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Brassica Opening Test Kitchen in Upper Arlington

By Walker Evans

The local restaurant company that operates Northstar Café and Brassica will be opening a test kitchen in Upper Arlington, according to a development plan submitted to the city’s Board of Zoning and Planning today.

A new addition planned for the existing building at 1442 West Lane Avenue will house 5,500 square feet of test kitchen space, in addition to a new 2,600 square foot Brassica restaurant — the second location for the company’s newer fast-casual concept.

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PLUS: We have an event calendar!

The Metropreneur now features a new events calendar, which includes a curated collection of small-business-centric events in the community. That includes networking opportunities, classes and workshops, panels and conferences, and much more.

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Food Typography

Creating an Industry: Marmalade Bleue Forging Ahead in Food Typography

 

By Susan Post

The problems that Danielle Evans encounters while employing her craft fall under the unusual – yogurt separating, getting the right jiggle out of a jello letter, the odor certain foods develop under camera lights…but the end result yields a new genre of typography the Columbus-based artist is largely responsible for creating. Evans’ creative studio Marmalade Bleue is in the business of food typography and counts names like Target, Bath & Body Works and SXSW under its client list.

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Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Put It In Writing … Well, Maybe Not These

 

By Bill Nolan of Barnes and Thornburg, LLP

 

Put it in writing. Document, document, document.

We hear these things in various legal contexts because, in fact, a number of legal problems result from not sufficiently memorializing things. For example, too often business transactions are conducted on a handshake rather than writing down certain key points. When a problem arises or trust is lost, there is a dispute because the parties did not write enough down.

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Passion Purpose Profit coming July 21

Passion, Purpose, Profit Symposium Scheduled for July 21 MORE

 

Candle with a Cause launches new fundraising model

Candle With a Cause Rebrands, Develops New Fundraising Model MORE

 

 

 

Sticky Fingers Food Festival

                                                                                                 Sticky Fingers Food Festival to Feature 15 Food Trucks & Live Music on July 9

By Kevin Brennan of ECDI

On Saturday, July 9, The Food Fort will once again partner with Columbus classic rock radio station Qfm96 and Promowest Productions to host their third annual food truck fest. Responding to the successful growth of last year’s event, Qfm96 plans to enhance this year’s Sticky Fingers Food Festival by moving the fest to EXPRESS LIVE!, located in downtown Columbus.

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Franklin County Retail Summit Discusses County Performance, National Trends Shaping Industry

 

By Susan Post

The sixth annual Franklin County Retail Summit presented by the county and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce highlighted the important role retail plays in Columbus’ economy. MORE

Brick and Mortar stores future

Don’t Say Goodbye to the Brick-and-Mortar Just Yet

 

By Susan Post

The retail industry is changing fast. Online and omni-channel encounters make up an increasing percentage of the retail experience, but as a panel recently discussed at the sixth annual Franklin County Retail Summit, it’s not doomsday for the brick-and-mortar just yet. MORE

 

 

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HEY, HIGHBALLERS, DID YOU HEAR THE THE NEWS?

HighBall Halloween is happening October 21-22, 2016, and we're excited to announce that the theme for Friday's HB: On The Rocks is David Bowie, as announced on CD102.5 yesterday. The night’s events will pay tribute to Bowie through a celebration of the many eras of his music, fashion, and personas.

Headlining HB: On the Rocks is electronic dance-pop sensation Robert DeLong. Originally from Washington state, DeLong hails from Colorado in a one-man outfit that takes inspiration from the genres of house, dubstep, and moombahton. His most recent album In the Cards was released in late 2015 alongside the single “Don’t Wait Up”. In a recent review, USA TODAY says of the musician, “Give him a mic, some drums, and a potpourri of video-game controllers, and Robert DeLong has all he needs for an explosive dance party.” 

