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Where to Explore Trails, Tales & Fun Herb’n Restaurant Week Herbal Cocktail Trail Blues, Brews and a Little Jazz, too Calendar of Events Fireworks, Flying Pancakes & Family Fun Parks, Paths & Perfect Places Shopping & Saving: Gahanna Style Eat, Drink & Savor: Gahanna Style Groups, Gatherings & Get-Togethers: Gahanna Style Meet in Gahanna Weddings, Receptions & Events Sleep, Stay & Play Share Your Unique Story


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Welcome to Gahanna … where your unique story begins. Wander our famed Story Trail. Listen to tales of “Bootleggers, Distillers & Italian Grandmas” during a distillery tour. Chart your voyage down the Big Walnut Creek. Immerse yourself in Creekside Blues & Jazz. Or savor the flavors along the Herbal Cocktail Trail. Your story begins here.

EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD should have that one gathering spot that feels familiar when you’re longing for comfort, and exciting when you’re craving something new. It is the aspiration of every 101 Beer Kitchen to be that place.

Unpretentious, Uncomplicated & Uncommon What’s not to love?

Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau 167 Mill St. Gahanna, Ohio 43230 614.418.9114 866.424.2662 VisitGahanna.com Laurie Jadwin Executive Director Mary Szymkowiak Communications & Tourism Manager

Simply Connect. Today’s current flows into tomorrow and brings us together.

Becky Whittington Events Administrator Teena Parker Community Partnership Coordinator Pam Brown Office Manager Braeden Chicase Social Media Assistant

Where currents connect

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@City of Gahanna

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1335 Dublin Rd., Ste. 101C Columbus, OH 43215 614.572.1240 www.cityscenecolumbus.com Publishers of: CityScene Magazine, Dublin Life Magazine, Healthy New Albany Magazine, Tri-Village Magazine, Pickerington Magazine, Westerville Magazine and Discover Grove City Kathleen K. Gill President/CEO Gianna Barrett Vice President, Sales Dave Prosser Chief Creative Officer Nathan Collins Managing Editor Mallory Arnold, Rocco Falleti Assistant Editors Lydia Freudenberg Brand Loyalty Specialist Laurie Adams, Susan Curran, Diane Trotta Advertising Sales Jamie Armistead Accounting Manager

The information in this directory was gathered and carefully compiled to ensure accuracy. The Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau and CityScene Media Group cannot and do not guarantee the correctness of all information furnished to them, nor the complete absence of errors or omissions, hence, no responsibility for the same can be, nor is, assumed. Reproduction for commercial distribution of any material from this publication is strictly forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Š2019



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Creekside 45 Creekside Conference Conference & Event & Event Center* Center* Gahanna 46 Gahanna Sanctuary* Sanctuary* La 47Navona* La Navona* Jefferson 48 Jefferson Golf &Golf & Country Country Club* Club* Franklin 49 Franklin Peak Peak (Open (Open Fall 2019) Fall 2019)

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In Gahanna, there are many unique opportunities for unforgettable fun— and no two adventures are the same.

Story Trail

Take the kids to a place where they’re allowed and encouraged to bounce off the walls. Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center is a perfect adventure for kids. Lunch at SuperChef’s Gahanna – celebrating superheroes every day! Glow Putt Mini Golf offers a little friendly competition on the neon-lit course. Explore your inner artist at Art Garden Studios or Kym’s Kanvas, creating a make-it-and-take-it project. Discover how Gahanna became the Herb Capital of Ohio when you visit the Ohio Herb Center. Take a class

on Herbal Tea Blending, Botanical Beauty Products or Planning Your Summer Garden. Host a Princess Birthday Tea Party in the parlor. Or bring a friend to the unique gift shop for organic honey, teas, books and locally made treasures from Honey Grove Botanicals. Outdoor lovers rejoice! Gahanna offers beautiful gardens, herbal walking paths, miles of bike/walking trails and 775-acres of parkland. Kayak down the Big Walnut Creek or wander the interactive Story Trail. A weekend outdoors can be anything you want it to be. Whether it’s trekking through Gahanna

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Big Walnut Creek

Take the crew to Pam’s Market Popcorn for Caramel, Pepperoni Blanco or Lavender Popcorn. Or enjoy Pam’s Chicago Style Coney Hot Dogs. For the ultimate in sweet treats, take the kiddos to Buckeye Candy Company for spider lollies, a huge selection of jelly beans or treats inspired by everyone’s favorite wizarding world! (Adults will love the blast-from-the-past retro favorites from their childhood.) Weekday Happy Hours are celebrated at Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies and at SmallCakes … with a little dessert decadence.


Woods Nature Preserve, picnicking at Friendship Park, enjoying live music at Creekside Plaza or watching a tournament at Hannah Park – plan your experience and start having fun.

If rest and relaxation is your goal, indulge in a massage and detox with an infrared spa session at Thrive Massage and Wellness. Afterwards, head over to Wyandotte Winery (Central Ohio’s OLDEST winery) for a flight of outstanding wines and a trio of their famous Wine Cakes. Walk through Griffin Gallery at Creekside, displaying beautiful works by local and nationally known artists. Then head to Creekside Park to take in nature’s artwork.

Need more ideas? Go to VisitGahanna.com for itinerary suggestions or create your own adventure and share photos on social media! #UniquelyGahanna

myuniquegahannastory Barbara Foley Drobnick Owner, Honey Grove Botanicals Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? I moved to Gahanna in 1994. We felt Gahanna would be a great place to raise our young family. Gahanna was very receptive to our business ideas, and less than a year after moving here, our little cottage business was off to a great start. What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? I am proud to share with the world that Gahanna, my hometown, is reputed as the Herb Capital of Ohio. Gahanna has really grown since I moved here, but maintains plenty of green spaces, and the hometown feel. There is a strong sense of pride and community, and many like me chose Gahanna for the great schools and friendly, helpful people here. We’ve grown enough that it’s great to be able to do and find much of what we need here or very nearby. What is one thing about Gahanna that other residents inside (and outside) of Columbus do not realize? That Gahanna was named “the Herb Capital of Ohio,” and achieving that title was spearheaded decades ago by one Bunnie Geroux. In one or two sentences, please describe your very first experience in Gahanna. My very first experience in Gahanna was actually in the late 70’s when a coworker invited me to meet her for pizza at Massey’s. I came into Gahanna via Hamilton Road, which at the time was one lane in and one lane out, and there were cattails along the sides of the road. Wow! Have we grown!


