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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.

GoreMade Pizza Opens in Italian Village This Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega GoreMade Pizza Opens in Italian Village This Week

After two years of planning and waiting, the mobile GoreMade Pizza is opening its brick and mortar location in Italian Village on Tuesday. GoreMade founder Nick Gore likened the process of opening the business to constantly walking up a mountain, feet sinking, and never getting to the top. With the organizational help of business partner […]

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The Future of Haiku is Uncertain with New Development Announcement

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Future of Haiku is Uncertain with New Development Announcement

A year ago, Paul Liu, Owner of Short North sushi restaurant Haiku, was considering different concepts for the redevelopment of the parking lot located next door to his popular establishment. Today, an updated plan has been revealed from local developers at Crawford Hoying to rebuild the entire site into a ten-story hotel and office building. […]

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First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

The brand new Oats & Barley Market has officially soft opened at 970 North High Street in the Short North, offering a boutique shopping experience to residents of Italian Village and Victorian Village as well as visitors to the area. The 3,000 square foot store offers fresh produce, prepared foods, wine and beer, and other […]

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New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

The latest plan for the former Budd Dairy complex in Italian Village calls for over 40,000 square feet of office space spread over three buildings. A restaurant would occupy the front of the main building at 1086 North Fourth Street, while two warehouse buildings that sit to the east would be preserved and renovated under […]

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First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

The latest proposal for Bollinger Tower calls for a first-floor addition that would extend the building toward High Street. The conversion of the 11-story building from affordable housing into a hotel received its first review from the Italian Village Commission last month. That initial proposal called for maintaining the existing green space in front, but […]

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New Company Sees Market for Tiny Houses in Urban Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Company Sees Market for Tiny Houses in Urban Columbus

Modern Tiny Living is a new Central Ohio company poised to capitalize on the recent, HGTV-fueled wave of interest in small houses. With two custom houses completed, another two under construction, and an “insane amount” of local inquiries into the product, company founder Daniel Hamilton is bullish on the market here for houses that clock […]

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Bar and Restaurant Planned for Long-Empty Buildings in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bar and Restaurant Planned for Long-Empty Buildings in Italian Village

A local contractor is moving forward with a bar and restaurant concept at a prominent corner in Italian Village. The first phase of the project involves the renovation of a 3,000 square foot garage at 200 East Fourth Ave. Once that building is complete, the plan is to expand the concept into the larger building […]

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