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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 Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

It wasn’t too long ago that the Asian restaurants with which we’re all now intimately familiar were considered strange, exotic concepts. But, over the last 30 years or so, we acclimated to their existence, and they adapted to our safe tastes, cooking up as much sweet and sour chicken and fried rice as we could […]

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Elia Athenian Grill is Opening Soon Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Elia Athenian Grill is Opening Soon Downtown

Ilias Zervas is tired of the fake gyros circulating around the city. Beef. Lamb. Those are the protein options you typically order from. “Which is a big lie,” Zervas said. “These are authentic gyros, not the gyros you’re used to in the U.S.” Over here, people are accustomed to a bastardized version of the gyro, […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown Columbus

A new year is upon us, and a whole lot has changed since last year. A quick look back to January 2016 reveals exactly how much progress has been made on Downtown Construction projects, as several have wrapped up and others are just getting started. This month we’re taking a look at the latest on […]

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In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Here’s a list of potentially big stories that we didn’t hear much about in 2016. They didn’t fit into any of the categories for our annual Year in Review — completed, under construction, or proposed — so we thought we’d compile another list, this one focused on projects that first came to our attention in […]

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Over 50 Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2016

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Over 50 Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2016

Part of what makes Columbus a fun place to go out for dinner and a drink is that there always seems to be a new spot to check out. Throughout the year, Columbus Underground keeps track of the gradual influx of businesses, whether they’re new ventures or replicas of established concepts. At the end of […]

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22 Columbus Retailers & Other Businesses That Opened in 2016

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 22 Columbus Retailers & Other Businesses That Opened in 2016

Columbus saw the rise and fall of a number of businesses in 2016. Most of the new or expanded ventures were in the restaurant industry, providing more feeding options to the residents of Columbus’ neighborhoods. Still, a number of this year’s start-ups, 22 to be exact, possess a different nature. Downtown saw the revival of […]

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Top 10 Neighborhoods in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Neighborhoods in Columbus

Central Ohio is filled with a wide variety of dense urban neighborhoods, laid-back suburban communities and everything else in between. This year, when we asked our readers and contributors to nominate and select the number one neighborhood in the city, they picked Downtown Columbus for the first time ever. Once a thriving place to live […]

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