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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.

First Look: Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen in Italian Village

As we reported last week, the long-awaited opening of the Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen in Italian Village will officially be happening this Thursday. Columbus Underground was given early access to preview the new space yesterday at 850 North Fourth Street, where we found out a bit more about the concept and menu. Chefs Justin […]

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Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen Opening Next Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen Opening Next Week

After much delay, the long-awaited Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen will make its debut in Italian Village next Thursday, February 11th. When the concept was first announced nearly a year ago, the owners were aiming for a late-summer opening date. HHB&K is a joint concept developed by Hoof Hearted Brewing in Marengo, Ohio and the A&R Creative […]

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Two Buildings, 27 Units Approved for Exile Space on Fourth Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Buildings, 27 Units Approved for Exile Space on Fourth Street

Construction could start as soon as this summer on two new buildings at 901 North Fourth Street in Italian Village. The project, which had gone through significant revisions over the course of the last six months, was approved by the Italian Village Commission last week. A 20-unit apartment building with about 1,000 square feet of first-floor […]

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New Stonewall Proposal Calls for Preserving Existing Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Stonewall Proposal Calls for Preserving Existing Buildings

After receiving some pushback from the Italian Village Commission about a plan to demolish and replace their current building at 1160 North High Street, Stonewall Columbus has returned with a proposal that keeps the 1950′s-era building. The new plan calls for a three-story addition that would connect that building to another existing building – a […]

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Construction Update: Jeffrey Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Update: Jeffrey Park

Once completed, Jeffrey Park will add over 1,300 new residential units to the Italian Village neighborhood, filling in a large 41-acre site just north of Downtown Columbus. The project, led by Wagenbrenner Development, has gotten off to a good start since ground first broke in 2013, completing the northern-most third of the project with hundreds of […]

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Oats and Barley Market Bringing Grocery Store to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Oats and Barley Market Bringing Grocery Store to The Short North

On December 23rd, Breathe Fitness — formerly known as Oxygen Health & Fitness — closed their doors at 970 North High Street after eleven years in business. “Another casualty of Short North landlords being unrealistic about lease renewals I’m afraid,” confirmed Manager Charlotte Downs via email. While the loss of the gym is certainly sad news, […]

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Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Developer Brad Howe’s Burwell Heights project got another look from the Italian Village Commission this month. The five-story, mixed use building with ground-floor commercial would hold 74 residential units and sit at the southwest corner of Summit Street and East Fifth Avenue. The first detailed discussion of the project by the commission was in March […]

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