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Ohio Mayors Discuss Community Development at Summit

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Ohio Mayors Discuss Community Development at Summit

Columbus hosted the Greater Ohio Policy Center’s summit at the Westin Hotel this week. The Center’s two-day event focused on the economic revitalization of Ohio cities and neighborhoods with a keynote address by Mayor Michael Coleman on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the mayors of four Ohio cities met for a lunchtime panel discussion on the successes […]

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Bar 145 Scheduled to Expand to Columbus in November

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bar 145 Scheduled to Expand to Columbus in November

It sounds incredible, but it’s true. The incidences of places where one can simultaneously enjoy high-quality cuisine and awesome live music are shockingly small, even in a town like Columbus that enjoys both. Bar 145, a Toldeo-based enterprise, is poised to change that fact in our fair city. Launched in 2011, Bar 145, whose tagline […]


Bar 145 Coming Soon to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bar 145 Coming Soon to Columbus

If you’ll recall from last October, the Toledo-based Bar 145 has been scoping out the Columbus market for expansion of their burger bar gastropub concept. After a few months of searching, they’ve found what they’re looking for at 955 West 5th Avenue in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood. “The Grandview location appealed to us because […]


Bar 145 Gastropub Plans to Expand to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bar 145 Gastropub Plans to Expand to Columbus

In 2011, Bar 145 became the first burger-centric “gastropub” concept to launch in Toledo, Ohio. This new venture touts a relaxed atmosphere coupled with an upscale menu that includes tempura-battered green beans, baked clams and “build your own” burgers made with Niman Ranch beef served on artisan breads. “We have a vast array of non-burger […]


Skybus-founder Launches New JetAmerica Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans

We’ve heard rumors over the past year that Skybus-founder John Weikle has been shopping his low-cost airfare concept around to different Ohio cities. Dayton, Cincinnati, and Springfield were all previously mentioned, but the official news announced today includes none of the above. Starting on July 13th, JetAmerica will launch with nonstop passenger flight services between […]


Deja Vu: Columbus Grows, Other Ohio Cities Shrink

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Its time for your regularly scheduled growth update from The Dispatch: “Central Ohio continues to grow“. Feel like you’re having a bit of Deja Vu? That’s because you are. July 2008: Columbus Grows, Rest of Ohio Shrinks March 2008: Columbus Region Grows, Ohio Stalls March 2008: Columbus Population Up, Rare in Ohio December 2007: Ohio’s […]


New Toll Highway Between Columbus & Toledo?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From Ohio.com: State toll proposal could revive highway projects By Associated Press Gov. Ted Strickland’s proposal to allow tolls on new road construction could help revive some back burner highway projects in Ohio. Highway projects the tolls could revive are an interstate link between Toledo and Columbus and a link between Cincinnati and Portsmouth in […]


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