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Ugly Tuna Saloona Makes a Comeback as Ugly Tuna 2

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ugly Tuna Saloona Makes a Comeback as Ugly Tuna 2

It’s a new day for Ugly Tuna Saloona, which after 14 years in business closed last May. Owner John Votino said then that they’d be relocating, but had yet to lock down a new spot. He’s since secured a location for Ugly Tuna 2, at 195 Chittenden Ave., with a planned opening just in time […]

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Japanese Oriental Restaurant Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Japanese Oriental Restaurant Now Open

Japanese Oriental Restaurant is back. After a year-long closure to escape construction on North High Street, they’ve resumed business as usual at their original location at 2283 N. High St. The restaurant’s official reopening was on Saturday, Dec. 15, and, as co-owner Kim Aun says, everything is pretty much the same. They’ll offer the same […]

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First Look: An Updated Mac’s Opens in the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: An Updated Mac’s Opens in the Short North

The Mac’s: A Proper Pub makeover is almost ready for a public reveal. The Scottish bar and restaurant closed last month for renovations and a total menu overhaul. It’ll reopen for service on Thursday, June 28. After 30 years in the Short North, co-owner Pat Melick said it was time for Mac’s to change with […]

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Plank’s Bier Garten Reopens This Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Plank’s Bier Garten Reopens This Week

It’s the week of re-openings, with the latest being Plank’s Bier Garten in German Village. After enduring a fire in December 2016, the 50-year-old bar and restaurant closed with plans to reopen two months later. In a post on Facebook, Plank’s announced that they’d open their doors once again on Sunday, June 17. They’ll continue […]

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Italian Gastropub “The Osteria” Launching in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Italian Gastropub “The Osteria” Launching in Olde Towne East

Urban winery Camelot Cellars will officially relaunch its restaurant space in March with a rebrand that that will turn the focus toward Italian cuisine. The restaurant, dubbed “The Osteria,” is a partnership between Camelot owner Janine Aquino and Ed Bisconti of Borgata Pizza Café. “As the Camelot brand expands and has its wines in over 200 stores throughout […]

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St. James Tavern Scheduled to Reopen After Fire

Walker Evans Walker Evans St. James Tavern Scheduled to Reopen After Fire

On August 10, a fire broke out at Italian Village neighborhood bar The St. James Tavern, and the business has been shuttered ever since. Now, after a month and a half of repairs, St. James is ready to re-launch on Saturday, September 30. “After seven of the longest weeks of my life and almost losing […]

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PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

After finishing out their final holiday shopping season in the Short North, husband-and-wife duo Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler have finished relocating What the Rock?! to its new location at 3039 Indianola Avenue in Clintonville. The store soft-opened today for the first time since the move, with a grand opening to be announced in the […]

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