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Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pour-Your-Own Craft Beer Taproom Headed for Arena District

The Arena District is getting a new craft beer taproom where patrons will be able to serve themselves. Whistle & Keg, a pour-your-own concept based in Youngstown, will take up residence in the Moline Plow building at 343 N. Front St. this summer. “The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited […]

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Shake Shack Easton Announces Opening Date

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Shake Shack Easton Announces Opening Date

Shake Shack’s first Columbus location will debut this Sunday, May 19. It’s located at 4005 The Strand West, at Easton Town Center. The popular burger joint first announced plans for locations in central Ohio last June. Its Easton location is the first of two to open in Columbus, with a store at the Graduate Hotel […]

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First Look: Community Grounds on Parsons Avenue

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Community Grounds on Parsons Avenue

It’s been a long road for Community Grounds co-owner Joel Cosme, Jr. Even disregarding his childhood of chronic homelessness — during which he roamed with his mother from shelter to shelter in Seattle, Minneapolis, Florida and everywhere in between — it’s been trial after trial as he and his wife Tara Mullins-Cosme have worked to […]

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Way Down Yonder Reopening on the South Side

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Way Down Yonder Reopening on the South Side

Way Down Yonder has made (another) comeback. After a location in Olde Towne East, a fire at owner and chef Yonder Gordon’s home, a hotel stay, and an interim location in Linden, the family-owned and operated business is back in action on the South Side. “The good thing about it is this is our own […]

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First Look: Winans at Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Winans at Grandview Yard

Grandview Yard residents, shoppers and diners will soon have a new spot to get their fill of wine, chocolates and coffee. Winans, the Dayton-based franchise with locations in German Village, Dublin and Downtown, opens at 1125 Yard St. on Saturday, April 27. This new location comes from two new franchisers, Adriane Hopper and Matt Finkes. […]

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First Look: Lincoln Social Rooftop

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Lincoln Social Rooftop

Urban rooftop lounge Lincoln Social Rooftop is nearing a grand opening. The latest venue by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) features craft cocktails, small plates and all-encompassing views of Columbus. It’ll open on Tuesday, April 30. Unlike most CMR concepts, Lincoln Social Rooftop puts cocktails at the forefront of their menu. A dozen house concoctions include […]

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New Deli Takes Over Pocket Produce in Clintonville

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Deli Takes Over Pocket Produce in Clintonville

They technically, and quietly, opened back in February, but A Common Table is finally ready to celebrate their grand opening. A deli-slash-cafe, A Common Table has repurposed the space that once housed Pocket Produce in Clintonville. Co-owner Josh Taylor acquired the space at 3496 N. High St. in August of 2018, but he’d had his […]

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