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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: 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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Factory on 4th Restaurant Has Closed its Doors Pending Sale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Factory on 4th Restaurant Has Closed its Doors Pending Sale

Italian Village restaurant Factory on 4th — formerly known as Cray — has closed its doors to customers for the time being. One of our readers emailed this morning stating that a visit this past Saturday afternoon revealed locked doors and a disconnected phone number. Three more customers have posted comments on the restaurant’s Facebook […]

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Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Elford Development has submitted plans to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop the the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue. The plans call for a three-story building with two small retail storefronts at the southern end of the development, a larger retail space […]

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