Friday, March 27, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Otterbein College

Otterbein College's Music and Art Departments regularly feature both art exhibits and music recitals and performances with free admission!

There is a great deal of talent both featured and honored at Otterbein at Battelle Arts Center and Otterbein's Art Galleries on campus and Uptown.

For Music: Check the Otterbein Music Events Calendar to find free recitals and performances.

Music Performance Venues

▪ Battelle Arts Center: 170 W. Park St.

▪ Cowan Hall: 30 S. Grove

▪ Church of the Master: 24 N. Grove

▪ Church of the Messiah: 51 N. State

▪ Alum Creek Amphitheatre: In Alum Creek Park at W. Park & West Streets near W. Main

For Art: Check Otterbein's Art Exhibit Schedule to find interesting, imaginative art exhibits.

Art Venues

▪ Fisher Gallery: in the main lobby at Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove, Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily

▪ The Frank Museum: The Old Church at 39 S. Vine St. at Winter, Open Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Otterbein's academic year. For more information call 614.818.9716

▪ Miller Gallery: 33 Collegeview Rd. near W. Main, Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed holidays

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Earth-Friendly Values at Encircle

Encircle, 30 & 34 N. State St., is featuring a sale on Caldrea aromatherapeutic, natural, earth-friendly homekeeping products... Buy one, get one free through April 30, 2009!

The Caldrea Company motto is: Kind to Ourselves, Our Homes, and Our Earth. Caldrea products are made with earth-friendly processes, essential oils, and are not tested on animals.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for The Annual Easter Egg Sale at Encircle

Uptown favorite, Encircle, 30 & 34 N. State, is celebrating The Annual Easter Egg Sale!

Draw an egg from Encircle's Easter Basket and you'll get a surprise 10% to 50% off your entire purchase!

Encircle's Annual Easter Egg Sale is going on now and runs through April 11, 2009!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at the Westerville Public Library

The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. ~Malcolm Forbes

The Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State, is great resource for entertainment and features! You just need a library card!

What's available at the Westerville Public Library?

For Starters...

▪ Books, Magazines & Newspapers
▪ Music, Audio Books & DVDs
▪ Gaming Room
▪ WiFi
▪ Access to Computers
▪ Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms & Study Rooms
▪ Courses, Activities, and Events (Some Require Registration)
▪ Outreach to Homebound & Senior Library Card Holders
▪ Special Activities for Teens, including a Teen Blog
▪ Online Games, Stories, and Activities for Kids
▪ eBooks
▪ Find Library Books from All Over Ohio
▪ Digital Playaways
▪ Online Information and eMedia
▪ The Westerville Historical Society
▪ Customer Convenience Features like a Drive-thru Window, Self Check-out & eMail Notifications

WPL also features a Starbucks Kiosk and the Friends of the Library Gift Shop.

Visit WPL online (click here) and check out WPL's special website for kids:

Contact WPL at: 614.882.7277 or Click here for WPL's contact page.

Library Hours: Mon - Thur: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Deja Vu

Baseball great Yogi Berra was once quoted as saying "It's like deja vu all over again." And, in Uptown Westerville, Deja Vu, 11 N. State, is a fashion-conscious consignment store that customers visit again and again.

Lesa Halliwell of Deja Vu shares her small indulgence ideas...

"At any given time, customers can find purses, shoes, tops, slacks, jackets, etc. for $10 or less. In addition, we have weekly sales on top of our already low prices."

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Deja Vu regularly to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Meza

Tatjana and Jason Brown of Meza, 48 N. State, feature an eclectic selection of very affordable and flavorful wines all $10!

Tatjana observes that these are, "Great wines at great value pricing!"

▪ Cellar No 8 Merlot 2006
▪ Mad Housewife Merlot
▪ Rene Barbeir Mediterranean White Blend
▪ Rene Barbeir Mediterranean Red Blend
▪ Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon
▪ Trivento Torrontes
▪ Firelands Pinot Grigio
▪ MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc

Check Meza regularly as they add to their collection of small indulgence wines.

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Meza to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Meza welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for the 2009 Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Season

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market season begins May 6th and runs through October 28th. The market convenes each Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home in the Church of the Messiah parking lot.