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Herb‘n Restaurant Week

myuniquegahannastory Shana and Jay Sokol Owners, Buckeye Candy Company What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? We believe in the power and strength of community, which is a hallmark of Gahanna. Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? We wanted to open our family-owned business in a family-focused community. Gahanna has great tradition of successful long-term “mom & pop” restaurants, stores and more. We hope to keep that going.

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Gahanna’s Herb’n Restaurant Week celebrates the City’s status as the Herb Capital of Ohio. Traditionally held during the second week of May (“Herb Week” in Gahanna), the event challenges local chefs to tap their creativity, creating unique herb-inspired specialty menu items available to diners only during that week. The celebration promises flavorful dishes inspired by basil, chives, sage and other herbs. During Herb’n Restaurant Week, participating chefs at sig-

nature Gahanna restaurants will tempt your palate with menu items like spicy cilantro pesto, thyme and garlic roasted chicken or tomato basil pasta. The line isn’t drawn at just dinner features, as herbs are infused into appetizers, creative cocktails and even desserts. Enjoy tastes you won’t find anywhere else, such as Venetian Wine Cake (made with fresh rosemary) or lavender pastries.

In your opinion, what is the best kept secret within the Gahanna community? The great locally owned restaurants like Gahanna Grill, Lola & Giuseppe’s, Gahanna Pizza Plus, Barrel and Boar, and so many more that serve amazing food at reasonable prices.

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Ohio Herb Center

BEE Amazed! 110 Mill St. Gahanna, OH 43230 614.642.HERBS OhioHerbCenter.org Celebrate Gahanna’s Herb Capital of Ohio status with a visit to the Ohio Herb Center – the perfect place to experience the world of herbs – gardening, culinary, aromatic, health and wellness. The Nafzger-Miller house, home to the Herb Center, is listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Take a DIY class, learn about Pollinators, go on an Herb Walk and more!

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What would people be surprised to know about you? We chose to move to Columbus from Los Angeles voluntarily during the middle of winter 2017.

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Did you know that Gahanna is a pollinator city? This means increased biodiversity within our natural spaces and that the surrounding environments are healthier, overall. The city spends less money on maintenance activities by adding in larger pollinator-friendly habitats such as “no mow” areas. Here are some areas in Gahanna where you can experience pollinatorfriendly habitats: • Ohio Herb Center Gardens • Friendship Park • Gahanna Woods • Hannah Park Want to learn more, call or visit the Ohio Herb Center (614/642-HERB) for resources and experts!

Herbal Cocktail Trail

myuniquegahannastory Micael Habte Owner, Upper Cup Coffee In Gahanna, I get the small town feel that I often find myself nostalgic for. I grew up in Columbus. I remember going to Big Bear for groceries, Resch’s Bakery for donuts and Katzinger’s Deli for sandwiches. Over the years, Columbus has grown so much and it started to lose its small-town feel. When I decided to expand my company, I remembered these great small businesses that helped shaped my life and I wanted to emulate it. I found that in Gahanna.

A night out in Gahanna isn’t simply a night out. It’s an opportunity to savor inventive, inspiring and delicious herb-infused cocktails (and cuisine) along Gahanna’s popular Herbal Cocktail Trail … in the Herb Capital of Ohio. Gather your friends and chart your own adventure – picking up Herbal Cocktail Trail passports at any of the participating signature restaurants, distilleries and pubs. Start with a Happy Hour or a patio dinner, an after-concert date or even a lunch with the girls – and set your own pace. Whether your goal is to earn stamps quickly in your Trail passport to redeem it for the awesome T-shirt (6 passport stamps earns the prize) – or to slowly enjoy the libations over time – no two Herbal Cocktail Trail experiences are the same. Gahanna wasn’t built for a one-size-fits-all adventure; it’s a destination to piece together your own unique adventure.

Barrel & Boar

Enjoy a perfect first-date at Wyandotte Winery, complete with winery tour on a Saturday or live music on Friday evenings. Meet up with friends to watch the big game, enjoy some great barbeque and savor the flavors of the Barrel & Boar’s herbal cocktail. Indulge in the delicious seasonal menu offerings at 101 Beer Kitchen Gahanna with the family – treating the little ones to a great made-from-scratch kids’ meal, and the adults to 101BK’s refreshing herb-infused drink. The Herbal Cocktail Trail isn’t just about the delicious, herbal signature drinks, although it’s difficult not to boast about the thought and care that goes into each exciting, new drink. The Trail is about the moments in-between the sips.

I am an avid cyclist and I belong to several cycling clubs. And I’m proud to say that I’ve biked the Little Miami Bike Trail with a couple of friends. There are so many beautiful parks and trails in Gahanna. There are gardens, ponds and creeks, paved bike trails, soccer fields and just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. There’s a park for it in Gahanna! Micael’s Best Kept Secret in Gahanna Golden Delight Bakery. Hands-down the best cake I’ve ever had. Micael’s first Gahanna experience I was at the annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival with my then girlfriend (now wife) and I was amazed that after a 15-minute drive from downtown Columbus, I was transported to such a diverse place with great food and music but still had a small community feel.

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The best blues and jazz artists across the country descend upon Gahanna every summer for the award-winning Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival® – Ohio’s first “can’t miss event” of the season.” Held the third weekend of June each year, Gahanna’s largest signature event is set against the backdrop of breathtaking Creekside Park in the heart of the city’s downtown. The three-day cultural celebration, presented by Visit Gahanna, is a unique experience unlike any other. Plan your weekend around a musical schedule that boasts 50+ regional, national and international artists on 5 stages. With a combined 90 hours of music, the options are endless for festival fans. Be a Festival VIP and have your reserved, stageside seat waiting for you when you arrive. Spend time between your favorite acts at a cocktail or whiskey tasting. Enjoy a leisurely kayak ride down the creek while listening to the melodic tunes of smooth jazz and hot blues. Select from dozens of vendors offering mouth-watering cuisine, or savor a delicious meal on the patio of a signature restaurant located within the Festival – where people-watching can be just as much fun as listening to the music. For the kiddos, the free Family Fun Zone offers kid-friendly crafts and activities, while the nearby amusement area provides action for both thrill-seekers as well as those who enjoy a little less excitement.

