What started as a suggestion on a trip back to Columbus from the South by Southwest festival in Austin has become a three-day music and fashion extravaganza that will take over the Arena District on Labor Day weekend. Organizers of the Fashion Meets Music Festival say they hope to attract at least 80,000 people to their inaugural event, which is packed with concerts, shopping, fashion shows, workshops and outdoor activities. Thing is, they’ve never done something like this before.
Chances are, at this very moment, Cameron Mitchell is thinking up new ways to send you out of one of his 19 Columbus restaurants with a smile and a full belly. Twenty years ago, Mitchell launched his empire from a construction trailer plastered with the values on which he would base his company: Employees are valued. The product is great. The answer is yes. He doesn’t care that critics ding his concepts as derivative and neither do thousands of diners. Can the restaurant king of Columbus make a raving fan out of you?
Norwich Township’s Old Red House is rooted in history dating back to the earliest settlers of Columbus’ suburbs.
By this time next year, Columbus will be home to two neuroscience hospitals that are less than three miles apart as the crow flies. Leaders at local health systems say the specialized hospitals are meeting the changing and growing needs of the region. But medicine is big business, and competition is stiff—so what’s really driving the building boom?
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