DeLong performed for a sold-out crowd at the CD102.5 Day in 2015. A regular on the festival circuit, Delong has graced the stage at SXSW, Coachella, Firefly Music Festival, Outside Lands, and more, all to critical acclaim. For HB: On the Rocks, Delong fans will be treated to his modern take on David Bowie classics along with his memorizing, interactive stage show. 

Click on the video above to get a preview of HighBall Halloween 2016.

 

HB: On The RocksABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING
HB: On The Rocks is our annual Friday night tribute to fabulous fashion inspired by music icons, eras, and genres. On Friday, HighBall Halloween 2016 will pay tribute to rock legend David Bowie. Headliner Robert DeLong with a local band lineup will hit the HighBall Halloween stage for electrifying performances including mixed sets of original songs and David Bowie covers.  Watch pop-up performers on High Street. Stay tuned for more Friday night surprises.

Come to HB: On The Rocks dressed as your favorite Bowie era, whether the iconic Ziggy Stardust, mystically inspired Jareth the Goblin King, or the cabaret classic Thin White Duke. Get your chance to be on the HighBall Halloween stage as we close out the night with the Bowie Public Costume Contest.

 

HB: High FashionABOUT SATURDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING

Extraordinary style is the name of the game at HB: High Fashion on Saturday night. Local bands will open HB: High Fashion and get you pumped for the main event. Watch eight teams of designers compete for the top slot and a cash prize in HighBall Halloween’s signature event, the Costume Couture Fashion Show. See models stomp the runway in inspired costume collections in a spectacular fashion show unlike any other.

On Saturday, become your most honest self or take shape as someone new.  As the night ends, get a chance to be a part of the main stage spectacle for the High Fashion Public Costume Contest.

 

More about Robert DeLong here.

ABOUT HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN
HighBall Halloween is the nation's most elaborate costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District.

Be part of the HighBall Halloween street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall Halloween, you are what you wear.

More information:
www.highballcolumbus.org.

 

 

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CAPITAL CROSSROADS AND DISCOVERY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

 

 

 

Pearl Market BOOM!

 

Before Red, White and BOOM! on Friday head to Pearl Market to stock up for a weekend of holiday festivities (three cheers for three-day weekends). The market offers all kinds of baked goods, produce, flowers and even jewelry (you can't forget the holiday bling). Read on through to the Pearl Market insider tip and to find out how to register to win some tix to another great downtown event. Click here for the lowdown.

 

 

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194 South High Street

614.610.9898

Please bring a copy of this email to redeem this special: enjoy $1 off any juice or smoothie with the purchase of a Hai Poke Bowl. PurePressed has partnered with Hai Poke, whose island-inspired bowls are available from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

   Downtown DealSurvey Time

 

We still want to know what you think about downtown news sources.  If you respond to our survey, you will be entered to win tickets to Broadway in Columbus' Wicked, which comes to town in August. All answers are confidential.

 

 

   Traffic Alert

 

Be alert for lane restrictions on West Long Street between North Front and North High streets due to electric utility work, weather permitting. Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. At least two lanes of W. Long Street will be maintained on weekdays. This work is expected to continue through Thursday, June 30, weather permitting.

 

 

DON'T MISS! 

 

CAPA Summer Movie Series: Patton

Location: Ohio Theatre
Hours: June 29 - 30

Admission: $2.50 - $4

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Red, White and BOOM!

Location: Downtown Columbus

Hours: July 1, 11 a.m. - midnight
Admission: Free

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For a complete listing of events, please visit the 

Arts & Entertainment listing on our website. 

 

 

 

Get Some Rhythm

 

The riverfront is the place to be on Friday nights all summer long. Of course, this Friday, the fireworks extravaganza of Red, White and Boom will take center stage, but you won't want to miss the parade, music and food either. Then most Fridays through September 2, head to the Scioto Mile's Bicentennial Park Pavilion for Rhythm on the River, featuring a different performance each week. Some performances, dubbed Music + Movie, feature a musical act followed by a movie under the stars. Click here to learn more.

