Small Business Week in Gahanna!

Celebrate National Small Business Week in Gahanna at Herb Day, Herb’n Restaurant Week, Herbal Cocktail Trail, arts and entertainment programming, Cinco de Mayo celebration, Mother’s Day gifts, and more special offers!

Herb’n Restaurant Week May 2-8

  • 101 Beer Kitchen – Lemon Chicken – parmesan breaded chicken breasts, red potatoes, pesto green beans & creamy lemon herb sauce.
  • Barrel & Boar – Roasted Rainbow Carrot Hummus – maple bourbon, thyme butter, cornbread crumble served with pita.
  • Lola & Giuseppe’s Trattoria – Herb’n Restaurant Week Special – Gnocchi with sausage and spring vegetables in a sage butter sauce.
  • Sexton’s Pizza – Fresh mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, fresh basil.
  • Nostalgia Brewing – Meatball Sub – mozzarella, provolone, grated parmesan, oregano, marinara, garlic bread, includes chips and a side.
  • Local Cantina – Meal Coming Soon!

Herbal Cocktail Trail (runs through late summer)

  • Blank Slate Coffee – Lavender Latte
  • 101 Beer Kitchen – Lavender Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail – Wheatly Vodka infused with fresh lemon juice, lavender, blueberries & vanilla bean, served over ice with fresh blueberries.
  • Stadium – Noon Game – High Bank Statehouse Gin, lime juice, cucumber, and basil.
  • Barrel & Boar – London Mint Mule – A mixture of lemons, mint, St. Germain and Watershed Distillery Four Peel Gin
  • Nostalgia Brewing – Karma Chamomileon – A blend of Watershed Guild Chamomile Gin, Strawberry Liquor, Ginger Ale, and Lemon.
  • Signatures Mill Stone Tavern – Pretty in Purple – Sweet concoction of night flowers and violets with a dash of citrus. Made with Hendrick’s Lunar Gin.
  • Edison Brewing Company – Lavender Lemonade – Watershed Chamomile Gin, Lavender Tea Simple Syrup, House-made Lemon Soda, Lavender Sugar Rim
  • Heart State Brewing – Heart State of Mind – Aperol, Simple Times Lemon Lime Mix, Heart State Ache

Arts and Entertainment – a sample of activities happening in Gahanna!

  • Herb Day – Gahanna is celebrating 50 years as Ohio’s Herb Capital. Join the fun with over 30 vendors from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 7 at Veteran’s Memorial Park (73 W. Johnstown Road).
  • Herb N’ Arts Fair – The Herb n’ Arts Fair was created by the members of the GLHS Community Art class to highlight student talent and showcase the Arts in the Gahanna District K-12.
  • Edison Brewing Co. – This week’s programming includes trivia, live music, a Kentucky Derby Party, and a Mother’s Day picnic.
  • Dolphin Lounge – Six nights of weekly programming includes a blues jam night, open stage, karaoke, and live bands
  • Gatsby’s – Weekly events include open mic night with Danny Lang, music trivia, and several live bands.
  • Mi Tradition – Thursday night features the Noe Salsa Project while Saturday night showcases Big Bad Stache.
  • Art Garden Academy – Don’t miss the Mommy & Me Family Canvas Paint Workshop on May 7th.
  • Barrel and Boar – Enjoy Amy Evans and Bob McCann on May 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • The Pub – Participate in karaoke every Thursday from 7 pm to 12 am.
  • Signatures Mill Stone Tavern – Entertunement Trivia Tuesdays, Queen of Hearts Drawing each  Wednesday, Sparky Brewer on Friday, and More Cowbell Trivia every Saturday.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

  • Creekside Local Cantina – Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in Creekside’s CORA at 101 Mill Street Suite 100!
  • Los Guachos – New location is now open at 1344 Cherry Bottom Road
  • Mi Tradition – Savor an array of authentic Mexican dishes at 111 N. Stygler Road
  • Casa Hacienda Grill – Gather in the spacious, colorful venue at 1366 N. Hamilton Road

