The Uptown Westerville Merchant’s Blog

Uptown Gift Cards useless if unused

Check wallets, purses, bags, drawers, and under the couch cushions to see if you have an Uptown Westerville Gift Card. They never lose value and are as good today as the day you received it.

Lil’ Red and the Rooster performs blues at Java Central

Lil’ Red and the Rooster, an acclaimed blues duo starring Westerville North graduate Jennifer Milligan, will play at Java Central Saturday January 31 after their return from competing the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Endangered bats play into city’s hotel plan

Although not in Uptown Westerville, the planned hotel and conference center just north of Uptown will impact the city’s town center.  The endangered Indiana bat habitat in a section of the woods where  construction soon begins adds a few new hurdles to the...

Alum Creek Park playground upgrades

City workers measure and record the grade for new and replacement playground equipment in Alum Creek Park on Main Street. The older playground will be replaced after a new set of equipment is installed.

Progressive Christmas Concert this Friday

The Annual Christmas Progressive Concert, is Friday, December 12. This walking event stops in three Uptown churches – Church of the Master, Church of the Messiah, and First Presbyterian Church – all within about a block of each other.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet kids

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the collection of children gathered along the Sertoma Children’s Christmas Parade route Sunday in the annual event that this year honored Benjamin Hanby’s 150th anniversary of writing “Up on the Housetop,” a perennial Christmas favorite.

Uptown Deli hints at opening menu

The first item in the new Uptown Deli and Brew menu and three of the local brews hint at the opening day celebration where the more than two year process for rebuilding the old feed store into a restaurant .

8 State’s sign approved

Kevin Campbell, the owner of 8 State Bistro restaurant, poses with a mockup of the sign planned for the top of the State Theater marquee when the restaurant opens.

8 State sign approved

Kevin Campbell, the owner of 8 State Bistro restaurant, poses with a mockup of the sign planned for the top of the State Theater marquee when the restaurant opens.

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Holmes Hotel Finial Returns

Workers install an upgraded acorn finial to the peak of the Holmes Hotel building in Uptown Westerville.

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Facade upgrades brighten Uptown

You’ll be pleased to see that the scaffolding in front of Talbot’s Flowers and A Gal Named Cinda Lou are gone.

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Uptown Gift Card

The Uptown Gift Card is a debit card sponsored by the Uptown Westerville Merchants Association to make shopping at its members easier for you and your family, friends, and business associates.

With no fixed amount you can buy a card with just a few dollars or put as much as you want in any denomination. You can tailor your budget and fiscal needs and still provide a unique shopping experience to the person receiving your gift.

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9/11 Memorial

The American Legion Honor Guard, Axemen Honor Guard, and active military joined citizens honoring the men and women who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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Find us on Facebook

Make sure to visit our Facebook page to see almost hourly reports on what’s happening in the Original 1848 Town Center.

Use hashtag #uptownwesterville for the most recent information.

Use your Uptown Gift Card

Have an Uptown Westerville Gift Card?

If you do it’s the perfect time to use it at any one of the Uptown Merchants on this list.

There’s clothing, food, drink, coffee, and treats waiting for you.

Use your gift card.

Imagine Community Workshop

The city of Westerville plans a series of workshops and community gatherings to help imagine a long-term plan for development.

Make your voice part of the decision.

Attend one of the meetings.

Brewing begins in Uptown

Brewer Alex Francis inspects one of the cooking kettles inside the brewery at Uptown Deli and Brew where the first beers brewed in the facility are complete and waiting for opening day.

Rock the 'Ville Photo Gallery


Another Rock the ‘Ville in Uptown is complete. The streets are now open. The stages are cleared. All that remains are …

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