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

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June 27th, 2016 11:18 AM

Upcoming Franklin County Events

Franklin County Events

Full Community Calendar   |   Local Nonprofits

 

 

Below is a list of upcoming local community events and activities. Click the links for more detailed information.

 

 


Arts / Theatre / Music

6/27/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/27/2016

Monday Night Dance

Mid-Ohio Boogie Club

6/28/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

6/28/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

6/29/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

6/29/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/29/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

6/29/2016

Paper Pieced Owl

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/29/2016

West Side Story

Columbus Children's Theatre

6/29/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

6/30/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

6/30/2016

West Side Story

Columbus Children's Theatre

6/30/2016

Play On!

Standing Room Only Theatre

6/30/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

6/30/2016

Fryer Flicks on the Hill

City of Grove City

7/1/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

7/1/2016

Play On!

Standing Room Only Theatre

7/1/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

7/2/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

7/2/2016

Play On!

Standing Room Only Theatre

7/2/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

7/2/2016

West Side Story

Columbus Children's Theatre

7/2/2016

Play On!

Standing Room Only Theatre

7/2/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

7/3/2016

Forever Plaid

Totem Pole Playhouse

7/3/2016

Kayak to the Concert

Dublin Arts Council

7/3/2016

S@S: Paradise Island Band

Dublin Arts Council

7/5/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

7/6/2016

Eileen Woods: Last Words

Dublin Arts Council

7/6/2016

West Side Story

Columbus Children's Theatre


Business Events

6/29/2016

Career Alternatives

Transition Cafe


Children Activities

6/28/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/28/2016

Kid's Night

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/29/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/30/2016

Preschool Rock n' Rollers

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

7/6/2016

FountainSide

Scioto Mile


Education

6/28/2016

French Tasting Tuesdays Series

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/28/2016

Tuesday@One

Groveport Cultural Arts Center


Festival / Parade

6/30/2016

Healthy New Albany

Healthy New Albany

6/30/2016

New Albany Farmer's Market

Healthy New Albany


Fundraiser / Benefit

7/2/2016

Adult Day @ Camp

Godman Guild


Health

6/27/2016

Heavy Free Weights Class 55 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/27/2016

(50+) Moving Core & Balance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/27/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/27/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/27/2016

Total Body Workout exercise

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/27/2016

Cardio Kick Boxing Class

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/27/2016

(50+) Advanced Yoga

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/28/2016

15-Minute Massage

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/28/2016

Free Weights that Shape (50+)

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/28/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/28/2016

One-Hour Massage Therapy

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/28/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/29/2016

Zumba Gold

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/29/2016

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

6/29/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/29/2016

Chair Dance & Stretch

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

Total Body Workout exercise

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

Beginning Yoga for All

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

Cardio Kick Boxing Class

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/30/2016

Total Body Workout 50 plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/30/2016

Free Weights that Shape (50+)

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/30/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/30/2016

Gentle Hatha Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

6/30/2016

Art of Movement Foundations

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

7/1/2016

Total Body Workout 50 plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/1/2016

Free Weights that Shape (50+)

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/1/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/1/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/1/2016

Total Body Workout exercise

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/2/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/2/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/4/2016

Freedom 5 & 10 K Run/Walk

Rotary Club of Hilliard

7/4/2016

Heavy Free Weights Class 55 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/4/2016

(50+) Moving Core & Balance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/4/2016

(50+) Moving Core & Balance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/4/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/4/2016

Cardio Kick Boxing Class

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/4/2016

(50+) Advanced Yoga

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/5/2016

Hear Better & Live Better

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/5/2016

Free Weights that Shape (50+)

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/5/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/5/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/5/2016

Balance Practice

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/6/2016

Zumba Gold

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/6/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/6/2016

Staying Well Nutrition Series

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/6/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

