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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.

View on Grant Apartment Proposal Receives Design Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans View on Grant Apartment Proposal Receives Design Updates

The View on Grant apartment development proposal went back in front of the Downtown Commission this morning with some new details on the project. Last month the design was updated to include a large cantilevered addition to the top of the building located at 358 Mt. Vernon Avenue, which would add three additional floors to […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown

One of the most active areas for new construction in Central Ohio continues to be Downtown Columbus. Multiple construction cranes can be spotted along the skyline for the taller new buildings, while smaller projects also continue to rise throughout neighborhoods including The Arena District, Discovery District and Neighborhood Launch. Some of the most prominent projects […]

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Platform Beer Opening Downtown Brewery & Brewpub

Walker Evans Walker Evans Platform Beer Opening Downtown Brewery & Brewpub

Platform Beer is headed to Columbus in a big way. The Cleveland-based brewery announced this morning that they’ll be launching a production facility and tasting room at 408 North Sixth Street in the Discovery District in Downtown Columbus. “Columbus was the most logical next step for us,” said Paul Benner, Owner and Chief Brewing Officer […]

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Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

There is magic in the reused, genius in the constructed, grace found in steel.  Melvin Edwards, an African American artist who has been making steel sculptures of all sizes for five decades, is redefining our dust-collected definition of modernist sculpture in his enormous exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades at the Columbus Museum of Art. The […]

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New Proposal Calls for Modern Addition on Top of BalletMet Warehouse

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Proposal Calls for Modern Addition on Top of BalletMet Warehouse

JSDI Celmark has submitted a new, bolder plan to the Downtown Commission for a five-story brick warehouse owned by BalletMet. The new proposal calls for a three-story addition on top the existing building at 358 Mt. Vernon Avenue, which would be renovated. “We thought we had an opportunity here to bring some modern design aesthetics […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Robin Yocum Robin Yocum Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Internationally acclaimed author Augusten Burroughs is known for his poignant and painfully honest autobiographical commentary, and his latest memoir, Lust & Wonder, is no exception. Ahead of his Thurber House Evening With Authors event later this month, I chatted with him to get his take on autobiographical storytelling and relationships. Robin Yocum: You started as […]

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Restaurant Review: Schokko Art Café at CMA

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Schokko Art Café at CMA

The view from the Cameron Mitchell project inside the Columbus Museum of Art is really nice. That’s probably to be expected: certainly, an art gallery would do things right in the aesthetics department. Still, Schokko is almost breathtaking, hypnotic; braced by a wall of windows that opens to a lush lawn with a giant naked […]

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