Thursday, March 25, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for High Speed Google

You can nominate the City of Westerville to participate in a test program with Google!

Google Fiber-in-the-Home is about to start a fiber optics communications test project (they expect online speeds to be 100X faster) and Westerville can be a part of it!  But, in order to be consider, the City of Westerville needs to be nominated.

All nominations must be in by March 26, 2010.

Click here to visit the nomination page (you do need to register or be registered with Google to nominate).

Click here to learn more about the fiber optics program.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Nostalgic Value

Save $100 on any purchase of $500 or more with Amish Original's classic coupon!

Amish Originals Furniture Co., 8 & 38 N. State, brings back a classic: The customer favorite Home and Garden Show Save $100 on $500 or more coupon.

March 4th and March 11th, Amish Originals is running ads featuring the Home and Garden classic coupon in select This Week Community Newspapers.

Present the coupon beginning March 15, 2010 through April 3, 2010 and Save!

Check newspaper ads or... Click here to get your coupon!

Additional information: Coupon must be presented at time of purchase, including any furniture order. Coupon offer applies to any purchase of $500 or more at 8 N. State or 38 N. State Street locations. This offer valid only with coupon. This online coupon offer valid from March 15, 2010 to April 3, 2010. 25% deposit required on all furniture orders. Limit one coupon per household. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer not valid for gift certificates or gift cards. Some restrictions may apply. Contact Amish Originals Furniture Co. or see store for details and specific questions. Offer expires April 3, 2010.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for the Repurposed Garden

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

Plant Nannies are back, use your recycled wine bottles & Plant Nanny Stakes together to water your plants.

Great for vacation watering!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Matthew Christopher and Laura Jayne

This weekend, March 6th and 7th, at Bella Laccio Bridal, 46 N. State:

Save 15% on all Matthew Christopher and Laura Jayne gowns and hair accessories!

Uptown Westerville is a Place with Good Taste

Tatjana and Jason Brown of Meza, 48 N. State, share the current Meza Minute....

Dear Friends of Meza,

We have a feeling it won't be much longer until spring is here! It has been a long winter and we are excited for all the events coming up in the spring months as well as all the new wines and changes at Meza!

We have been having a great time at our weekly wine tasting events - even the snow hasn't slowed people down! We hope you continue to come see us each Friday, chat for a bit, taste some great wines, find new favorites. Tastings are a great way for us to find out what our customers like. When we chose wines for our shelves, we taste them and make sure they fit in our assortment. Many times though, we look to what the big favorites are at the tasting events to determine what will stay on our shelves! So be sure to give us feedback, and let us know what wines you love!

Our calendar this month is filling up very quickly with private tasting events! If you are looking for a venue for a networking opportunity, birthday party, or casual gathering of friends, simply e mail or call us and set up a private wine tasting! Leave the planning to us. Just show up and enjoy!

In other news, we are very thankful to our friends at Capital Style for featuring Meza in the new March issue in their "Uncorked" Section! Even Laila got a mention for her hard work at the shop! Hope you all pick up a copy - it will be featured online next week.

Looking forward to seeing you all in March!

Tatjana and Jason Brown

What is New on our Shelves?!

2007 The Squid's Fist (Shiraz/Sangiovese) ($24)
Those of you attending the Australian tasting this week will be excited to taste this wine! All we can say is WOW. Powerful, lush, and enticing. This is a wine you will try and never forget.

2009 Corvidea "Mirth" Chardonnay ($13)
We loved this Chardonnay because of the quality for this price. From the renowned Owen Roe winery, this Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing. Loads of green apple flavor with only a slight creamy texture. No big oak explosion here.

2009 Barnard Griffin Riesling ($10)
The 2008 vintage of this domestic Riesling made the Wine Spectator Top 100 list for 2009! This winery is known for their consistent quality in wines from year to year. Fruity but dry, this Riesling is a great food wine that would compliment Thai food or sushi or is also a great wine to enjoy on its own.

March 2010 Tastings

Amazing Australians with Vine Street Imports
Friday, March 5 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

We are excited to present some of Australia's best boutique and artisan wines in this tasting. The innovation in their wine making techniques, blends and interesting labels makes this a tasting event you will not want to miss!

