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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.

Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Imagine Forno, but with sushi instead of pizza. That’s the concept Corso Ventures has planned for the restaurant that’ll open inside the five story mixed-use building going up at the intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. Like Forno, this new restaurant will have an open kitchen, allowing guests to witness […]

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Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

A new draft report takes a comprehensive look at how the City of Columbus incentivizes development and makes some recommendations on ways to change the system to benefit more neighborhoods. One of those recommendations calls for taking a portion of the benefit that developers currently get for building in the Short North and directing it […]

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Corso Wants to Keep Short North Focus on Locally-Owned Businesses

Walker Evans Walker Evans Corso Wants to Keep Short North Focus on Locally-Owned Businesses

Local restaurateur and real estate developer Chris Corso has a soft spot for local businesses in the Short North. Since launching the Pint House in 2013, he’s gone on to open Forno in 2015 and Standard Hall in 2016. And after announcing plans for the Food Hall, he sees the continued success of non-chain restaurants […]

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Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Big changes could be on the way for yet another section of the High Street corridor in the Short North. A conceptual proposal from Corso Ventures calls for a nine-story building on the lot currently occupied by Montecristo House of Cigar, located at 1088 N. High St. The project also incorporates the former church building […]

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Photos Doo Dah Parade 2017

 Matt Ellis Photos Doo Dah Parade 2017

Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: The 34th annual Doo Dah Parade took place on Tuesday, July 4 in the Short North to celebrate “liberty and lunacy” in its traditional fashion. Boxing legend and hometown hero James Buster Douglas served as this year’s “Less-Than-Grand Marshall” while marchers lampooned everyone from Donald Trump to Donald Trump. For […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Earlier this month, we profiled construction updates from both Downtown and the Near East Side, but did not get a chance to focus on a few neighborhoods where development is currently most active. So in this installment, we’re featuring photos from Italian Village, Victorian Village, the Short North, University District and Grandview Yard areas. Check […]

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Epic, Righteous Angels in America: Perestroika at Short North Stage Through July 2

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Epic, Righteous Angels in America: Perestroika at Short North Stage Through July 2

Angels in America is probably the most important work of American theatre to premiere in my lifetime. It stabs at the heart of the complicated American condition in still-profound ways, 25 years after its debut. The first part, Millenium Approaches, is performed regularly, writer Tony Kushner calls it “a machine.” The second part, Perestroika, is harder to get a handle on. Millenium […]

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