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Couchfire Collective Featured in The Dispatch

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From The Dispatch: Couchfire Collective turns an old warehouse into a hotbed of talent By Kevin Joy As president of the fledgling Couchfire Collective, Adam Brouillette has witnessed rapid growth and heavy word-of-mouth in an organization not yet 3 years old. Couchfire’s home base is Junctionview Studios, a 25,000-square-foot warehouse near the edge of Grandview […]


Hot Dogs are Hot in Columbus in 2009

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From The Dispatch: Rising demand, exotic toppings have wiener vendors on a roll By Kevin Joy A hot-dog revolution is sweeping through town, with six new eateries having set up shop in recent months. With toppings ranging from dried cranberries to cream cheese served on high-quality wieners, the timeless hand-held meal has turned into the […]


BRUSH – New Monthly Arts Event on Near East Side

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From The Dispatch: New Near East Side social event adopts hip urban attitude By Kevin Joy Seeking an art-focused nighttime alternative, graphic designer Marshall Shorts founded the monthly BRUSH in February. “In the black community, art is kind of a dying culture,” said Shorts, 25, of the East Side. “It’s my motive to help revive […]


Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing

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The Dispatch wrote Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing Saturday, December 27, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY Larry’s is the stuff of legend, a weathered bohemian watering hole where Bob Dylan supposedly once spent the night in an upstairs apartment, a bowling alley used to draw patrons to the basement, and finger-snapping poetry nights attracted Monday […]


Sandwich draws TV show to Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote Sandwich draws TV show Wednesday, December 10, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY First and foremost, it’s a sandwich — a hulking sourdough gut-buster stuffed with 2 1/2 pounds of ham, sirloin and turkey. For six years, it has been a staple at a South Side eatery. Tonight, though, the Dagwood at the Ohio […]


Online strip chronicles move to Columbus


The Dispatch wrote Online strip chronicles move Tuesday, November 18, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY Rich Watson felt like a city mouse, nesting in a shoe-box-sized apartment, scraping together a living with a series of 9-to-5 jobs and hustling to survive the New York rat race. Until he’d had enough. “People talk about New York in […]


Playful t-shirts tout Columbus pride

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The Dispatch wrote Playful shirts tout Columbus pride with touches of homespun humor Thursday, October 2, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY Wearing civic pride on your sleeve (or torso) just got a whole lot hipper. Yes, it’s finally fashionable to declare an unabashed love of Columbus, sending a kitschy message to your Los Angeles friends: Yeah, […]


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