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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.

Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

It’s been just 10 short months since opening his first restaurant, but Craig Lomonico is ready for number two. His namesake Lomonico’s opened in October last year in Pickerington and his second location will be landing on Gay Street this November. “We had been looking around the Downtown, Short North and Clintonville markets for a […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

While we regularly post photo updates of the progress over at the new Columbus Museum of Art expansion in our Construction Roundup series, we rarely get a glimpse of the inside of the building. Today we were invited along on a hard hat construction tour of the large new wing of the museum as well as […]

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Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

A historical tiki sculpture is once again up for public display outside the Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Meet George the Monkey — originally built and designed for the Polynesian eatery Kahiki (RIP: 1961- 2000) located in East Columbus, George was acquired in an auction along with other items from the grandly decorated restaurant by the […]

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The Roosevelt Coffeehouse Opening Downtown This Fall

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Roosevelt Coffeehouse Opening Downtown This Fall

We wrote about The Roosevelt Coffeehouse back in February when we first heard about this new nonprofit cafe with a social justice concept, and at that time, there was no brick-and-mortar location confirmed. As of yesterday, the business is one step closer to opening with the announcement that it would be arriving this fall at […]

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Five-Story Warehouse May Become Student Housing Near CSCC

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five-Story Warehouse May Become Student Housing Near CSCC

If you’re one of the 25,000 students enrolled at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and you take classes at the main campus in Downtown Columbus, then you’re probably already aware that your options to live within walking distance of your classrooms is extremely limited. That may change soon as BalletMet is considering redeveloping a vacant […]

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Historic Discovery District Building to be Redeveloped

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Discovery District Building to be Redeveloped

Renovation work has begun on a historic three-story brick building at the northeast corner of Long Street and Grant Avenue downtown. Debbie Rosenfeld and development partner Bryan Savage have purchased the building, along with two adjacent, one-story warehouse buildings. Savage plans to use the first floor of the brick building as office space for his […]

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The Hills Market Downtown Celebrates First Year with Store Updates

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The Hills Market Downtown Celebrates First Year with Store Updates

When The Hills Market opened a Downtown branch last March, it was met with enthusiasm and gratefulness from a community desperate for more dining and shopping options. Since then, The Hills Market has become so much more than a grocery; it’s now the spot in the Discovery District to eat, meet, and be seen. The […]

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