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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.

Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow Cafe

Italian Village is well on its way to gentrification. Although gentrification itself has been a controversial subject of late, there is reason to rejoice when it comes to expanded eating opportunities. In Italian Village, the process includes a Fourth Street stop called Fox in the Snow, and there you can score a good doughnut for […]

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Hoof Hearted Brewpub Coming Soon to Italian Village

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hoof Hearted Brewpub Coming Soon to Italian Village

Columbus-based company A&R Creative Group will be ushering in a Columbus Hoof Hearted Brewing Company Italian Village location. Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen, originally based in Marengo, OH, advertises themselves as “Craft beers with all the subtlety of David Lee Roth in bunless chaps.” The brewery is partnering with the A&R team to open a […]

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Development Roundup: Eight Updates from Italian Village, Downtown and Beyond

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Eight Updates from Italian Village, Downtown and Beyond

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Whether it’s incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking, or short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover, the aim of the roundup is to keep […]

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Mission Coffee Launches Roasting Facility in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mission Coffee Launches Roasting Facility in Italian Village

The Mission Coffee Co. has quickly become a hip go-to coffee bar in the Short North since first opening in 2012. After two and a half years, the owners are expanding the shop’s offerings to include their own house-made line of coffees, roasted in a new facility on Fourth Street in Italian Village. While the […]

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Detroit Avenue Project Will Add 31 Apartments in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Detroit Avenue Project Will Add 31 Apartments in Italian Village

Developer Kevin Lykens has received approval from the Italian Village Commission for a 31-unit restoration and new-build on Detroit Avenue. Eighteen of the units will be in the former E.J.Thomas Company building at 174 Detroit, while the remaining 13 will be in a new, three-story building that will replace the existing metal storage facility next […]

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Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Walker Evans Walker Evans Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Last September, Elford Development submitted a proposal that called for the demolition and reconstruction of the Donatos building in the Short North. It was mentioned then that the new building would include a renovated and revamped Donatos restaurant, but last week the company unveiled more about the new concept. “We have an opportunity to build […]

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Five-Story, 219-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Jeffrey Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Five-Story, 219-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Jeffrey Park

Wagenbrenner Development will present the latest plans for their Jeffrey Park development to the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. The plans call for a five-story, 219-unit apartment building located east of the apartments currently under construction along West First Avenue. A 156-space parking lot and a 267-space, two-level garage would be located between the new apartment […]

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