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The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival® is set for June 14-16, 2019 and June 19-21, 2020. Buy discounted tickets in advance or check out the line-up of musicians on creeksidebluesandjazz.com or by calling 614.418.9114. Traveling to Gahanna for the Festival? Take advantage of deluxe Festival hotel packages by visiting creeksidebluesandjazz.com.

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Blues, Brews & a Little Jazz, too myuniquegahannastory Brian Peters of Deuce n’ a Quarter When I first attended Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (CBJF), I didn’t play music, sing or anything. It was a tradition – my son and I would go to CBJF for Father’s Day. After a few years of going with my son, I met a few people, picked up a harmonica one day and landed in the Shaun Booker Band. I have four kids and only one is left in the house. I have a 16-year-old who still wants to go to CBJF with me and hang out, which means a lot to me. My story starts at CBJF. To have the opportunity to play on the stage where I used to be a spectator is amazing for me. I also love the festival’s variety. They have everything, not just blues music. I love to check out different genres and artists. The food and shops are really good too!

It’s impossible to tell the national sports story without Ohio. • Explore a new and exciting interactive exhibit. • Listen to over 70 stories covering more than 25 sports. • View more than 100 special objects on display. • Share your sport stories and add photos to the exhibit.


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Calendar of Events

MAY Herb’n Arts Fair May 4, 2019/May 2, 2020 www.GLHSCommunityArt.com Herb’n Restaurant Week May 5-11, 2019/May 3-9, 2020 www.VisitGahanna.com Herb Day May 11, 2019/May 9, 2020 Creekside Plaza www.VisitGahanna.com 2nd Saturdays May 11, 2019 Creekside District Once in a Blue Moon Paddle May 18, 2019 Creekside Park www.Gahanna.gov

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Story Trail Celebration May 31, 2019 Friendship Park www.Gahanna.gov

JUNE Music in the Park June 6 & 20, 2019 Friendship Park www.MakeGahannaYours.com Creekside Live June 7 & 21, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.Gahanna.gov 2nd Saturdays June 8, 2019 Creekside District Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival June 14-16, 2019/June 19-21, 2020 Creekside District www.CreeksideBluesandJazz.com

Pies in the Park


Paws in the Plaza June 20, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.VisitGahanna.com Sundays in the Park June 23, 2019 Creekside Park Olde Fashioned Summer Series June 27, 2019 Ohio Herb Center www.VisitGahanna.com

JULY City of Gahanna Independence Day Celebration July 4, 2019/July 4, 2020 www.Gahanna.gov

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Olde Fashioned Summer Series July 11 & 25, 2019 Ohio Herb Center

Santa Race 5K & Little Reindeer Dash

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Creekside Live July 12 & 26, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.Gahanna.gov

2nd Saturdays July 13, 2019 Creekside District Music in the Park July 18, 2019 Friendship Park www.MakeGahannaYours.com Paws in the Plaza July 18, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.VisitGahanna.com Sundays in the Park July 21, 2019 Creekside Park

AUGUST Music in the Park August 1, 15 & 29, 2019 Friendship Park www.MakeGahannaYours.com Capital Corvette Car Show August 3, 2019/August 1, 2020 Creekside District Olde Fashioned Summer Series August 8, 2019 Ohio Herb Center Creekside Live August 9 & 23, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.Gahanna.gov

Taste of Gahanna

SEPTEMBER 2nd Saturdays September 14, 2019 Creekside District Paws in the Plaza September 19, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.VisitGahanna.com

2nd Saturdays August 10, 2019 Creekside District

BassetFest September 21, 2019 Pizzuro Park

Paws in the Plaza August 15, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.VisitGahanna.com Sundays in the Park August 18, 2019 Creekside Park Taste of Gahanna August 29, 2019/August 27, 2020 Creekside Plaza www.GahannaAreaChamber.com

Creepside October 19, 2019 Creekside District www.Gahanna.gov

NOVEMBER Holiday Lights Celebration November 24, 2019/November 22, 2020 Creekside District www.VisitGahanna.com


Creekside Hops & Vines September 21, 2019 Creekside Plaza www.GahannaPRF.org

Visits with Santa December 7, 14 & 21, 2019 Ohio Herb Center www.VisitGahanna.com

Gahanna Historical Society Flea Market September 29, 2019 www.gahannahistory.com

Holiday Character Breakfast December 7, 2019/December 5, 2020 New Life Church www.VisitGahanna.com

OCTOBER Pies in the Park October 6, 2019/October 4, 2020 Friendship Park www.VisitGahanna.com

Santa Race 5K & Little Reindeer Dash December 14, 2019/December 12, 2020 Creekside District www.VisitGahanna.com

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Fireworks, Flying Pancakes & Family Fun Gahanna celebrates the holidays in magical style, with six weeks of festive events that are certain to create a lifetime of memories and unique stories. The holiday season officially kicks off with the Holiday Lights Celebration on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This free family event features horsedrawn carriage rides, a live reindeer petting zoo, strolling carolers, food, holiday crafts, live entertainment and more. Find unique holiday gifts at the Kringle Market, where visitors can shop for handcrafted items from local vendors, take a selfie in a giant snowglobe and warm up by the fire. As dusk settles, Santa arrives in spectacular fashion to lead a tree lighting ceremony that is capped off by a breathtaking fireworks display The annual Holiday Character Breakfast is a beloved community tradition that now attracts visitors from

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far and near. Families enjoy the “catcha-cake” pancake breakfast, pictures with costumed characters, hands-on holiday crafts, story time and a live theatrical performance. After Breakfast, visit with the Jolly Ol’ Elf and capture a photo for your holiday card. It’s all smiles on the second Saturday of December, when Gahanna’s Creekside District is overtaken by hundreds of Santa’s helpers during the popular Santa Race & Lil’ Reindeer Dash. Even Santa shows up for a special pre-race warm-up with the crowd, before hundreds of runners run, walk or dash their way through the city’s picturesque parks and trails. Pre-registered entrants receive a T-shirt, medal, holiday hat and great memories! The Holiday Lights Gingerbread House Contest taps the creative talents of all ages. The contest is open to individuals and families, professionals

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and amateurs. House entries are made from scratch and can be made of any edible product. The imaginative (and mouth-watering) entries are displayed in a local business for public voting during the holiday season. Winners are named in multiple categories, with prizes offered by local businesses. During the holiday season, enjoy Visits with Santa at the Ohio Herb Center! Pose for a special keepsake photo with Santa, then head into Mrs. Claus’ parlor for unique make-and-take crafts. For a detailed schedule of times and events, go to visit gahanna.com or call 614.418.9114.

