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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.

Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Leo Schwartz’s musical is a high-concept mash-up parody of and tribute to The Book of Mormon and the classic raunchy theatre epitomized by Ethel Merman. The production directed by Bryan Adam, opened last week at Evolution Theatre Company and runs a little long but is full of screwball set pieces rife with plucky charm and can-do spirit. […]

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PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

A trip into the mind of Wayne Coyne brought day one of the inaugural PromoWest Fest to a close as The Flaming Lips brought their psychedelic live show to rain confetti, balloons and mind-expanding pop-rock onto McFerson Commons. The Oklahoma band were the perfect headliners to kick-start what thus far seems to be an expertly […]

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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto Closes

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega deNOVO Bistro Relocating Near Columbus Commons, Manifesto Closes

After sitting next to a construction site for over two years, and with two more years of construction lying ahead, deNOVO Bistro owner Yavonne Sarber decided it was time to move her business elsewhere. The move couldn’t be a better fit for the business, Sarber said. On top of escaping the seemingly endless construction, her […]

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Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Opens Taproom Kitchen

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Opens Taproom Kitchen

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing has officially rolled out its new taproom kitchen. The restaurant and craft brewery opened its 215 North Fourth Street location back in 2013, adding the sizable taproom space in 2015. Father-and-son founders Alan and Bob Szuter have recently installed a 375-square foot taproom kitchen, which opened to the public last week. The […]

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Downtown BBQ Block Party Planned at 4th & Main

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown BBQ Block Party Planned at 4th & Main

Several local restaurants and business owners in the South Fourth Street area Downtown are planning on hosting something big this summer. The newly dubbed “4th and Main District” has announced that it will host the first ever ”4th & Main BBQ Block Party” and “Columbus 1/2K” events on August 27th. “The 4th and Main District is […]

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Fast Forward: Gay and High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: Gay and High

Gay Street is often referred to as one of Downtown’s gems. Whereas many portions of Downtown Columbus are still home to vast blocks of surface parking, Gay Street represents several semi-solid city blocks of restaurant, retail, office, hotel, condo, apartment, higher education and governmental use. It functions as a crossroads of a lot of different […]

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