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Italian Village

Annexed to the city in 1862, Italian Village was one of Columbus’s first suburbs. It is bounded by I-670 on the south, Fifth Avenue on the north, North High Street on the west, and the Conrail railroad tracks to the east. A mix of Italian and Irish immigrants resided in the area in the 1890s, and Italianate style architecture is prevalent.

Ground-Breaking Scheduled for Fifth and Summit Project in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ground-Breaking Scheduled for Fifth and Summit Project in Italian Village

Construction will be starting soon on the first phase of developer Brad Howe’s mixed-use project at the southwest corner of Summit Street and East Fifth Avenue. Howe said that Burwell Court will be the first building started, with ground-breaking scheduled for June. That building, which will face Greenwood Avenue, will be three stories and feature […]

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Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

As new construction reaches a fevered pitch in the central city neighborhoods of Columbus, it’s worth pointing out that it’s not just multi-story apartment buildings with ground-floor retail that are getting approved and built. New single-family housing is increasingly being offered as an alternative, both for people interested in more space than an apartment offers […]

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GoreMade Pizza Plans Opening of Italian Village Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner GoreMade Pizza Plans Opening of Italian Village Restaurant

Ironically, Italian Village is decidedly lacking in Italian restaurants. Caterer and pizzaiolo Nick Gore is looking to change that for good by opening a brick and mortar version of his mobile pizza operation, GoreMade Pizza. The wood-fired pizza restaurant will be located on 936 North Fourth Street, next to Little Rock Bar. A tentative opening […]

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Unusual Drinks: Cray’s Buzz Worthy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Drinks: Cray’s Buzz Worthy

You may have heard about an African berry that made the bartending rounds a few years ago. Those who tried it said it switched up taste buds so sour things tasted sweet. This is not about that. Cray Eatery & Drinkery is running its very own little experiment with a proprietary beverage combo it calls […]

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Capitol Equities Defends Retail Proposal for Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Capitol Equities Defends Retail Proposal for Italian Village

Last week, the Italian Village Commission weighed in on a redevelopment plan for 995 North Fourth Street that proposed the renovation of two buildings for retail use and the creation of additional paved surface parking lot spaces behind the building. Most members of the commission voiced major concerns with both the renovation and the parking addition. […]

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Ideas Sought for Haiku Parking Lot Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ideas Sought for Haiku Parking Lot Development

Last week’s monthly Italian Village Commission saw the review of many large-scale developments along Fourth and Summit Streets, but only one large development on High Street. Project applicants from Elford Development and the Liu family (owners of Haiku) came before the commission to seek guidance on the appropriateness of developing their surface parking lot at […]

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Commission Prefers to See Budd Dairy Warehouses Preserved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Commission Prefers to See Budd Dairy Warehouses Preserved

A transformative proposal for the Budd Dairy site in Italian Village was announced last week, suggesting the replacement of several older single-story warehouse structures with new modern mixed-use apartment buildings, along with the restoration of the historic Budd Dairy building. The project went in front of the Italian Village Commission on Tuesday, and several commissioners asked […]

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