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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]