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Block’s Bagels Joining the North Market

 

Block’s Bagels will open at the North Market, 59 Spruce St., this spring. It’s the third Central Ohio location for Block’s which also operates brick-and-mortar storefronts in Bexley and Reynoldsburg.

 

Block’s Bagels at the North Market will offer a breakfast and lunch menu of deli classics, as well as carry-out bagels and cream cheeses. The menu will feature deli sandwiches, house made chicken, tuna and egg salad, and traditional sides like dill potato salad, green apple slaw and pickles. Hearkening its New York heritage, potato knishes, potato latkes, matzah ball soup and black and white cookie will also be available.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/blocks-bagels-joining-the-north-market-sp1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/01/27/well-knowncolumbus-bakery-deli-north-markets.html

 

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There's an interesting tidbit I'd like to see addressed a bit better by some media outlet or another.

 

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The bagel maker will occupy the former home of Taste of Belgium, which left the market after 10 years this winter. When asked about the reason for the departure, Taste of Belgium owner Jean-Francois Flechet said, “The North Market Board decided not to renew our lease. They want to focus on incubating new businesses.”

 

Block’s has been a Columbus staple since it first opened in 1967, offering authentic boiled-then-baked New York style bagels.

 

So, if the idea was not to renew Taste of Belgium to allow fresh concepts to be incubated, how does blocks bagels fit in? 

 

Further, sort of when Pistachio Vera and Katzingers came in, why is the North Market allowing established local vendors to start new in the market? 

 

It's one thing if that's just the ok practice and they state that, but the mission of being an incubator and welcoming in established businesses seems to defy that mission. 

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Dragon Donuts Adding Two Locations

 

By the end of the year, Dragon Donuts fans will be able to get their fix from nearly every corner of the city. The donut shop has plans to triple its footprint after less than a year in business.

 

Initially debuting in Grove City in February 2019, Dragon Donuts will add its second and third shops in Fifth by Northwest and Easton in 2020.

 

In both cases, Owner Courtney Butcher says they were approached by property managers to bring their sugary confections to new corners of Columbus.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/dragon-donuts-adding-two-locations-sp1

 

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This Columbus restaurant wants to bring its health-focused meals straight to customers' doors

 

A Columbus restaurant is getting into the prepared food business.

 

Alchemy Brands, which has locations both on the South Side and on Grandview Avenue near Grandview Heights, next month will launch Alchemy Meal Prep, taking its health-inspired food focus right to customer homes. It’s an idea co-owners Alexis Joseph and Abed Alshahal have been discussing for three years now.

 

“People are busy. Some don’t have time to go to a restaurant or make food at home,” Joseph said. “We have the restaurants. We have the sourcing. How do we break out of the restaurant and make our beautiful, nourishing food more accessible?”

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/01/29/this-columbus-restaurant-wants-to-bring-its-health.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/01/30/new-cafe-to-open-in-former-indianola-avenue.html


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Here's where Hot Chicken Takeover is opening next

 

Hot Chicken Takeover’s next local restaurant will be at Polaris.

 

The popular Columbus chain, which expanded to Cleveland last year with its fourth restaurant, is coming to 435 Polaris Pkwy. It will be on the end of a new strip center being built at the intersection of Polaris Pkwy. and Meridian Way, according to documents filed with the city of Westerville.

 

“We’re excited to open up in Westerville this summer,” founder Joe DeLoss said in an email. “(Hot Chicken Takeover) has a lot of enthusiastic customers in Westerville and Lewis Center. We’re excited to better serve them.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/01/29/heres-where-hot-chicken-takeover-is-opening-next.html


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First Look: Florin Coffee Shop

 

North Linden now has its very own local coffee shop. Florin Coffee celebrates the grand opening of its first cafe today, Wednesday, January 29.

 

The roaster has been working out of the space at 874 Oakland Park Ave. for over a year, making the decision to add a coffee shop to the mix this winter.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-florin-coffee-shop-sp1

 

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First Look: The Crispy Coop

 

Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken has flown the coop. The fried chicken joint has moved up the street and is now serving eats under a new name, The Crispy Coop.

