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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.

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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Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up to date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Look no further for incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking as well as short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover. The expansion […]

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Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

A new proposal calls for the conversion of a historic Italian Village church into eight condominiums. The vacant lot next door to the church would see two new, four-story buildings. Together the new buildings would hold 14 townhome-style condominiums, each with parking on the first floor and three floors of living space above. The proposal […]

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