Certified Organic, Chemical-free, and Conventional produce.

All Ohio. Home-grown. Home-made.

Plenty of parking.

A great place for kids.

Market vendors are signing up for the new season now, so keep checking the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market website for regular updates.

Make your summer Wednesdays an Uptown Westerville Market Wednesday... Visit Uptown Westerville for lunch then browse, visit, and shop Uptown Westerville, head up to the farmers' market and bring home ingredients for dinner!

Pictured: Organic tomatoes from Flying J Farm. Photo image provided by Linda Foor of Brickstreet Communications. ©2008 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved.

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Visit Napa Valley

Ah, California wines from Napa Valley -- that mix of climate, terrain, and ancient volcanic and alluvial soils perfect for vineyards and ultimately delicious select wines... right here in Westerville!

Meza, 48 N. State, is featuring Part 1 of its Wines of Napa Valley wine tasting series on April 16th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Wines of Napa Valley tasting is just $10 and includes light appetizers.

From Powell, Ohio to Napa Valley to Argentina to South Africa, Meza features a selection of wines from all parts of the globe as well as a wonderful collection of culinary and pantry delights.

Meza is a perfect stop for tonight's dinner ingredients, a special treat, or gift baskets ingredients for your favorite foodie.

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Meza to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Meza welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at It's All In The Name

At It's All In The Name, 20 S. State, Suite K (behind Java Central, down the brickwalk), owners Amy Robinson and Lisa Hermmann give a personal touch to their work... they embroider!

It's All In The Name features a selection of gifts for all ages that can be personalized (or not) including baby gifts, so huggable stuffed animals, bridal party gifts, serveware, stationery, invitations, kitchen aprons (perfect for this season's grilling experts), hand towels, handbags, and licensed Ohio State gear. It's All In The Name is a perfect stop for thoughtful gifts!

Amy Robinson suggests this clever, personal small indulgence:

"Embroidery starting at $5.00. There's no better way to make a gift special and unique than to add an embroidered name, date or thought to a gift . Most embroidered names are only $5.00 and can sometimes be done while you wait. What a great way to spend a small amount of money and make a memorable gift they'll treasure."

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in It's All In The Name to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

It's All In The Name welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Henry

Debbie Bennati and Juli Bennati from A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 20 N. State, have a new associate! Henry.

Debbie says...

"Henry (our new puppy shop dog), a Boston Terrier, has become our favorite employee. We have people who regularly stop to get puppy kisses from him. He loves to lay in the window and sleep and from that venue he attracts many new visitors to our store. Stop by to meet our new staff member."

Henry is fabulous and a visit with Henry is a free small indulgence guaranteed to brighten your day! So is the imaginative selection of great vintage clothing, accessories, furnishings, and accents at A Gal Named Cinda Lou. It's an uncommon shopping experience!

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in A Gal Named Cinda Lou to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

A Gal Named Cinda Lou welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Hand-Crafted Value

The Amish Originals Furniture Co. Spring Floor Model Markdown Event: April 3rd - April 4th

Amish Originals floor models are custom-crafted for Amish Originals to showcase the best features and finishes of their furniture. Now you can benefit from Amish Originals need to make room for new furniture and accents in their showroom collection.

▪ Price Reductions on Select Floor Models.

▪ Save 10% on Outdoor Furniture! Order or Take-Away

▪ Save 20% to 40% on Select Clearance Accents & Accessories:
Lighting, Candles, Vases, Metal Art, Wall Tapestries, Placemats, Pillows & Throws

▪ $5-A-Ticket Raffle to benefit the W.A.R.M. Fresh Green Program
1st Prize Winner: A $100 Amish Originals Gift Certificate
Two 2nd Prize Winners: A Berlin Flyer Wagon

▪ Break an Egg! Pick an Easter Egg and find a surprise inside!
Columbus Clippers Game Tickets or Free Delivery within 20 miles or Save 15% on Regular-price Accessories or Free Guardsman Furniture Polish or Free Mrs. Miller’s Mini-Jam or Free Soy Candle!

Amish Originals welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place to try Agentinean Wines

Meza, 48 N. State, is hosting a wine tasting with a global bouquet featuring the Wines of Argentina on Thursday, April 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m.