 

Drew Clearly opened Uncle Nick’s in 2015, operating the franchise out of Youngstown for five years at 1333 Northwest Blvd. Cleary says the name and the move came out of a desire to step out on his own.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-the-crispy-coop-sp1

 

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Here's when the next batch of restaurants and retailers will open at Hamilton Quarter near New Albany

 

Tenants joining the Hamilton Quarter development near New Albany in February will include Great Clips, Shred 416 and City Barbeque, according to a news release.

 

Other retailers joining the development next month include Aqua Tots, Nail Boutique, Clean Juice and Sprint. They'll be joined later in the quarter by Glamhouse and Beerhead Bar & Eatery, according to the release.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/03/heres-when-the-next-batch-of-restaurants-and.html


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Surprising announcement that one long-time Columbus diner will be replacing another long-time diner in Downtown:

 

Nancy’s Closing in Clintonville, Reopening Downtown

 

Nancy’s Home Cooking will serve its last meal on Sunday, March 8 at the address it has called home for five plus decades.  “We have ran our course at 3133 North High Street and we have come to the end of the road where we are going to leave that location and move to a new location,” says Nancy’s Owner Rick Hahn in a video posted on the restaurant’s Facebook Page.

 

Nancy’s will make a new home Downtown at 52 E. Lynn St., the former home of Jack’s Diner.  “In order for Nancy’s to be around, to stay, we have to move,” Hahn says.  Hahn says the old Clintonville building has become a problem, affecting their ability to operate.  He spent the last year looking for a new location in Clintonville, but whether because of rent, downtime to get into the new space or buildout costs, “Everywhere I went it fell short of our ability to move to a new location,” Hahn says.

 

The Jack’s Diner location provides an already built-out restaurant space left behind by the previous owner.  The new address will more than triple Nancy’s square footage, going from 800 square feet to 2,500 with seating for 65.

 

Hahn also adds that although Nancy’s is moving Downtown, he’ll continue to look for a way to bring the restaurant back to Clintonville.  Nancy’s Downtown is aiming for a late March or early April grand opening.

 

MORE:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/nancys-closing-in-clintonville-reopening-downtown-sp1

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 He spent the last year looking for a new location in Clintonville, but whether because of rent, downtime to get into the new space or buildout costs, “Everywhere I went it fell short of our ability to move to a new location,” Hahn says.

 

Huh. Who would have thought that years of resistance to allowing new commercial space would make it near impossible for a community institution to relocate within the same community due to so little options available. There was always the boarded up Burger King? /s

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Huh. Who would have thought that years of resistance to allowing new commercial space would make it near impossible for a community institution to relocate within the same community due to so little options available. There was always the boarded up Burger King? /s

 

Yes, the schadenfreude at Clintonville runs as thick as the sausage gravy at Nancy's(!)

 

Here's another article about it from Business First:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/04/longtime-clintonville-restaurant-moving-to.html

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whoa nancy's is a columbus and ohio institution.

 

its kind of sad news to have to leave their site, but good its still going to be around.

 

i bet there will be no helping yourself to seconds at the new nancy's though, lol.

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It'll be interesting to see if the Nancy's Downtown location survives.  The former Jack's Diner interior is definitely an upgrade over the tiny, problem-riddled Clintonville location.  But I wonder what customers will be going to a downtown Nancy's vs. the Clintonville Nancy's.

 

Clintonville Nancy's seemed like a real neighborhood hangout kind of place.  Also, although the space was small and forced customers to wait for tables to clear, the nearby on-street parking was free.  The downtown location will not have free parking - in fact it is rather pricey - even the on-street parking.  So it seems unlikely that the Clintonville regulars will make the trip downtown.  Will the downtown Nancy's develop a downtown customer base from the surrounding offices and residences?

 

And I'm sure that their weekend hours were also profitable in Clintonville.  However, the owner said the downtown Nancy's will only be open 7 to 3 during M-F, with no weekend hours.  Maybe this makes sense for a downtown location with most surrounding offices closed on the weekend.

