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Marcella’s Heading Soon to Polaris and Beyond

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Second Marcella’s to open near Polaris; other cities may be next Tuesday, October 16, 2007 By Bill Chronister Mitchell announced yesterday that he’ll close the Martini Italian Bistro, 1319 Polaris Parkway, on Oct. 29 and reopen it as a Marcella’s Ristorante on Dec. 5. Mitchell already is actively seeking sites for […]


I-670 cap becoming restaurant row


The Columbus Dispatch wrote I-670 cap becoming restaurant row Thursday, October 11, 2007 By Amy Saunders After three years of nearly constant transition, the Cap at Union Station is starting to chart a clearer direction: all restaurants, no retail. Once Tropical Trends and Thomas Jeffrey move out by November, restaurants will rule the shop-free cap, […]


Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2007


The Columbus Dispatch wrote The top 20 Dining Guide ’07 Friday, September 28, 2007 By Jon Christensen The Columbus restaurant scene is the most competitive ever, with more types of cuisines and price ranges than ever before. Top-notch establishments abound, so restaurants on this list aren’t the only local sources of quality food. Like any […]


Hyde Park Expands Across the I-670 Cap


In what is quite the coincidence… during lunch today I made a few more pages progress in Jane Jacobs’ in a chapter called “The self-destruction of diversity”. Using Eighth Street in Greenwich Village as an example of how a vigorous and diverse neighborhood can be damaged by its own initial success. Success by the neighborhood’s […]


Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Tommy’s Diner – Nostalgia alive and well Thursday, October 4, 2007 By BY TIM FERAN Tommy’s Diner doesn’t resemble the Statehouse, but the Franklinton establishment does have some notable things in common with the Ohio seat of government. Both are longtime Columbus institutions. Both have seen their share of politicians wheeling […]

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Cafe Corner Review in Columbus Alive

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The Columbus Alive wrote Cornershop by G.A. Benton September 27th, 2007 There’s really not much to describe about Café Corner’s appearance; it’s teeny and almost looks like it might’ve been a filling station once. What it is now is a cute, big-city-style soup, artisanal sandwich and salad shop—and I like it a lot. But before […]


Due Amici handles brunch but struggles at dinner

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This Week News wrote Due Amici handles brunch with skill but struggles at dinner Thursday, September 27, 2007 Gary Seman Jr. At Due Amici it’s an a la carte proposition on Saturday and Sunday, which is good for people who try to avoid the all-you-can-eat propositions. The egg-centric menu offers up good fare and reasonable […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!