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First Look: Lucky’s Market in Clintonville

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Lucky’s Market will officially open their doors at 2770 North High Street to the public this Wednesday, October 23rd. Tonight, they hosted a community preview event where future shoppers could browse the aisles, sample prepared foods, and preview the large fresh food selection that the Boulder-based chain prides itself upon. (The Columbus store is only […]

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First Look: Bakersfield Short North

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Cincinnati-based Bakersfield is growing into the Short North as they officially open their doors for business tomorrow, October 14th. The new bar and restaurant is located at 733 North High Street and focuses on tacos, tequila and whiskey. Last night, the bar hosted a private preview party where patrons could get a first look at […]

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First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

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Downtown Columbus will gain both a new microbrewery and a new restaurant this Friday evening, and it’s all located under one roof. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing will open their doors at 215 North Fourth Street for dinner at 5pm this Friday, again at 5pm on Saturday, and for brunch at 10am on Sunday before switching to […]

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First Look: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade – Opens August 30 at 4pm

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The highly anticipated 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is only a few pixels away from opening. Ever since we first broke the news that Downtown Columbus would be getting its very own arcade bar, owner Troy Allen has been fending off the same question over and over again: “When are you opening?” Well, over 40 arcade cabinets have […]

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First Look: PHILCO Bar+Diner

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PHILCO is the newest restaurant concept from Randy and Tina Corbin, which soft-opened last night at 747 North High Street. The new bar and diner replaces the former Phillip’s Coney Island location, and offers a modern update to the old concept. The menu still centers around diner staples like burgers, pot roast and of course… coney […]

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First Look: Big Fun Toy Store

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The Cleveland-based Big Fun Toy Store is opening a new Short North store on Friday, May 31st. The new shop will carry a wide variety of gifts, party supplies, toys, collectables and more. Fore more info, check out the full profile on the new store, here: Shop Talk: Big Fun Toy Store. Browse the photos […]

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First Look: Frezno Bar and Grille

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The Brewery District gained a little bit more vibrancy back this week with the soft opening of Frezno Bar and Grille. Some may remember the concept from a previous incarnation in The Short North, but owners Kevin and Lori Ames wanted to relaunch in an area that was a bit more laid back, where they […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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