The Asian restaurant will open in June in the Linworth Shopping Center.

Another Asian dining concept is opening on the Northwest Side.

Bamboo Village is taking over a space at 2173 W. Dublin-Granville Road in the Linworth Shopping Center.

Husband and wife Jianhui Dong and Ling Chen hope to open their restaurant, which will serve Chinese and Japanese cuisines, by June. Specialties will include hibachi, sushi and stir-fry.

It will seat roughly 40 people. It will open without alcohol but they are exploring acquiring a liquor license.

The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. Entrees will range from $5 to $12.


Fleur quietly opened in late March in downtown Columbus.

The lounge specializes in a triumphant trio of premium vodka, real Champagne and desserts.

Owner Roopan Dey said he wanted to create an atmosphere where people could talk and relax.

"I'm trying to stay away from the whole club idea," he said.

The 2,200-square-foot storefront is located at 114 N. Third St. at the northeast corner of Third and Long streets. Dey said the space, which had been vacant for some time, was a former real estate office.

It's one of the few adult playgrounds in town that has a cotton-candy machine.

The place also offers a wide range of music, from French rock and roll to Chinese hip-hop.

Fleur is open dinner and late-night hours six days a week, and closed Sunday.

For more information, call 614-328-9622.


Central Ohio's second Rancho Alegre has opened on the Far North Side.

The Mexican restaurant takes over the vacant TGI Friday's site at 6211 Cleveland Ave.

The menu has the typical lineup of chimichangas, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas and such, all priced in the $10 to $15 range.

The area's original Rancho Alegre is located at 1075 Dublin Road in Grandview Heights.

For more information on the new store, call 614-523-2604.