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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 Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

Ella Douglass Ella Douglass New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

“Get a job in computers.” If you’ve ever told your parents you want to entertain for a living, you likely received a similar response. But the virtues of a solid career in IT didn’t keep Tara DeFrancisco or Rance Rizzutto from pursuing improv comedy professionally in Chicago. Now, after more than 10 years performing with […]

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Theatre Review: Big Laughs in CATCO’s Act of God

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Big Laughs in CATCO’s Act of God

God so loved the theatre he appears before us in the body of an actor five shows a week. Fans of the original Twitter feed on which it was based or irreverent religious humor are well-served by CATCO’s production of David Javerbaum’s recent Broadway hit Act of God, directed by Steven Anderson. Act of God finds the […]

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Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven Story Apartment Building Proposed Near Topiary Park

A local developer is looking for feedback from the city on a proposal for the southwest corner of East Town Street and Washington Avenue Downtown, across from the Topiary Park. Eli Adahan, who is in contract to buy the vacant parcel from Franklin University, submitted a proposal for a seven-story apartment building to the city’s […]

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90sFest Preview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

Grant Walters Grant Walters 90sFest Preview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

The veteran pop-rock band will be on stage this Friday night at Columbus Commons as part of 90s Fest

melomaniac (\ˌmel-ō-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\) noun. 1. A passionate or obsessive enthusiast for music. 2. Also in weakened sense: a music lover. I’d been trying to find an appropriate term to define my relationship with music; “audiophile” seemed too restrictive because it really means the individual is primarily focused on the sound reproduction and quality. I do care about […]

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New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Last week, we got our first look at a new 11-story apartment building proposal from local developers Crawford Hoying that would replace the three-story Swan Cleaners building at the Downtown intersection of Cherry Street and High Street if built as planned. While the original article only featured basic building schematics as visuals, we’ve been given an […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ohioana Library’s David Weaver on Celebrating Ohio Literature

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ohioana Library’s David Weaver on Celebrating Ohio Literature

The annual Ohioana Awards are among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious state prizes for outstanding literary achievement. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the awards, which will be presented Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Ohio Statehouse. The producer and emcee for the event is Ohioana Executive Director, David Weaver, a […]

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City to Solicit Proposals for Developing North Market Parking Lot

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Solicit Proposals for Developing North Market Parking Lot

The City of Columbus will be releasing a Request for Proposals next month, seeking ideas for developing the North Market parking lot. Although the city does not plan on specifying exactly what should be built on the one-acre lot (or how tall it should be), the level of interest from both local and national developers […]

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