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St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Part of North Fourth Street was blocked off around noon yesterday as the Columbus Fire Department extinguished a fire at St. James Tavern. Few details were released about the incident, but according to a post on the Italian Village’s Facebook page, the fire was contained to the storage room and resulted in no injuries. There […]

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Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

The redevelopment of the Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue was approved last week by the Italian Village Commission. The project calls for demolishing the existing one-story building and replacing it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. “We […]

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

Brent Warren 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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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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New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

The latest plan for the former Budd Dairy complex in Italian Village calls for over 40,000 square feet of office space spread over three buildings. A restaurant would occupy the front of the main building at 1086 North Fourth Street, while two warehouse buildings that sit to the east would be preserved and renovated under […]

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Sneak Preview: Pins Mechanical Co.

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Pins Mechanical Co.

The new Pins Mechanical Co. has been one of the most hotly anticipated new additions to Downtown Columbus since it was first announced back in March. The new 16,000 square foot entertainment venue has transformed an old auto shop into a warehouse filled with duckpin bowling, pinball machines and other games. Newly installed garage doors […]

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Bar and Restaurant Planned for Long-Empty Buildings in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bar and Restaurant Planned for Long-Empty Buildings in Italian Village

A local contractor is moving forward with a bar and restaurant concept at a prominent corner in Italian Village. The first phase of the project involves the renovation of a 3,000 square foot garage at 200 East Fourth Ave. Once that building is complete, the plan is to expand the concept into the larger building […]

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