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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.

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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100-Year-Old Underground Bowling Alley Reopens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans 100-Year-Old Underground Bowling Alley Reopens Downtown

If you’ve ever walked down the sidewalk on East Broad Street past The Athletic Club of Columbus, then you’ve stood on top of a bowling alley. The five-lane facility was constructed in the basement of the clubhouse back in 1915, and after an 18-month closure for renovations, is ready to reopen again to members of […]

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First Look: The MEATbar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The MEATbar

The MEATbar is a brand-new pop-up restaurant from Yavonne Sarber, announced last month as a replacement for Fin Restaurant, formerly located at 122 South High Street. The new fast-service concept revolves around customers building their own rice, noodle and salad bowls starting from a selection of meats that includes beef cheek, pork belly, duck and […]

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