Meza's Tatjana Brown shares:

Argentina’s wines are one of the great success stories of the past few years—and for good reason. When it comes to bottles that cost between $10 and $20, Argentinean wines are on the mark.

5 wines and tapas - $10/person

Visit the Meza blog:

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Uptown Westerville is a Place for a Girls' Night Out

Meza, 48 N. State, and Lola Belle Boutique, 46 N. State team-up to present a Girls' Night Out this Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tatjana Brown of Meza and Kelly Lynn of Lola Belle invite you to...

Join Lola Belle Boutique and Meza for the ultimate "girls' night out!"

Grab your girlfriends and come to Lola Belle Boutique to check out all of the new fun and sexy products that Lola has to offer. Right next door, Meza invites you to taste some of their favorite "Girls Night" wines that you are sure to love! Tasting - 5 Wines and Tapas for $10

Hostess Jamie Henthorne from Eclectix will also be here to present her eclectic mix of unique jewelry and accessories! Fun, funky, original, edgy, vintage, elegant, boutiquey... all at affordable prices!

You'll need to RSVP to this event, so contact Kelly Lynn at Lola Belle Boutique:

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Road Work & Tornado Safety

Just some Uptown Westerville traffic reminders.

The Uptown Streetscape project continues, so you may experience slight slow downs along State St. from city hall north to E. Home. (Turning left from W. Main onto N. State can be tricky.) You may find construction cones, construction vehicles, and workers just slightly obstructing your lane or part of the sidewalk.

There will also be some detours beginning March 30th. The City of Westerville tells us:

Electrical work and tree installation is continuing on the west side of State Street progressing from north to south. Tree removal, sidewalk repair and tree installation will occur on W. Main Street beginning the week of March 30th. Traffic will be detoured onto W. College Avenue and Grove Street for the duration of this work which should be completed within one week. Signage will be installed in advance advising motorists of the upcoming road closure. Along State Street, traffic will be maintained with parking being restricted as needed within the limits of the work. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-April; weather permitting.

Additionally, on W. Main Street:

Tree clearing along Main Street has begun to allow for the installation of the conduit bank and manholes for the project. The existing trees are mature and due to their proximity to AEP’s facilities, will require ongoing trimming to maintain adequate clearance requirements. New trees, better suited for this location, will be installed as part of the project. Excavation for the installation of the conduit and manholes will commence within the next two weeks. Traffic will be maintained although lane closures will be required. This project is scheduled for completion by July.

And, while Otterbein College is on break now, when students return, just a reminder to take it slow along W. Main St. both day and night -- students crossing W. Main are not paying a bit of attention, so drivers just need to be more aware.

To check on local construction updates, visit the city website ( or click here.

On Wednesday, March 25th, Westerville and Franklin County are participating in the statewide tornado drill for 3 minutes at 9:50 a.m. For more information on tornado safety and Wednesday's drill, click here.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Coffee House Classics and Great Music

Java Central, 20 S. State, just celebrated its Grand ReOpening and Ray Denick shares...

Java Central had a very successful Grand Re-opening last Friday and Saturday – great coffee, Mozart’s baked goods, art, and live music – and great people. Everyone says that we’re great for Uptown and for Westerville. (We think so, too!)

The features for our Grand ReOpening weren't just for a one-time event, but is all of the above is continuing with Java Central:

(All times 7-10 PM)

Friday, March 27 - Karaoke (with Art and Dave)
Saturday, March 28 - Jazz Night (trumpet/sax)

Friday, April 3 - Open Mic (for everyone – to play, sing or listen!)
Saturday, April 4 - Singer/Songwriter Nick McGovern (acoustic rock)

Local photographer, Ruth Smilan, is our featured visual artist in April.

For more information: Contact Ralph Denick, 614/582-9243,

Thanks again, and hope to see you there.

By the way, Java Central welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Amish Originals

Walk past this season's adirondack furniture (a popular uptown stop!) and through the doors of Amish Originals, 8 & 38 N. State, and you'll find so many warm, welcoming ways to make your house a home.

