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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.

Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

Summer is the season of graduation parties, wedding showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, you name it. If you’re seeking a venue for your next special event, consider a local restaurant! Many Columbus restaurants have special event spaces ideal for any size gathering. Barcelona Restaurant and Bar 263 E. Whittier Street — German Village Barcelona’s semi-private […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North

Unsurprisingly, the Short North continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods for new development, which means that construction sites can be found all throughout Italian Village, Victorian Village and along High Street as well. Our latest construction roundup includes photos taken all over the neighborhood, including the site of Hubbard Park Place, which has […]

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Restaurants for Sale: Two Zen Chas, Japanese Steakhouse & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Restaurants for Sale: Two Zen Chas, Japanese Steakhouse & More

Businesses regularly change ownership and management, and restaurants are no exception. A restaurant for sale by no means indicates that it is closing — but when a restaurant is listed for sale, it means an opportunity has arisen for a new small business owner to step into a new venture. To that end, we occasionally publish […]

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Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Last fall we learned that a group of Short North buildings would soon see a historic renovation project, courtesy of local developer Concept Equity. Today, we’re learning that the first tenant in the new buildings will be Standard Hall — a new restaurant and bar concept from Corso Ventures, which opened The Pint House in 2013 […]

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Elford to Develop UDF Site on High Street, White Castle HQ Site on Goodale

Brent Warren Brent Warren Elford to Develop UDF Site on High Street, White Castle HQ Site on Goodale

Elford Development is in the early planning stages on two noteworthy development proposals; an 18-acre mixed-use development at 555 West Goodale Street (the current site of White Castle’s Headquarters), and a multi-story, mixed-use building to replace the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue […]

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Theatre Review: The Full Monty Bares it All at Short North Stage

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The Full Monty Bares it All at Short North Stage

When your job is all you have and it goes away, some really struggle with their personal identity. They’ve been this one thing that truly defined them for so long, how can they possibly be anything else? It’s the year 2000 and The Full Monty takes us to Buffalo, New York, where a group of […]

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Forno Recognized as one of the Top 100 Hottest Restaurants in the US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Forno Recognized as one of the Top 100 Hottest Restaurants in the US

National restaurant reservation platform OpenTable has released their annual “Top 100″ list — an unranked collection of the best restaurants in the country based on customer feedback through their user interaction system. Only two restaurants in Ohio made the list — the Alley Cat Oyster Bar in Downtown Cleveland, and Forno Kitchen and Bar here […]

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