Eleanor and Andre Gelpi opened the first Swan Cleaners in 1937. It was a neighborhood store then, and that hasn't changed?only today, instead of just one family owned and operated location, there are numerous Swan Cleaners sprinkled around the greater Columbus area. Most of those offer same day dry cleaning and next day shirt laundering, and many even feature a drive-thru to help busy professionals and marathon runners get on with their days.
Inside each Swan Cleaners location, staff members utilize up-to-date dry-cleaning and pressing equipment to complete jobs thoroughly and efficiently. In fact, all of the company's staff members learn the craft and science behind fabric care through specialized training courses when they're hired. Beyond its own business practices, Swan Cleaners has also always been prudent about its impact on the community, which is why it still upholds its tradition of cleaning American flags for free as well as holding a title of certified environmental dry cleaner.
Big things can grow from small beginnings. Just ask Zoe, the cartoon (and real) canine mascot of The Laptop Guy. The computer-repair shop began with a rented counter in a toy shop, where the company's founder and his dog sold laptops to passersby. His dedication to his customers and Zoe's playful nature brought in more and more customers, until the repair and sales shop could no longer fit next to the action-figure aisle. More than 10 years later, The Laptop Guy has grown into a multi-store business that solves customers' smartphone, Apple, Android, and PC issues with online support, in-house repairs, or onsite troubleshooting. Cartoon Zoe and her owner still greet customers on the company's website, and the real-life versions can be found in one of the repair shops on any given day.
Nurse and educator Michelle Kay understands that, when it comes to life's most challenging problems, a little assistance can make the difference between thriving and just treading water. Whether she's helping clients work through a weight-management plan, work through a troubling divorce, or curb anxiety and depression, she teaches them tactics for improving their situation in a healthy, constructive manner.
With a stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus North in Columbus (North Columbus), you'll be close to Magic Mountain Fun Center and Polaris Fashion Place. This hotel is within the region of Easton Town Center and Columbus Crew Stadium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 300 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Columbus? This hotel has 19600 square feet (1821 square meters) of space consisting of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
A stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown - Columbus, Ohio places you in the heart of Columbus, walking distance from Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. This hotel is within close proximity of Battelle Riverfront Park and Rhodes State Office Tower.
Make yourself at home in one of the 375 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. High-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness facility. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and an arcade/game room. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3.0 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Self parking is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
The headquarters of the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Center abounds with exhibits and activities that showcase the state's diverse social, natural, and archeological history.
Built in 1970, the museum's towering Brutalist edifice is a piece of history itself, lauded as "bold" and "imaginative” by the American Institute of Architects. Inside, a 15,000-square-foot gallery explores pivotal moments in the Buckeye State’s past, examining everything from Ohio’s role in the Civil War to Boomer Esiason’s stint as Secretary of State. A natural-history exhibit regales guests with interactive displays of animals, plants, and geography. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the center hosts an ever-changing selection of featured exhibits and special events.
Outside the museum sits Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War–era town. Costumed villagers bustle about the square, performing chores and activities of the era, such as churning butter and checking wooden PalmPilots. The town's 15 buildings showcase the height of 19th-century architecture and include a Gothic-revival church, a large town hall, and an open market. The village is also the home of the renowned Ohio Village Muffins, who regularly compete in games of baseball played by 19th-century rules.