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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.

New Design Submitted for Corner of Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street

 Brent Warren New Design Submitted for Corner of Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street

Arch City Development’s plans for the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street has gone through several changes since the project was first proposed last summer. Originally conceived as a mixed-use development featuring townhomes and a brewpub, it is now purely a residential project. “Hopefully we’ll be able to move the project […]

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175-Unit Apartment Building Among New Proposals Submitted for Italian Village

 Brent Warren 175-Unit Apartment Building Among New Proposals Submitted for Italian Village

Snyder Barker Investments, the local developer behind Aston Place in Victorian Village and the Broadview in Fifth by Northwest, has submitted a proposal to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop two large parcels currently occupied by Acorn Distributors, a janitorial and foodservice supply company. The plan calls for demolishing the existing 50,000 square foot warehouse building […]

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Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated there would be no parking in the building at 800 North High Street. It has been fixed to include the building’s parking information. Final plans for the new 10-story Moxy Hotel building were unveiled this afternoon, which will replace the former Haiku restaurant building at 800 […]

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Restaurant Review: Cosecha Cocina

 Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cosecha Cocina

Cosecha Cocina is the new kid on the block in Italian Village. Serving from a menu based on tex-mex favorites, it’s a departure from the fare typically associated with its well-known Harvest Pizzeria kin. While artisanal pizza is not on the menu, plenty of happiness can be found in tacos and chips. And if that’s […]

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Development Roundup: Updates on Ten Proposals and Projects

 Brent Warren Development Roundup: Updates on Ten Proposals and Projects

After a long absence, the Development Roundup is back. Read on for an assortment of project updates, proposals, ribbon cuttings, and other news that we haven’t had a chance to cover yet. Some changes are afoot for Highpoint on Columbus Commons. The 300-unit mixed-use development downtown will be getting a complete interior design upgrade, with […]

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Amaze Columbus Offers Locally-Themed Escape Games

Randi Walle Randi Walle Amaze Columbus Offers Locally-Themed Escape Games

Locked in a room, handcuffed, with sixty minutes to escape. Puzzled and confused about how you ended up as captives, your companions and you search the room for any clues that would lead to your freedom. Do the roman numerals scratched into the wall mean anything? What is inside the locked box, and how do […]

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Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

 Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building. But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it […]

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