Learning happens everywhere. Starting at age three, Columbus Academy students in our Lower School run, play, think and grow, exploring every inch of our 231-acre learning environment. Visit us and see how we teach to the individual child from our 3-year-olds to our seniors in high school, across all the dimensions of their personalities and learning styles. To arrange a personal tour, contact us at admissions@columbusacademy.org or 614-509-2220.

Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio • Age 3–Grade 12, coeducational, independent

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Parks, Paths & Perfect Places

Gahanna boasts more than 775 acres of unique natural space for adventure, plus miles of trails. Enjoy bike paths, kayaking and canoeing options, sports fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, nature preserves, picnic grounds and wildlife. The Waterbug Visit the centerpiece of Gahanna’s park system, Creekside Park. Wade in or bring a fishing rod (and a license). The park sits along Big Walnut Creek, giving access to kayaking or just strolling the walking paths beside the creek to watch the ducks. During the warm weather months, rent a paddleboat for a 30-minute ride for a nominal fee and explore the views. Even pups can ride! Afterward, enjoy a meal on one of the nearby restaurant patios. The Kid In All of Us Friendship Park offers playgrounds, community gardens, basketball, picnic space and live summer music under the gazebo. Explore the Story Trail – offering visitors the opportunity to learn the value of being good stewards of our environment while walking the scenic trail, reading a family friendly story depicted on placards. Don’t miss Visit Gahanna’s “Pies in the Park” pizza festival here, held on the first Sunday in October. The Group Event Hannah Park is the perfect setting for weddings, family reunions or birthday parties. The park features a large shelter available for private event rentals,

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plus a picturesque backdrop of ponds, walking paths and green space. The Athlete Both Academy and Headley Park are great spots to take in some sports tournament play with activity yearround – from soccer, softball, baseball and other recreational sports. The Gardener Stroll through the herbal gardens at Geroux Herb Garden – named after Jane “Bunnie” Geroux, the visionary who spearheaded the effort to have Gahanna named “The Herb Capital of Ohio.” See the Culinary Garden, the Scented Garden, the Medicinal Garden and the Scented Garden. The Nature Lover Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve provides a quiet escape from life’s chaos. Spend the day immersed in an expansive forest of wildlife and trees. Bring binoculars for birdwatching as you hike the trails. The Pup Parent The Pizzurro Park dog park features a 4-acre fenced area where 4-legged friends may run off-leash. The dog park includes a fenced area for small dogs, 25 lbs. or less, and an agility area for all dogs. The Skater Shull Park features 10+ acres of parkland that includes The B.A.S.E., a skate park that has two 6 foot quarters, mini half-pipe, pyramid fun box, ground rail, grind box and a couple other street ramps and flat ramps.

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myuniquegahannastory Elan Leonard Sells 3rd Grade, Jefferson Elementary What’s your favorite thing to do in Gahanna? Find Gahanna Rocks, explore down by the creek and look for cool things by the shore. You can even play in the water when it’s hot out. What’s your favorite place to visit in Gahanna? Creekside is my favorite spot but I love the river too (Big Walnut) because we can go kayaking when it is warm! Why do you like living here? The parks are great! We have a garden at Friendship Park during the summer and you can play in the water there too. One time my Mom even took me to do yoga by Creekside. There is always something to do. If you were going to invite other kids to visit Gahanna – what would you tell them? Why would they like it? You’ll love Gahanna because everyone here is kind. There is a lot to do. The parks are great, the Blues & Jazz Festival is great and there are so many good places to eat.

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Get a Pizza This! Friendship Park is one of Gahanna’s most historic and treasured parks perfect for leisurely walks, family picnics and afternoons in the sun. On the first Sunday in October, however, the park is filled with the delicious aromas of cheese, marinara - and maybe even anchovies – during Visit Gahanna’s Pies in the Park. Celebrating all-things-pizza, Pies in the Park was created for the pizza lover. Sample bites of signatures pies from the area’s best pizza eateries – then vote for your favorites and wait to see who takes home the coveted “People’s Choice” award. Whether you feast on your favorite pie or discover a new favored taste, you are sure to find something to enjoy. For details on Pies in the Park, check out visitgahanna.com or call 614/418-9114.

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What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? I identify the Gahanna community as the Herb Capital of Ohio. Also, a great place to raise a family or to be an empty nester.


Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? Oddly enough, I had all but given up hope of finding a spot that was in a good location, within budget, and not far from where I was living. Luckily my landlord understands that I am a small business and was more than accommodating in helping me get started back up again. What would people be surprised to know about you? Most people would be surprised that I lived on a farm in Wisconsin near Green Bay for 4 years raising cows, pigs, chickens, and even had a goat and a peacock. In your opinion, what is the best kept secret within the Gahanna community? Me and the many small locally owned businesses. Also, the Ohio Herb Center. When relocating here we were impressed with the schools, parks, closeness to the airport and highways.

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Shopping & Saving : Gahanna -Style

Gahanna Bead Studio

Anthony Thomas Candy Shoppe 80-N. Hamilton Rd. 614.475.9382 Anthony-thomas.com Ohio-made chocolates & candies Be_Social Dress Boutique 121 Mill St., Ste. 120 614.934.5397 Shopbesocial.com Fashion, gowns, jewelry Buckeye Candy Company 104 Granville St. 614.269.7116 facebook.com/BuckeyeCandyCompany A haven for candy lovers (of all ages) Cigara 471 Morrison Rd. 614.532.5324 Cigarasales.com The finest cigars in Columbus

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Clothes Mentor Gahanna 5566 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.855.1515 Clothesmentor.com Gently used designer clothing Discount Fashion Warehouse 870 Science Blvd. 614.694.4648 dfwh.com Discount clothing specialists Easton Town Center 160 Easton Town Center Columbus, OH 43219 614.337.2200 eastontowncenter.com “The Rodeo Drive of the Midwest” Expressions Floral Design Studio 1247 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.858.0444 Expressionsfloraldesign.com Breathtaking fresh florals and décor Fresh Thyme 1125 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.934.1943 freshthyme.com Farmers’ Market Style Grocery Gahanna Bead Studio 1028 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.933.8948 gahannabeadstudio.com Unique beads, findings & products HomeGoods/Marshall’s 379 Stoneridge Ln., 614.475.5481 Homegoods.com/marshalls.com Discounted clothing/home store Kohl’s 4865 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.428.4385 Kohls.com Family clothing department store

