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Located within a 2.8-square-mile area two miles north of downtown Columbus, the district is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The district is Columbus’s most densely populated neighborhood featuring human service agencies, churches, schools, and more than 650 businesses, including boutiques, tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and restaurants and bars.

Ann Arbor-Based Coffee Shop Opens OSU Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ann Arbor-Based Coffee Shop Opens OSU Location

A Michigan-based coffee shop is preparing to open their third Central Ohio location with a new shop right next door to The Ohio State University. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will take on 1,700 square feet of space at 15 E. 17th Ave. inside the new Wellington building. The announcement marks the second coffee shop for […]

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Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

A new apartment building rising over Tuttle Park in the University District now officially has a name and an opening date. The Urban is a six-story building at 200 W. Norwich Ave. that will open before the start of fall semester, according to banners posted on construction fencing at the site. The development, from Kansas-based […]

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Chef Duo Jacob Hough and Pat Marker Talk Alqueria, Food & Drink Trends

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chef Duo Jacob Hough and Pat Marker Talk Alqueria, Food & Drink Trends

After about a decade each at the helm of German Village’s Barcelona, Jacob Hough and Pat Marker — affectionately nicknamed “mom” and “dad” in the kitchen they left behind — enter the restaurant scene with their own venture, Alqueria. Get their insight on opening a new restaurant in the University District, how the Alqueria concept […]

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First Look: Alqueria

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Alqueria

Farm-to-table restaurant Alqueria is now open for lunch and dinner. Opened by two former Barcelona chefs Jacob Hough and Patrick Marker, the restaurant offers American cuisine with a twist, along with a signature cocktail menu and extensive wine list. The menu will be familiar to any Midwesterner. Both Hough and Marker suggest the pork shank […]

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Reden Yoga Therapy & Thai Massage Opens

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Reden Yoga Therapy & Thai Massage Opens

“I really want to continue to grow what I began way back in 1999,” says Thai yoga massage teacher and practitioner Elizabeth Miller who moved Reden Yoga Therapy to 219 E. Arcadia Ave. in the University District after ten years on North High Street in Clintonville. “This new, larger space will let us offer more […]

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21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

If 2018 was any indication, Columbus’ rapidly expanding food scene doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Still, the rise of new spots like Alpine and El Lugar was spurred by the fall of a number of notables, like Juergen’s Bakery (50 years in German Village). In all, we’ll be leaving 21 restaurants and bars […]

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City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

It’s been a long ride, but it’s finally over — 2018 has come to a close. For some, it was a year of closure. But don’t mourn too long; there’s a natural rise and fall to the industry. And though we said farewell to a lot of favorites, 50 newcomers have entered the scene. Downtown […]

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