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Westerville dominates Readers Choice Awards

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Westerville dominates Readers Choice Awards

Congratulations Westerville Westerville, especially Uptown Westerville, dominated in This Week News public opinion polling to select the Readers Choice for the Columbus metro area. Westerville is the best in everything from doughnuts, pizza, burritos, vintage clothes,... read more

Midnight Madness 2015 – Update

There’s never enough time to make sure you get all the information you need about Midnight Madness in Uptown. Always on the Fourth Friday in October and the last Fourth Friday celebration of the year, this years Midnight Madness adds more space with the closing of East College where there will be food vendors and easier access to events planned at merchants and businesses along that section of the street.

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Midnight Madness 2015

A long-time Uptown tradition, the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association presents Midnight Madness on October 23, 2015 from 6 p.m. to Midnight.

Midnight Madness is an annual showcase event for the Uptown Westerville merchants. With decorated shops, treats, surprises, and scary good deals, it’s a fun opportunity to visit Uptown Westerville. This is the night for visitors to check out their favorite haunts and dare to venture where they’ve never been before!

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Changes proposed for Uptown street corners

The changes known as bumpouts are intended to add width to the sidewalks at the intersection so pedestrians will have a shorter path across State Street making the crossing more safe and create a traffic calming effect for vehicles making turns and approaching the intersection.

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“Luckiest man alive”

The main attraction on the annual metro-wide tour is his Disneyland model railroad featuring the monorail, Cinderella’s Castle, Tomorrowland, and a cast of Disney characters.

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City Council Moments

Early moments in city council’s first meeting after a break honored two “Westerville Champions,” swore in three fire fighters and a new fire marshal, and presented a certificate of appreciation to the city police department.

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City Hall Parking Lot – Update -September

The everything above ground phase began Monday after inspectors approved the soil underlayer for gravel, concrete, and brick that will be the newest section of parking behind city hall. Next step is laying six inches of 57 gravel, about the size of a quarter, as the...

Free sampling Uptown Westerville’s newest

Fourth Friday visitors received free samples from Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn and Whit’s Frozen Custard as the businesses convert old storefronts into new additions to the Town Center.

Cool night for Dog Days Uptown

Dog Days at Fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville bring out one of the largest collection of canines and their owners for a night of friendly competition, strolling along friendly city streets, and dog-friendly businesses.

Construction Uptown August 2015 – Update

Construction began early Thursday morning at the Northstar Cafe as construction workers began hauling away topsoil before beginning excavation for the foundation.

Construction Update – August 2015

City Hall Parking Lot The most visible construction project in Uptown is the expansion of the parking lot behind city hall. Contractors recently completed installation of new sewer, fiber optic, water, gas, and utility lines to city hall and the lot and will begin the...

Inside Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn

Work continues in Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn converting a garden store into a kitchen and storefront for a gourmet popcorn shop.

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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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.

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