7/6/2016

Chair Dance & Stretch

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/6/2016

Total Body Workout exercise

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/6/2016

Beginning Yoga for All

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/6/2016

Cardio Kick Boxing Class

Grandview Parks & Recreation


Lecture / Workshop

6/30/2016

Poindexter Village Exhibit

Columbus Historical Society


Senior

6/27/2016

Reflexology @ Grandview Center

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/28/2016

Chair Volley Ball & Wii Bowlin

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/29/2016

BOOM class

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

6/29/2016

BOOM class

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

6/30/2016

Chair Volley Ball & Wii Bowlin

Grandview Parks & Recreation

6/30/2016

Euchre Club @ Grandview Center

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/1/2016

Therapy Chair Stretch

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/1/2016

BOOM class

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

7/4/2016

Reflexology @ Grandview Center

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/5/2016

Chair Volley Ball & Wii Bowlin

Grandview Parks & Recreation

7/6/2016

BOOM class

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

7/6/2016

BOOM class

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus


Special Events / Holiday

7/4/2016

Independence Day Celebration

City of Grove City


Sports & Recreation

7/1/2016

Friday Line Dance - Drop-in

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Other

7/2/2016

GCACC's 28th Farmers' Markets

Grove City Chamber of Commerce


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Make parking easier - reserve your Red White and Boom Parking spot now - CLICK HERE

 

 

Red White and BOOM in the Arena District

 

 

1. Parking for BOOM in the Arena District

 

Convenient parking is located around the Arena District, including surface lots and parking garages. Find our Parking Map Here.

 

Coming down for Red White and Boom? Don't forget to Pre-Pay and reserve your spot now!

 

2. Taste of BOOM on Nationwide Blvd. 

 

Come hungry because the annual Taste of BOOM is back on Nationwide Blvd. Some of your local favorites include Gordon Biersch, bd's Mongolian Grill, and Big Bang Bar's fun drinks. Plus all your favorite festival foods like funnel cakes, snow cones and more. The party starts at 3 pm. 

We will see you at Taste of BOOM!

 

3. The Three-Legged Mare Plaza Party


The Three-Legged Mare is the official sponsor of the Red White and BOOM After Party!

 

Meet on Battelle Plaza after the fireworks because Sonic Boom Live will be rocking out and get you dancing again!

 

Red White and Sonic BOOM!

 

4. Catch a movie after the fireworks


Don't sit in a crowded parking garage when you can sit in a comfy theater seat and watch one of the summer's hottest block buster movies! Wait for the traffic to clear while you watch a movie at Studio Movie Grill!  Find out movie times!

 

5. Ballpark BOOM 2016 at Huntington Park 

 

Enoy Red, White, & Boom from the comfort of Huntington Park. They'll have plenty of your ballpark favorites like hot dogs, plus live entertainment. Great for families because there will be a zip line, bounce house, face painting, and easy access to restrooms. 

Find out more about 2016 Ballpark BOOM!

 

Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson

Tuesday, July 5, 6pm 

 

AWOLNATION

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30pm

 

Sticky Fingers Food Fest

Saturday, July 9, 3pm

 

Lee Brice

Thursday, July 21, 6:30pm

 

Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulrocker Tour

Sunday, July 24, 7pm

WWE Raw

Monday, July 4, 7:30pm

 

Dave Matthews Band

Friday, July 8, 6:30pm

 

Thirty-One Gifts

July 15-18

 

Coldplay

Thursday, July 28, 8pm

 

Belong Tour

August 19-20

 

ACDC

Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm

Clippers vs. Norfolk

Friday, June 24, 7:15pm

 

Clippers vs. Norfolk

Saturday, June 25, 7:15pm

 

Clippers vs. Norfolk

Sunday, June 26, 1:06 pm

 

Clippers vs. Toledo

Monday, July 4, 7:05pm

 

Clippers vs. Toledo

Tuesday, July 5, 7:05pm

 

Clippers vs. Toledo

Wednesday, July 6, 7:05pm

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Draft Party starts tonight at 5 pm on Battelle Plaza! See you there!

 

 

 

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