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NEXT: Hyperloop Commuting

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Hyperloop Commuting

Everyone who reads Columbus Underground must be aware that Columbus—or, rather the Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh “Midwest Hyperloop Project”— was one of 10 winners of Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge. Hyperloop, you’ll recall, is Elon Musk’s vision for a network of “vacuum tube trains:” trains that are sealed in a tube such that air and wind resistance are eliminated, […]

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Columbus Hyperloop Proposal Named One of 10 Finalists in Global Challenge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Hyperloop Proposal Named One of 10 Finalists in Global Challenge

A proposal to link Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh by hyperloop — a futuristic technology that involves pods traveling at up to 600 miles per hour through a pneumatic tube — has been selected as one of 10 routes worldwide that will now “move forward in the process.” That process is being led by Hyperloop One, […]

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Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Before American Apparel vacated their spot in the Short North, the owners at Chicago retail store Madison — USA were eyeing the location for their break into the Columbus market. They made a popup appearance in May, a two-day introduction bringing a little Chicago to Columbus, and revealing the local market’s possibilities to the Chicago […]

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Proposal for Hyperloop Between Chicago and Columbus Receives a Boost From Startup

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Hyperloop Between Chicago and Columbus Receives a Boost From Startup

A proposal from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission to build a hyperloop from Chicago to Pittsburgh (with a stop in Columbus) received a boost from a startup looking to build the first prototype of the futuristic transportation idea. Hyperloop One is a Los Angeles-based company that is researching the technology, which it describes as […]

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Initial Planning Starts for Rail Corridor to Chicago, Columbus Not Part of Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Initial Planning Starts for Rail Corridor to Chicago, Columbus Not Part of Effort

The plan to build a high-speed rail corridor connecting Columbus and Chicago took a small step forward yesterday, although Columbus’ level of involvement in the project is in question. A coalition of local jurisdictions, businesses and foundations – all located west of Lima, Ohio, and mostly clustered in the Fort Wayne area – have come […]

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Giordano’s Bringing Deep Dish Chicago Pizza to Columbus in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giordano’s Bringing Deep Dish Chicago Pizza to Columbus in 2017

Local fans of Chicago-style deep dish pizza will soon have a very authentic option at their disposal. Chicago classic Giordano’s has confirmed that they’ll be opening a Columbus location sometime in the next couple of months. Jessica Wenson, Giordano’s Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, confirmed the first quarter 2017 expansion, but said that there’s few other […]

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Improv Receiving a Dedicated Stage in Columbus

Grant Walters Grant Walters Improv Receiving a Dedicated Stage in Columbus

Celebrated Chicago-based improv duo Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto will open the city's first dedicated theater and training center later this year.

I don’t know if most people go to their first improv comedy show expecting a life-changing experience. I didn’t.  I was in my junior year of college living in a suburb of Vancouver, a city so entrenched in the performing arts that it’s been dubbed “Hollywood North.” Although my friends and I rarely had any […]

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