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Harrison West

Established at the turn of the 20th Century and added to the Register of Historic Places in 1975, Harrison West features brick streets and housing built by craftsmen for workers in nearby factories. The neighborhood is bordered by Victorian Village and the Olentangy River, and is home to several parks and works of public art.

Joe Armeni on 30 Years of Rehabs and New-Builds in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Joe Armeni on 30 Years of Rehabs and New-Builds in the Short North

Joe Armeni has had a front row seat for the Short North’s long transition from troubled to trendy. As a realtor and developer – he heads up New Victorians as well as a RE/MAX office based in Harrison West – Armeni has been living and working in the neighborhood for more than 30 years.  His long […]

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Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Walker Evans Walker Evans Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Caffe Apropos has been a staple hangout in Harrison West for a decade now, serving up coffees, espressos, breakfast, lunch, snacks, wine, beer and more to residents who gather at the cozy intersection of Third and Michigan. But what you may not realize is that owner Anton Wood has his own roaster tucked away in […]

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Developer Wants to Build 140-Unit Apartment Complex in Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Wants to Build 140-Unit Apartment Complex in Harrison West

Snyder Barker Investments, the development team behind the Aston Place apartments and townhomes in Victorian Village, is looking to Harrison West for their next project. They are still working out the details, but hope to build about 140 apartment units in the area bounded by Michigan Avenue, Thurber Drive West and Buttles Avenue. The 3.4 […]

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City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

A collection of streets in the Short North that have had “temporary” speed limits of 25 miles per hour for nearly 20 years may soon see those limits raised. The affected streets are Third, Fifth and King Avenues from Olentangy River Road to High Street, as well as Neil Avenue from Goodale Street to King […]

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At Home: Making a condo ADA accessible

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Making a condo ADA accessible

For Sathya Gopalakrishnan, searching for an ADA accessible place in Columbus, while living in North Carolina was a bit of a challenge. “When I was looking online in 2011, only a few names came up in reference to accessible condos,” says Gopalakrishnan. “Eric Casto wrote me back and told me to check out this unit […]

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Wedding Style: Dara and Mark

Anne Evans Anne Evans Wedding Style: Dara and Mark

A perfectly unplanned late spring proposal in a beautiful park. That’s how this wedding story begins. Dara Schwartz and Mark Subel had been trying to take a trip to Montreal, but twice, they had to change their plans. “This time we were going to make it there,” says Subel. “I just knew that I wanted […]

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Wagenbrenner Continues Urban Infill Development in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wagenbrenner Continues Urban Infill Development in 2013

About a month ago, we sat down with Mark Wagenbrenner, president of Wagenbrenner Development to talk about the multitude of urban development projects the company is working on. The most significant announcements at the time being the groundbreaking of The Hubbard mixed-use building in The Short North and the unveiling of Jeffrey Park, a massive […]

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