 

And the biggest question mark might be the invasive on-going exterior renovation of the huge Rhodes Office Tower next to the downtown Nancy's location.  The safety scaffolding creates a foreboding tunnel effect in the alley leading to the 52 E. Lynn Street entrance.  And the Rhodes project is scheduled to continue thru 2020 and into 2021 (i think).  Now maybe Nancy's is getting a sweetheart lease deal because of this - and maybe the downtown Nancy's overcomes all these issues.  But it will be interesting to see if they can do it.

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^ After I wrote this post wondering about the viability of a downtown Nancy's, I came across this article about the 52 E. Lynn building:

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/05/gahannacreative-agency-moving-to-downtown-columbus.html

 

A Gahanna-based AV production agency has purchased the four-story building and will be moving their company into the top three floors - while leasing the ground floor to Nancy's.  So maybe they are offering a sweetheart lease deal to Nancy's.

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Degrees, The Restaurant At Columbus State’s Mitchell Hall, Is Open And Fabulous

 

The final piece of the puzzle has slipped into place at Columbus State Community College’s Mitchell Hall.  Their new restaurant, Degrees, is officially open.

 

Run by a full staff of professional chefs, servers, and managers, the restaurant provides valuable experience and learning opportunities for the students in the culinary arts and restaurant management degree programs at the college.

 

The menu at Degrees is familiar and comfortable, but it’s also gourmet and fresh.  The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner on weekdays only and will be closed weekends and CSCC holiday and semester breaks.

 

MORE:  https://www.columbusnavigator.com/degrees-columbus-state-restaurant/

 

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Just Love Coffee Cafe Opens First Ohio Location Downtown

 

Just Love Coffee Cafe has opened its first Ohio location at 330 S. High St. Downtown.

 

Keith Atieh brought the Murfreesboro, TN based franchise to Columbus, inspired by the company’s do-good mission which aims to give back to communities.

 

The cafe offers a lineup of coffee and espresso drinks and an available-all-day menu of breakfast items, sandwiches, waffles and more. Showcasing the unknown versatility of a standard kitchen appliance, all of Just Love’s eats are cooked in waffle irons. That leads to dishes like the Womelette with eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese, onions, peppers, tomatoes and tots and the breakfast favorite Nanna’s Cinnamon Rolls, waffled and topped with icing.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/just-love-coffee-cafe-opens-first-ohio-location-downtown-sp1

 

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4 More Vendors Selected for North Market Bridge Park

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Four additional vendors have been announced for North Market Bridge Park.

 

Two are vendors North Market goers will recognize – Black Radish Creamery and Dos Hermanos will double down on North Market locations, while new purveyors Flowers & Bread and Falafel Kitchen will join the lineup.

 

North Market Bridge Park announced its first five of an eventual 19 vendors in November, including The Dublin Farmer’s Daughter, Coastal Local Seafood, MoMo Ghar, Dough Mama and Market Bar. Additional vendors will be announced in the coming months, leading up to a summer 2020 opening.

 

North Market Bridge Park will be smaller than the original, occupying 30,000 square feet of space at 6736 Longshore St. in Dublin.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/4-more-vendors-selected-for-north-market-bridge-park-sp1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/10/tacos-cheese-and-middle-eastern-eats-sign-on-with.html


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Craft beer, pizza and more on tap with New Albany dining additions

 

New Albany is adding a new brewpub and some notable local restaurant names.

 

A pair of additions will be coming to the Columbus suburb – Harvest X Three Tigers, which will be a collaboration between the Harvest restaurant brand and Three Tigers Brewing Co. in Granville, and Katzinger’s Delicatessen, which will be a third area site for that famed Columbus name.

 

Harvest X Three Tigers will take 8,000 square feet at the former New Albany Mill site at Main Street and Dublin-Granville Road. The operation will have an outdoor biergarten as well. New Albany Co. will maintain ownership of the site. The mill will keep much of its historic look and the parking lot will remain gravel in homage to the community’s rural heritage, the release noted.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/10/craft-beer-pizza-and-more-on-tap-with-new-albany.html


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First Look: Palmas Tropical Escape

 

A new bar is bringing a taste of the tropics to Downtown. Palmas Tropical Escape opened its doors at 46 N. High St. last week.

