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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.

Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel

It was announced last week that Indus Hotels has proposed the construction of a new 12-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard, and today the preliminary renderings have been revealed that give an idea of what the development could look like. The building would be similar in height to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, […]

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First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company has unveiled their long awaited tap room to the public. The Downtown brewery, which opened in 2013, has been planning and reconstructing the tap room since just two months after the front of house opened. It sits at the back of their Downtown building, on the corner between Lazelle and Hickory. […]

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Bareburger Debuts New Dinner and Brunch Menus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bareburger Debuts New Dinner and Brunch Menus

Astoria-based burger joint Bareburger has enjoyed their fair share of popularity this year; CU readers wouldn’t have voted them Columbus’s best new restaurant of 2014 without good reason. At Bareburger’s flagship restaurant in NYC, a new executive chef has been hired, and along with new blood comes a revamped menu. If you’ve been a fan of Bareburger since […]

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New 12-Story Hotel Planned for Nationwide Boulevard

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 12-Story Hotel Planned for Nationwide Boulevard

Local hotel management company Indus Hotels already operates the 179-room Hampton Inn & Suites next door to the Columbus Convention Center, and they’re hoping to double-down in that immediate market. Representatives from the company are scheduled to present a proposal to the Downtown Commission later this month that would see the construction of a new […]

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Theatre Review: This is Our Youth: A Harrowing, Moving Trip Down Memory Lane

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: This is Our Youth: A Harrowing, Moving Trip Down Memory Lane

Kenneth Lonergan’s first major theatrical success was This is Our Youth, which opened off-Broadway in 1996 and just had an acclaimed Broadway revival this year. So Warehouse Theatre Company’s second production in their revived series (after an almost ten year hiatus) is riding a wave of interest and couldn’t come at a better time, and […]

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DeepWood Restaurant and The Oak Room Have Closed

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner DeepWood Restaurant and The Oak Room Have Closed

New-American restaurant DeepWood closed their doors on December 31st. The Oak Room, an art gallery accessible through DeepWood that’s featured dozens of Columbus and U.S. artists over the past two years, closed along with the restaurant. The High Street restaurant, which opened in 2008, released an announcement via Facebook that their doors will be shut permanently. […]

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New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial

Allied Works Architecture released updated renderings of the new Ohio Veterans Memorial project, which will replace the old Veterans Memorial Building on the bank of the Scioto River. Preliminary demolition work has already begun on the inside Vets Memorial, and the new building is slated for completion in December 2016. The new 53,000 square foot […]

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