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Is Columbus Tavern the Newest Media Haunt?

Is Columbus Tavern the Newest Media Haunt?

Photo: Melissa Hom

Columbus Tavern, the modern bar and grill that opened last week, has quickly become a watering hole for talking heads, including Sam Champion, Kemberly Richardson, and Sandra Bookman. Turns out that the tavern owned by Jeremy Wladis has some quiet investors from the media world, including Chris Cuomo and John Stossel. "I thought it would be fun to have a piece of a tavern in my neighborhood," Stossel told us. "And because my colleague Chris Cuomo invested, too, I thought it would be a kick to do a project with him.'' Cuomo had a couple more motivations: "With me and Stossel, it is two generations of 20/20, so that is cool. But like all good ideas, it came from my wife.” [Earlier]

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