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Documenting Columbus’ newest restaurant & live entertainment experience! An exciting new downtown restaurant serving contemporary Southern cuisine with jazz bar. The Brownstone was more than a restaurant, it was a symbol of the current state of social diversity in Columbus. Brownstone was not just a business owned by Blacks it was a place that allows people of all ethnicities to enjoy a Black influenced cultural experience; that’s what diversity is all about.
While there have been hundreds of upscale establishments that have prospered long-term in Columbus none have been black owned.

This book covers the beginning of how two young men started Brownstone (Jeff Gilliam and Gregory Provo) and created First Friday's a social networking event that is the city most longest standing entertainment venue of its kind in Columbus.


About the Author

Gearl Diggs
gbd East Lansing, MI & Columbus, OH

A Member of th Biological Photgrapher Association (BPA), HESCA and NAPP.
Over 30 years of photography exp.

Spent the past 13 year in the Department of Radiology at Michigan State University, prior to spending 12 years at Ohio State University-College of Vet. Medicine and Department of Hematology.

Publish Date  June 30, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  78 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Business

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