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Meet the Buxton Inn - After 204 Years Still Going Strong

Meet the Buxton Inn - After 204 Years Still Going Strong

When the family business is called Urban Restorations and the company’s website touts: ‘The Fusion of Modern Architecture and Historic Preservation’, you might get the impression that owner Bob Schilling and his family concentrate on inner-city homes and properties in central Ohio. But after researching the recent growth of the Licking County community of Granville, the charming and vibrant town just west of Newark, he found out very quickly that the Buxton Inn project was calling his name. Of course, it might have been the famous Inn’s ghosts calling his name……

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Categories: Customer Stories
From Mark Pi to Sunrise Foods - A National Chinese Food Phenomenon!

From Mark Pi to Sunrise Foods - A National Chinese Food Phenomenon!

Given the opportunity, would you rather open a Tae Kwon Do studio in Santa Barbara, California, or a Chinese restaurant in Toledo, Ohio? It may or may not surprise you to learn that Mark Pi chose the latter and the first Mark Pi’s concept, China Gate, was launched.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Especially Johnson’s REAL Ice Cream.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Especially Johnson’s REAL Ice Cream.

The oldest ice cream shop in Columbus was opened by Robert N. Johnson and his son-in-law James Wilcoxon on September 1, 1950. While they sold their first scoops of ice cream from the middle of a meat market, together they then built a 15’ x 20’ facility at 2728 East Main Street in Bexley and started Johnson’s REAL Ice Cream. Founder Robert Johnson named his ice cream shop Johnson’s REAL Ice Cream because in comparison to other frozen products of the time, Johnson’s quality ingredients, fine flavoring and family recipes were REAL. The ice cream machine he purchased when the shop opened in 1950 is still being used by his great grandson, and current president, Matt Wilcoxon.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Introducing Copious - A Combination of Locally Sourced Food, Drink, Music and Art That Will "Feed Your Soul"

Introducing Copious - A Combination of Locally Sourced Food, Drink, Music and Art That Will "Feed Your Soul"

Open for just eight short weeks, the 21,000 sf Copious is a three-level restaurant/bar, event space and live music venue that will serve to “feed your soul” through locally-sourced food creations, special wines and cocktails, an eclectic mix of music in a world-class setting and local artwork displayed in a rotating gallery-like setting. Originally known as the McGowan Building, a neoclassical brick and limestone structure located at 520 South High Street in the historic Brewery District, it’s been redesigned to feature a 150 seat restaurant on the main floor, private event space upstairs and a basement level nightclub, called ‘Notes’, that is patterned after the top jazz clubs in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Categories: Customer Stories
Raising a Glass to Toast Rockmill Brewery's Success

Raising a Glass to Toast Rockmill Brewery's Success

Five year old Rockmill Brewery, located on a former horse farm near Lancaster, sits on a gorgeous 20 acre property approximately 30 minutes from downtown Columbus. The farm was built in the 1870s and once was owned by Ohio Governor Thomas Worthington. The barn was recently refurbished and expanded and now serves as the brewery’s tasting room and dining room. The stables house the brewery. The idyllic grounds also include a pond and a small chapel.

Saturday, October 31, 2015
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