The Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2017
Back in April, we announced that the popular Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival would be returning for the second year in a row to the Ohio State Fairgrounds, and the news was one of the most popular stories to break this year.
In January, the organizers of the Food Truck Festival made the announcement that the popular event would be moving from Columbus Commons to the Scioto Mile, not only to move away from ongoing construction, but to spread out more trucks, music stages and entertainment throughout the riverfront area.
The aforementioned University City redevelopment made a big splash in June, and then Kroger made an even bigger splash in September when it announced that the store would be closing before the end of the year.
While Amazon may be best known for hurting brick-and-mortar retail with their online operations, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t interested in exploring real-life spaces for ongoing growth. News of the first Amazon “pick up store” location in Columbus resonated with CU readers who were interested in what this means for the future of customers and shopping.
It’s not every day that Columbus gains a new speakeasy. CU readers were excited to learn about the grand opening of Seven Matchsticks in January, which went on to be named the 5th best new bar of 2017. You can find it at 5601 N. High St., in the basement under Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza.