Head to Bridge Park and walk through the market on both sides of Longshore Street every Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. through September. Shop for fresh produce + sweets, locally handmade creations, and retail.
Pro tip: You can park for free at the Longshore, Mooney, Endres + Howe parking garages.
There are three different markets available on N. Pearl Street and W. Gay Street.
Pearl Market opens on Sat., May 20 and runs every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, art vendors, and bites to eat are available.
Moonlight Market kicks off on Sat., May 14 from 5-10:30 p.m. and is recurring every second Saturday through November. This is perfect for night owls who want to shop, eat, and watch the sunset from downtown.
Sunlight Market starts on Sun., May 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will occur every third Sunday after that through December. It’s a great spot to cure Sunday scaries with live music + fresh products available.
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Nitro Circus, an action sports show with BMX bikes, scooters, and stunts, is coming to Huntington Park on Fri., June 24. Tickets are on sale now to watch the Good, Bad & Rad Tour. 🏍️
Chick’nCone, a Pennsylvania-based chicken and waffle chain, is opening its first Columbus location at 422 Polaris Pkwy. The restaurant is expected to open soon and offer a variety of fried chicken meals like tenders, chicken cones, and sandwiches. 🍗 (614now)
The Mid-Ohio Food Collectiveraised $41 million this past year, crushing their $30 million goal. Some of the money raised went towards opening the new food market at 620 Norton Rd., and $7 million went towards a 12,000 sqft food freezer in Grove City. (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a COVID-19 Recovery Grant to create the Otto Beatty Jr. Men’s Shop. The shop will provide menswear — including suits, shirts, and shoes — for up to 300 men each year. 👔
DeArini’s Tavern & Grillat 1492 Henderson Rd. closed after 50 years in business. The restaurant is transitioning into a bar named Kelley’s, which will open next week. Kelley’s will have southern comfort food on their menu like gumbo + ribs. 🍲 (614now)
Getaway Brewing is hosting the Dublin Cocktail Classic — a cocktail competition inspired by far off locations, favorite vacations, or exotic flavors — on Mon., June 13 from 7-10 p.m. All competitors must be bartenders at any restaurant or bar in Dublin, and tickets to attend will be available shortly. 🍸
Columbus Humane is opening The Essential Care Center, a new 12,000 sqft facility at 3772 S. High St. The new location comes after an increased demand in the Columbus area for pet food distribution and pet care. Vet assistants will also be trained at the new location. 🐶 (Columbus Business First)
The Short North Arts District just wrapped their Fashion Is Art Gallery Hop, but don’t worry if you missed out. Galleries in the Short North will be showcasing the collaborations with Columbus Fashion Alliance throughout the month of May.
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