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Buckeye Bourbon House Coming Soon to Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Buckeye Bourbon House Coming Soon to Gay Street

Gay Street will soon be home to a new place to drink Downtown. The North Carolina based Concord Hospitality Enterprises announced today that they would be launching the “Buckeye Bourbon House” in a 4,000 square foot space inside the Buckeye Building, located at 36 East Gay Street. “This 61 seat upscale lounge will focus heavily on Bourbons, […]


The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason Company

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason Company

How do you rebuild after you lose everything? We sit down with Robert Grimmett, the founder and CEO of Robert Mason Company to discuss day-to-day operations, how Robert Mason got started, how it evolved, and how it was rebuilt after a shocking loss. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/2_robert-mason.mp3 Big thank you to our sponsor this week, Best Bites: Tacos on Aug 18th. Tickets on sale now. […]

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J. Gumbo’s Closes Downtown Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans J. Gumbo’s Closes Downtown Location

After seven years in business, J. Gumbo’s has closed its doors at 31 East Gay Street as of last week. The Louisville Kentucky-based franchise location was first opened by Chad McCoury in 2009, and was sold to Fred Baughman last year. Baughman told Columbus Underground several months ago that he was interested in relocating the business […]

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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 […]


Columbus Underground Relocating to New Downtown Offices

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Columbus Underground Relocating to New Downtown Offices

Columbus Underground is excited to announce that its offices will be relocating in July to a new custom-built office space inside the fully renovated and restored Modern Finance Building located at the southeast corner of Gay Street and High Street. The move is not a far one from the current Columbus Underground offices, which are […]


Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Lunch Review: Cafe Phenix

First of all, it uses the French spelling. Let’s get that out of the way immediately, because the lack of “o” has potential to be distracting for grammar nerds (guilty). Cafe Phenix (without the o) set up shop Downtown on Gay street a couple of weeks ago. It offers all sorts of stuff. There’s an […]

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Sidewalk Clocks Return Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sidewalk Clocks Return Downtown

Members of the Downtown Residents Association (DRAC) set out nearly five years ago with a mission to repair and restore two Downtown clocks as a gift to the City of Columbus during its bicentennial celebration in 2012. That birthday gift may be a bit belated at this point, but the clocks have finally reappeared and […]


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