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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.

New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

It’s widely known that Silicon Valley is a hotbed of high-paying tech jobs for Millennials on the West Coast, though not a lot of them want to live in the suburbs of Palo Alto or Mountain View close to where they work. A large portion of that young workforce would rather inhabit the hip neighborhoods […]

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Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

The white four-story building at the southeast corner of Gay and High Streets has sat quiet this summer. After a devastating fire broke out in the basement of the building on April 15th, the three retail businesses located within (the upper floors were all vacant) were destroyed and the building has sat empty ever since. […]

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Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Custom Chef Gourmet Café

When Chef Bo Carter opened Custom Chef Gourmet Café in June 2011, he was excited to bring something new to the Downtown lunch landscape. Up against similar eateries in Lexi’s on Third and Market 65, Chef Carter employed a craft-your-own approach to the sandwiches and salads on his menu. That approach was only marginally successful. […]

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Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

The owners of the vacant buildings at 72 North High will appear before the Columbus Building Commission on Sept. 16 to appeal an order by the Building and Zoning Services Department deeming the property unsafe to occupy. The order instructs the Tonti Organization, a Columbus-based real estate company, to fix the buildings’ structural deficiencies within […]

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Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

It’s impossible to talk about Double Comfort without first talking about its mission. The restaurant donates its proceeds to the local food pantries. Not just 10% of your purchase, or a one time, special donation: according to its website (and the proprietor’s sister, who was bussing tables) the cash it has after the expenses goes […]

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Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

It’s been just 10 short months since opening his first restaurant, but Craig Lomonico is ready for number two. His namesake Lomonico’s opened in October last year in Pickerington and his second location will be landing on Gay Street this November. “We had been looking around the Downtown, Short North and Clintonville markets for a […]

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Vote on the Top 16 Food Trucks in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Top 16 Food Trucks in Columbus

Another 1,440 people cast their votes yesterday for their favorite local food trucks, helping to narrow our list of 32 down to a sweet 16. Those finalists now include Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, OH! Burgers, Melty Crüe, Paddy Wagon, Challah! Food Truck (which beat Junior’s Tacos by a tiny 0.3% margin), Pitabilities, Tatoheads, Hungry Monkey, Blu […]

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