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After 45 Years, Original Max & Erma’s in German Village Will Close

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega After 45 Years, Original Max & Erma’s in German Village Will Close

The original Max & Erma’s, open at 739 S. Third St. in German Village for the last 45 years, will close on Monday, August 7. The building, which has seen more than 1,000 employees and millions of guests, “could no longer maintain the standards customers deserve,” according to a press release. It’s being sold to […]

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MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub to Replace Polaris Max & Erma’s

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub to Replace Polaris Max & Erma’s

The Polaris Max & Erma’s is in the midst of a Western conversion. Montanta-based Glacier Restaurant Group, the company that bought out Max & Erma’s earlier this year, will replace the 1515 Polaris Parkway restaurant with a MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub. The MacKenzie River concept first opened in Boseman, Montana in 1993 as […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Thanksgiving Dinner

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Thanksgiving Dinner

UPDATE: This list is from 2013! CLICK HERE to view the 2017 List! Thanksgiving: Dine -In Latitude 41 Restaurant & Bar If you don’t feel like cooking this year, but still want to have that elegant Thanksgiving dinner, consider making reservations at Latitude 41, where for $35 per adult ($14 for 12+under), you can enjoy […]

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Restaurant Roundup: All About Fall Tastes

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: All About Fall Tastes

New Fall Menus Rigsby’s Kitchen Rigsby’s Kitchen, the Short North landmark located at 698 North High Street, rolled out their Fall menu on October 3rd, and it features comfort food designed to hit the metaphorical spot each and every time. The Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops offer a double dose of the rich, gamy goodness as […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Food Trucks, Drink Up, Burgers and More

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Food Trucks, Drink Up, Burgers and More

Hal & Al’s The second Food Truck & Cart Hop of the year takes place on Sunday, May 26th, at Hal & Al’s located at 1289 Parsons Avenue. For this month’s hoopla, organizers are encouraging patrons to bike to the event where they will be able to park securely and for free thanks to the […]

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Review: The Original Max & Erma’s

 Morgan Kelley Review: The Original Max & Erma’s

When is a chain restaurant not a chain restaurant? When its got local roots. Or at least that’s what I tell myself when visiting restaurants like The Original Max & Erma’s location in German Village. Originally opened in 1958 by the namesake couple as a neighborhood restaurant, the chain was officially born in 1972 when […]

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Max & Erma’s Owner Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A little over a year and a half ago, the Columbus-founded Max & Erma’s was purchased by an investment company based in Pittsburgh. Today, that company has filed for bankruptcy. It sounds as if there are no immediate plans for restaurant closures, so fans of the original location in German Village can breathe a sigh […]

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