Why We Love Our Outdoor Dining

There’s something special about dining outside; it changes the whole atmosphere of the meal. Al Fresco dining also has the power to change the atmosphere of our public spaces by giving them a feeling of security and inclusion. In 2020, outdoor dining has also become a comfort to people looking to eat out when they still aren’t ready to spend a long period of time indoors at a public place. So, whether that means eating at tables on the sidewalk, a patio, or on a deck with a view, we have a variety of outdoor dining options in Richland County....

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Why We Love Our Diners!

Affordable American comfort food and breakfast all day. Familiar faces and eating at the counter. Bottomless coffee and a slice of Americana. Diners are a staple of every community’s dining scene and every local has their personal favorite. We might be biased, but our diners hold a special place in our heart. Here’s why we love our local diners…...

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August Happenings and Events

No matter what back-to-school will look like for your family, there is still plenty of socially-distanced summer fun to be had in Richland County. Watch as racing returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, enjoy drive-in entertainment with the Renaissance Theatre’s Backlot Series, shop Ohio’s longest yard sale with the Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale, explore historic mansions, and more....

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Locals: Explore Your Town Like a Visitor!

Tourism has somewhat flipped backward as a sizeable percentage of people won’t stray far from home this summer. We promote our great attractions to people around the world all year long, but this summer we invite residents to enjoy what’s in your own backyard like those thousands of visitors do....

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July Happenings and Events

Summer is here, and while our summers may be looking a little different this year, there are events for everyone’s comfort level on our calendar. Thousands and thousands of visitors make road trips to our area each year, but many visitors are staying close to home this year. This could be the best summer to explore like a visitor in your own backyard since our attractions, restaurants, and stores need local support more than ever. These events are a great way to fill your summer with fun and help our local businesses thrive again....

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June Happenings and Events

Now that Ohio has started to open, both virtual and in-person events are now returning to our calendar. Many of our member businesses have had to close their doors during the quarantine, but we couldn’t be more excited to support them as they reopen their doors to the public....

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Clean is the New Green

Everyone used to talk about their “green” initiatives. Now we’re all talking about our “clean” initiatives. As the tourism industry opens, one segment at a time, our museums, attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation options are armed with robust cleaning procedures and are getting ready for visitors and locals alike....

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