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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.

Fin Restaurant Closes to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fin Restaurant Closes to the Public

After less than two months of operation, FAB Dining Group’s “Fin” Restaurant has closed its doors to the public. The restaurant was located at 122 South High Street, and originally opened as Chez du Bon last November. The abrupt name-and-concept-change at the start of June switched the menu from french cuisine to fresh seafood. Owner […]

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Photos: Urban Living Tour 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Urban Living Tour 2014

Columbus Underground hosted its first Urban Living Tour on Sunday, July 27th, showcasing apartments and condos located Downtown and surrounding urban neighborhoods. Over 450 people participated in the event, browsing over a dozen residential buildings that ranged from unfinished loft spaces under construction to model units ready for new renters who want to move in. […]

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Catch Up With: Hungry Soul Café

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Hungry Soul Café

When George and Anita Keller took over the space formerly occupied by The Inn Between at 30 South Young Street, they had a clear plan for what kind of cuisine they would offer at one of the city’s best kept secrets. See, George is of Hungarian descent, and Anita is Southern to her bones, and […]

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More Parking Meters Added to High Street Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Parking Meters Added to High Street Downtown

Another set of parking meters were added to High Street late last week on the west side of block between Gay Street and Long Street. The area was previously home to a busy south-bound COTA bus stop located mid-block that was eliminated recently in a move to speed up bus service. The stop was deemed […]

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First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July 19th,  at 505 North High Street. The restaurant is the first for Mary Lyski and her husband, who took a fried chicken recipe supposedly handed down from an old riverboat captain, and […]

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Food Challenge: Good Luck Ramen at Rishi Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Food Challenge: Good Luck Ramen at Rishi Sushi

Summer is competitive eating season. Nathan’s Hot Dog challenge always sets the tone in early July with its famous hot dog excess. We’ve looked at local means of eating excess before. Joseppi’s has a big pizza challenge and there was a disaster involving some blazing hot wings from Tweeters. Rishi Sushi has a Downtown challenge […]

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Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Olivers Burgers Steaks & Bourbon

Olivers is a new spot downtown from FAB Dining. FAB dining destinations are known for their distinctly over-the-top fabulous décor. Do up some gold swirls, add a few checks and some velvet -and you might have something that blends with the luxe decor at a FAB-establishment. Olivers, meanwhile, has a different look. For starters, it […]

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