Best Columbus Makeovers
Everybody loves a makeover story. Here are our favorite transformations of the year.
Best Boutique Makeover
Collier West to Tigertree
The new owners not only retained Suzi West’s impeccable taste, they upped the ante with some of the city’s most striking window displays.
Best Grocery Store Makeover
Short North Kroger.
All it took was a simple name change (and, well, complete demolition) to turn Ghetto Kroger into AristoKroger.
Best Menu Design Makeover
We rejoiced when the city’s best restaurant finally ditched the dated watercolor theme for a clean, mod vibe.
Best Theater Makeover
A seedy old X-rated cinema with an iconic sign is reborn as home to a local theater company. Love it.
Best Carnivore Makeover
Dragonfly to Till
One bite of Magdiale Wolmark’s genius biodynamic burger quelled any fears that his meat wouldn’t be as magical as his vegetables.
Best Loading Dock Makeover
A coat of paint transformed an unused area at Franklinton artists’ haven 400 West Rich into the city’s first street-food hub.
Best Gastropub Makeover
This place had so much hipster cred they didn’t need to revamp the menu with edgy fare like cold-smoked lobster rolls, but we’re glad they did it anyway.