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German Village

Located just south of downtown Columbus, this historic neighborhood was settled by a large number of German immigrants in the mid-1800s. Today, German Village has a single zoned commercial strip along Livingston Avenue; it’s mostly a residential neighborhood of red-brick homes with wrought iron fences along tree-lined, brick streets.

G. Michael’s Announces Immediate Closure

Susan Post Susan Post G. Michael’s Announces Immediate Closure

After 23 years, German Village fine dining staple G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar has closed its doors, effective immediately. The closure is financially-motivated. “Unfortunately, we have come to the decision we are going to close the restaurant,” a social media post announcing the closure read. “We were unable to come to terms with the building […]

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Actors’ Theatre Closes 2021 Season With Lovely Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration on ‘The Secret Garden’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Actors’ Theatre Closes 2021 Season With Lovely Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration on ‘The Secret Garden’

Actors’ Theatre wraps a terrific season with an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s classic The Secret Garden, adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield, produced in collaboration with Columbus Children’s Theatre and directed by Philip J. Hickman. This story of a spoiled child, Mary Lennox (Julianna Chianese), whose lap of luxury early life […]

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Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

eMBer presents their originally announced for 2020 festival, Muses, comprising four new plays directed by Michael Trakas, in one of my favorite not-often-used spaces for theatre, upstairs at German Village institution Club Diversity. As to be expected from new work, it’s a mixed bag but I found a lot to enjoy. The first half of […]

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Theater Review: Actors’ Theatre’s Beautiful Meditation on Memory With ‘Eurydice’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Actors’ Theatre’s Beautiful Meditation on Memory With ‘Eurydice’

Actors’ Theatre continues their triumphant return to Schiller Park with a dazzling production of Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s vibrant inversion of the Orpheus and Eurydice directed by Beth Josephsen. In shifting the focus from musician Orpheus (Jackson Mullins) to Eurydice (Emily Grim), Ruhl introduces Eurydice’s father (Matt Moore), long dead by the time we meet the […]

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Council Approves Development on Former Giant Eagle Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Council Approves Development on Former Giant Eagle Site

The Columbus City Council voted last night to approve the zoning changes needed for the redevelopment of the former Giant Eagle store at 280 E. Whittier St. The project had already received support from the South Side Area Commission and the Development Commission, which normally would all but assure a positive vote from council. This […]

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First Look: The Sycamore

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The Sycamore

The Sycamore in German Village officially makes its comeback tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28. Good Food Restaurants purchased the neighborhood mainstay from previous owners Chris Crader and Grow Restaurants last summer. Vice President and Managing Partner of GFR Tony Heaphy says while they wanted to keep the cozy, contemporary bistro slash neighborhood gathering place feel The […]

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12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post 12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

As the pandemic continues to wane, a whole new world of dining is emerging! Let’s catch up on what has opened, what’s opening soon and a few future projects to keep your eyes on in the Columbus dining (and bar!) scene. Here’s over 12 new restaurants to try: The Open ‘Plas Food & Drinkplasfoodanddrink.com Taking […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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