Mother’s Day Delights – share new experiences and deliver great gifts to Mom

  • Nth Degree Interiors – 20% off all items on the showroom floor; 15% off all custom orders from May 6 to May 11
  • Ohio Laser Creations – 30% off selected items, including Awards, Plaques, Pens etc.
  • Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids – Book a Mother and Daughter Braiding Class
  • Young Chefs Academy – Come to the ‘Families in the Kitchen” event on May 8th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Stella and Grace – Receive a free claw clip with any purchase of $50+ and an additional 30% off sale items.Buy one $100 gift card and receive a $25 gift card for free!
  • Buckeye Candy Company – surprise Mom with memorable treats, including mini Demets Turtles, Curlywurlys, Buckeye Saltwater Taffy, and more!
  • The Fable Collection – Bring Mom to the Fable Collection story wall, where the inspiring story of a local lady is shared along with three curated outfits. Spend time at the coffee and conversation station after browsing quality styles at affordable prices.
  • Top Shelf Microblading – $100 off your initial microblading session! Sign up here.
  • Solaire Sunspray – $22 Service Tuesdays; Free Drying Powder Wednesdays; $5 off express service Thursdays; $65 teeth whitening Saturdays
  • Tropical Trends – A vibrant array of whimsical gifts, including some items on sale!
  • Edison Brewing Co. – Don’t miss the Mother’s Day picnic with breathtaking skyline views!
  • Art Garden Academy – Don’t miss the Mommy & Me Family Canvas Paint Workshop on May 7th.

More Exciting Small Business Deals

  • Marlow’s Cheesesteaks – May 3 to May 8 Italian Ice Quarts are $8; May 3 to May 5, Buy 1 Large Italian Ice and get a small 50% off
  • Simple Times Mixers – Get 10% Off Your First Order
  • Asian Gourmet – Monday through Wednesday – buy one sushi roll and get a second sushi roll 50% off on select sushi rolls.
  • Heartland Bank – Check out the Home Equity Line of Credit
  • The Mug Pizza and Pub – 25% off lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Gahanna’s Oldest Bar

Health and Wellness in Gahanna – a sample of fitness and learning-based activities

  • Worthy Fitness – Join the Worthy Wellness Challenge that starts May 1. Check out Worthy Youth Conditioning Training, too!
  • Irwin Dance Academy – Book a 20-minute Irish Dance performance for your next event!
  • Namaste Yoga – New clients can enjoy their first 32 days for $32
  • The Whole You Wellness Studio – Subscribe online and receive 10% off an online fitness apparel purchase
  • YMCA – Free group fitness classes included with membership, including yoga, pilates, zumba, and boot camp!

April PD Bulletin

The Gahanna Division of Police is always working to keep Gahanna safe. Read the PD monthly bulletin here.

Gahanna Food Compost Program

The City of Gahanna is excited to announce a new program that benefits our residents and our community! Beginning Monday, April 25, Gahanna residents will be able to drop off food waste at a new composting drop-off location here in the City. Residents can collect compostable materials at home and take them to the new local composting container, conveniently located at Friendship Park (150 Oklahoma Avenue). Learn more and register at

Boutique Shopping at The Fable Collection

Gahanna’s newest boutique, The Fable Collection, held its grand opening on Saturday, April 11, capping off three days of festivities at 171 N. High Street. Lead-up events included a highly anticipated fashion show on April 9 and a ribbon cutting on April 10, where the Mayor of Gahanna, Laurie Jadwin, applauded boutique owner Terri Birchler with a certificate.

“Last year during the pandemic, I searched extensively for high quality, stylish clothes at an affordable price. Department stores weren’t satisfying my taste or expectations, so I had an epiphany one morning to open a clothing boutique right here in Gahanna,” shared Birchler.

Inspired by Birchler’s concept, her family and friends strategically helped put the business plan into action. After much research, Birchler’s team settled on a name for this women-centric business – The Fable Collection.

“Every month we’re highlighting the real-life story of a local woman. Each highlighted person will assemble three distinct outfits that will be prominently displayed on our story wall. This collection of monthly stories brings both character and community directly into our boutique, giving shoppers a unique, heartfelt experience they can’t encounter anywhere else,” explained Birchler.

As a small business owner, Birchler is committed to helping fellow women discover and embrace their unique style to ultimately improve their self-confidence through custom wardrobe suggestions.

“We’re all cheerleaders here, and we want people to leave feeling great about themselves, no matter how they felt when they walked in. We’re literally cheering for our customers as they step out of our dressing rooms,” said Birchler.

Additional experiential elements The Fable Collection will feature include a book-sharing wall, coffee and conversation station, musical programming, fashion shows, and more. This broad array of experiences will target customers of all ages and backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of Central Ohio.

“As someone who has lived and worked in this area for over 20 years, I knew a community-minded fashion boutique would be very successful in Gahanna. We’ve already made fruitful partnerships with the Gahanna Lincoln High School and local sports teams. My goal is that every female in Gahanna comes to know and love The Fable Collection,” shared Birchler.

Customers can purchase Qualified Apparel items at The Fable Collection, a partnership program which donates 20 meals to Feeding America for each Qualified Apparel item purchased. This endeavor exemplifies the underlying social welfare goals embedded within The Fable Collection’s robust business model.

“It means so much to me to give back, especially to women who are struggling and need a hand up. Thankfully, the conversations on mental health are getting louder and more resourceful both in person and on social media,” said Birchler.

To visit The Fable Collection, on-street and off-street parking is available near 171 N. High Street, including the adjacent north parking lot along Carpenter Road. The Fable Collection broadcasts regular Facebook Live videos and hosts a website.

