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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.

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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Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restoration of Lazarus House a Win for Preservationists

Although small in scale compared to the many large apartment projects currently planned or under construction Downtown, the recent renovation of the Lazarus House at 380 East Town Street may provide some lessons for developers faced with the significant cost of restoring historic properties. The husband and wife team of Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie, […]

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The Avalon Danceclub & Lounge Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Avalon Danceclub & Lounge Opens Downtown

The address of 205 North Fifth Street has long been host to Downtown nightlife (most recently known as Traffik and Q Bar), but the space is getting a fresh restart this weekend with the grand opening of The Avalon — a new danceclub, lounge, bar and restaurant establishment. “This multifunctional bar and lounge provides Columbus […]

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Dominos Opening Sit-Down Restaurant in The Discovery District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dominos Opening Sit-Down Restaurant in The Discovery District

An empty office at the corner of Gay and Grant will be getting two new restaurants instead of just one. On January 1st we broke the news that Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits will be relocating to the building in mid-2014 from their original Short North location, and now a local franchise operation for Domino’s […]

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Betty’s Moving from Short North to Gay Street

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Betty’s Moving from Short North to Gay Street

Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits, located at 680 North High Street, has been a longtime favorite hangout for many across the city. One of Elizabeth Lessner’s better-known joints, and the one that launched the Columbus Food League in 2001, Betty’s mixes pin-up girl kitsch with scratch-made, comfort food in a combination that’s won over the hearts […]

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Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Hidden Gem of 2013: The Topiary Park

Columbus loves its parks. Not only did Downtown’s Topiary Park narrowly edge out Frank Fetch in German Village for the second year in a row, four other parks were picked by our readers to round out the top ten hidden gems in Columbus for this year’s survey. And while it’s a bit cold outside right […]

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