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New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

A Columbus Brewing Company tap room, a new concept from the owner of Ray Ray’s and an “East Market” could all be part of a new plan to revive the deteriorating brick buildings that were once used to store and repair trolleys at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue on the Near […]

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First Look: Hotel St. Clair Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Hotel St. Clair Apartments

New residents started moving into the Hotel St. Clair Apartments in July, marking the beginning of what could be considered the fourth chapter in a venerable building’s long history. Originally built in 1911 as a hospital, the building at 340 St. Clair Ave. was bought by William and Zylpha Garret in 1944 and converted into […]

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Downtown Commission Hears Ideas for Discovery District, Plans for Lev’s Pawnshop Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Commission Hears Ideas for Discovery District, Plans for Lev’s Pawnshop Building

A new “Placemaking Plan” for the Discovery District was presented to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday. Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of the Discovery District Special Improvement District, updated the commission on some of the highlights of the plan, including a Discovery Trail meant to connect destinations like the Main Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, […]

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School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren School Board Approves Sale of Historic Building to OSU

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved the sale of the former Indianola Middle School to the Ohio State University. The school, located at 420 East 19th Avenue, sits on about nine acres of land next to the railroad tracks that form the eastern boundary of the University District. Although the sale had been […]

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Two Buildings on Key Block Downtown Undergoing Renovations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Buildings on Key Block Downtown Undergoing Renovations

Work is set to begin soon on the renovation of a three-story building at 44 N. High St. downtown, between Broad and Gay streets. Plans call for four residential units on the upper floors with the retail incubator POP Columbus eventually slated to occupy the ground level. “These four units will be really spectacular and […]

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Owner of Evolved Hopes to Restore Vacant Hudson Theater Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Owner of Evolved Hopes to Restore Vacant Hudson Theater Building

The new owner of the former Hudson Theater hopes to breathe some life into the long-vacant building, although exactly what form that will take has yet to be determined. Nick Wolak, the owner of Evolved Body Art, bought the building at 367 E. Hudson St. in May, and is now hoping to hear from community […]

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Apartments Mostly Taken in LeVeque Tower, Condos Still Available

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Mostly Taken in LeVeque Tower, Condos Still Available

A tour of the LeVeque Tower last summer revealed plenty of work still to be done on the residential units in the upper floors of the historic building. This summer is a different story, with over 80 percent of the building’s 69 apartments occupied and the final finishes being put on eight for-sale condominiums on […]

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