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38º | Cloudy | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 7:53 a.m. | Sunset 5:23 p.m.

 
🛒 In the market
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What’s your go-to grocery store? | Photo by CBUStoday
Your weekly trip for groceries doesn’t have be the same old routine. Break out of your rut and add these alternative supermarkets to your cart.

Sunrise Asian Market, 1920 W. Henderson Rd.

Whether you’re looking for soft shell crab — that is still alive, if that’s your thing — or frozen vegan pot stickers, it’s all here. The produce selection is strong, with options ranging from bok choy to durian. Plus, find familiar favorites from Asian brands, such as instant ramen, coffee, candy, and even mayonnaise.

Lucky’s Market, 2770 N. High St.

If Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s had a baby, it would be Lucky’s Market. This Clintonville grocery store has organic and health-conscious selections for many items + an incredible bakery, deli, and butcher. Pro tip: The salad bar is great for lunch on-the-go.

Yao Lee Supermarket, 2848 N. High St.

If you can’t find what you need at Sunrise, there’s a chance this Clintonville market has it. Despite offering many of the same types of items, numerous Yelp reviews report that Yao Lee Supermarket often has different brands. This store focuses more on shelf-stable goods, frozen foods, and affordable dishware.

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Prepare to change the way you shop for food with spots like Trader Joe’s. | Photo via Wikicommons

Trader Joe’s, Multiple locations

The online legends are true: Trader Joe’s has great produce, frozen food, and snacks, and it’s all at an affordable price. Nearly everything is delicious at TJ’s, but here are a few of our favorites: “Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning,” campari tomatoes, and Mediterranean-style hummus dip.

Saraga, Multiple locations

As one of the biggest international markets in Ohio, Saraga is a melting pot for all cultures and backgrounds. There are items from all over the world here, ranging from Africa to Vietnam. This is also a favorite store of vegans and vegetarians in CBUS as many different countries — such as India — have delicious plant-based options not commonly found elsewhere.
 
Events
 
Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Bourbon Tasting | Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 5-9 p.m. | Worthington Tavern, 671 High St., Worthington | $20 | Each session is two hours and features rare or hard-to-find bottles.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • JOJI | Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., Campus | $30-$150 | This R&B singer and songwriter boasts 22.7 million monthly Spotify listeners.
Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Tequila and Popcorn | Thursday, Oct. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Bubbly Hall, 6065 Central College Rd., New Albany | $32 | This pairing is led by Katie Fox and the Tequila Social Club.
Friday, Oct. 27
  • Haunted Fest | Friday, Oct. 27 | 6 p.m. | KEMBA Live!, 405 Neil Ave., Arena District | $65 | EDM star “deadmau5" leads this Halloween-themed festival with special guests Loud Luxury + Kaleena Zanders.
Saturday, Oct. 28
  • HighBall Halloween | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 4 p.m. | Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Short North | $10-$2,500 | This annual extravagant costume party features contests, DJs, food + drinks, and live performances.
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A user holds the Horizon Go by hear.com. | Photo by hear.com
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News Notes
 
Concert
  • “Turn the lights off, carry me home...” That’s what CBUS will be singing at the Schottenstein Center when Blink-182 performs on Aug. 13, 2024. Tickets for the “One More Time” tour go on sale Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Number
  • 70% complete. That’s how the university described the Ohio State Wexner Medical Inpatient Hospital project. Officials said the project is on time for its 2026 completion date. (Columbus Business First)
Sports
  • The Ohio State Buckeyes will kick-off at noon on Saturday, Nov. 4 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The game is in Piscataway, New Jersey, and tickets are available. If you can’t make it, tune in on CBS.
Biz
  • ReAlpha Tech Corp., a Dublin-based tech company, is now a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq. It hit the market on Monday, Oct. 23 at $8 per share, and reportedly rose to $23 later in the day. (Columbus Business First)
Real Estate
  • $90,276. That’s the annual income needed to purchase the average home in the Columbus area, according to a recent Redfin report. The median home sale price is $331,000, which is roughly $2,257 per month. Find homes in that range here.
Trending
  • Meet Hellen Schweizer, a Wooster vampire. This Ohio woman has identified as a vampire for two years, and she spilled her guts with the local newspaper. Don’t worry — she prefers energy over blood. (The Columbus Dispatch)
Health
  • The Versiti Ohio State vs. Michigan blood drive is back from Wednesday, Oct. 25-Wednesday, Nov. 22. Donate blood at any Columbus location to help save local lives + beat our northern rival.
Real Estate
  • Skip the listing process, value-adding upgrades + lowball offers — when you use Offerpad, you can have a cash offer in hand in 24 hours or less. It’s that easy. Request a cash offer.*
 
 
Sports
 
🏀 Pro Bucks, part two
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Take a look at these 14 pro athletes from Ohio State. | Photo by CBUStoday
Did you know there are 14 former OSU basketball players in both the NBA + WNBA? With the NBA season tipping off at 7:30 p.m., here are two former Buckeyes that will be on the court tonight.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Team: Phoenix Suns
  • Draft year: 2018
This former Buckeye joined a new team this season, and they are one of the favorites to win it all. Experts believe Bates-Diop has earned a starting role alongside many multi-time All-Stars. The Suns face the Golden State Warriors at 10 p.m. on TNT.

D’Angelo Russell

  • Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Draft year: 2015
Another former Buckeye is in the Western Conference, and he plays with Ohio legend LeBron James. His head coach has lofty expectations this year as they look to return to the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers play the Denver Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. on TNT.
 
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The Wrap
 
CBUStoday Mitch headshot NEW Today’s edition by:
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Today might as well be my Christmas, CBUS. The NBA season is back in action, college football is in full swing, and Halloween is a few days away.
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