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Situated between Big Darby Creek (on the west) and the Scioto River (on the east), Hilliard has a mix of residential and commercial development. The suburb was platted by John Hilliard in 1853, and it has retained several historic buildings, including its original train station, which is located at Weaver Park, and several residences in the historic district along Norwich Street.

Louie’s Grill: Tex-Mex/Cuban Fusion in Hilliard

 columbusfoodie Louie’s Grill: Tex-Mex/Cuban Fusion in Hilliard

It’s inevitable that Louie’s Grill, the fairly new Tex-Mex/Cuban fusion bistro in Hilliard, gets compared to Starliner Diner – they share quite a few things – many menu items are identical, they’re both located on Cemetary Road, and Louie, the chef/owner, was Starliner Diner’s head chef for 12 years. But that’s where the similarities end. […]


The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe Opens in Hilliard

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The Olive Tree opened on May 14th in Hilliard at the former Pita Pit location at 3185 Hilliard-Rome Road. The restaurant still serves a blend of Mediterranean cuisine with mostly Greek and Israeli influences.


Restaurant Review: Salvi’s Bistro

 columbusfoodie Restaurant Review: Salvi’s Bistro

Years ago, when we lived in Hilliard (and later on, Dublin), Salvi’s was a restaurant we used to visit quite often. It was, and still remains, a great alternative for the Olive Garden crowd. As a rapidly approaching middle aged couple with no children, we don’t usually need to consider small things like whether or […]


COTA adds Hilliard-to-OSU Express Route and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA adds Hilliard-to-OSU Express Route and More

COTA has just announced their seasonal route updates that will take effect on May 4th. One of the biggest changes is the addition of the #66 express bus that runs between Hilliard and OSU four times per day during the morning and evening commutes. Additional route changes and upgrades affect lines 1, 5, 6, 8, […]


Suburbs are getting Parking Garages and Gateways

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So, what sort of hot topics are the suburban mayors thinking about in 2009? A pair of Dispatch articles yesterday reveals two major items: new parking garages being built into denser projects, and new entry point gateways serving as new welcome signs for different areas. The article on parking decks reveal that Gahanna may be […]


New developments bring work, play closer

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The Dispatch wrote Developments bring work, play closer Monday, November 17, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK The Oak Park development, rising from a Dublin field in Union County, will contain a bit of everything — town homes and single-family houses, stores, offices and restaurants. The deal is that, if you live there, you can walk or […]

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Suburbs brace for impact during financial crunch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Suburbs brace for impact during financial crunch

The Dispatch wrote Suburbs brace for impact Wednesday, July 16, 2008 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN, DEAN NARCISO, JIM WOODS AND ALAYNA DEMARTINI When Columbus starts talking about a financial emergency, suburban officials cast nervous glances over their shoulders. “Everybody gets concerned when Columbus has a bad year, since they’ve lifted us up in past years,” said […]


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