 

The new concept comes courtesy of Omar D’Angelo, owner of Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food. Palmas shares a building with the restaurant, with the bar facing High Street and the eatery accessible from the alley at 47 N. Pearl St.

 

Bar-goers will sip on cocktails like Palomas, Mojitos and Piña & Coco Martinis while taking a trip around the world D’Angelo says. The plan is to bring in guest chefs and bartenders to present the cuisines and cocktails of other countries.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-palmas-topical-escape-sp1

 

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Cleveland's Saucy Brew Works updates plans for Columbus brewpub

 

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Cleveland-based Saucy Brew Works expects to open its Columbus brewpub at 443 W. 3rd Ave. in early April, the brewery said Friday.

 

Owners Brent Zimmerman and Eric Anderson have been working on the space for about a year. Construction-related delays pushed back the brewery's original plan for a summer 2019 opening. In October, Zimmerman said the brewery was targeting the first quarter of this year.

 

The 190-seat brewpub is in the former location of Cafe Apropos in Harrison West. It is modeled on Saucy’s Ohio City brewpub and will have pizza, appetizers, sandwiches and more.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/14/clevelands-saucy-brew-works-updates-plansfor.html


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The owners of this new Grandview-area restaurant are already hungry for expansion

 

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The Crispy Coop doesn’t just want to be a neighborhood chicken joint.

 

The restaurant opened this month at 1717 Northwest Blvd. Co-owner Drew Cleary already has aspirations beyond feeding the nearby Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington neighborhoods.

 

“We come from a franchise situation,” he said. “Now we want to be the franchisors. Our goal is to open as many as possible.”

 

The expansion aspirations aren’t without experience. One of the investors in Crispy Coop also is a co-founder of the Poké Bros. chain of poké restaurants, which has grown from its initial Columbus restaurant in 2016 to 34 locations in seven states via franchising.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/14/the-owners-of-this-new-grandview-area-restaurant.html


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The Pit BBQ Grille Opens Second Location, Announces Third

 

What better way to celebrate opening a second location than by announcing a third?

 

Linden’s The Pit BBQ Grille has not only opened its second digs, but is staking claim on its third restaurant.

 

Restaurant number two opened earlier this month at 1542 Parsons Ave. Owner D’Andre Martin says that just as with Linden, they wanted to open in more up-and-coming communities, growing with the area and giving back as they can. Parsons Avenue provided an ideal location to continue that mission.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-pit-bbq-grille-opens-second-location-announces-third-sp1

 

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Cleveland restaurateur sets opening date for new Short North restaurant

 

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TownHall isn’t quite ready to open yet, but that didn't stop one of its owners from wanting to show it off.

 

A nattily dressed Bobby George met me Wednesday to walk through the space at 800 N. High St., where the Cleveland-based restaurateur is readying his latest restaurant. He's now targeting March 9 for the opening.

 

Construction is still cranking away inside the 6,500-square-foot space as custom-made furniture and fixtures are put into place, but that doesn’t deter George from sharing his vision: garage doors across the front all open to a nice spring night, bright green vines climbing the front of the building and a bustling patio that’s closer to the street than any other in the busy Short North.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/19/cleveland-restaurateur-sets-opening-dating-for-new.html

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Cleveland restaurateur sets opening date for new Short North restaurant

 

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TownHall isn’t quite ready to open yet, but that didn't stop one of its owners from wanting to show it off.

 

A nattily dressed Bobby George met me Wednesday to walk through the space at 800 N. High St., where the Cleveland-based restaurateur is readying his latest restaurant. He's now targeting March 9 for the opening.