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Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies 1050 Beecher Crossing N. 614.245.4840 mrsturboscookies.com Gourmet cookies & treats

Ohio Herb Center 110 Mill St. 614.642.HERB Ohioherbcenter.org Gift shop featuring all-things-herbal

Thrive Massage & Wellness 4955 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.473.1000 Thrivemassageandwellness.com Natural candles, soaps, oils and more

Music-Go-Round 1329 Stoneridge Dr. 614.473.0100 Musicgoround.com New & used music equipment

Once Upon a Child Gahanna 1385 Stoneridge Dr. 614.337.0200 Onceuponachildcolumbus.com Gently used kids clothing

Upscale Resale Furnishings 189 W. Johnston Rd. 614.476.4070 upscaleresalefurnishings.com Gently used furniture & home décor

Nth Degree 57 Granville St. 614.855.8533 main.nthdegreerealty.com Home décor/Designer pieces

Pam’s Market Popcorn 955 E. Johnstown Rd. 614.222.1850 Facebook.com/pamspopcorn Gourmet popcorn, treats & eats

Your LOCAL Florist Professionals

Rees Flowers & Gifts, Inc. 249 Lincoln Cr. 614.475.5726 Reesflowersandgifts.com Flowers, gifts & home décor Second Sole 1245 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.478.3361 Secondsoleohio.com Running shoe experts SGE Bridal Boutique 1020 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.649.6939 sgebridal.com New & gently used bridal gowns SmallCakes Cupcakery & Creamery 1249 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.532.5185 cupcakebakerygahanna.com Central Ohio’s favorite cupcakery

Stoneridge Shopping Center 1247 N. Hamilton Rd • Gahanna, OH

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SteinMart 4870 Morse Rd. 614.855.0214 steinmart.com Clothing department store

Susan Rieser CEO, Thrive Massage and Wellness What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? Of all the places I have lived, Gahanna is my favorite. The location allows me to be at the airport or jump on 270, 670 or 70 in less than 5 minutes. Why did you select Gahanna as the home for your business? The Gahanna business community is very welcoming! I started Thrive Massage & Wellness here in 2016 and many Gahanna businesses have offered to cross promote and support each other’s events. Why do you love Gahanna? This is a great place for a wellness business. Gahanna has great parks, a bike path and several outdoor family events including Herb Day, the Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival, Pies in the Park and the Flea Market at Creekside.

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Buckeye Candy Company

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Gahanna offers more than 100 dining options to satisfy every culinary taste. Whether you’re in the mood for a first-class dining experience, one of the Food Network’s “Top 5 Tacos in America” or a great burger – you’ll find it in Gahanna, Ohio! Go to VisitGahanna.com for more listings

Waterfront Dining

Eat , Drink & Savor : Gahanna -Style

94th Aero Squadron

5030 Sawyer Rd., 237.8887, the94thaero.com

1917 WWI French farmhouse setting


101 Beer Kitchen

397 Stoneridge Ln., 934.5501, 101beerkitchen.com

Seasonal, handcrafted food and drink



93 N. High St., 471.7296, elarepazolatingrill.com

Legendary Latin American food


Aerial Wine Boutique

5324 N Hamilton Rd, 933-3383, aerialwineboutique.com

Small wine boutique specializing in events

Asian Gourmet & Sushi Bar

1325 Stoneridge Dr., 471.8871, asiangourmetandsushibar.com

Variety of sushi rolls and Asian fare

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1370 E. Johnstown Rd., 855.9840, thebarncolumbus.com

Classic steakhouse … only better

Barrel & Boar Creekside

121 Mill St., 471.8844, barrelboar.com

Craft beer, cocktails and barbecue



5091 N. Hamilton Rd., 532.1565, bibibop.com

Build-your-fav Asian Grill


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Café Creekside

53 Granville St., 337.1819, cafecreekside.com

A local favorite for breakfast and brunch

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar

1301 Stoneridge Ln., 478.9999, capcityfinediner.com

Chef-driven, traditional menu

City Barbeque

108 S. Stygler Rd., 416.8890, cityqbbq.com

Voted “Best BBQ” by 614 Magazine

Coaches Gahanna

230 Granville St., 476.4496, coachesgahanna.com

Sports bar and pizza


Creno’s Pizza

943 Johnstown Rd., 614-245-8118, crenospizzaco.com

Delicious homemade pizza, your way


Dolphin Lounge

345 Agler Rd., 475.9944

Blues jams every Monday night

El Vaquero

375 Stoneridge Ln., 428.1725, vaquerorestaurant.com

Authentic Mexican fare

Gahanna Grill

82 Granville St., 476.9017, gahannagrill.com

Home of the famous “Beanie Burger”

Gahanna Pizza Plus

106 Granville St., 428.9878, gahannapizzaplus.com

Some of the best pizza in Gahanna

Gatsby’s Bar & Grill

151 N. Hamilton Rd., 476.0088, gatsbys1977.com

Neighborhood bar, live entertainment


Golden Delight Bakery

246 Lincoln Cir, 342-6888,

Unforgettable cakes and sweets


Graeter’s Ice Cream

425 Beecher Road, 855-5508 graeters.com

Handcrafted, premium ice cream

Hickory House

550 Officenter Plaza, 428.7427, thehickoryhouse.com

Barbecue, steaks, burgers and seafood


Himalayan Grill

1307 Stoneridge Dr., 472.0211, himalayangrille.com

Indo-Nepal & Tibetan Cuisine


J Gumbo’s

64 Granville St., 408.3100, jgumbos.com

“Real down-home Louisiana cookin’”


Jade Bowl House

135 N. Stygler Rd., 337.8898, jade-bowl-house.com

Family owned and operated, Chinese fare


Jordan’s Deli

471 ABC Morrison Rd., 478.5478, jordansdeli.com

Burgers, deli fare, salads and more



505 Morrison Rd., 528.1227, kindredbeer.com

Local craft brewery


Local Cantina

101 Mill St., 337.1977, localcantina.com

Gourmet tacos and margaritas


Lola & Giuseppe’s

100 Granville St., 473.9931, lolaandgiuseppes.com

Popular eatery with old world Italian recipes

Los Guachos Taqueria

1376 Cherry Bottom Rd., 471.4717, losguachostaqueria.com

One of the “Top 5 Tacos in America” (Food Network)

