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‘Burb Breakdown: 5 things to do in Bexley this Fall

614now Staff




Covering many vibrant communities across central Ohio, the 614 is so much more than just Columbus. Welcome to the ‘Burb Breakdown, an ongoing series highlighting the unique character of neighborhoods from across this sprawling metro area we call home. In the first installment of our series, we turn our attention to the lovely city of Bexley.

Bexley is home to some of the state’s finest institutions of higher learning and internationally-known authors alike. The historic Columbus suburb is also known for its many impressive architectural landmarks, like the Drexel Theater the the Ohio Governors’ mansion.

From diverse restaurants to verdant parks and engaging civic events, there’s so much to discover in Bexley. Here are five ways to help you get out and explore everything Bexley has to offer this fall!

Have a Taste of Bexley | October 14, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | 2010 East Broad Street

Taste of Bexley brings area restaurants and food providers together under one roof for an evening of culinary delights. This event is a great way to sample that Bexley restaurant you’ve been meaning to try for months, along with others you might never have heard of! The affair includes dessert from providers like Nothing Bundt Cakes!, a beer garden featuring three brews from Seventh Son, wine, live music, entertainment, and more. Tickets include unlimited food sampling for just $30 per person, with discounts for children and students available. To learn more, visit

Celebrate with the Bexley Harvest Festival | October 18th | 165 N Parkview Ave

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Bexley’s Annual Harvest Festival is packed with fun for the whole family. Each year, the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion is transformed into an Autumnal dream complete with a corn maze, hay rides, an interactive enchanted forest walk, food, activities, music, and more. Come down to the mansion from 6pm- 8pm for an evening of fall fun, and see for yourself what makes this event a hit with guests from across central Ohio!

Enjoy a Pumpkin Donut from Cherbourg Bakery | 541 S Drexel Ave

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Nothing screams fall like pumpkins, right? Cherbourg Bakery is a gluten-free, nut-free, dye-free bakery, trailblazing their way through the Ohio bakery scene with locations in Bexley and Cincinnati. One of Cherbourg’s most iconic treats this time of year is their pumpkin donut—a cake-based donut with a glaze on top that is to die for. The spices and flavors compliment each other so well, you might even have to order a pour over to wash it all down. Cherbourg Bakery locally sources their beans seasonally between One Line Coffee, Mission Coffee, and Roosevelt Coffeehouse.

Enjoy Fall Foliage Throughout Streets of Bexley

The City of Bexley was designated as an arboretum in 2012, meaning they have a whole lot of trees. While you can certainly enjoy the fall foliage in one of the town’s numerous parks, you can also take a stroll down just about any street to soak in all of the fall color and bask in some historic architecture. Better yet, grab a cup of espresso-based magic from Kittie’s Cafe to take with you.


While this isn’t an activity related specifically to Bexley, it is one of our most important civic duties. Read up on issues affecting your city, know who is running for councils and boards, prepare your sample ballots, and let your voices be heard! To find your polling location, visit

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Endless Summer: Update on Woodlands Backyard volleyball dome

614now Staff



About two years ago, year-around sand volleyball at Woodlands Backyard was but a conversation. Today, we're seeing a little less talk and a lot more action.

The rec bar has announced that they are in the midst of construction an all-seasons dome where volleyballers can bump, set, and spike in subzero temperatures. No matter if we're dealt another Polar Vortex this winter, the Woodlands Backyard dome will be kept at a balmy 72 degrees.

The dome will consist of six courts. Play is expected to begin in November, though the grand opening date has yet to be announced. The second session of indoor sand volleyball is scheduled for January 6.

League registration begins Friday, October 18.

We know this development has been a long time coming, so for those skeptics, Woodlands promises that if the dome falls though, "we will refund you and then go go crawl under a rock and never come out."

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Watch: 2019 FIT Week hype video is LIVE

Regina Fox



Columbus, we know it's becoming sweater weather, but that's no excuse to not give your body the exercised-induced endorphins it deserves.

Join (614) for a week of health, exercise, beauty, and discounts at dozens of gyms and business across the city during the 7th FIT Week.

From October 14- 19 spice up your workout regime with free classes to gyms and studios you've always wanted to try and discounted meals apparel from places you've always wanted to go—all for a mere $12!

Plus, your pass gets you access to the Kick-Off party on Monday, October 14th at Gravity from 5:30pm- 7pm. Sample and shop participating FIT Week partners while getting your sweat on through four, 15-minute workout classes.

Even better? Stick around after for Gravity’s Monday Movie Night featuring Wonder Woman.

C'mon, Columbus, let's get FIT!

Available to you with your FIT Week Pass, classes and discounts from:

  • 614Fitness (50% off)
  • Abundant You Chiro (80%+ off)
  • Arena District Athletic Club (free classes!)
  • Berry Blendz (BOGO smoothie)
  • Cycle Bar Easton
  • Divine Impact Fitness (free classes!)
  • Grandview Chiropractic Center (free exam & x-ray!)
  • Hai Poké (free chips & drink)
  • Heartfelt (free classes!)
  • Melt House of Fitness (free classes!)
  • Mesh Fitness (25% off)
  • Oak Studio (free classes!)
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • PAI Yoga & Fitness (free classes!)
  • Pinnacle Performance (2 extra weeks free!)
  • Premier at Sawmill (1 week free – classes, pool..)
  • Restore Cryo (20% off)
  • Seven Studios (free classes!)
  • Shed (free classes!)
  • Shred 415 (free classes!)
  • The Fitness Loft (7-day trial!)
  • The Human Form (free class!)
  • Zen Yoga (first week free!)
  • Zyia Active ($10 off)

...and MORE!

**Already purchased a pass? Be on the lookout for class schedules and discount details to be emailed to you Friday, October 11th by 4p!**

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Sonic Temple 2020 books one of the biggest heavy metal acts of all time

Mike Thomas



Exit light, enter night: Sonic Temple Fest has announced all-time metal legends Metallica will grace the stage for the first time ever in 2020.

One of the "big four" of thrash metal, Metallica have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. The group is currently the only act announced for the second year of the hard rock festival formerly known as Rock on the Range.

Sonic Temple 2020 is scheduled for May 15, 16, and 17 at Mapfre Stadium. Passes go on sale on October 14 at noon, with layaway options available. For more information, visit

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