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Bites & Sips: Openings, Closings, Cleveland Expansions, Valentine’s Day Options & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Openings, Closings, Cleveland Expansions, Valentine’s Day Options & More

Grab a snack or a drink for this edition of Bites & Sips! There’s much to catch up on in the world of dining and drinking in Central Ohio. From new spots, to Valentine’s Day specials and ways to give back, get the rundown on local food news! Shake No.Ei8ht Opens Near Campus Shake No.Ei8ht […]

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GENJIGO Heads Downtown for 8th Location

Susan Post Susan Post GENJIGO Heads Downtown for 8th Location

Hot of the heels of opening their seventh restaurant in Westerville, GENJIGO has already started work on its next location. The fast-casual hibachi concept will head Downtown for restaurant number eight, taking over the former home of Plantain Cafe, which shuttered in April 2020, at 77 E. Gay St.  It will be their first restaurant inside […]

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Edwards Companies Envisions More Art & Entertainment for Gay Street District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Edwards Companies Envisions More Art & Entertainment for Gay Street District

The long-vacant Madison’s and White Haines buildings Downtown may soon see renovation work begin. A virtual tour of the area hosted by CASTO and The Edwards Companies earlier today unveiled new details on plans for the properties as a part of a larger makeover project. The idea to renovate the buildings and construct a new […]

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Two New Restaurants Coming Soon Downtown: Speck Italian Eatery and Grande Rue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two New Restaurants Coming Soon Downtown: Speck Italian Eatery and Grande Rue

Two new restaurants were formally announced today in Downtown Columbus during a virtual showcase hosted by CASTO and The Edwards Companies. Speck Italian Eatery will open inside one of the retail spaces in the recently constructed The Nicholas building on High Street between Gay Street and Long Street, while Grande Rue launches across High in […]

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Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

Susan Post Susan Post Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

The picture of just how much the coronavirus pandemic could impact the restaurant industry is becoming clearer as a number of Downtown restaurants have called it quits. Four spots on and around Gay Street have officially closed or seem to have uncertain futures. Plantain Cafe, 77 E. Gay St., ended their 10-year run in early […]

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First Look: Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar

After several months of construction (and several years of planning), Brioso has officially moved across the street into The Citizens building at the southwest corner of Gay and High Streets. The new location is smaller, yet more contemporary than the original, sporting bright countertops and tile floors. A merch area greets customers with bags of […]

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Public Parking Meters Removed for App-Based Loading Zones

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Parking Meters Removed for App-Based Loading Zones

Starting Monday, November 18, nine designated public parking areas will become dedicated loading zones through a partnership between the City of Columbus and curbFlow — a Washington D.C.-based startup designed to relieve congestion caused by delivery vehicles. The zones will all be located in the public right of way along street curbs, primarily replacing existing metered […]

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