Max & Erma’s

1317 N. Hamilton Rd., 471.0009, maxandermas.com

Winner of “America’s Best Healthy Burger”


Mi Tradicion

111 N. Stygler Rd., 418.9200, mitradicionmexicanrestaurant.com

Family owned, authentic Mexican


Mr. Sushi

1127 N. Hamilton Rd., 473.1028,mrsushicol.com

Sushi made fresh


Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies

1050 Beecher Crossing N., 245.4840 mrsturboscookies.com

Made-from-scratch cookies and treats

Nazareth Deli

5239 N. Hamilton Rd., 899.1177, Nazarethdeli.com

Mediterranean cuisine


Nostalgia Brewing Company

81 Mill St. Suite 150, 934.7039, nostalgiabrewing.com

Homemade comfort food plus delicious craft brews


Old Bag of Nails Pub

63 Mill St., 337.9430, oldbagofnails.com

“Best Neighborhood Pub” (Columbus Monthly)


Pam’s Market Popcorn

955 E Johnstown Rd, 222.1850, Facebook.com/PamsPopcorn

Gourmet popcorn, Chicago style hot dogs, homemade soups

Piada Italian Street Food

4697 Morse Rd., 532.5073, mypiada.com

Fast, casual Italian

Rusty Bucket

73 N. Hamilton Rd., 475.4435, myrustybucket.com

Comfort-food favorites and a long beer list

Signatures Mill Stone Tavern

94 Mill St., 475.2220, signaturesmillstonetavern.com

Great drinks, music and atmosphere


1344 Cherry Bottom Rd., 532.8030, mysuperchefs.com

Serving up breakfast art, superhero style!


1330 N. Hamilton Rd., 428.8672, restauranttora.com

Stylish Japanese cuisine


Upper Cup Coffee

121 Mill St., 383.7496, uppercupcoffee.com

A coffee lover’s haven


Whit’s Frozen Custard

121 S. Stygler Rd., 418.9599, whitsgahanna.com

Custard made fresh daily

Wyandotte Winery

4640 Wyandotte Dr., 476.3624, wyandottewinery.com

Oldest winery in Central Ohio


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Groups, Gatherings & Get -Togethers : Gahanna -Style

myuniquegahannastory Jim Morris Owner, The Mug & Brush Barber Shop What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? Gahanna has always felt, to me, like a close-knit, unique neighbor to Columbus. I’m from a small town in east of Columbus and I identify with that mindset. I value neighbors, community activities, and a small-town vibe with a big heart.

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Why did you select Gahanna to

Planning a family reunion, group tour, special event, meeting, baby shower or a Girls’ Getaway? Visit Gahanna can help. The success of your event is dependent on your guests’ experience. Visit Gahanna offers insider tips to help with reserving local parks, recommending caterers and suggesting local musicians to match your event needs. Want to put together some games and activities for the kids at your event? Need help planning a mini-pub crawl as an icebreaker event for your meeting? Our complimentary services give you the freedom to enjoy your Gahanna experience without added stress. We can assist with securing hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests, suggesting transportation options and offering VIP group experiences.

open your business? My wife, Amanda, and I have been visiting Gahanna for almost a decade. We lived in the Short North prior to moving out here and were always impressed by the downtown area; there is a lot of opportunity for small business success. The area is very charming with so much potential. And the people are amazing; such a diverse group of fun people with great stories to tell. What is one thing about Gahanna that other residents inside (and outside) of Columbus do not realize? I don’t think people realize what amazing events are thrown here in Gahanna. We are music fans so we

Savor the Local Flavors Coming up with a place to eat for an entire group can be tricky. Want a great burger and a fun atmosphere? Interested in white tablecloth dining with good vegetarian options? Looking for the perfect locally crafted brew? Visit Gahanna can provide a list of dozens of local restaurants and offer recommendations that will suit everyone’s needs and wants.

love the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Relax & Sleep Gahanna hotels are located just minutes from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Easton Town Center and downtown Columbus. Ask us for information on Park-and-Fly getaway rates, special event packages, group room blocks and more. Allow us to help coordinate the bid process among our hotels, to help secure room blocks for your guests.

The sense of community around these

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but there are so many other unique happenings like Hops & Vines, Holiday Lights. Creekside is super fun, the car show is one of the largest in this area. events is awesome. Everyone shows up to have a great time!

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From idyllic country farms to formal banquet facilities, Gahanna offers unique and affordable sites for your next meeting or special event. Best of all, the Visit Gahanna team can help ease the planning of your event with referrals and complimentary assistance. Call 614.418.9114 to learn more.

On/Off-site Catering

Meet in Gahanna Meeting Space


101 Beer Kitchen 397 Stoneridge Ln., 614.934.5501, 101beerkitchen.com

This signature Gahanna restaurant offers a semi-private meeting space, seasonal 36 on • • menu and a casual, fun setting with seasonal patio seating.

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek With a warm atmosphere, beautiful setting, great hospitality and famous fare, 1370 E. Johnstown Rd., 614.855.9840, The Barn offers the perfect event setting. Three private dining areas to host events. 100 on • • thebarncolumbus.com Barrel & Boar Creekside 121 Mill St., 614.471.8844, barrelboar.com

Private dining room and semi-private space for business meetings or family gatherings. 75 on • • • Beautiful location overlooks Creekside Park and Plaza. Offering outstanding menu and catering options.

Creekside Conference & Event Center 101 Mill St., Ste. 300, 614.416.8188, creeksidecec.com

9,000 sq. ft. offer an ideal setting for corporate meetings, weddings and special events. Two boardrooms, a ballroom, a beautifully appointed reception area and breathtaking views.

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Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse 220 Olde Ridenour Rd., 614.342.4250, gahanna.gov

This lovely facility overlooks Creekside Park, offering a large deck, wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tables and chairs are available for up to 100 people.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus Airport 460 Waterbury Ct., 614.428.8678, hiexpresscmh.com

Located just off Hamilton Road near the I-270 outerbelt, Holiday Inn Express offers meeting space suitable for a classroom setting. Free parking. Airport shuttle.


