Fin-Two Japanese Ale House to Open in the Old City

If ethnic food is what you’ve felt downtown is missing, the good news keeps on rolling. Owner Raymond Yip has announced plans to open Fin-Two in the Old City in the new Crozier Building which I wrote about earlier this week. I reported that there are two retail spaces. One occupies the corner of Willow […]

The Crozier Reaches the Finish Line: A Look Inside

It was November 2015 when I first reported that a building on the corner of Willow and Central would be demolished for a much larger (and nicer) building which would host both commercial and residential space. By October 2016, challenges had been encountered on the site and the building had been redesigned to be taller. […]

Butcher Shop/Deli/Market Coming to Old City

And so, the final question in the series of articles is answered: Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro will retain his lease at the current location of OliBea at 119 South Central Street. He’ll move OliBea a couple of blocks to the south this summer and, after a brief construction period, he will open a new business at […]

Kefi, Old City Greek Cocktail Restaurant Opens

The wait was worth the end result. Urban Woman and I have been looking forward to the opening of Kefi┬ásince I first wrote about it nearly two months ago. We enjoyed the first night of public service along with Urban Brother last night and it was worth the wait. The best quote of the night […]

Crown and Goose to Close, Barley’s and Two Buildings Sold, and What Comes Next for the Old City

There are so many moving parts to this story it’s hard to get it all in a caption. Some parts of the above are connected, but not so other parts. It’s also part of a bigger move by Thomas and Harrison Boyd to expand their hospitality holdings. The initial part of the story, the closing […]