Wrap up some salt scrub for under the tree. | Photo via Etsy
Pop quiz, Columbusites. What’s better than shopping local? For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home,of course. Not only is it one of the best ways to support the local economy, butlocally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kickstart your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up 15 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted Star Seller badge that’s given to sellers who consistently earn 5-star reviews, ship orders on time, and provide great customer service, aka less holiday stress for you.
Psst — Some of these items may sell out quickly due to limited quantities. Click on the link to the Etsy seller’s page to find something similar.
Dos Hermanos is opening its first brick-and-mortar at 3946 Morse Crossing in Easton next month. While the grand opening date hasn’t been announced, we can expect a margarita bar and extension of the food truck menu with traditional Oaxacan-style dishes. 🌮 (614now)
Barstool Sportsbook is opening its first Columbus location inside of the Hollywood Casino Columbus. Sports betting becomes legal in Ohio on Sunday, Jan. 1 and fans will be able to watch games and place bets in the streamlined and secure betting location. (614now)
Ohio State football was defeated by TTUN for the first time in Columbus since 2000. What does this mean for their spot in the College Football Playoff rankings? NCAA predicts the Buckeyes will fall to the No. 5 spot. (NCAA)
The Ohio State men’s basketball team is 5-1 after the Maui Invitational, including a win over No. 21 Texas Tech where Justice Sueing had a career-high 33 points. OSU will face No. 8 ranked Duke on the road Wednesday + the game plays on ESPN. 🏀
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Columbus was ranked the No. 3 data center market in the country by 42Floors. With 2.7 million sqft of data center space added in the past decade, CBUS experienced a 146% inventory growth. The growth is due to the city’s “reliable power, relatively affordable land, and lower incidence of natural disasters.”
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Editor’s pick: Although the outcome wasn’t what I had hoped for (obviously) I had such a fun time covering the rivalry game on Saturday. I shared some stats ahead of the game, talked with tailgaters, and went out on the field for Carmen Ohio after the game. If we have any Bachelor/Bachelorette fans, I also got to meet Tyler Cameron on the field which was a win. No matter what, go Bucks.
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