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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.

Harvest Pizza Owner Opening New Restaurant Concept at 250 High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Harvest Pizza Owner Opening New Restaurant Concept at 250 High

Local restaurateur Chris Crader is on track to open four highly-acclaimed restaurants in just five years. He launched Harvest Pizzeria in German Village in 2011, The Sycamore in German Village in 2013, the Harvest Bar & Kitchen in Clintonville in 2014, and today it was announced that he will be bringing a new concept to […]

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Barcelona Owner Opening Downtown Event Venue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barcelona Owner Opening Downtown Event Venue

Business has been going well at Barcelona in German Village. So well in fact, that the business is spinning off its special event hosting capabilities into a separate space at 118 East Main Street in Downtown Columbus, which will be known as Red Brick Occasions. “It’s something we’ve been talking about for awhile,” says Barcelona Owner […]

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Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

As Brent Warren reported on Thursday, Troy Miller spent his final days on Columbus City Council studying the feasibility of creating an Innovation District plan in Columbus, which would encourage the creation of a centralized cluster of entrepreneur-focused facilities. That could include startup incubators, business accelerators, industry-specific development hubs, shared resource and co-working spaces, and […]

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Olde Towne Tavern Owners Launching The Walrus Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Olde Towne Tavern Owners Launching The Walrus Downtown

The South Fourth Street corner of Downtown has become its own mini-district in recent years with the success of multiple local bars and restaurants including 16-Bit, Dirty Frank’s, Little Palace, El Camino and Sidebar. You can add another venue to the mix this winter when The Walrus opens its doors at 143 East Main Street. […]

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Theatre Review: The Lion King Returns Triumphant

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The Lion King Returns Triumphant

The Lion King returned to the Ohio Theatre this week for its second run in Columbus, having enjoyed a sold-out run in 2004. Absolutely a breathtaking show, The Lion King dazzles the audience with gorgeous and intricate puppetry and costumes, the songs you know and love, and many magical scenes. It’s been awhile since I’ve […]

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GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos all the time. And this one was in heavy rotation. And for good reason, it was a great song and the video was captivating. Don’t […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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