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Downtown Business Launching Offshoot in Former Criollo Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown Business Launching Offshoot in Former Criollo Space

After Criollo closed on East Gay Street, Cafe Phenix co-owner Gary McConnell saw a “golden opportunity.” Located just a few doors down, at 51 E. Gay St., it’ll be the home of Cafe Phenix’s offshoot, Phenix Bistro. Phenix Bistro will be a full-service diner serving breakfast and lunch. Expect American- and English-style entrees ranging from […]

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Four Month Old Criollo Closes Permanently

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Four Month Old Criollo Closes Permanently

Editor’s note: this article has been updated to clarify that Criollo was closed prior to the posting of a notice from the Health Department. Criollo, the Peruvian restaurant that opened on East Gay Street in October 2018, is now closed. The restaurant had been open intermittently for several weeks, closing permanently at the end of […]

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#5 Best New Restaurant of 2018: Criollo

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott #5 Best New Restaurant of 2018: Criollo

Criollo marks new territory for the Sí Señor empire. While Sí Señor already operates successful sandwich shops Downtown, on the Scioto Mile, and in Grandview, it’s shifted gears for Criollo. The empire has entered the bowl zone. Of course, we’ve all had bowls. It’s impossible to walk a block in Columbus without hitting some sort […]

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Fast-Casual Peruvian Restaurant Criollo Opens This Week on Gay Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Fast-Casual Peruvian Restaurant Criollo Opens This Week on Gay Street

A new lunch spot is opening up on Gay Street on Tuesday. Criollo (pronounced cree-oh-yo) is serving up fast casual Peruvian eats at 51 E. Gay St., the former home of The Carvery. It’s run by Guillermo Perez, who owns the Pearl Alley sandwich shop Si Señor. “I’m excited, because it’s Gay Street. I’ve always […]

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Fast-Casual Peruvian Restaurant Criollo Headed to Old Carvery Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Fast-Casual Peruvian Restaurant Criollo Headed to Old Carvery Space

After The Carvery closed Downtown in January, neighboring business owner Guillermo Perez, of Si Señor, saw an opportunity. Construction on the Rhodes State Office Tower on East Broad Street has filled Lynn and Pearl Alleys with scaffolding, hurting business for the restaurants that operate there, including Si Señor. Perez said The Carvery’s closure initially gave […]

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