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Restaurant Roundup: News from Condado, Koko Tea Salon & Bakery and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from Condado, Koko Tea Salon & Bakery and more

Columbus has so many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: Hot FUSIAN Takeover Two local companies are teaming up […]

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Preston’s Takes Over Challah! Food Truck, Launches Second Long-Term Popup

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Preston’s Takes Over Challah! Food Truck, Launches Second Long-Term Popup

The “Preston’s: A Burger Joint” pop-up is inching closer to their goal of becoming Columbus’ In-N-Out. They’ll launch a long-term kitchen at Short North’s Eugene’s Canteen, 765-C N. High St., on Wednesday, August 1, their second pop-up location. On top of that, Challah!, a food truck that’s been serving up Jewish comfort food since 2013, will […]

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New Coffee Shop and Event Space Planned for East Franklinton

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Coffee Shop and Event Space Planned for East Franklinton

Urban Smart Growth (USG), the company behind the 400 West Rich property, are bringing several new developments to their growing block in East Franklinton. A new event center at 435 W. Town St., a coffee shop at 442 W. Rich St., and an expanded Strongwater Food & Spirits kitchen space will all be revealed by […]

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Lox Bagel Shop Headed for Old Homefare Spot in the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lox Bagel Shop Headed for Old Homefare Spot in the Short North

Columbus is gaining the density, in infrastructure and population, of a big city. But what’s one thing it’s missing? A true New York-style bagel shop, says local entrepreneur Kevin Crowley. He’s looking to change that by this fall, with the Lox Bagel Shop, a quick breakfast and lunch stop opening in the old Homefare spot […]

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70s-Themed Good Night John Boy to Open at the Gateway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 70s-Themed Good Night John Boy to Open at the Gateway

It was recently announced that five new tenants would be heading to the Gateway in the University District. Good Night John Boy, a 70s-themed bar and restaurant conceptualized by the brains behind Flipside up at Easton, is just one of them, and it’ll open up in the old Oxley’s space later this year. First introduced […]

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Museum Director Announced for National Veterans Museum and Memorial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Museum Director Announced for National Veterans Museum and Memorial

With its opening coming this fall, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) has found a Museum Director in Samir Bitar, the former Director of Visitor Experience for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Bitar comes to the NVMM with more than 10 years of museum management experience. While at the Smithsonian, he incorporated strategies to […]

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Clintonville’s Pocket Produce Announces Permanent Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville’s Pocket Produce Announces Permanent Closure

After two years of providing nutrient-dense meals to the health nuts of Columbus, Pocket Produce owners Moishe and Natalie Appelbaum announced the restaurant’s permanent closure on July 9. The news came in a Facebook post from the two owners. “It has been a tremendous honor to have had the opportunity to serve you,” they stated. […]

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