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Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

The City of Upper Arlington published an announcement tonight that the Kingsdale Macy’s (which recently announced plans to close) was purchased by The Kroger Company on January 15th. If Kroger moves forward with opening a new grocery store, it could be the closest built store to an existing competitor, as there is already a Giant […]


Restaurant Review: Rancho Alegre at Kingsdale

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Rancho Alegre at Kingsdale

People love-love-love Rancho Alegre. It’s difficult to understand how any joint can inspire so much love, until you actually give it a whirl. The outside of the new Kingsdale location makes it look like some sort of “mall spot”, vanilla establishment. Inside, though, it’s sort of nice – with textured walls, symmetrical design and an […]


Restaurant Roundup: Here’s What’s New

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Here’s What’s New

New Menu Items Katalina’s Katalina’s, the breakfast, brunch and dinner hotspot located at 1105 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Short North, is now offering an exclusive 2 oz, labelled bag of Shagbark Seed & Mill Tortilla Chips with every sandwich purchase. Shagbark is known for making delicious, organic products, and their chips feature Ohio corn. Katalina’s […]


Yabo’s Tacos Opens Upper Arlington Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yabo’s Tacos Opens Upper Arlington Location

Following in the footsteps of Piada and Graffiti Burger, Yabo’s Tacos is a new local restaurant that launched with plans for rapid expansion. It’s taken right around a year since the opening of their first location in Westerville, but the second location is now officially open adjacent to the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington. The […]


Giant Eagle Debuts Market District at Kingsdale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Eagle Debuts Market District at Kingsdale

The Kingsdale Shopping Center renovations were first announced two years ago, and the project is one step closer to being completed today. Giant Eagle opened their first Market District grocery store there this morning. In addition to traditional grocery offerings, Market District includes more upscale offerings, prepared foods, a demonstration kitchen for special events and […]


Kingsdale Plans for New Restaurant Spaces

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According to this article from yesterday’s This Week News, the recently demolished Kingsdale Shoping Center in Upper Arlington has been approved for four additional liquor licenses under a new “Community Entertainment District” designation. The plan was approved to attract restaurants to the newly redeveloped shopping center which is scheduled for reopening sometime in early 2010.


Kingsdale Shopping Center Demolition Begins

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Out with the old before it’s in with the new in Upper Arlington this week, as the Kingsdale Shopping Center gets a major face lift. Demolition has begun, some stores untouched, others on their way down – like the former Steinmart. Demolition photos below.


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