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The intersection of Broad and High streets is considered the hub of Downtown, which spans 2.2 square miles. The area is home to the Ohio Statehouse, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Lazarus Building, LeVeque Tower, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile, as well as numerous restaurants and residential developments.

Interview: Kathy Griffin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Kathy Griffin

About a half-hour before my call with Kathy Griffin was scheduled to begin, my cell phone dinged with a Twitter notification: @GrantWalters76 Are you ready for our interview?? Those six words will tell you almost everything you need to know about Griffin’s character. She’s one of the busiest and most renowned comedians in the world, […]

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Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Part two of this month’s Construction Roundup photo update takes us through Downtown Columbus, Italian Village, the Near East Side and the Scioto Peninsula areas to find out what’s going on with new development around Columbus. A variety of apartment, condo, office, government and parking structures are currently under construction in each of these neighborhoods, […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Construction cranes have sprouted up all over Columbus like steel trees as a number of significant urban development projects have simultaneously gotten under way. Many of them are concentrated along High Street through the Short North and University District neighborhoods, which this installment of our Construction Roundup series is focused upon. Check out more projects, […]

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Capital Crossroads Makes Pitch for Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Capital Crossroads Makes Pitch for Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

When it comes to transit, discussions about light rail and streetcars — or high-profile, big-money initiatives like Smart Columbus — tend to grab the headlines. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is betting that a much more modest program can help to revitalize Downtown while also putting a dent in Columbus’ infamous “car culture.” It will […]

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Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Sketchy Sex Fulfills Promises

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Sketchy Sex Fulfills Promises

MadLab kicks off their 2017 season with Sketchy Sex which opened Thursday. It looks at sex and mating from a variety of perspectives – the program credits fourteen writers. Collections of sketches are always mixed bags, and Sketchy Sex doesn’t avoid that fate. The technical elements, including Melissa Bair’s costumes and props, Brendan Michna’s set and lighting, […]

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Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

CATCOisKids opened a delightful world premiere production of local playwright Chris Leyva’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras this weekend. The play stars Emma Shachter as book-obsessed Penny. Penny throws herself into one obsession after another, buoyed by her game friends Cassandra (Greta James) and Jackie (Abbie Ogilbee). When the play starts, she’s over the moon for a new […]

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