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Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place. “There was no Jackson Building when we opened, and the old Goody Boy was a magnet for crime,” explains Surly co-owner Elizabeth Lessner. “We used to regularly chase prostitutes out of […]

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Jury Room to Be Replaced with Balls

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jury Room to Be Replaced with Balls

Nearly three weeks ago it was announced that The Jury Room would be closing and sold to a new owner, but no details were provided at that time as to who the new owner would be. Today we’re able to report that Joe Milano, former owner of Caffe Daniela and Villa Milano, has purchased the […]

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Columbus Food League Sells The Jury Room

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Food League Sells The Jury Room

The Jury Room will close today at 5pm, but only for a short while. The Columbus Food League announced today that it has sold the restaurant to a new owner, who plans to reopen the restaurant within the next two weeks. Columbus Food League founder and owner Elizabeth Lessner made the announcement public today, coinciding […]

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First Look: The Chintz Room

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Chintz Room

The Chintz Room played host to a fundraiser for Jennifer Brunner and William Woods last night, two local candidates running for judiciary positions this November. The event marked the first time the highly-anticipated new Downtown restaurant has served a large crowd with food and drink prior to the upcoming grand opening. Chintz Room Co-owner Michael […]

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Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits to Close on July 7th

Walker Evans Walker Evans Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits to Close on July 7th

The writing has been on the wall at Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits since the start of 2014, and even though the original plan was to close around the end of January, the restaurant has continued to occupy its original Short North space for a couple of extra months. That officially comes to a close on […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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Restaurant Review: Betty’s In Memoriam

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Betty’s In Memoriam

Worst January ever: the lights at 680 N. High are dimming. The closing of Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits at the end of the month will be worse than all the armageddon, apocalypse and polar vortex events altogether. It’s time to pull out hair and scream in agony like a reality star who’s been kicked […]

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