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Otie’s Tavern and Grill

go to the Short North to get things like packed for breakfast, a perfect fix if you’d been at Sharpie’s the night before. this.” The only thing downtown Hilliard had been missing was retail shopping, and within the last year The Shoppes at Lattimer Square has tried to change that. A few new shops have opened recently for those seeking original treasures. The Not Just Shabby Shop refurbishes furniture by painting and stenciling art. Owner Laura Buoni’s store is filled with brightly colored dressers and coffee tables. She also sells refurbishing supplies and teaches her craft. “People will bring in a small piece of furniture and we have a three- to four-hour workshop on how to refurbish the furniture,” Buoni said.

Blue Moon Earthly Treasures and Sweet Salvage Shoppe, also in the square, both sell untouched, vintage finds. Conveniently located next to each other, they’re perfect for those always searching for antique pieces. “We have four stores that are all similar, but all have their own niche,” said Trish Holt, co-owner of Blue Moon with her husband Dennis. In between all the antique shops is Packrat Comics, which has been in Hilliard for 20 years. It has grown into a second space next door for tabletop games, and the basement of both spaces has its own movie theater and a room for talks by artists and writers. Packrat has weekly game nights for tabletop and card games, making it a community spot for those in love with comics.

Next-door is Cindy’s Handmade Originals. Owner Cindy Wynia makes each piece of jewelry, card, skin-care product, candle and knit item herself. “I had it in When asked what Packrat Comics is my mind that Old Hilliard would be a good spot for this and needed something known for, though, Colegrove simply replies, “Being awesome.” like this,” she said. “You don’t have to

Hilliard Floral Design: 4120 Main St, 614.777.7795,; hours: Mon-Fri 9a-5p, Sat varies, Sun closed Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa: 4098 Main St, 614.771.6774,; hours: Mon 9a-6p, Tue-Sat 9a-9p Sun closed Otie’s Tavern and Grill: 5344 Center St, 614.876.1548; hours: MonTue 11a-midnight, Wed 11a-1a, Thu-Sat 11a-2:30a, Sun noon-10p Sports on Tap: 4030 Main St, 614.921.9559; hours: Mon-Sat 11a2:30a, Sun noon-midnight Sharpie’s Saloon: 3879 Lattimer St, 614.850.8590; hours: Mon-Sun 11:30a-2:30a Abner’s: 4051 Main St, 614.876.2649,; hours: Mon-Thu 7a-10p, Fri-Sat 7a-11p, Sun 7a-9p The Not Just Shabby Shop: 3880 Lattimer St, 614.507.3434; hours: Tue and Thu 11a-4p, Fri-Sat 11a6p Cindy’s Handmade Originals: 3872 Lattimer St, 614.771.2778; hours: Tue-Sat noon-7p Blue Moon Earthly Treasures: 3858 Lattimer St, 614.519.3018; hours: Tues and Thu-Sat noon-7p, Sun-Mon and Wed closed Sweet Salvage Shoppe: 3856 Lattimer St, 614.374.3626; Thu-Sat 11a-6p, Sun 1p-4p, Mon-Wed closed Packrat Comics: 3864 Lattimer St, 614.527.8450,; hours: Mon-Tue, Thu, Sat 11a-7p, Wed 11a-8p, Fri 11a7p, Sun noon-5p

For more information about all the businesses in Hilliard, visit

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