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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.

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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Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

A local developer is looking for feedback from the city on a proposal for the southwest corner of East Town Street and Washington Avenue Downtown, across from the Topiary Park. Eli Adahan, who is in contract to buy the vacant parcel from Franklin University, submitted a proposal for a seven-story apartment building to the city’s […]

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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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