Jorgensen Farms 5851 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081, 614.855.2697, jorgensen-farms.com

This 100-acre organic farm, located just north of Gahanna, features the Historic Barn and modern Oak Grove.

Jefferson Golf & Country Club 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., Blacklick 43004, 614.759.7500, jeffersoncountryclub.com

Private banquet rooms overlook a spectacular 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. Championship golf course. 4,500 sq. ft. of private banquet space. A grand ballroom divides into three separate ballrooms.

Gahanna Sanctuary, Inc. 82 N. High St., 614.475.9265, gahannasanctuary.org

Located in a restored church built in 1875, the Gahanna Sanctuary offers a beautiful and 250 off • • unique place to hold a meeting, reception or special event.

Griffin Gallery at Creekside 77 Mill St., 614.385.3600, griffingalleryatcreekside.com

This lovely art gallery offers a unique setting for small after-work gatherings, board meetings and more. Private board room and reception space.


La Navona 154 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.532.5711, lanavona.com

This rustic, charming and picturesque indoor facility accommodates up to 250 guests. Plus, there are beautifully-landscaped patio areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Ohio Herb Center 110 Mill St., 614.642.HERB, Located in the Creekside District, the Center features a parlor, kitchen and beautiful outdoor 30 off • • ohioherbcenter.org gardens. The facility is perfect for smaller meetings and events. Rusty Bucket on Hamilton Rd. Small, private meeting room and larger space for dining group of up to 40. Made-from-scratch 40 on • • 73 N Hamilton Rd., 614.475.4435, myrustybucket.com American fare created fresh daily. Shepherd’s Corner 987 N. Waggoner Rd., Blacklick 43004, 614.866.4302, shepherdscorner.org

Relax in the rural farm setting of this refuge and ecology center, operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Meet in the award-winning restored barn. Free parking. No alcohol permitted.

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SpringHill Suites® by Marriott Columbus Airport 665 Taylor Rd., 614.501.4770, marriott.com/cmhsh

With a location convenient to Port Columbus International Airport, SpringHill Suites offers a semi-private meeting space, free parking and space for board meetings and more.


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Universal Design Living Laboratory 6141 Clark State Rd., 614.471.6100, udll.com

UDLL is the top-rated universal design home in North America and showcases green and healthy construction and feng shui principles.


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Wesley Woods 4588 Wesley Woods Blvd., Nestled on 38 wooded acres in vibrant New Albany, Wesley Woods is a sanctuary for retirees. New Albany 43054, 614. 344.9038, It offers a variety of meeting and event spaces for groups. wesleyatnewalbany.com


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Weddings, Receptions & Events

Jorgensen Farms

With Gahanna’s beautiful location and collection of unique event venues – it has quickly become a storybook wedding destination. The city offers rustic farm settings, flowering herbal gardens and elegant banquet halls, each uniquely suited for your specific needs. Gahanna Sanctuary Start your wedding story in a location with deep roots in the city’s history. The Gahanna Sanctuary is a beautifully, traditional-style restored church that was originally built in 1875. The breathtaking stained-glass windows, woodwork and outdoor space are perfect for a unique gathering. Seats up to 250 guests. gahannasanctuary.org Creekside Conference and Event Center For those who dream of a larger wedding, Creekside Conference &

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Event Center has over 9,000 square feet of breathtaking, flexible space. The well-appointed event site includes a lounge with an elegant marble fireplace, a third-floor vista over the Creekside District and outstanding catering options. Brides can request their ceremony to be held outside in the picturesque Creekside Park, overlooking fountains, waterfalls and walking paths. creeksidecec.com Ohio Herb Center & Geroux Gardens For those longing for a very small, intimate ceremony and gathering – the Ohio Herb Center offers the charming Nafzger-Miller house, listed in the National Register of Historical Places (with the original structure being built in 1855 and additions made to the home in 1910). The center includes a Victorian style porch, parlor and kitchen, as well as outdoor gardens, located in the heart of Gahanna. Additionally,

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Team Visit Gahanna offers a variety of complimentary services to brides and event planners including: • Suggestions and/or site tours of area venues that may best suit your needs • Coordinating the bid process with Gahanna hotels (for event room blocks • A VIP Vendor List with vendors we recommend from planning our own events • Welcome bags for your guests staying in any Gahanna hotel VisitGahanna.com

Gahanna offers several beautiful parks – including Geroux Gardens – that can host intimate weddings or gatherings. ohioherbcenter.org La Navona From your first venue tour to the last minute of your wedding, La Navona strives to help couples feel comfortable and experience stress-free wedding planning. All-inclusive packages include catering, deejay and more. Menus range from buffets and stations to family-style meals and full-service plated options. The stunning patio offers the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. lanavona.com Jefferson Golf & Country Club Jefferson Golf & Country Club’s spacious Clubhouse offers private banquet space designed to accommodate up to 350 guests. The beautiful facility hosts a variety of special events including social gatherings, weddings, golf outings, business meetings and more. The excellent culinary team prides itself on creating memorable cuisine options for event guests. jeffersoncountryclub.com

ELEGANT WEDDINGS & EVENTS Newly renovated Grand Ballroom with breathtaking views, an outdoor ceremony site overlooking picturesque green space and on-site event coordination to ensure your special day is flawless. 101 Mill Street | Suite 300 | Gahanna 614.416.8118 | creeksidecec.com

Weddings Social Gatherings Seminars Corporate Meetings Catering Birthday Celebrations 154 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, OH 43230 I LaNavona.com I 614.532.5711 866.424.2662 | VisitGahanna.com |

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Jorgensen Farms Jorgensen Farms offers a location that connects you to the earth. The Historic Barn is divided into four unique areas, including a cozy brick patio, a rustic arena, the main barn and a beautiful, expansive flower field that stretches for half an acre. The second venue offered by Jorgenson Farms is the Oak Grove, a historical greenhouse that looks best aglow with candles, vintage lights and a lit fire pit. Its charm is complimented by the many century-old oak trees and Grace Pond, a natural photographic backdrop. jorgensen-farms.com

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Jefferson Golf & Country Club The best kept secret in Columbus!

Photographer: KISMET VISUALS & CO.