Of course, there is the beautiful artisan furniture, made right here in Ohio by Amish craftsmen, but you'll also find an imaginative selection of accents and accessories including lighting, art, chair pads, placemats & tablerunners, pillows, clocks, cutting boards, outdoor decor, serveware, and small indulgences like...

▪ Scented Beanpod Soy Candles starting at $5.
▪ Fredericksburg's-own Mrs. Miller's Jams and Jellies starting at $1.
▪ Ceramic vases starting at $6.99
▪ Stained-glass mini-boxes for $9.99
▪ Metal wall words starting at $7.99

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Amish Originals to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Amish Originals welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

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Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Outside Envy

Kriss Rogers of Outside Envy, 15 N. State, shares...

It's true, you can have the Sun, Moon and Stars, and all for only $7.50 each at Outside Envy! Potstickers can be used indoors or out. They are decorative copper look stakes with hand-blown glass spheres mounted inside a sun, moon or star that are filled with luminescent crystals that absorb solar energy during the day and emit a soothing light green glow for up to 4 hours after dusk depending on light exposure level. it's a fun, inexpensive way to add some accents to a plant or garden by using the suns energy.

How about a small indulgence for your favorite furry friend? New at the store this week from a resource we discovered on our market trip to Atlanta. Dog and cat grass, organic wheat and barley grass is a natural treat that you can grow for your pets health and vitality. These grasses are a nutritional powerhouse that will support optimal heath in dogs and cats. You can start growing your own container of dog or cat grass on a sunny windowsill right now starting at $4.50 and up.

Outside Envy is an enjoyable experience for all your senses -- it's Uptown Westerville's oasis!

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Outside Envy to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Outside Envy
welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Atattooed

Stop by Atattooed, 16 S. State, to visit owner/artist Nadine Morris.

Atattooed is a full service body art salon featuring custom tattoos, permanent cosmetics, body piercing, and henna. Nadine observes, "A tattoo is the one purchase that has a lifetime guarantee."

Feel like indulging? Attatooed features less permanent personal expression through jewelry, starting at $5, and temporary henna tattoos starting at $10.

Atattooed also offers clinical hypnotherapy, reiki, and a tarot card advisor.

Contact Atattooed at 614.392.2304 or

Friendly. Interesting. Inviting. Stop in Atattooed to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Atattooed.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Good Coffee

Java Central, 20 S. State, announces its Grand Re-Opening on March 20th and 21st!

Java Central is an Uptown Westerville favorite featuring great customer service, an inviting atmosphere, wifi, gifts (including gorgeous hand-loomed Egyptian scarves, a great place for clever gift basket contents), and delicious coffees (custom roasts: House Blend and Java Blend), chais, espressos, lattes, hot chocolate, & tea, and coffee accessories.

And, Owners Adel and Diane Shadi and new partners, Jane and Ralph Denick, are pleased to present some new Java Central features including a new menu (Java Central is adding melt-in-your-mouth gourmet baked-goods from Mozart's), live music, new hours, featured artists, and an expanded meeting room.

Java Central's Grand Reopening features live music from John Vincent (guitarist and singer) on March 20th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and The Southern Accent Trio (bluegrass) on March 21st from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Starting March 27th, Friday nights are Open Mic and Karaoke and Saturday nights feature professional artsists.

View and purchase photographer Ruth Smilan's work, and finally...

New hours, starting March 20th:
Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. ▪ Fri. 7 a.m. -10 p.m. ▪ Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ▪ Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

And, planning a meeting for 30 or less? The expanded meeting room is a perfect fit!

Contact Java Central at 614.582.9243 or

Click here to view Grand ReOpening flyer!

By the way, Java Central welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Small Indulgences at Meza

Meza, 48 N. State, wine rack, pantry and kitchen featuring fine wine, fine foods, and entertaining accents invites you to a series of wine tasting evenings -- twice a month through May and then Thursday nights throughout the summer.

Meza's wine tasting events run between $5 and $10 per person and feature select wines and accompanying appetizers. Socialize. Taste. Learn. Enjoy.

Meza owners Tatjana and Jason Brown share the details for Thursday, March 12th's upcoming "Spring Forward" tasting: Have the end of winter blues? Spring is just around the corner and we here at Meza, are excited about it! Join us in tasting some great "warm weather" wines that you will enjoy now and well into the summer months! The tasting takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs just $10 per person and includes 5 wines and light appetizers.

