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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.

Au Bon Pain Closes Downtown, Opens at OSU Medical Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Au Bon Pain Closes Downtown, Opens at OSU Medical Center

Boston-based cafe chain Au Bon Pain just quietly completed the relocation of its singular Columbus location from Downtown to the OSU Wexner Medical Center. The former location at 20 South Third Street just closed up their doors yesterday, vacating a retail space inside the PNC Plaza building. Donna Alsheimer, Hospitality & Communication Manager confirmed that […]

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The Alley Bar Coming Soon to Pearl Alley Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Alley Bar Coming Soon to Pearl Alley Downtown

The strip of Pearl Alley between Gay Street and Broad Street is a bit of a hidden gem Downtown. It’s home to the original El Arepazo, the J. Gumbo’s side patio, the Ringside Cafe, and will soon also be home to Cafe Napolitana’s “Alley Bar”. The popular pizza shop located at 40 North High Street […]

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Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

After the Great Recession of 2007-2009, very few for-sale condos have been built in Downtown Columbus or the surrounding urban neighborhoods. Development has certainly bounced back in a big way in recent years, but the overwhelming number of new living spaces are nearly all constructed as for-rent apartment units. That means that the second phase […]

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The Normandy Wraps Construction, Continues with Leasing

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Normandy Wraps Construction, Continues with Leasing

The Normandy is the first of two new 130-unit five-story apartment buildings located on the Long Street side of Downtown’s Neighborhood Launch development, and the final bits of construction are in the process of being wrapped up. The first tenants began moving into the building on August 1st, and is currently just over one-third occupied. “Leasing […]

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More Gay Street Condos to Break Ground in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Gay Street Condos to Break Ground in 2015

With the latest batch of condo units rapidly selling out prior to their completion, the Neighborhood Launch development in Downtown Columbus may see even more ground breaking this spring to continue that trend. Eclipse Real Estate Group President Kim Ulle informed us that a new row of 14 for-sale townhomes are planned behind The Welsh, mid-block between […]

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The Neilston Apartment Building to Break Ground in Spring

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Neilston Apartment Building to Break Ground in Spring

First came The Normandy. Next comes The Neilston. Now that the first apartment building at Neighborhood Launch is finally complete, attention is being turned one block west to the future site of The Neilston, an near mirror-image of the five-story 130-unit Normandy apartment building. “We’re hoping to start construction in March or April,” said Kim Ulle, President […]

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Photos: The Welsh at Neighborhood Launch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Welsh at Neighborhood Launch

The last time we were inside The Welsh (that’s the name of the new community center at the Neighborhood Launch development Downtown) it was mostly drywall and sawdust. Six month later, the conversion of the former Faith Mission building is wrapping up with construction and most of the amenities are now in place and functional […]

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