Outstanding Vendors Choosing a venue is only the beginning of your Gahanna wedding. Consider adding a few “celebrate local” touches to make your day special. • Buckeye Candy Company offers mouthwatering candies and retro treats. Consider adding a “Candy Bar” to your wedding with treats for your guests, stock up on premium dark chocolate sea salt bars or give Buckeye candy favors (an Ohio favorite)! • Expressions Floral Design Studio. This award-winning studio has a longstanding reputation for breathtaking arrangements—created by an owner who guided the Rose Bowl Parade floral efforts for years! • Be_Social Dress Boutique offers stunning evening gowns, mother-of-the-bride dresses and resort wear. • SGE Bridal is a resale consignment shop with a large selection of new and gently used dresses, as well as accessories and shoes.

Perfect location for your next social event, business meeting, or golf event. The superior staff of Jefferson are able to make your event a success by attending to your every need.

Jefferson Country Club 7271 Jefferson Meadows Drive Blacklick, OH 43004

• Barrel & Boar Creekside specializes in great barbecue cooked low and slow – perfect for your catering needs. • Golden Delight Bakery has an unforgettable Strawberry Cake that’ll leave your guests on a sweet note!


www.jeffersoncountryclub.com Catering & Events: Laura Watson • lwatson@jeffersoncountryclub.com Membership: Brianne Stone • bstone@jeffersoncountryclub.com

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Request your complimentary copy of Visit Gahanna’s VIP Vendor List – or learn more about Gahanna’s event venues by calling 614.418.9114.

Home is Where Your Story Begins

Angela Tewksbury Coldwell Banker King Thompson 960 N. Hamilton Rd Gahanna, Ohio 43230 (C) 614-940-6010

Proudly serving my hometown of Gahanna, Ohio and the surrounding communities Life-long resident - I know Gahanna - Go Lions! Contact me for all your real estate needs Š2019 Coldwell Banker King Thompson. All rights reserved. Coldwell Banker King Thompson fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Not intended as a solicitation if your property is already listed by another broker.

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Sleep, Stay & Play

Gahanna hotels are located near several major interstates, adjacent to the airport and 10 minutes from Downtown Columbus. Add in great service, free parking and competitive rates, and you have a great place to stay and play. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gahanna/Columbus Airport 665 Taylor Rd., 614.501.4770 888.287.9400, Marriott.com/cmhsh Welcome to your own space to spread out, unplug and relax. With the perfect blend of comfort, convenience and a prime location, SpringHill Suites by Marriott knows how to suit your on-the-go-lifestyle. Stay at the 2016 award-winning brand for family travels (Parents magazine)! Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus Airport 460 Waterbury Ct., 614.428.8678, 800.HOLIDAY, hiexpress.com Besides placing you less than two miles from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, our hotel’s

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excellent location is close to Easton Town Center, Downtown Columbus and most Central Ohio attractions. While staying at the 100-percent non-smoking Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus Airport, guests can also experience the beautiful city of Gahanna, named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live. Convenience, modern facilities, amenities and service make for a great stay! We hope to see you soon! TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna 695 Taylor Rd., 614.861.1400 800.257.3000, Marriott.com/cmhta When you arrive in Columbus, you’re not far from spacious accommodations, ample amenities and a true feeling of home at TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna. Let us provide everything you need to experience life uninterrupted.

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Candlewood Suites/ Columbus Airport 590 Taylor Rd., 614.863.4033 877.660.8543, candlewoodsuites.com The longer you stay, the less you pay. Spacious suites with full kitchens and numerous amenities have all been designed with you in mind. Stop by the Candlewood Cupboard for a snack or fire up the grill. Work out in the gym or catch up on your laundry (free) anytime. Earn Priority club points during your stay. The Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast 106 S. High St., 614.475.3342 gahannahistory.com The Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast owned and operated by the Gahanna Historical Society, has four guest rooms decorated in Victorian style. Stroll around the historical society grounds, relax on the back porch or enjoy the parks, restaurants, shopping and attractions that are just a short walk away. We are also just a few minutes’ drive from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Easton Town Center.

2019 Hotel Packages From award-winning events to money saving park-and-fly packages, Gahanna hotels offer getaway deals that make staying in Central Ohio easy and affordable. See VisitGahanna.com for more getaway deals. Creekside Blues & Jazz Package SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gahanna/Columbus Airport only (June 14-16, 2019/ June 19-21, 2020) Enjoy all-suite accommodations with complimentary hot breakfast each morning, as well as weekend admission for two adults to the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. Complimentary shuttle services available.

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614.501.4770 Marriott.com/cmhsh Park & Fly Getaway Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus Airport Stay close to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Easton Town Center, Downtown Columbus and most Central Ohio attractions. Park & Fly packages are available (up to seven days with additional parking $5 per day). Located just off Hamilton Road near I-270, Enjoy our complimentary shuttle to the airport, hot breakfast bar and free Wi-Fi.

Because you have to experience this!

4955 N. Hamilton Road Columbus 43230 (next to Kohl’s)


614.428.8678, 800.HOLIDAY hiexpresscmh.com Park Here/Fly There SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gahanna/Columbus Airport and TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna Enjoy five nights parking after your stay, plus round-trip transportation to/from John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The Park Here/Fly There package also includes hot breakfast. Avoid the hassles and stresses of airport parking when you stay with us. Enjoy the convenience of airport transportation, daily from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Not available to groups of 10 or more rooms or in conjunction with other promotional offers. SpringHill Suites: 614.501.4770 Marriott.com/cmhsh TownePlace Suites: 614.861.1400 Marriott.com/cmhta


The members of the Gahanna Community Congregational Church (Check us out on Facebook)

welcome you to the Gahanna Community and invite you to share in our FREE services on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 470 Havens Corners Rd. in Gahanna

• FREE parking (for the first 1000 cars) • Smiling faces to welcome you (nice people behind those smiles) • FREE bulletin (so you know what’s happening next) • Comfortable padded pews (not a bad seat in the house) • Heavenly music from our choir (you’ll be looking for their wings) • Inspirational and entertaining sermons (you won’t fall asleep) • Sunday School for the children (lots of fun things to do) • Coffee hour following the service (who can resist FREE food) • And yes, we do take up that pesky FREE will offering…… But the best part is, you’ll receive a generous helping of

GOD’S FREE LOVE 614-471-2168 www.gahannac3.org

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665 Taylor Road • Gahanna, OH 43230 614.501.4770 • 800.287.9400 www.marriott.com/cmhsh

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695 Taylor Road • Gahanna, OH 43230 614.861.1400 • 800.257.3000 www.marriott.com/cmhta