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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.

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.

For more information about ColumbusUnderground.com, CLICK HERE to view our About Page.

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  • surber17

    Evans …. the next Wolfe family. Congrats on the upgrade.

  • http://www.stinkybombsoap.com stinkybomb

    Keep it clean and productive guys! Congratulations on moving on up.

  • mbeaumont

    Nice!! Congrats, guys!

  • mrpoppinzs

    Congrats! cool building, I toured it when it was forsale a couple of years ago. Can’t beat the location – great transit and easy parking!

  • geoyui

    congrats on the move!

  • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker

    Thanks everyone! ;)

  • http://www.reddit.com/r/columbus ntn

    Congrats! Did anybody else picture Walker interviewing himself for the quotes?

  • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker

    I talk to myself *all the time*. ;)

  • http://www.stateofdevotion.com StateofDevotion

    Wow, that is great news! It’s been a real treat watching CU grow over the years. Now if State of Devotion could just be the official t-shirts around the office… LOL.

  • Cbusbill

    Keep up the great work, CU!!! Happy to see your hard work pay off.

  • Urban Dansigner

    Closer to the coffee ehhh?

    Also, curious in the fact that a digital enterprise that is a local news source is going into the building that once held the Dispatch … not quite irony … but something else.

  • Porky

    Very cool spot, congrats CU!

  • columbusmike

    Congrats! You’ll have a front seat when Columbus finally gets a streetcar :)

  • Pablo

    Congrats! Here’s your building in 1914. Are those usable balconies on the 5th floor?


  • http://www.handcrafteddelights.com Anne

    great picture!
    The ledge is only about a foot deep, so probably not.

  • Pickerington_Kyle

    Congrats on the new location and expansion!

  • Pablo

    Too bad, Anne – they could have been useful for ticker tape parades.

  • MichaelC

    Congratulations, Walker & Co.

    I love how nicely that plot line ties together, taking over an old Dispatch building.

    The growth of this publication is more than that though, it’s the growth of a community. And in the process, it’s helping to grow Columbus.

    Here’s hoping you soon have to expand a little more. And thanks for practicing what you preach and keeping your office in the heart of downtown. Hopefully, soon, someone will take up shop next door and clean up the old Madison’s space.

  • http://www.sugardaddys.com mark@sugardaddys.com

    Ditto on MichaelC’s reply!

    Glad to have you across the street!

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  • cbus11

    Really nice! Congratulations!

  • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker

    Thanks again everyone. We all appreciate it! ;)

  • 6a

    But…it’s above ground.

    (sorry, everyone)

  • http://www.shadowboxlive.org Jimmy Mak

    Congrats – much deserved!

  • TaraK

    Wonderful news!

  • http://www.sugardaddys.com mark@sugardaddys.com

    Perhaps you can sign the building. : )

  • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker

    @Mark – Ha! One step at a time! ;)

  • jmjaffe

    Welcome to the building, guys. I hope you budgeted for how much money (and time) you’re going to be spending down in Brioso.

    You should ask the Days to put you on the real plaque by the elevator. I like your tacked-up paper sign, but there’s something about having your name on a big hunk of wood that just feels more real.

    See you around.

  • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker

    @jmjaffe – Thanks! The Days are working on modernizing the whole lobby and mentioned that the plaque is going to be replaced by a new glass piece eventually. The tacked-up paper is more for the mail carrier than anyone else. ;) Thanks for the welcome!

  • bmetzbower

    Be sure to check out the great stonework around the building – per the Dispatch’s occupancy, the carvings are literary in theme.

  • DavidF

    Congrats Walker and Anne. It’s been a joy to watch your empire grow. Looking forward to the day you buy the Dispatch.

  • CalebR

    Congratulations! Glad to be part of a growing business and I will continue to support you guys! Hope to see CU prosper even more!

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