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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.

Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Walker Evans Walker Evans Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Last September, Elford Development submitted a proposal that called for the demolition and reconstruction of the Donatos building in the Short North. It was mentioned then that the new building would include a renovated and revamped Donatos restaurant, but last week the company unveiled more about the new concept. “We have an opportunity to build […]

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Five-Story, 219-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Jeffrey Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Five-Story, 219-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Jeffrey Park

Wagenbrenner Development will present the latest plans for their Jeffrey Park development to the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. The plans call for a five-story, 219-unit apartment building located east of the apartments currently under construction along West First Avenue. A 156-space parking lot and a 267-space, two-level garage would be located between the new apartment […]

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Best Local Brewery of 2014: Seventh Son

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Brewery of 2014: Seventh Son

For the second year in a row, Seventh Son Brewing has won the hearts of the readers at Columbus Underground in our annual readers survey. Columbus has seen a boom in new breweries in the past few years, and Seventh Son manages to stand out above the rest due to their ability to provide not […]

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Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Borror Properties last night presented their latest proposal for the southeast corner of Pearl and Prescott streets to the Italian Village Commission. Submitted renderings show a six-story, predominantly glass building filling nearly the entire footprint of the site. The basic specs of the project – 13 condominiums, ranging from 1,100 to 2,800 square feet, with […]

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Laughlin’s Bakery Opens in The Short North

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Laughlin’s Bakery Opens in The Short North

Jonas Laughlin is bringing a delicious blend of European and Southern baking to the Italian Village. After a successful Kickstarter funding, the bakery storefront at 15 East 2nd Street will officially open at today’s Holiday Hop. Laughlin signed on the storefront, a former antique shop, in mid-September. Renovations followed quickly. The cakes, cookies, and candies […]

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Restaurant Review: Cravings Carryout Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cravings Carryout Cafe

Cravings Carryout Cafe isn’t necessarily a carryout establishment. There’s a little table out front, and another one inside. If you get there at exactly the right moment, you might have a seating option – but it’s close quarters indoors. The bulk of its real estate is an expansive kitchen and prep area with an order […]

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New CrossFit Gym Opens in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New CrossFit Gym Opens in Italian Village

Eventually, the southwest corner of 5th and Summit will be home to a new five-story mixed-use apartment building called Burwell on Summit, with a three story townhome-style building behind it. But until the construction cranes arrive, the little taxi garage building located on the site will be home to Ohio Strength, a new CrossFit gym. […]

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