$10/person for wines and light tapas

Exploring Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
Friday, March 12 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm)

Explore this grape varietal and the different variations - from light, crisp Pinot Grigio of Italy, to fruity and clean Pinot Gris from Oregon, to the ever popular Pinot Noirs of the West Coast.

$10/person for wines and light tapas

Wines of Washington State
Friday, March 19 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00pm)

Washington is producing more and more top quality wines and has emerged as a leading wine region. We here at Meza are personal fans of Washington State wines and are looking forward to sharing our favorite selections with you.

$10/person for wines and sample

March "Malbec" Madness
Friday, March 26 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Malbec is HOT right now! Great flavor and affordable prices are propelling this grape varietal to new heights! Stop in and taste a range of different styles and see what fits your palate.

$10/person for wines and light tapas

April 2010

Wine and Cheese Pairing with Blue Jacket Dairy

Please RSVP to this event by e mailing us at

Friday April 2 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00pm)

We love this local dairy for their amazing selection of hand made cheeses! Now see what wines to pair them with as we feature a mix of reds and whites - both domestic and imported.

$10/person for wines and cheese samples

Wines of Sonoma
Friday April 9 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Based on its coastal geography, climate and rich resources, Sonoma County is one of the premier areas in the US, and in the world, for wine making. Join us in tasting some of the wines that this area has to offer.

$10/person for wines and light tapas

Affordable Bubbles…..Just Because
Friday April 16 (6:30 – 9:00pm)

Why bubbles?? Because it's Friday. Because it's spring time. Just because. Affordable bubbles you can enjoy anytime......from wedding showers to Sunday brunch to a relaxing Saturday afternoon. Not just for special occasions anymore!

$10/person for wines and light tapas

Fourth Friday ($1/per tasting)
Friday, April 23 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Join us for the Uptown Westerville Fourth Friday series - Meza is open until 9 pm and we will be doing $1 tastings of 4 great value wines. Stop in and see us!

Relax and Pamper – Wine and Mini Massage Night!

Please RSVP to this event by e mailing us at

Friday, April 30 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Thinking you need a way to relax and unwind? What better way than with wine and mini massages!! We will have a masseuse in house giving you some one on one treatment and we will be pouring a mix of whites and reds that will help you unwind from your busy week!

$15 for wines and mini massage session

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Uptown Westerville is a Place to Welcome Otterbein College Guests

A very special Otterbein Uptown Pennant Weekend!

This weekend Otterbein College welcomes 175 prospective students and their families for a visit to campus.

That like seems a great reason to welcome them to Westerville with a special Otterbein Uptown Pennant Weekend!

Otterbein students, faculty, alumni, and staff flash their OC i.d. at participating Uptown Westerville merchants and get a deal!

Otterbein guests have a special flyer they can present (and keep) or mention and they get a deal! 

Participating Merchants....

Dinner, Drink & Dessert

Dairy Queen, 84 S. State
Graeter's Ice Cream, 1 N. State
Java Central, 20 S. State
Jimmy V's Grill & Pub, 1 S. State
The Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State
Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta, 14 N. State
Pizza Primo, 10 E. Main
Serendipity, 33 E. College
Thai Grille,15 E. College

Shops & Services

A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 20 N. State
Amish Originals, 8 & 38 N. State
Atattooed, 16 S. State
Blue Turtle Tea & Spice Co., 2 S. State
Captivating Canines, 31 N. State
Colonial Music, 43 N. State
Deja Vu, 11 N. State
DJ's Feed Store, 41 N. State
Embroidery Deluxe, 39 W. Main
Encircle, 30 & 34 N. State
Five Star Staffing, 133 S. State
Gallery 202, 38 N. State, Upstairs
Heart's Content, 9 N. State
Hey Diddle Diddle, 38 N. State
It's All In The Name, 13 E. College
Meza, 48 N. State
Morgan's Treasure, 12 W. Main
My Cousin's Closet, 16 E. College
Old Skool Skate Shop, 11 E. College
Outside Envy, 15 N. State
Ruth Reed Antiques, 21 E. College
Sample 'n' Gift, 23 N. State
The Sullivan Co., 130 Graphic Way
Union Savings Bank, 44 S. State
Uptown Cigar Co., 33 N. State
Uptown Strings, 18 N. State
Westerville Antiques, 2 N. State

To link to these merchants, visit the Otterbein Uptown! Pennant Weekend web page. Offers vary and are at the discretion of each business. Regular business hours apply.