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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.

LeVeque Apartments to Start Pre-Leasing in July, Condos Soon to Follow

Walker Evans Walker Evans LeVeque Apartments to Start Pre-Leasing in July, Condos Soon to Follow

While the exterior of the LeVeque Tower hasn’t changed too dramatically over the better part of the past century, the interior has seen a major transformation in the past several years. Every floor of the building is being renovated to accomodate new offices, a new hotel with a restaurant and bar, and a residential mix […]

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Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

It’s been 16 months since the construction began and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Downtown Main Library branch is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 25th. “We’ve moved from a building about collections to a building about connections,” says Patrick Losinski, CEO. The renovations create new open and light filled spaces with views of the city or […]

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Stonewall Pride Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Stonewall Pride Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The 35th Annual Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival is set to kick off Friday afternoon in Goodale Park. Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus, has been involved for 19 of the festival’s 35 years. She said that when she started getting involved as a volunteer, they had about 15,000 people in attendance and it was a […]

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Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

It’s been nearly two years since it was announced that a portion of LeVeque Tower would be converted into a boutique hotel, but the wait is nearly over for visitors who want to stay overnight inside the most iconic building in the Downtown skyline. Officially called “Hotel LeVeque”, the new space is a part of Marriott […]

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OH Pizza & Brew Buckles Up for Downtown Renovation

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner OH Pizza & Brew Buckles Up for Downtown Renovation

Downtown pizza restaurant and sports bar OH Pizza & Brew is in the midst of a full renovation. The restaurant, located at 250 N. 3rd Street, has been a Downtown favorite since it opened in April 2014, serving up fresh pizza, wings, subs, salads and desserts (deep-fried Oreo’s, anyone?). Owner Luke Edwards made the decision to […]

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MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

MMELO Boutique Confections will be opening a Downtown brick-and-mortar store late this summer, located right next door to The North Market. Owner Michelle Allen first started MMELO, a candy store that carries gourmet marshmallows, tea cakes, chocolate and more, baking out of commissary The Food Fort. After a successful MMELO holiday pop-up at Easton Town Center, […]

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Children’s Hospital Plans Seven More Buildings for Main Campus Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Children’s Hospital Plans Seven More Buildings for Main Campus Expansion

Representatives from Nationwide Children’s Hospital today unveiled Phase II of their Master Facilities Plan, which features the addition of seven more buildings to their rapidly expanding main campus located just southeast of Downtown Columbus. “We have met the promises we made ten years ago to the community to build upon the tremendous success Nationwide Children’s […]

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