Plans for the new OliBea, Merchants of Beer and a Bit More

Several projects underway in and near the Old City are moving forward through the design phase, obtaining required approvals and nearing construction. It sometimes seems nothing is being done on announced projects when, in fact, a lot of work has to be done before breaking ground. Here’s a look at proposed changes and and plans […]

Kneaded: A New Bakery Coming to the Old City

“What do you really want to do?” It’s a question most of us have had to face at one point or another. For Meade Armstrong, it came because she was doing so many things at once she couldn’t do them all. She was an active musician, a waitress, a baker and more. Chef Paul Sellas […]

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 […]