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Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

A plan to redevelop the cluster of historic buildings at the corner of Front and Long streets downtown is back on track after a series of delays. First announced in 2014, the project still calls for micro apartments over ground-floor retail. We recently checked in with developer Brad DeHays, of Connect Realty, to get an […]

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Red Giraffe Designs Opening Second Store on Grandview Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Red Giraffe Designs Opening Second Store on Grandview Avenue

After two and a half years of retail success in the Short North, local custom jewelry shop Red Giraffe Designs is headed to Grandview Avenue. Owner Kate Stevens announced last week that work has begun on the new location in the Grandview Center at 1419 Grandview Ave. The new store will be larger than the 360 square […]

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New Apartment Proposal for Long Street Downtown Calls for 234 Units

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Apartment Proposal for Long Street Downtown Calls for 234 Units

A new proposal presented to the Downtown Commission this morning would bring an additional 234 residential units to the East Long Street corridor downtown. The six-story building would take the place of a large surface parking lot at 230 E. Long St., between North Fifth and Neilston streets. Jonathan Barnes, of Jonathan Barnes Architecture and […]

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Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

The steady stream of large retail closures and bankruptcy filings in 2017 has slowed down over the summer months, but news this week from New Jersey-based Toys “R” Us has brought this year’s chain retail woes back into the spotlight. The company announced on Monday that it would be “commencing court-supervised processes to implement financial […]

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Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lifestyle Retail Store Will Open in Short North this Month

Before American Apparel vacated their spot in the Short North, the owners at Chicago retail store Madison — USA were eyeing the location for their break into the Columbus market. They made a popup appearance in May, a two-day introduction bringing a little Chicago to Columbus, and revealing the local market’s possibilities to the Chicago […]

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Lane Avenue Development Proposal Grows to Nine Stories

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lane Avenue Development Proposal Grows to Nine Stories

A seven-story building proposal in Upper Arlington is getting a bit of a revision from the original plan unveiled in 2016. The project’s developers are bringing the updated plan back to the community’s Building and Zoning commission to review an expansion that would take the building up to nine stories in height in order to […]

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Fast Forward: The Long Street Corridor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Long Street Corridor

In terms of popularity and importance, the crossroads of High Street and Broad Street are top of mind when it comes to Downtown Columbus. And while the changes and evolution of places like Gay Street and Nationwide Boulevard have been well documented, there’s also a stretch of Long Street that is rapidly transforming from sleepy […]

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