 

Construction is still cranking away inside the 6,500-square-foot space as custom-made furniture and fixtures are put into place, but that doesn’t deter George from sharing his vision: garage doors across the front all open to a nice spring night, bright green vines climbing the front of the building and a bustling patio that’s closer to the street than any other in the busy Short North.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/19/cleveland-restaurateur-sets-opening-dating-for-new.html

A health food restaurant opening just after the Arnold.  Seems like a missed opportunity. They were supposed to open in February according to their Instagram

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First Look: Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory Short North

 

Cookie dough?! Mango?! Tequila Almond?! Prepare for analysis paralysis as Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory opens its doors today, Friday, February 21.

 

Inside 1127 N. High St. in the Short North, 52 flavors of ice cream and nearly 60 flavors of paletas await. There’s more. Sporting the same menu as its other two locations, Dulce Vida will also offer sweets creations like their signature Mangonada. There’s a lineup of savory items too, including hot dogs, walking tacos and french fries.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-dulce-vida-ice-cream-factory-sp1

 

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Taco shop takes over former Hal & Al's space in south Columbus

 

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If it weren’t for a batch of recycled frying oil, Village Taco might not have found its new home.

 

The vegan restaurant and bar is now open at 1297 Parsons Ave. It’s a bit of a return to roots for that south Columbus space, which from 2009 to 2014 was Hal & Al’s, an establishment that gained a local following for its extensive craft beer menu and vegan food before either were commonplace. Tatoheads Public House followed Hal & Al’s as a tenant, but closed last year.

 

Village Taco owners Jonny Stone and Heidi Stone weren’t looking to relocate. Their Licking County eatery had been open for only six months when their paths crossed with Jay Cheplowitz, owner of the Parsons Avenue building and the former proprietor of Hal & Al’s.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/taco-shop-takes-over-former-hal-als-space-in-south.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/village-taco-brings-vegan-eatery-back-to-former-home-of-hal-als-sp1


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Cameron Mitchell polishes newest Pearl as Dublin opening nears

 

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants could have put any number of restaurant brands in its new spot in Dublin.

 

But the community wanted The Pearl.

 

“It’s something different for the area,” said Amberlyn Heiney, the restaurant company’s regional director. “There was high demand for The Pearl.”

 

The Pearl is scheduled to open March 10 at 88 N. High St. in historic Dublin. It’s the first expansion for the gastropub and raw bar brand, which Cameron Mitchell Restaurants first brought to the Short North in 2013.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/25/first-lookcameron-mitchell-polishes-newest-the.html

 

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TownHall Almost Ready to Open, More Details Announced on Rooftop Concept at 800 N. High

 

An opening date is nearing for the debut of TownHall in the Short North. Cleveland restaurateur Bobby George says Monday, March 9 is the big day – but only if everything is right.

 

George has no qualms about holding out on the opening date to ensure the best experience possible for when the 7,000 square foot restaurant serves its first customers at 792 N. High St. The Columbus restaurant will become the flagship location for the brand across the country.

 

TownHall will be split into two sides – a cafe on one and restaurant and bar on the other, each with its own entrance.

 

George says the cafe side will be the kind of place people can sit all day and be comfortable — an office away from the office to have a cup of coffee or a meeting. An abundance of plants and greenery will fill the space that will feature a variety of seating – from booths to a stadium-style setup.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/townhall-almost-ready-to-open-more-details-announced-on-rooftop-concept-at-800-n-high-sp1

 

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The rooftop scene in Columbus has been "elevated" so much in the past year, with more to come, I'm so impressed with the direction all of these are going!!!

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Studio 35 Expands with Pizzeria & Second Screen

 

Studio 35 is a single-screen theater no more. Taking over the second floor that was once an apartment and a projection booth, the Clintonville movie theater has added a second screen – and its very on pizzeria.

 

Owners Eric Brembeck and Rita Volpi have had their sights set on the second floor renovation since they finished the theater’s first remodel earlier this decade, which saw new seats in the main theater and the draft lines expand from 15 to 40.

