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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.

Theatre Review: MadLab’s Stumbling Slog of The Star

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Stumbling Slog of The Star

MadLab ends 2016 on a disappointing note with The Star, a new play written and directed by Artistic Director Jim Azelvandre. Billed as “a fairy tale,” an alien visitor (McLane Nagy) crashes to earth clad in a silver bikini and go-go boots right out of a 60s romp, not speaking English or quite knowing how to […]

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Development Update: LC RiverSouth

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Update: LC RiverSouth

After a series of delays and false starts, progress is now undeniable at the corner of Rich and High streets Downtown. An eight-story building is close to being topped out at the northwest corner, and foundation work for the second “mirror-image” building on the south side of Rich is well underway. Lifestyle Communities brought the […]

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MMELO Opens Downtown Store

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega MMELO Opens Downtown Store

MMELO, a Columbus native’s stylized approach to confections and marshmallows, has officially opened its doors today at its new Downtown location. Lead Confectioner and Owner, Michelle Allen, has learned over the past year just how much it takes to get a brick and mortar business off the ground. A full time job in itself, launching […]

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Construction Roundup Photos: Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup Photos: Downtown Columbus

Downtown Columbus is abuzz with new construction, which means a lot of noise and dust in the short term, but new offices, residences, and hotel space in the long term. In fact, back in July we reported that there’s over $500 million worth of construction currently going on Downtown, with even more underway at this […]

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Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Blind Lady Tavern

Blind Lady Tavern opened on Mound Street in a spot that has seen lots of action in the last five years. It had a stint in the Liz Lessner empire as The Jury Room. After the Jury Room closed, a meatball spot called “Balls” was going to move in, but when public reception of the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

The Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts have become an annual tradition in Columbus, kicking off the season each year in grand holiday style. Holiday Pops is the brainchild of Ron Jenkins, chorus master of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, who has conducted all 100 performances since its inception. Jenkins took a moment between hectic holiday rehearsals […]

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Theatre Review: Broadway Across America’s Delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Broadway Across America’s Delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Broadway Across America opened a home-run touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Ohio Theatre for a week’s run on Tuesday. This stage adaptation of the classic songwriting duo’s sole musical written for television features a very funny new book by Douglas Carter Beane and cracking direction from Gina Rattan based on original direction by […]

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