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Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

Walker Evans Walker Evans Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

If the multifaceted success of 400 West Rich can serve as a bellwether, then East Franklinton is well on its way to becoming the creative hub that community leaders want it to me. The 100,000 square foot building is now home to a food truck hub, a biweekly winter market, 100 individual artists studios, a […]

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Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

After a year of careful planning, the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is officially ready for its next growth spurt. The creative collective of small manufacturers and inventors has outgrown their 25,000 square foot Milo-Grogan home, and is officially making the leap into a 60,000 square foot East Franklinton warehouse. Next Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, […]

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CEOs for Cities Benchmarks City Performance at 2013 Annual Event

Walker Evans Walker Evans CEOs for Cities Benchmarks City Performance at 2013 Annual Event

It seems like nearly every week there’s a new study unveiled in Columbus that benchmarks specific performance metrics against our counterparts around the country. While it may sometimes feel tiresome to make constant comparisons, it’s an exercise that is deemed critical to our continued regional success. “Occasionally I run into cities who think they know […]

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The Commissary Brings Kitchen Incubator to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Commissary Brings Kitchen Incubator to Franklinton

There’s certainly no shortage of news coming out of Franklinton in 2012, as every month yields a big new story about yet another new project in the works. August is no different, but this time there’s a unique twist. Instead of more art studios or artist residences, a medium-sized warehouse located at 610 West Town Street […]

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Dinin’ Hall Brings Food Truck Food Court to Franklinton in May

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dinin’ Hall Brings Food Truck Food Court to Franklinton in May

Beloved are our Columbus food trucks. They’ve had an interesting and evolving impact on the local dining scene in just a few short years, and 2012 promises a new round of innovation with the official launch of Dinin’ Hall in May. Dinin’ Hall will be the first “street food pod” in Columbus (San Francisco is […]

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Columbus Underground Aims to Raise $2000 for Columbus Idea Foundry

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Underground Aims to Raise $2000 for Columbus Idea Foundry

We reported a few weeks ago that the Columbus Idea Foundry had launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise $5,500 so that they could double the size of their space. This unique creative resource provides collaborative workspace for inventors, artists and micro-manufacturers. There’s still two weeks to go on their fundraising efforts and Columbus […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Open House this Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The community resource where anyone who has a good idea can see it through that Alex Bandar started two years ago has now expanded into a 10,000 sq ft community resource space. The Columbus Idea Foundry looks to foster small business growth, house artists and other entrepreneurs, provide educational resources and give people who have […]

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