In early 2022, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists opened its business doors at 1085 E. Johnstown Road in Gahanna, relocating from its former location in Westerville. Housed in a stately, two-story building, the   medical practice is helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Walter Bernacki, MD, who also works offsite as the head of plastic surgery at Saint Ann’s Hospital and Mount Carmel East Hospital.  

“For the same reasons that my wife and I bought our first home in Gahanna, I knew that bringing my medical practice to Gahanna was the right decision. It was our dream to buy this building. Every time we drove our kids to school in Gahanna, we glanced over to admire this impressive building,” explained Bernacki.  

Strategically situated near several hospitals and surgery centers, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists quickly built local awareness of its services and created more access for prospective clients.  On March 3, the medical office hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony that featured presentations by Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin, State Representative Mary Lightbody, and the Gahanna Area Chamber. 

“Each week I see nearly 60 patients and perform about 20 surgeries. The in-demand nature of my services spans operations from trauma and reconstruction procedures to breast reduction, laser treatment, and body contouring,” shared Bernacki.  

Supported by a staff of seven employees, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists offers flexibility in accepting varying forms of insurance and financing options. Dr. Bernacki often responds to emergency room incidents, giving him decades of empathic experience related to patient stress from unexpected or traumatic medical situations.  

“I always prioritize safety first. Overall, my treatment philosophy underscores the importance of treating each client as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Although I typically treat over 3,000 patients each year, I know this volume of service requires close care and attention to every individual,” said Bernacki. 

Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists enjoys supporting the community through sponsorships of local youth sports teams along with making shopping and dining recommendations for Gahanna businesses to its robust client base.  

“I’d love to start hosting monthly information sessions about different plastic surgery procedures, answering lingering questions to help curious individuals feel comfortable and safe. I approach each client with the mindset to determine the simplest and most affordable way to accomplish the change they’d like to see,” explained Bernacki.  

To learn more about Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, stop by the medical office or visit the website at 

Public Hearing April 27, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING Gahanna Planning Commission 

Gahanna City Hall 

200 S. Hamilton Rd., Council Chambers 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

7:00 p.m. 

V-0010-2022To consider a Variance Application to vary Chapters1153.03(c)(4), 1163.02(a), 1163.08, and 1167.20(b)(2) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Gahanna, for property located at 4550 North Hamilton Rd.; Parcel ID: 025-010281; Current Zoning CC-2; Fine Line Autobody; John Oney and Glenn Dugger, applicants. 

CU-0003-2022 To consider a Conditional Use Application for property located at 4550 North Hamilton Rd.; Parcel ID: 025-010281; Current Zoning CC-2; Fine Line Autobody, John Oney and Glen Dugger, applicants 

Gahanna Raises a Glass and Welcomes Heart State Brewing Company

On March 25, Heart State Brewing Company held its official grand opening at 505 Morrison Road. The colorful, vibrant interior greeted new fans and longtime supporters in this multi-functional space.

“We’ve gotten to know so many people in the Gahanna area, and we have received a great response from the community,” shared brewery co-owner Max Unverferth. In late 2020, Heart State Brewing Company opened its production facility in Gahanna at 750 Cross Pointe Road, Suite J.

“We felt confident about doing business in Gahanna, so we chose to open a customer-facing location on Morrison Road, enabling us to greatly expand our production capability on Cross Pointe Road to meet growing demand. This expansion to Morrison Road is our way of saying thank you to Gahanna for being such a great place to do business,” explained Brad Ginger, Head Brewer at Heart State Brewing Company.

At 505 Morrison Road, patrons can enjoy a dynamic experience both inside and outside, taking in live music, billiards, ping pong, a beer garden, local art, and unique food trucks.

“Having a patio space really opens up the opportunities, and we’re excited to plan a variety of programming to make the best and most creative use of our beer garden,” said Ginger.

A growing number of Gahanna restaurants already support Heart State Brewing Company, creating another way for customers to experience this company’s eclectic brews. Signatures, Gatsby’s, Sexton’s Pizza, and Local Cantina are a few of the many regional spots that showcase Heart State Brewing Co. selections on tap.

“Heart State’s local distribution continues to grow, including Gahanna sites at Giant Eagle, 1837 Wine and Spirits Emporium, Cigara, and Metro Beer and Wine Drive Thru, among others,” said Unverferth.

The rapid growth of Heart State Brewing Company is largely due to its small, yet passionate, leadership team that boasts decades of experience in the evolving brewing industry. These factors culminated in careful strategic planning to ensure Heart State Brewing Company’s measured growth was benchmarked for incremental success.

Visit Heart State Brewing Company at 505 Morrison Road, where Columbus sports-themed company swag is also featured for sale.