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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.

Construction Starts on One East Gay Development Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Starts on One East Gay Development Downtown

Fifteen months after a fire emptied out the building located at 11 East Gay Street, work has begun to redevelop the property. Local developer Day Companies purchased the building last August, and today was awarded state tax credits that is moving the project forward. Construction crews have begun preliminary demolition work inside the building — now being […]

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Renovations Begin on The Madison Mixed-Use Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovations Begin on The Madison Mixed-Use Development

The long-vacant Madison’s Department Store and White-Haines Buildings, located prominently on High Street between Gay Street and Long Street, have often been considered one of the biggest eyesores Downtown. Last summer, the City of Columbus began to pursue action against the property’s former owners, which prompted the sale of the properties to Day Companies, a […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s [title of show] is Explosive, Electric, and Warm

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: CATCO’s [title of show] is Explosive, Electric, and Warm

[title of show] is one of the freshest, funniest musicals of the last 10 years (it premiered at a festival in 2004 but its final form didn’t take shape until the 2006 commercial run at Vineyard Theatre). Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics) and Hunter Bell’s (book) show takes one of the hoariest and most often attempted […]

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New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District is home to hundreds of residents, thousands of office workers and tens of thousands of guests who visit for the variety of entertainment options that exist in the area. One key amenity missing in the area is a simple convenience store. That is scheduled to change this summer with the opening of Nelson’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tandoori Grill Xpress

Normally, a review of a hotel snack shop like G&Z Stores would be something a CU reader could expect on April Fool’s Day. The possibilities for writer snark are endless. From the faux chocolate on Nestle’s Butterfingers, to the lack of fresh-from-the-farm, locally sourced ingredients, it’s ripe for the picking. But this is not April. […]

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Photos: The 2015 Columbus PRIDE ‘Be the Change’ Parade

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The 2015 Columbus PRIDE ‘Be the Change’ Parade

Editor’s Note by Anne Evans: It was a rainy PRIDE this year, but that didn’t stop the parade. (Although the festival was cancelled for the afternoon due to heavy rain and flooding). Led by Grand Marshal Jim Obergefell, the parade had plenty of rainbows to shine through the rainy weather. Photographer Matt Ellis captured the […]

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New Northstar Cafe Concept Brassica to Occupy Old Betty’s Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Northstar Cafe Concept Brassica to Occupy Old Betty’s Space

Brassica, a new concept from the Northstar Cafe team, will be opening in the Short North later this summer. The restaurant will occupy 680 N. High Street, the former Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits location. The restaurant will be a simple, casual eatery, with an Eastern Mediterranean vibe influenced by owner Kevin Malhame’s Lebanese heritage. […]

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