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Ohio’s Own: Falter’s Fine Meats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Falter’s Fine Meats

Falter’s* has been Ohio Proud since 1890, when the meatpacking operation was founded by German immigrant Herman Falter. It’s not just Ohio Proud, it’s Columbus Proud. Falter’s Fine Meats is based on Greenlawn Avenue. The business has been handed down through five generations of the Falter family, and it’s still going strong with bacon (lots […]

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Restaurant Review: Rio Fresh

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Rio Fresh

Rio Fresh opened Downtown with a South American angle on the smoothie scene. It has super slick photos and posters, but a more homespun feel inside. If smoothies are your game, it’s got you covered. And smoothies are definitely a popular thing in Columbus; they’re enjoying a heyday reminiscent of fro-yo in the last millennium. […]

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Council to Hear Proposed Legislation to Regulate Panhandling

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Council to Hear Proposed Legislation to Regulate Panhandling

On Wednesday, June 20 Columbus City Council will hold a public hearing to present an overview of proposed legislation to address panhandling in Columbus. It’s been a year since the Columbus Police Department stopped enforcing restrictions on panhandling. Since then, local residents have observed a steady uptick in panhandling activities and related aggressive behavior; in […]

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Restaurant Review: Viiza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Viiza

Honestly, Who doesn’t want pizza in a cone? Pizza was already a finger food (unless you’re Gov. John Kasich), so the cone angle doesn’t necessarily make it more accessible. However, pizza in itself is pretty lovable, so a new vehicle for consuming it is most welcome. Hence we have Viiza. It’s cute, in the sense […]

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Aging Homeowners Face Mounting Fines Due to Code Complainants

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Aging Homeowners Face Mounting Fines Due to Code Complainants

Code Enforcement is the division of Columbus government that supports the quality of life in the city by enforcing laws in areas such as housing, zoning, and sanitation. Columbus has rules that govern these matters, and Code Enforcement helps residents walk the line. The city’s website offers details on common problems the enforcement team encounters. […]

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Treat to Try: Colonial Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Colonial Candy

Colonial Candy isn’t particularly new. It’s a traditional candy store in Clintonville where you can buy chocolates by the ounce or by the pound. There are stations with every color of M&M and every flavor of Jelly Belly. There’s also a section of wrapped candies that includes PopRocks and Bun candy bars. And there’s ice […]

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Columbus Receives Low Ranking in Newest Prosperity Index

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus Receives Low Ranking in Newest Prosperity Index

We love those city rankings lists. Columbus is a Smart City. Columbus is an Opportunity City. But all those smarts and opportunities don’t seem to add up to prosperity, according to the latest internet list relased last month. RENTcafe is a website operated by Yardi, an asset software developer. It’s just published a prosperity ranking […]

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