Upcoming tasting events include:

▪ Thursday March 26 (7-9:30 pm) - Meza "Girls Night Out" Wine Tasting Event with Lola Belle Boutique (46 N. State) - $10 - 5 wines and light tapas

▪ Thursday April 2 (7-9:30 pm) - Wines of Argentina - $10 - 5 wines and light tapas

If you plan to attend a tasting, contact Meza to let Tatjana and Jason know you are attending (614.259.3101 ▪

Sign up for Meza's email mailing list (that includes tasting invitations and Meza Minutes with tips, pairing ideas, product spolights, and recipes) at:

And click here to visit Meza's new blog!

For grilling, entertaining, events, picnics, snacks, and everyday meals Meza features a variety of pantry items, wines, and indulgent treats that include antipasto, beverages, candy, confections, cheese, charcuterie, coffees, teas, oils, vinegars, spices, snacks, sauces, marinades, dips, preserves, pastas, mustards, and raw honey.

Meza also features kitchenware, gifts, and gift baskets (including a Made in Ohio gift basket).

It's like a trip to a winery tasting room, right here in Westerville!

And, Meza welcomes and sells The Uptown Gift Card.

Friendly. Inviting. Interesting. Stop in Meza to browse, visit, buy, and enjoy!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Safe Call

The City of Westerville's free Safe Call Program was designed to support handicapped, homebound, and elderly residents in Westerville and Blendon Township.

Signing up for the Safe Call Program is easy -- just contact Kippy Shurman at 614.901.6790.

▪ Once you are enrolled in Safe Call, a computer will call your home every day at a predetermined time. If everything is OK, all you need to do is pick up the phone and follow the message instructions. You do not have to say anything.

▪ If you don’t answer the phone, the Westerville Safe Call computer will automatically call your designated key holder. This person will then be sent to check to see if you are OK.

▪ If your key holder does not answer, Westerville Police and Fire will be dispatched to your home.

(If you know that you are not going to be home at the time of your call, notify Westerville Communications at 614-901-6790.)

The Westerville Safe Call Program works!

Here's an exert from the the City's recent eNews communication:

On Sunday January 25, 2009 at approximately 8:30am the Communications Division received an automated phone call from the Dialogic Safe Call computer program advising that one of the Safe Call members did not answer her daily phone call.

The Communications employee who received the call attempted to contact the Safe Call member on both her home and cell phone numbers, as well as attempting to contact the pre-designated key holder for the residence.

Unable to establish contact with the Safe Call member or key holder via phone, the Communications employee dispatched a police officer to the residence to conduct a well-being check on the member.

Upon arrival, the police officer discovered that the resident was in need of medical assistance – breathing, but unresponsive. A medical response team was quickly sent to the home, and the resident was subsequently transported to the hospital.

Thankfully the resident had taken the time to sign up for the free Safe Call program provided by the City of Westerville Communications Division.

By the way... have you signed up for the City of Westerville eLinks enews? It's simple. Click here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place To Put a New Shine on Old Traditions

There's a lot of change in Uptown Westerville lately -- the city is planting new trees (ginkgo, coral crabapple, and lilac) and adding benches as the Uptown Streetscape project continues. And next time you are sitting at the light at W. Main and N. State, you may notice that Uptown Westerville looks much shinier lately thanks to owner Dan Aumiller's Holmes Hotel Building replica restoration of the hotel's original cupola.

In The News...

Uptown Westerville's small-town architecture spans decades of progress, so uptown business locations find their homes in buildings that tell an uncommon history.

Westerville Uptown Merchants Association
member, Uptown Pharmacy at 23 N. State (614.882.2392) is in a space in the Holmes Hotel Building that's been host to a pharmacy since the mid-1800s.

Spanning three centuries, as a place for people, Uptown Westerville remains a great place to shop, work, live, eat, meet, and play.

Here's the Dispatch content:

Construction Zone
Update brings back the past

Former hotel in Westerville adds cupola like it had 119 years ago
Monday, March 9, 2009 2:56 AM
By Mike Pramik

It's funny what a new hat can do for your image.

