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Located on the east side of downtown Columbus, the district is home to four institutions of higher education (Capital University School of Law, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University), as well as the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Kelton House Museum and Garden.

Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

CATCOisKids opened a delightful world premiere production of local playwright Chris Leyva’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras this weekend. The play stars Emma Shachter as book-obsessed Penny. Penny throws herself into one obsession after another, buoyed by her game friends Cassandra (Greta James) and Jackie (Abbie Ogilbee). When the play starts, she’s over the moon for a new […]

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Grant Hospital Continues to Expand Downtown Campus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grant Hospital Continues to Expand Downtown Campus

Like most hospitals, Grant Medical Center is continuing to grow its campus with continued expansion projects. The latest is the proposed addition of a third floor to the existing main hospital building at the corner of Grant Avenue and State Street. The additional space would accommodate a nursing unit expansion for the facility. Currently, construction is well […]

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Available Light Theatre’s Next Stage Initiative Showcases New Voices

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light Theatre’s Next Stage Initiative Showcases New Voices

Over their ten-plus years, one of the most important things Available Light has done is showcase new voices and bring new work to Columbus. The most visible manifestation of that mission is their Next Stage Initiative. Every year, Next Stage Initiative is one of my favorite parts of the cultural calendar and essential viewing for […]

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Update: Lomonico’s Closes Pickerington Location, Downtown Restaurant Reopens on Monday

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update: Lomonico’s Closes Pickerington Location, Downtown Restaurant Reopens on Monday

UPDATE (3:00PM) – A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Downtown location was closed permanently, when it is only closed temporarily. After launching in Pickerington in late 2013, Lomonico’s has closed its doors at 1506 Stonecreek Drive. Equipment from the Pickerington location is being moved to Lomonico’s Downtown restaurant at 340 E. Gay […]

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SRO’s Hilarious Lion in Winter Runs Through February 5

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford SRO’s Hilarious Lion in Winter Runs Through February 5

Nowhere is the adage “comedy is tragedy plus time” truer than James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter. This classic opened Friday at the Columbus Performing Arts Center from SRO in association with Warehouse Theatre in a production that more than does it justice, directed by Kristoffer Green. This inverted King Lear rooted in history focuses on the Christmas of […]

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First Look: Platform Beer Columbus Brewpub

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Platform Beer Columbus Brewpub

Columbus fans of Cleveland-based Platform beer can now get their fix in their own backyard. The company officially opens its new Downtown distribution facility and brewpub at to the public tomorrow, bringing over two dozen varieties of Platform’s beers to local customers. Co-founder Justin Carson told Columbus Underground that on-site brewing operations will be up and […]

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Motorists Unveils Development Plan for Surface Lots Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Motorists Unveils Development Plan for Surface Lots Near Topiary Park

Motorists Insurance Group has announced plans to build a 68-unit apartment building on a parking lot downtown that has long been viewed as a key piece of the revitalization puzzle for both the Topiary Park and the Discovery District neighborhood that surrounds it. The lot in question, which is just over an acre in size, sits […]

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