ColumbusUnderground.com continues to expand in 2013 with the relocation to a new office space at 14 E. Gay St. in Downtown Columbus. The company was previously located just down the street at 65 E. Gay St.
“We’re committed to growing our business in Downtown Columbus, and very specifically wanted to stay on Gay Street,” says Columbus Underground Co-Founder Walker Evans, who also serves as an officer of the Gay Street Collaborative Business Association. “This area is has grown into a vibrant hotspot for retailers as well as creative startups and small businesses in the office spaces on the upper floors.”
Evans says the relocation was necessary to provide space for new staff members. The old space was limited to 500 square feet of flex space, while the new location at 14 East Gay includes the entire 2,600-square-foot fifth floor.
“We’re thrilled to have brought John Délia on board last week as the newest addition to our sales staff,” says Walker. “New writers Brent Warren and Ayana Wilson are starting this week to cover urban development and food news, respectively. We’re planning to continue to grow our staff steadily throughout the year.”
Columbus Underground Co-Founder Anne Evans took the lead on curating new furniture, equipment and services for the new office space, with a focus on utilizing local resources as much as possible. A unique new kitchen table comes from Cottage Street Furnishings in Clintonville, several pieces of vintage furniture were purchased at reTAGit, new kitchenware comes from The Source by Wasserstrom, and hand soaps are all from Stinky Bomb Soaps.
“We’re happy to have Stinkybomb Soaps be the official hand soaps of our office,” says Anne. “We love working with local businesses and supporting them just as much as they have supported us over the years.”
On an interesting historic note, the building located at the northeast corner of Gay and High streets was once home to Columbus Dispatch offices from its opening in 1910 to 1925 when it moved to its current home on Third Street. Other current building tenants include Café Brioso on the ground floor and the Franklin County Republican Party on the second floor. The building is owned by The Day Companies.
ColumbusUnderground.com was launched in 2001 and has grown steadily from an entertainment-centric messageboard into a full-service online news outlet serving more than 1.3 million unique visitors and 9.3 million pageviews per year.
Additionally, ColumbusUnderground.com operates TheMetropreneur.com, a sister publication focused on entrepreneurial news and resources in Central Ohio.
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