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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 28-Unit Condo Development Proposed Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New 28-Unit Condo Development Proposed Downtown

The build-out continues of Neighborhood Launch, the Edwards Companies’ seven-and-a-half-acre residential development in Downtown Columbus. With construction wrapping up on the first phase of Sixth Street Mews — a 13-unit condo project that sits just south of The Welsh community center — plans for phase two have been submitted to the Downtown Commission. Those plans call […]

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Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

"This is probably the most activity I've seen in Downtown in a couple of decades." — Marc Conte

The Downtown real estate market shows few signs of slowing down, according to the latest report from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Even though $116 million in new development projects were completed in 2016, there’s a collective $734 million still under construction at this moment, and another $1 billion in development still in the […]

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Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Local artists have officially begun working out of new Downtown studio space Blockfort, located at 162 N. Sixth St. in the Discovery District. The new facility includes a collection of private studios, two galleries for exhibitions, and a shared office space in the basement for creative entrepreneurs. CLICK HERE to read more about Blockfort today […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Witty, Well-Observed Sex With Strangers

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: CATCO’s Witty, Well-Observed Sex With Strangers

CATCO’s consistently strong 2016-2017 season continues with this weekend’s opening of a finely crafted production of Laura Eason’s Off-Broadway hit Sex With Strangers directed by Joe Bishara. Opening on a snowy night at a bed and breakfast/writers retreat we meet Olivia (Nicolette Montana) revising a novel she has no expectation of seeing published after a failed earlier […]

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Update: Lomonico’s Downtown Restaurant Remains Closed

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update: Lomonico’s Downtown Restaurant Remains Closed

Last week we initially reported that Italian restaurant Lomonico’s had permanently closed both its Downtown and Pickerington locations due to the reports of employees, but later updated that article to clarify that the Downtown restaurant would reopen on Monday, February 13, as reported by the owner. On Saturday, a notice to vacate the premises was […]

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Available Light Theatre’s Next Stage Initiative Showcases New Voices

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light Theatre’s Next Stage Initiative Showcases New Voices

Over their ten-plus years, one of the most important things Available Light has done is showcase new voices and bring new work to Columbus. The most visible manifestation of that mission is their Next Stage Initiative. Every year, Next Stage Initiative is one of my favorite parts of the cultural calendar and essential viewing for […]

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Salt & Pine Closing on Saturday

Walker Evans Walker Evans Salt & Pine Closing on Saturday

After just 15 months in business, Salt & Pine has announced that they will be closing their doors permanently this Saturday, February 18th. A note posted on the front door of the business at 250 South High Street relayed the message to customers and expressed regrets about the closure. “The decision, while not an easy […]

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