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Brassica to Open Upper Arlington Location on Lane Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Brassica to Open Upper Arlington Location on Lane Avenue

Wildly popular fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Brassica is planning to open second location, expanding the concept’s footprint from the Short North to Upper Arlington. Representatives from the local company — which also operates Northstar Café — submitted documents to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning for the construction of an addition to an existing […]

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Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upscale “Taco Bell Cantina” Coming to Columbus in 2017

The Taco Bell located at 1525 North High Street in the South Campus area has recently closed, but it’s going to come back bigger and better than ever in 2017. The existing building will soon be demolished to make way for a new six-story apartment building, and while we already knew that the ground floor […]

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Canada-Based Fast-Casual Chain Freshii Opening in Dublin

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Canada-Based Fast-Casual Chain Freshii Opening in Dublin

Dublin will soon be gaining a new healthy fresh-casual concept. Toronto-based Freshii will open in March at 6745 Avery-Muirfield Drive, in a former Caribou Coffee. The 1880-square-foot space will seat 40, though a majority of business is expected to be grab-and-go. Freshii’s mission is to make healthy food both convenient and affordable. Their goal is […]

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Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Chipotle-styled restaurants are all-the-rage. We’ve got Piada covering the Italian angle with counter-made, custom piadas and pasta. We’ve got Bibibop covering the Asian options. And Sababa has stepped up for fans of Mediterranean fare. Sababa is actually not the first place in town to use the popular dining theme for pitas: a place called Mezze […]

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BiBiBop Asian Grill Opens at Easton, Plans East Broad Location Next

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner BiBiBop Asian Grill Opens at Easton, Plans East Broad Location Next

Korean-based fast casual restaurant BiBiBop Asian Grill has enjoyed a relatively quick rise to success in the Columbus area. They’ve opened four locations in the past 15 months, in Upper Arlington, Polaris, Grandview, and, most recently, Easton Town Center. Ellie Robinson and her family, owners and operators of the restaurant, are dedicated to bringing affordable […]

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Bibibop Asian Grill Opening Inside Easton Town Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bibibop Asian Grill Opening Inside Easton Town Center

In just one year, Bibibop Asian Grill is going from zero to four locations. Originally opened in August on Fifth Avenue and later expanded to Henderson Road, Bibibop will open a third store at Polaris this summer and a fourth inside Easton Town Center this fall. The Easton location will be housed inside the mall […]

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Restaurant Review: Pizza Cucinova

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Pizza Cucinova

Pizza Cucinova looks exactly nothing like a Sbarro. The expectation of resemblance seems rational: Pizza Cucinova is an offspring of the mall eatery… and why mess with success? Sbarro was and is an institution of fabulous high school calzone memories. While there are about a thousand Sbarro stops, there is only one Pizza Cucinova, for […]

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