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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.

GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

 Tricia Herban GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

What’s great about chamber music? It’s the intimacy. It’s the vibe. It’s the sense that each musician is a soloist—but yet that each musician is a vital component, dependent upon the others in the ensemble. Watch a small chamber ensemble perform and you sense a special connection. There is no conductor standing in front and […]

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COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors approved a resolution this morning that extends free fares for the Downtown CBUS Circulator route through the end of April 2016. The free fare system was scheduled to expire on May 3rd if the transit authority was unable to secure additional private funding for the popular Downtown […]

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COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

If you’ve attended the Ohio State University, then you’re likely familiar with the ability to ride COTA buses “for free” with your BuckID (it’s actually paid for by the Ohio State University and rolled into tuition fees, but there is no charge taking place during the boarding process). The convenience allows a very large population […]

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Restaurant Review: Red Velvet Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Red Velvet Cafe

The cupcakes and coffee are probably the headliners at Red Velvet Café, but the sandwiches deserve a bigger chunk of the spotlight. That’s no slam on the cupcakes, not at all. In fact, the house cupcakes are devastatingly gorgeous and delish. It’s easy to get distracted by the sweets –and we’ll get to a discussion […]

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Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

If you’ve spotted a travel bus crowned with Texas longhorns in Columbus in recent months, then you may be interested to hear that the recognizable vehicle belongs to Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. The Cincinnati-based restaurateur operates a group of steakhouses and restaurants, including The Precinct in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, Carlo & Johnny in […]

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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Regarding 1831 Tavern: thank heavens they changed the name. The Balls idea, though punny, was maybe better for a Hooters type of establishment. And since the staff at 1831 seems to be well-covered during visits, you’d hate to disappoint aficionados of exposed body parts. As consolation, there’s still lots of room for balls references on […]

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