setting his sights on Olde Towne East. “In 2003 I tried to open my first store on Refugee Road, but the building structure was poor,” explained Alapini. […]

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Upper Cup Coffee Opens in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upper Cup Coffee Opens in Olde Towne East

If you see smoke coming out of the side of the building located at 79 Parsons Avenue, don’t call the fire department. A new coffee roastery called Upper Cup Coffee recently opened there, just two doors down from Portico (another new neighborhood coffee shop). While Portico is more of a casual cafe, Upper Cup is […]

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MoJoe Lounge Opens Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans MoJoe Lounge Opens Downtown Location

The fourth MoJoe Lounge location is opening Monday morning at the intersection of High Street and Town Street, in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Starting at 6am, the new store will be giving away free 12-ounce cups of brewed coffee to celebrate their opening day. “We will also have our full line of espresso, cappuccino […]

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees Expands from Dayton to German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees Expands from Dayton to German Village

German Village will be gaining a new coffee and chocolate shop this Wednesday when Winans opens their doors at the corner of Third and Whittier. Winans has roots in Ohio that trace back to the late 1800s. There are currently four locations in the Dayton, owned by Joe and Laurie Reiser. Local partners Jason and […]

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Shadowbox’s Backstage Bistro Now Open

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox’s Backstage Bistro Now Open

Shadowbox Live is one step closer to relocating from Easton to the Brewery District. Last week, their Backstage Bistro softly launched as a daytime coffee shop, offering Crimson Cup coffee to neighboring businesses and residents who are looking for their caffeine fix. Eventually, the Bistro will be expanded to offer lunch, dinner and a full […]

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MoJoe Lounge Coming Soon to The Lazarus Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans MoJoe Lounge Coming Soon to The Lazarus Building

The recently renovated Lazarus building located in the heart of Downtown is in the process of gaining a full service restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar… all in one tenant. MoJoe Lounge will be opening their third location this Spring at the corner of Town and High Streets. “Between all of the investment happening […]

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