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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.

Bistro 608 Proposed for The Short North

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bistro 608 Proposed for The Short North

North High Street in the Short North is getting a face lift in a major way. With work well underway on The Joseph, new businesses are ready to try their luck in the middle of this cultural hub. Among them is Bistro 608, which hopes to open at 608 North High Street. The site is […]

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Fox in the Snow Café Announced in Italian Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Fox in the Snow Café Announced in Italian Village

It was recently announced that Fox in the Snow Café, a proposed high end bakery and third wave coffee shop, would be coming to the Short North/Italian Village area this summer. The latest java hut to join the scene is planned to open at 1031 North Fourth Street, a few doors down from St. James […]

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At Home: A Newer Build with the Character of an Older Home

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: A Newer Build with the Character of an Older Home

Finding a jewel of an old home to fix up and make your own is lucky, but finding a newer home with most of your list checked off, lots of character, and in the right neighborhood? That’s a steal. Matt and Kristie Toddy were happy living in their apartment in Victorian Village, when they stumbled […]

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Cookie Cravings Bakery Relaunching as Cravings Carryout Café

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Cookie Cravings Bakery Relaunching as Cravings Carryout Café

When Cookie Cravings Bakery opened little over two years ago in the Italian Village, it was with the intention of making and serving fine baked goods and confections, like sugar cookies, shortbread, and everything in between. The bakery was started by Matt and Lindsey Tewanger and Matt’s Mother, Joan. The couple met while working at […]

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First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

As Brent Warren wrote on Wednesday, COTA will be launching their Downtown Circulator service on Cinco de Mayo, bringing a free ride to those looking to easily hop between Downtown, German Village, the Brewery District, the Arena District, the Short North and all points in between. This morning, CU user “Lucky Parrot” emailed us some […]

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Proposal Calls for 24 Units at Prescott and Pearl in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for 24 Units at Prescott and Pearl in Italian Village

A proposal to build a four-story, 24-unit apartment building at the corner of East Prescott and North Pearl Streets will be presented to the Italian Village Society at their March 11th meeting. The development, dubbed Prescott and Pearl, features 12 one-bedroom apartments, 12 studio apartments, and a ground-level parking garage with room for 20 cars. […]

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COTA’s Downtown Circulator Set to Begin Service May 5th

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA’s Downtown Circulator Set to Begin Service May 5th

The COTA Board of Trustees today approved plans for a free Downtown circulator bus. Starting May 5th, riders will be able to board one of the specially-branded buses and ride for free on a route that stretches from East 3rd Avenue in the Short North to West Sycamore Street in the Brewery District. The free […]

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