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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.

The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tis the season for a cocktail. Two of Columbus’ best mixologists, Joe Peppercorn from Little Rock Bar and Josh Rice from Bodega, talk about the bar scene in Columbus, what makes a good cocktail list, how to be a good patron, and the evolution of the Short North bar scene. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/19_cocktail.mp3 Shownotes for this episode Follow […]

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Theatre Review: August Wilson Festival Ends on Another High Note with Radio Golf

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: August Wilson Festival Ends on Another High Note with Radio Golf

PAST Productions present the final play of August Wilson’s American Cycle to close the August Wilson Festival in conjunction with Short North Stage. Their riveting Radio Golf, directed by Truman Winbush, Jr., opened on Thursday in the Green Room of the Garden. Radio Golf caps the cycle both chronologically, set in 1997, and for the playwright, premiering […]

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What the Rock?! Leaving The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans What the Rock?! Leaving The Short North

After ten years in the Short North, everyone’s favorite name-punctuated retail shop What the Rock?! is pulling up roots and heading north to Clintonville. “In 2017, we will be trading our digs in the Short North Arts District for a storefront on Indianola Avenue,” stated husband-and-wife owners Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler on Facebook yesterday. […]

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Bend Active Opening Short North Retail Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bend Active Opening Short North Retail Store

After two years in business on Lane Avenue, Bend Active is ready to expand. Owners Laura Heller and Adam Heller are launching their second retail outlet in the Short North on December 1st, giving locals a new place to shop for the Bend brand of fitness and active apparel. “We feel that the Short North […]

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Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Rowe Boutique is returning to their roots. The popular Short North fashion destination originally began as a pop-up shop in 2006 — located inside the Rebecca Ibel Gallery — and the store originally carried a small selection of men’s items when it opened in 2007 before focusing entirely on fashion for women. Next month, both […]

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Robert Mason Launches New Subscription Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Robert Mason Launches New Subscription Service

After nearly a year of operations in their new Short North home, Robert Mason is ready to branch out to something new. The local retailer is launching a new subscription box service known as “Robert Loves” this month, aimed at delivering an exciting supply of curated goods to fans of the brick-and-mortar shop. “The Robert […]

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Renderings Unveiled for New Short North Hotel

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings Unveiled for New Short North Hotel

Crawford Hoying was back in front of the Italian Village Commission tonight with an updated proposal for the southeast corner of Hubbard and High in the Short North. The Dublin-based developer first brought the project to the commission in September, proposing a ten-story hotel on the site of the Haiku restaurant. The owners of Haiku […]

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