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New Bookshop Coming to the Short North This Fall

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Bookshop Coming to the Short North This Fall

At 841 N. High St., a vacant space sat empty for just a second before Dan Brewster, a software engineer from northeast Ohio, swiped up the lease. For years, the space housed a Whit’s Frozen Custard before it became a short-lived deli, and now, a Prologue Bookshop. Brewster’s former career path as a software engineer took […]

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Uprising Meadworks Opening Soon in East Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Uprising Meadworks Opening Soon in East Columbus

There’s a new meadery in town, and it’s opening soon in east Columbus. Uprising Meadworks, owned by local mead makers Jennifer Ganoe and Nate Rhone, will bring a production facility and taproom to 687 N. James Rd, across from Actual Brewing. The doors open to the public on Friday, August 3. Rhone has been brewing […]

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Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Shinola, a high-end manufacturer, opened a Columbus retail location earlier this year. Located at 3976 Easton Station, the store offers watches, leather bags, bicycles, jewelry, and audio products. The company is based in Detroit, MI, where their products are manufactured. The manufacturing plant opened in Detroit in 2012, selling their original watch The Runwell online […]

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Akron’s Popular Drive-In Swensons Eyes Columbus for New Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Akron’s Popular Drive-In Swensons Eyes Columbus for New Location

Akron’s famed drive-in burger spot, Swensons, seems to be eyeing Columbus for its first location outside of northeast Ohio. Its potential store is set to occupy a former bank at 7490 Sawmill Rd., bordering Columbus and Dublin. The plan, which would convert the 1.33-acre parcel purchased by MG Rome Hilliard LLC into a drive-in restaurant, […]

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Kilwins Chocolate Shop Franchise Makes Columbus Debut

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kilwins Chocolate Shop Franchise Makes Columbus Debut

The newest Bridge Park tenant is pretty sweet. Kilwins, a franchise started by two local entrepreneurs, Stephanie Malas and her husband Ernie Malas, will make its Central Ohio debut this Friday, December 8. The chocolate and ice cream shop has more than 100 other locations nationwide. This one in Dublin will be Kilwins’ second in […]

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Level Dining Lounge Closes Friday, will Reopen as Monarch Cocktail Lounge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Level Dining Lounge Closes Friday, will Reopen as Monarch Cocktail Lounge

Editor’s note: a previous version of this article referred to Monarch Cocktail Lounge as a nightclub. That has been redacted. Now under new ownership, Level Dining Lounge will go through a name and brand change over the next month. Open in the Short North since 2009, Level will close this Friday after a farewell party, […]

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The Draft Room Caters to Local Draft Beer Lovers

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Draft Room Caters to Local Draft Beer Lovers

Cocktails, beer, wine and carry-out booze — The Draft Room has it all covered. Tucked in a strip mall at 570 Schrock Rd. in Westerville, it’s built to be a “craft beer mecca” in a largely dry part of the region. Owned by local entrepreneur Pamela Baker and her husband, The Draft Room will convene […]

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