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Old North Arcade: A Fresh Spin On A Popular Past-Time Ready To Serve The Old North Neighborhood

Old North Arcade:  A Fresh Spin On A Popular Past-Time Ready To Serve The Old North Neighborhood
Ben Morgan, owner of Old North Arcade, has been taking calculated risks his entire life. During his teenage years, he quickly became enamored with Magic The Gathering, a card game where players face off against each other in one-on-one battles that take place in a fantasy world with wizards, monsters...
April 23rd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Local Business Growing Like Weeds

Local Business Growing Like Weeds
ZINGER!! Weed Zinger that is. Andrea Watros brought the dream of the Weed Zinger to ECDI. The Weed Zinger is a next-generation weeding tool that requires no bending or struggling and is fun for the whole family (seriously!). “ECDI was the first group who said they believed in my business and actually...
March 30th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses
This spring, you may notice a change in downtown Columbus. As city dwellers hustle to their offices, a new sight and smell might stop them in their paths. Columbus-ites will be able to enjoy a quick bite, on the go, without worrying about the rollercoaster of emotions that go hand-in-hand with typical...
February 26th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill
The pop-up restaurant concept is nothing new to Columbus. You may have paid a visit to Little Eater’s pop-up at The Hills Market Downtown this past fall. Chances are you have heard about Hot Chicken Takeover’s pop-up success in Olde Towne East. Pop-ups allow food entrepreneurs to grow their business...
January 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business
“What do you love about your job?” Without question, my answer, “Our clients!” As one of the largest SBA micro-lenders in the country, it is no surprise that many people and businesses look to the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) seeking capital. But, not everybody obtains...
December 26th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location
Extra ketchup and salt, please. The fry’s versatility is typically lost in the traditional presentation of French fries, tater tots and sweet potato fries. Daniel McCarthy saw an opportunity to expand the potato-ketchup-salt partnership to incorporate a range of flavors and toppings drawn from world...
December 8th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business
As the summer sizzle begins to cool off, restaurateurs look for ways to welcome the coming cold months by incorporating the winter season into their business model. Perhaps they will begin to offer more seasonal items like hearty comfort food to take customer’s minds of the impending winterapocalypse....
October 23rd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to satisfy their sugar cravings at Goodies Galore, a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cakes. Goodies Galore won free retail space for a year at 267 S. Third St. through the KickStart Columbus competition. The award also includes reduced rent the following...
October 7th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More