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Jury Room to Reopen as Event Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Jury Room to Reopen as Event Space

The Jury Room name is back from the dead. After being laid to rest in 2014, it was replaced by 1831 Tavern/Balls Bar, then Blind Lady Tavern, which shuttered earlier this year. Now, Megan Dempsey, co-owner of Dempsey’s Food & Spirits, has taken over and will reopen the 187-year-old space to host small and mid-sized […]

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Blind Lady Tavern Replaces 1831 Tavern in Former Jury Room Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blind Lady Tavern Replaces 1831 Tavern in Former Jury Room Space

The historic Jury Room tavern space has finally found a successor. Blind Lady Tavern, a pre-prohibition-style bar, has moved in to 22 E. Mound Street. The 184-year old Jury Room first opened in 1831, and was the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Columbus. The space was sold last fall, and operated briefly as 1831 Tavern […]

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Jury Room to Be Replaced with Balls

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jury Room to Be Replaced with Balls

Nearly three weeks ago it was announced that The Jury Room would be closing and sold to a new owner, but no details were provided at that time as to who the new owner would be. Today we’re able to report that Joe Milano, former owner of Caffe Daniela and Villa Milano, has purchased the […]

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Columbus Food League Sells The Jury Room

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Food League Sells The Jury Room

The Jury Room will close today at 5pm, but only for a short while. The Columbus Food League announced today that it has sold the restaurant to a new owner, who plans to reopen the restaurant within the next two weeks. Columbus Food League founder and owner Elizabeth Lessner made the announcement public today, coinciding […]

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Treat to Try: Orange Creamsicle Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Orange Creamsicle Cake

Crème Brûlée and Tiramisu are antiquated. And Red Velvet Cake season is long gone. You know what the world needs? Orange Creamsicle Cake. A slice of the Orange Creamsicle Cake at The Jury Room is not cheap: try $5.50. And it’s right-sized for one, so forget about that awful sharing idea. Slices of cake are […]

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Review: The Jury Room

 Morgan Kelley Review: The Jury Room

The Jury Room has the distinction of being one of the oldest bar/restaurant operations in Columbus, originally opening their doors back in 1831 (when the City of Columbus was a mere 19 years old). After 180 years, the restaurant underwent a transformation in 2011, under the guidance of Elizabeth Lessner and her Columbus Food League […]

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A Behind The Scenes Look at The Jury Room

Walker Evans Walker Evans A Behind The Scenes Look at The Jury Room

In September, we announced that restaurateur Elizabeth Lessner and her husband Harold LaRue would be taking over the Jury Room, located at 22 E. Mound Street, in the heart of Downtown. Fast forward to three months later and a major transformation has taken place behind the scenes. The decor, the drink menu and the food […]

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