Downtown Concierge

What's Springing Up Downtown?


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Downtown Columbus

As spring tries to spring, there are new spots springing up around downtown. Last week we told you all about State & Third, a super fun new shop in the Shoppes at Capitol Square. And this week we want to let you know about two more new locations to check out, one for chowing down and one for getting your sweat on.

Rishi Sushi recently opened its doors at 114 N. Third St. They have done a lovely remodel of the former Fleur champagne bar, creating what one visitor described as “a hip, modern, dressy, casual ambience.” The food defies strict categorization as well. There is sushi, of course, but also burgers with an Asian flair plus delicious ramen. The menu is unexpected, delicious and pretty darn healthy. Rishi Sushi is open Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 – 11 p.m. and is closed Sunday. Stop in for their new happy hour, Monday – Thursday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for drink and food specials.

And for those looking to drop a pound or two before bathing suit season, check out Ignite Health &  Fitness, now open at 21 E. State St. Stop in and let their great staff help you meet your health and fitness goals. The club boasts new, state-of-the-art fitness and cardio equipment and a wide array of free group fitness classes (Zumba, cycling, Pilates, yoga, trekking, hip-hop dance, Strictly Strength, boot camp, and Butt and Guts). If you’d rather work one-on-one, sign up with a personal trainer to guide you to success.

You will also find fantastic locker room facilities, child care and tanning. Month-to-month membership is just 20.00 per month with a 49.00 processing fee; you can add unlimited tanning for just 10.00 per month. The club is open Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.