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Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

Susan Post Susan Post Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

West side market La Plaza Tapatia celebrates the soft opening of its brand new location today, Wednesday, March 24. Gustavo Salazar opened the first La Plaza Tapatia at 4233 Shoppers Ln. in 2004. After serving the west side for a decade and a half, the Mexican grocery store is moving a mere 0.2 miles around […]

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Creating an Experience Shapes Carfagna’s New Polaris Area Market & Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Creating an Experience Shapes Carfagna’s New Polaris Area Market & Restaurant

At Carfagna’s new location, shoppers will watch fresh mozzarella being stretched; pasta being made by hand; make a stop at the meat counter that just might seem familiar. And do it all with a glass of wine or cappuccino in-hand. The new Carfagna’s is going to be about experience. Synonymous with Italian fare in Columbus, […]

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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Susan Post Susan Post Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Gluten-free pretzel rods! Gluten-free pasta! Gluten-free seltzers and wines! Bake Me Happy has turned the seating area from their Merion Village coffee shop and bakery into the gluten-free bodega of their dreams. Adding a grocery component wasn’t necessarily on the radar for Bake Me Happy, but then 2020 happened. Co-Owner Letha Pugh says the bakery […]

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Little Changing for Lucky’s Market After Sale

Susan Post Susan Post Little Changing for Lucky’s Market After Sale

It’s good news for Lucky’s fans. The Clintonville grocery store will largely remain the same Lucky’s shoppers know and love after its purchase by Cleveland-based Dave’s Markets. The grocer announced the purchase of both the Columbus and Cleveland Lucky’s stores last week, following initial speculation that Lucky’s founders would retain control of the stores. Aaron […]

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Cleveland Grocer Buys Lucky’s Market

Susan Post Susan Post Cleveland Grocer Buys Lucky’s Market

Lucky’s Market Columbus, 2770 N. High St., has a new owner. Cleveland-based Dave’s Markets purchased the Columbus and Cleveland locations of the bankrupt grocery store chain for $1.72 million according to Supermarket News. Founded in the 1920s, Dave’s Markets has a long history in the Cleveland area where it operates 13 stores. The sale is […]

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Lucky’s Market Closing 32 Stores Nationwide

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Lucky’s Market Closing 32 Stores Nationwide

Updated 1/28/2020: This article has been updated to include the announcement of Lucky’s Market’s filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and store purchase agreements. Boulder, Colorado-based grocery store chain Lucky’s Market is closing 32 of its 39 stores in nine states. Two Ohio stores in Cleveland and Columbus have posted online that they will remain open. […]

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