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Centered on the main stretch of High Street north of downtown Columbus and extending just south of The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North experienced street-level crime and gang violence as affluent Columbus residents followed the economic bubble into the suburbs during the 1960s and ’70s. Its rebirth began when art galleries began to open there in the ’80s. Most of its buildings date back to at least the early 20th century, with traditional storefronts along High and apartment buildings, row houses and condominium developments in the surrounding blocks.

Biscuit and Branch Brings the South to the Short North

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Biscuit and Branch Brings the South to the Short North

Come Christmas, southern-inspired Biscuit and Branch will make hot chicken, sausage gravy and biscuits an all-day fare. The restaurant, still in the early stages of construction, will make its debut at 685 North High Street in the Short North in late December. Biscuit and Branch Culinary Director Paul Yow said it’s hip, fresh, and scratch. A […]

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Restaurant Review: The Eagle

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Eagle

If The Eagle looks a little too moneyed to be an independent joint, you’re on to something. That’s not to say it’s part of the mega chain invasion that irks Short North purists. The joint does have some pre-Columbus history, though. It’s part of a diverse restaurant empire based in Cincinnati. There’s another Eagle down […]

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Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Canadian chain Kit and Ace announced a restructuring plan several days ago, which includes layoffs at its head offices and approximately 15 store closures, including the Columbus location. The shop opened just over a year ago in a small space at 17 East Brickel. The 1,000 square foot store brought the company’s signature brand of […]

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Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Have you ever wanted to skip the busy bar line and pour your own beer? Soon you can at Julep, the newest bar and restaurant coming soon to the Short North. The new venue is boasting the city’s first-ever “pour your own” beer wall, which features an electronic ordering system that utilizes pre-paid cards. While […]

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Treat to Try: Piece of Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake is nothing new. It’s been a sweet staple in the Short North for years. The bakery has locked down an unassuming corner spot where you can’t really see its impressive wares from the street. Modest from the outside, Piece of Cake is bigger on the inside; walk through the doors, and a […]

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SOLD OUT! Julep Sneak Preview Party

Leanne Williams Leanne Williams SOLD OUT! Julep Sneak Preview Party

Join Columbus Underground for an exclusive sneak peek of Julep — the newest bar to hit the Short North — before it opens to the public! Check out the newly renovated space on September 23rd and sample their craft kitchen menu. Each ticket gets you two specialty cocktails and an assorted sampling of their appetizers, while supplies […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage Does Right by August Wilson’s Fences

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Short North Stage Does Right by August Wilson’s Fences

Fences might be the greatest American play of the 20th century and, with a lot of stiff competition, I think is August Wilson’s masterpiece. It’s a perfect choice for the centerpiece of Short North Stage’s August Wilson Festival and the opening of SNS’s 2016-2017 season. Their production, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, while not without flaws, […]

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