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Nancy’s Home Cooking Closes Downtown Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Nancy’s Home Cooking Closes Downtown Restaurant

It was a short-lived run for Nancy’s Home Cooking Downtown. After two months, the restaurant at 52 E. Lynn St. is closed effective immediately. The restaurant closed its Clintonville location in March 2020 and reopened Downtown in mid-August. A number of factors appeared to influence the decision according to a post announcing the closure. While […]

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Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

Susan Post Susan Post Gay Street Area Hit Hard by Four Restaurant Closures

The picture of just how much the coronavirus pandemic could impact the restaurant industry is becoming clearer as a number of Downtown restaurants have called it quits. Four spots on and around Gay Street have officially closed or seem to have uncertain futures. Plantain Cafe, 77 E. Gay St., ended their 10-year run in early […]

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Jack’s Diner Serves its Last Meal

Susan Post Susan Post Jack’s Diner Serves its Last Meal

An employee confirmed that today, Thursday, September 26 or tomorrow, Friday, September 27 is the last day for Jack’s Diner at 52 E. Lynn St. Offering classic American diner fare for breakfast and lunch, the restaurant has been serving Downtown patrons since 1942. Located in the alley between Broad and Gay Streets, the diner has […]

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Downtown Alley Renovations Planned for Summer 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Alley Renovations Planned for Summer 2016

A long awaited improvement to a Downtown section of Pearl Alley and Lynn Alley will finally come to fruition this summer. Streetscape enhancements that were originally announced in late 2012 have been approved for construction this Spring, with a grand opening slated for June. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is overseeing the project, and Executive […]

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Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Olivers is a new spot downtown from FAB Dining. FAB dining destinations are known for their distinctly over-the-top fabulous décor. Do up some gold swirls, add a few checks and some velvet -and you might have something that blends with the luxe decor at a FAB-establishment. Olivers, meanwhile, has a different look. For starters, it […]

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First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon is the latest venue to open from Downtown restaurateur Yavonne Sarber, the force behind de-NOVO, Manifesto and Fin. The address of the new spot is 26 North High Street, but is actually located in Lynn Alley in the former Thai Lotus location. Customers familiar with the former restaurant will hardly […]

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Pearl Market Returns for 2014 Season

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Pearl Market Returns for 2014 Season

After months of gray skies and indoor dining, opening day for the 2014 Pearl Market is upon us. On Tuesday, May 20th, the annual downtown urban market featuring farmers, food trucks, artisans, and artists kicks off on Pearl Street (Alley) between Gay and Broad Streets. This year, there are no shortages of food vendors of […]

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