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Goody Boy Announces Reopening Date

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Goody Boy Announces Reopening Date

Michael’s Goody Boy Diner, now under the moniker Goody Boy, will reopen for St. Patrick’s Day.  Corso Ventures stepped in at the start of the year to refresh the restaurant in partnership with Jimmy Velio, who purchased Goody Boy in 2009. Its reopening date is set for Thursday, March 14.  Renovations to Goody Boy will […]

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Under New Ownership, Michael’s Goody Boy Diner Will Close for Renovations

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Under New Ownership, Michael’s Goody Boy Diner Will Close for Renovations

Michael’s Goody Boy Diner, located at 1144 N. High St. in the Short North, is now under new ownership. Corso Ventures, the parent company of Forno Kitchen & Bar, Short North Food Hall, Standard Hall and Short North Pint House, has purchased the property. The restaurant will close on Jan. 2, 2019 for renovations. Although […]

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Third and High Project Going Back to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Third and High Project Going Back to Commission

A proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at the northwest corner of Third Avenue and High Street will be back in front of the Victorian Village Commission tonight. The development, which was first proposed in early 2017, would replace the building that once held the Little Dreamers Big Believers daycare and Yoga on High. Although […]

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First Look: Short North Food Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Short North Food Hall

Short North Food Hall is opening in less than a week on Thursday, March 22, but CU got an early peek at the new bar-restaurant owned by Corso Ventures. Far from duplicating the restaurant group’s other restaurants, like the Pint House, Standard Hall and Forno, Food Hall executes an entirely new concept, the first of its […]

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Short North’s Food Hall Will Open Later This Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North’s Food Hall Will Open Later This Month

Ohio’s first food hall, Food Hall, is nearing an opening, and the five food vendors that will serve it have already been revealed. Sushi, ramen, Texas-style barbecue, Mexican street food, and Italian — all are represented at Food Hall, the latest concept by Corso Ventures. The local restaurant group is known for other Short North […]

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The Popup: There and Gone, and Here to Stay

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Popup: There and Gone, and Here to Stay

For today’s gourmand, food is no longer just about sating hunger. A meal needs to be an adventure — something unchartered, unusual, and even a little exclusive. Trend experts are noting the rise of what they call “experiential diners,” who value a meal’s context over its content, and their role in popularizing the popup. The […]

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Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Imagine Forno, but with sushi instead of pizza. That’s the concept Corso Ventures has planned for the restaurant that’ll open inside the five story mixed-use building going up at the intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. Like Forno, this new restaurant will have an open kitchen, allowing guests to witness […]

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