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Families turn to food buying clubs to cut costs

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Families turn to buying clubs to cut cost of more-healthful eating Wednesday, March 26, 2008 BY AARON BECK Organic food today is as common as Wonder Bread — everywhere from independent grocers such as Weiland’s Gourmet Market and the Hills Market to chains such as Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart. Despite its ubiquity, […]


Ohioanna All-Star Market coming to Short North


Ohioanna All-Star Market will be a small New York City “bodega style” urban market catering to our currently underserved downtown-dwelling demographic. We chose the name “all-star” as a nod to our own local favorites; we plan to emphasize local produce, cheeses, coffee, beer and other locally grown and produced sundries to nourish our neighbors. Ohioanna […]


Local Matters to open stand in the North Market


A good friend of mine informed me that Stephen Beard of North Market Produce is calling it quits or retiring; but don’t fret Columbus foodies. Opening in that space will be Local Matters. For those of you who don’t know about Local Matters they: Are a charitable, educational and networking organization whose goal is to […]


Urban Grocery Market: Coming Soon to Downtown

 DJ Young

The Blue Market: Columbus The Blue Market is the newest and latest project to be developed by the Blue Heron Land Company. The Blue Market is an Urban Grocery Boutique slated to be developed in Downtown Columbus. The market will be a small scale, boutique grocery, with nostalgic nuances, and composed of natural materials – […]


Rumor Mill: Giant Eagle & Whole Foods Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A rumorist via email wrote If you recall, a couple of years ago there was talk of Whole Foods being an anchor tenant in a development on Vine Street about 2 blocks from the North Market. Have you noticed how quiet that buzz got? Me too. It turns out that although Giant Eagle likes the […]


Rumor Mill: Groceries Coming to Gay & Pearl

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Grocery stores are probably one of the top items on everyone’s list for amenities missing from Downtown Columbus. Very soon there may be a fix for that problem right in the center of the city. Rumor has it that an upscale grocery/marketplace concept will be arriving soon at the intersection of Gay Street and Pearl […]


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