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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 Eatery to Open Downtown Gay Street Location

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Lomonico’s Eatery to Open Downtown Gay Street Location

Italian restaurant Lomonico’s Eatery is expanding to the downtown Discovery District, with an opening slated for late July. The new location was originally announced last summer with plans to be open by November 2014, but delays have pushed the timeline back a bit. Construction on the 340 E. Gay Street space began on May 4. The […]

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Seven-Story Apartment Building Moving Forward on Oak Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Seven-Story Apartment Building Moving Forward on Oak Street

It’s official — the three story-brick building located at 330 East Oak Street is slated to be torn down. The demolition was originally tabled when proposed last year due to the lack of a replacement plan. In March, a new plan was presented by local developers at The Stonehenge Company, which called for the replacement […]

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First Look: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

After passing final inspections yesterday afternoon and opening for the final hours of the day, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is officially open for their first full day of business today. Located at 300 East Long Street, directly across from the new Normandy apartment building at Neighborhood Launch, Roosevelt offers a sizable community gathering space where coffee […]

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Seven-Story Apartment Building Proposed for Oak Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Apartment Building Proposed for Oak Street Downtown

Preliminary plans were submitted to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday to demolish a three-story brick building at 330 East Oak Street and replace it with a seven-story, 100-unit apartment building with an underground parking garage. The Stonehenge Company has been brought on to develop the project and is close to purchasing the site from the […]

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Dual Coffee Shops Opening Soon in Discovery District on Long Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dual Coffee Shops Opening Soon in Discovery District on Long Street

It’s currently a challenge to find a good cup of coffee on East Long Street near Columbus State and CCAD, but that will soon change. Not one but two new coffee shops will be opening soon after a few false starts and delays along the way. We first learned that Cafe Brioso was expanding to […]

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The Jefferson Center Celebrates 40 Years of Nonprofit Support

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Jefferson Center Celebrates 40 Years of Nonprofit Support

If you’ve ever driven down Jefferson Avenue between Long Street and Broad Street on the east side of Downtown Columbus, then you may have already discovered the well-maintained block of historic buildings, wrought-iron fencing and a street median park complete with quaint gazebo. What you may not have realized is that the entire block is […]

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Main Columbus Library to Close for 16 Months of Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Main Columbus Library to Close for 16 Months of Renovations

Starting on April 12th, the Downtown “Main” Library in the Columbus Metropolitan Library system will close for a major renovation project, with a reopening slated for August 2016. “We had originally intended in keeping small portion of the building open, but budgetary constraints and timeline constraints have caused us to close instead,” said Ben Zenitsky, Marketing […]

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