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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.

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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First Look: Fox in the Snow Café in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Fox in the Snow Café in Italian Village

The Fox in the Snow Café hosted a soft opening this past weekend at 1031 North Fourth Street in the heart of Italian Village. Owners Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley said that the friends-and-family event went well, and that they ended up selling out of everything early. They owners took yesterday off to recoup and opened […]

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Five Stories Proposed for Corner of Fifth and Summit in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Five Stories Proposed for Corner of Fifth and Summit in Italian Village

Add the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and Summit Street to the long list of proposed mixed-use developments in Italian Village. A two-part proposal from developer Brad Howe and Shremshock Architects calls for a three-story townhome building as well as a five-story residential and retail development for the corner, which is currently home to […]

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Restaurant Review: Cray Eatery & Drinkery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cray Eatery & Drinkery

A restaurant with a menu that’s centered on an array of mini-burgers: sounds legit. Certainly, it’s as legitimate as a restaurant with a menu centered on chicken wings… or gourmet burgers, or pizza or ramen. Cray Eatery & Drinkery is the name of the new mini-burger joint. It’s set up shop in the Wonder Bread […]

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Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

A new proposal from Elford Development calls for demolishing the 1990′s-era Donatos building at 920 North High Street in the Short North. Replacing the existing one-story building would be a two-story structure featuring a redesigned Donatos as well as space for three additional retail or office tenants. The latest details of the proposal will be […]

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Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

You know a neighborhood has arrived when it starts getting gourmet stuff. So, a fancy market and bistro smack dab in the middle of Italian Village, on Summit and Third: that makes a statement. The fact that this little bistro is positively bustling with well-heeled customers makes an even bigger statement. The market and bistro […]

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Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

The pace of development in Italian Village shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Wood Companies has proposed a five-story mixed-use building for 940 North High Street – the concept will be presented at tomorrow’s Italian Village Commission meeting, where commissioners will also weigh in on Borror Properties’ six-story Pearl Alley proposal. Both projects are […]

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