Consider the former Hotel Holmes in the heart of Westerville. Owner Dan Aumiller's renovation includes a new cupola to restore the 119-year-old building to its former grandeur. The building is drawing stares from passers-by and commendations from the local business community, which has been on the rise.

The old hotel, at 25 N. State St., is one of several commercial buildings selected as part of a planned walking tour of the historic downtown area known as Uptown. Information plaques will be installed on the buildings this year, as the owners permit.

"These buildings are a part of the real history of Westerville," said Beth Weinhardt, local-history coordinator for the Westerville Public Library. "We want people to realize what they were used for."

The headliner is the former hotel. Aumiller said replacing the cupola is about a $30,000 project. That's twice what it cost to build it. Durable Restoration Co. is doing the work on the three-story Queen Anne-style building at Main and State streets. In addition to Aumiller's Gun Shop, it houses a pharmacy, an art gallery, a coffee shop and a gift shop.

"That's always been a unique building, and this will give it a lot more character," said Tim Bullock, president of the Uptown Merchants Association.

The hotel site was the first lot on paper when the initial platting of the city was done in 1839, and James Westervelt, a relative of the city's founders, later built a log cabin there.

Weinhardt said a drugstore opened on the site in 1850. Four decades later, Thomas Holmes bought the property and had the hotel built. It had 30 rooms, space for two retail stores in the front, and a livery stable and blacksmith shop in the back.

"Because of where it is, it's still the pre-eminent corner in Uptown," Weinhardt said. "It's very impressive that the building will look like it would have when it opened."

Mike Pramik covers development for The Dispatch. Contact him at or by fax at 614-461-5107.

• Construction Zone is a weekly look at construction, development and real-estate news in central Ohio.

Photos courtesy of Linda Foor of WUMA Member Brickstreet Communications ©2009 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved. Historic photo courtesy of WUMA Member Westerville Public Library on flickr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Art and Nature

Kriss Rogers of Outside Envy shares...

The work of local Westerville photographer Doug Allton, regularly featured at Outside Envy, will be on display at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State, March 3, 2009 thru March 30, 2009.

Over 50 beautiful framed photographic prints featuring floral and nature subjects will be exhibited in meeting rooms A and B. The prints will also be available for sale and are priced from $149.50 to $199.50.

Check out Outside Envy Art for the Garden, Deck & Patio (it's Uptown Westerville's garden oasis), 15 N. State, 614.895.3689 or

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Good Food and Good Causes

It's time for one of Westerville's favorite All-You-Can-Eat traditions: the Annual Rotary Club of Westerville Fish Fry & Bake on March 22, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Otterbein College Campus Center,100 W. Home.

Dine In or Pick up on the Fly -- Good Eats include Fried or Baked Fish, Rotisserie Chicken, Hot Dogs, Great Sides, Beverage and... Desserts!

Really good food at a really good price for a really good cause... and, no telling who you might run into at the Fish Fry!

Just $8.50 for Adults/$7.00 for Seniors/$5.00 Kids Age 10 and Under

Proceeds go to Local Scholarships!

For more info: or email the Rotary Club of Westerville at:

Note: Food items limited to supply.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Affordable Style

Suite 59 Hair Design announces THE 2009 SPRING SAVINGS EVENT March 1st through April 30th:

Accomplished veteran stylists Becky and Nicole are offering NEW CLIENTS a FREE haircut with any color, weave or perm service.

Appointments available Tuesday thru Saturday. Call Becky or Nicole today at 614.891.4247.

Suite 59 Hair Design
59 E. Home St. ▪ 614.891.HAIR

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Take it Outside

March 20th is the first day of Spring and also the day Amish Originals Furniture Co. 2009 Outdoor Furniture Collection arrives in-stock for delivery or take home:

Never out-of-style, comfortable Amish-made Adirondack furniture in cypress, treated pine, or poly is built to last.

Click here to check out Amish Originals' latest eNews for details.

Want to sign up to receive regular emails from Amish Originals? Thanks! Click here.

Amish Originals Furniture Co. ▪ 8 & 38 N. State St. ▪ 614.91.6257