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Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

A new fast-casual dining option has joined the restaurant scene in Clintonville. Buddha Bowl is now open at 2973 N. High St. offering build-you-own bowls with Thai flavors. The concept is a new venture from Rhome Ruanphae, the owner of Basil. Ruanphae opened another location for Basil at the address earlier this year, but closed […]

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Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

Susan Post Susan Post Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Basil from doubling its footprint, growing from two to four locations. The Thai restaurant has taken over the space vacated last summer by BLunch at 2973 N. High St. in Clintonville. Owner Rhome Ruanphae says they’ve always loved the neighborhood and the fun, close-knit community, but finding a space over the […]

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Basil Restaurant Owner Opens Vintage General Store in Clintonville

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Basil Restaurant Owner Opens Vintage General Store in Clintonville

In the old Midwest Photo store in Clintonville, Rhome Ruanphae has opened Red Barn, a vintage general store joining antique stores like Eclectiques Antiques Mall and Unique Treasures on High Street. Before Ruanphae owned Basil Restaurant, he had previously been in retail for 15 years. He says he always wanted to open a store with this “look […]

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Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

On Monday, Basil Thai will be the newest addition to the Brewery District, taking over the space at 460 South Front Street, which housed a rotating mix of restaurants over the past year including Frezno Bar & Grill, Front Street Bar & Grill, and Lola’s Backdoor Cantina. Those who remember the Brewery District of the 1990s, […]

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The Attic Closes in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Attic, a Short North boutique specializing in vintage decor and apparel items has closed their doors at 1190 North High Street. Owner Rhome Ruanphae confirmed the closure and said that they have sold the building where the store was located. The Attic originally opened at 1122 North High Street (next door to Basil Thai, […]

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Vintage Store “The Attic” Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Rhome Ruanphae has got his hands full. After opening Basil Thai last December, he’s already embarking on another business venture next door. The Attic, located at 1122 North High Street will carry a variety of vintage furniture and clothing in addition to an assortment of other local products including baked goods from Pattycake, candles from […]

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Basil Thai Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Basil Thai blooms in Short North Tuesday,  December 8, 2009 By Bill Chronister The opening of Basil Thai restaurant in the Short North this past weekend was a moment the Ruanphae family had thought about for years. [Read More] | Read Reviews & Impressions Here

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