 

Operating as a one-screen theater had its challenges. Volpi says they had to be right all the time. When screening a Blockbuster film, the movie studio sets the number of weeks it needs to run – no matter how quickly the audience might drop off.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/studio-35-expands-with-pizzeria-second-screen-sp1

 

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Newest Easton restaurant sets its opening date

 

A popular national chain will open its first Ohio restaurant next month.

 

Phoenix-based True Food Kitchen expects to open April 8 at Easton Town Center. It is one of the many new additions to the development, which is in the midst of a $500 million expansion.

 

True Food was founded in 2008 by restaurateur Sam Fox and Dr. Andrew Weil, creator of the anti-inflammatory diet, which informed the menu at True Food. The expansive menu includes grain and noodle bowls, pizza, sandwiches, salads and entrees. Price range is from around $10 for starters to the mid $20s for entrees. Dishes include an Ancient Grains Bowl with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, the Unbeetable Burger veggie burger and an Organic Tuscan Kale Salad.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/02/newest-easton-restaurant-sets-its-opening-date.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/true-food-kitchen-sets-opening-date-for-easton-sp1

 

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According to CU, Gordon Biersch has closed the Arena District brewery along with other across the country. I hope, that with the insurgence of craft and local brewing since 2001, a local or nearby brewery taps the market and takes advantage of the location. Maybe, just maybe, we can finally see Rhinegeist enter the Cbus market... or Cleveland's Market Garden Brewery can keep up a tradition of being next to public markets here. 

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https://www.columbusalive.com/news/20200303/pierogi-mountain-leaving-wunderbar-in-german-village?fbclid=IwAR3IAUaqKwtuSRSjP_62pdlxRvmcx5BN2CeXFwwekapdANKTQRvTmuAuCF4

 

Pierogi Mountain will be leaving the Wunderbar space on March 23rd.  They will remain at 23rd and Bourbon Street, their home location.

 

Their facebook post hints at changes coming to Wunderbar.


Very Stable Genius

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First Look: One Line Coffee Franklinton

 

One Line Coffee is open for business at its new digs at River & Rich in Franklinton, 471 W. Rich St.

 

This version of One Line offers more than just coffee, but includes a lineup of 10 beers and 10 wines. Several of the beers are One Line infusions from local brewers like Wolf’s Ridge and Lineage.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-one-line-coffee-franklinton-sp1

 

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Hopefully some good news regarding the Dube:

 

Existing High Street building front:

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Proposed High Street building front:

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New owner hopes to revive Blue Danube, maintain its character

 

The University Impact District Review Board has signed off on the new owner’s plan to restore and reopen the iconic Blue Danube restaurant at 2439 N. High Street in the University District.

 

On the North High Street facade, the existing deteriorated wood paneling will be removed and replaced with blue enamel porcelain tile.  Crews will enlarge the storefront to restore the building’s historic character and the existing neon sign will remain, according to the University Impact District Review Board.

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20200310/new-owner-hopes-to-revive-blue-danube-maintain-its-character

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North Market now filled with opening of latest addition

 

Bagels have filled the last hole at the North Market.

 

Block’s Bagels is now open in the historic Columbus market. The arrival of the equally historic local bagel deli name was announced in January. It held a soft opening early this week to make sure its operations were smooth and will celebrate its grand opening Friday and through the weekend.

 

“We could not be more excited to officially welcome Block’s to our best-in-class culinary community,” North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe said in a news release.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/12/north-market-now-filled-with-opening-of-latest.html

 

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'This is just disastrous': Columbus restaurants trying to salvage sales, support staff after mandated closures

 

The greatest need for restaurants a month ago was finding and maintaining good employees to meet sales demand.  In this new Covid-19 mitigation world, now they need to find customers to save those employees.

 

In order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus responsible for the disease, Ohio has barred dine-in business and congregating in restaurants and bars, limiting food providers to carryout and delivery business only.

 

“For small and independent restaurants, this is just disastrous,” said Matt Heaggans, who owns Ambrose & Eve restaurant and Preston’s: A Burger Joint with partner Catie Randazzo. “Now it’s about managing the damage.”

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/16/this-is-just-disastrous-columbus-restaurants.html

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