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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 […]


ZenCha Tea Salon Closes on Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans ZenCha Tea Salon Closes on Gay Street

Downtown workers and customers have probably already noticed the dark windows and shuttered doors at ZenCha Tea Salon, which closed at the beginning of this week. No advance notice was given, but the business has been listed for sale for several months. “We are closing ZenCha at the Downtown location for good,” explained I-Cheng Huang, Executive […]


The Madison Mixed-Use Redevelopment Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Madison Mixed-Use Redevelopment Moving Forward

The group of historic buildings located at 72-90 North High Street that have been proposed with a mixed-use renovation took another step forward during this month’s Downtown Commission Meeting this morning. The Commission approved the designs for the renovation of the three main buildings, as well as the demolition of the two-story building at 90 […]


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