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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.

Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is soliciting proposals to redevelop the row of apartment buildings just north of the newly renovated Main Library downtown. The library has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on their website that specifies what they have in mind for the site – two mid-rise apartment buildings framing a small park, with […]

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View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

While construction work has already begun on the View on Grant apartment project in Downtown Columbus, the building plans are continuing to see some revisions. When the project was first proposed over a year ago, it included an addition on the north side of the building, which was later removed during the design revision process. […]

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Theatre Review: Evolution’s Moving But Jumbled Poz

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Evolution’s Moving But Jumbled Poz

The regional premiere of Michael Aman’s Poz opened Thursday in a glowing production directed by Greg Smith at Evolution Theatre Company.  It’s a noble play, stuffed Dreiser-full with threads of legitimate societal complaint but also with a beating heart. The blood flowing through its veins is an understanding of exactly how real people react. So […]

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New “Blockfort” Art Studio & Gallery Coming Soon to Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New “Blockfort” Art Studio & Gallery Coming Soon to Downtown

Before the end of the year, an old auto parts store and warehouse will become the newest Downtown creative space. A group of local artists will soon inhabit the old NAPA Auto Parts Store at 162 N. Sixth St., primarily relocating from the soon-to-be-demolished TacocaT Cooperative in Grandview Heights. “The majority of people at TacocaT […]

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Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Leo Schwartz’s musical is a high-concept mash-up parody of and tribute to The Book of Mormon and the classic raunchy theatre epitomized by Ethel Merman. The production directed by Bryan Adam, opened last week at Evolution Theatre Company and runs a little long but is full of screwball set pieces rife with plucky charm and can-do spirit. […]

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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

It’s been 16 months since the construction began and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Downtown Main Library branch is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 25th. “We’ve moved from a building about collections to a building about connections,” says Patrick Losinski, CEO. The renovations create new open and light filled spaces with views of the city or […]

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