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Café Napolitana Announces Second Location, Aracri Pizzeria, Coming to the Gateway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Café Napolitana Announces Second Location, Aracri Pizzeria, Coming to the Gateway

Downtown’s long-standing pizzeria, Café Napolitana, will open a second location in the University District this fall. Under the same ownership of Dee and Palmo Aracri, the new spot will take up a new name: Aracri Pizzeria. Located at 1607 N. High St., it’ll reside in the Gateway building once occupied by PizzaRev, the LA-based franchise […]

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Center Street Market to Bring 12 Local Vendors & Florida-Based Brewery to Hilliard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Center Street Market to Bring 12 Local Vendors & Florida-Based Brewery to Hilliard

A North Market-style concept is coming to Hilliard, under the name Center Street Market. Located at 5354 Center St., the to-be-built 16,000 square foot facility will house between 10 and 12 food vendors alongside the Florida-based brewery Crooked Can Brewing Co. Crooked Can co-owner Andrew Sheeter is part of the overall project, as well as […]

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First Look: Jimmyluka’s Bar & Deli Nears Opening on Parsons Avenue

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Jimmyluka’s Bar & Deli Nears Opening on Parsons Avenue

Jimmyluka’s Bar & Deli will finally open its doors in mid-October. Owner Jimmy Dragich bought the building at 701 Parsons Ave. 10 years ago and began rehabbing the structure three years ago, when he announced his plans for the restaurant. Now with the “right timing,” Dragich is preparing for the realization of a long-held dream. […]

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First Look: Flower Child’s New Spot on East Fifth Avenue

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Flower Child’s New Spot on East Fifth Avenue

It’s been about a year-long wait, but the new Flower Child Vintage store will finally open its doors on Saturday, September 15. Located at 233 E. Fifth Ave., in an old warehouse, it has about three times the space of the Short North location they held for 12 years. To fill the space they’ve added […]

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To Be a Good Neighbor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega To Be a Good Neighbor

Outsider moves into a new neighborhood — it’s a decent house, inexpensive, and the realtor used the words “up-and-coming.” Some like to say it’s getting “cleaned up,” or, in an even less tactful way, “nearing complete gentrification.” In other words: the poor black and brown (and sometimes white) people are on their way out. Meanwhile, […]

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Metro Parks Launch Campaign for Proposed 0.95-Mill Levy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Metro Parks Launch Campaign for Proposed 0.95-Mill Levy

On Wednesday, the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks kicked off the campaign for their proposed 10-year levy, which will appear on the local ballot as Issue 3 for the general election on Tuesday, November 6. At 0.95-mill, this levy is a 0.2-mill increase from the levy the public passed in 2009, which expires at […]

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The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Ohio Issue 1 is the only statewide measure on the ballot for the general election this November, and people all over the political spectrum have something to say about it. Aimed at reforming drug and criminal justice policies, it would achieve the following: Felony 4 and 5 crimes related to drug possession or use would […]

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