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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.

First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

The brand new Oats & Barley Market has officially soft opened at 970 North High Street in the Short North, offering a boutique shopping experience to residents of Italian Village and Victorian Village as well as visitors to the area. The 3,000 square foot store offers fresh produce, prepared foods, wine and beer, and other […]

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Demolition Begins at Short North White Castle

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Demolition has officially begun at the site of the Short North White Castle, which is being torn down to make way for a new eight-story mixed-use building, developed by Borror Properties. The new building will be six stories tall along High Street, with an eight-story section set back farther from the street. It will feature […]

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First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

The latest proposal for Bollinger Tower calls for a first-floor addition that would extend the building toward High Street. The conversion of the 11-story building from affordable housing into a hotel received its first review from the Italian Village Commission last month. That initial proposal called for maintaining the existing green space in front, but […]

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New Plan for Grandview Mercantile Calls for Ten Stories, Office Space, and More Parking

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Grandview Mercantile Calls for Ten Stories, Office Space, and More Parking

The Pizzuti Companies have revised their plan for the Grandview Mercantile site in the Short North. The new proposal, which will be reviewed by the Victorian Village Commission at its August 11th meeting, is two stories shorter than the initial design. It would feature over 80,000 square feet of office space, a 164-car parking garage, […]

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Fast Forward: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Short North

Last week’s news that Kaufman Development is proposing a 10-story development in the Short North is just the latest in a recent string of announcements for the area. While the hip arts district has transformed dramatically from its beginnings in the early eighties, the next several years will see a more rapid evolution of the […]

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Catching Up With The Rad Trads

Grant Walters Grant Walters Catching Up With The Rad Trads

The NYC-based conveyors of contemporary jazz feel-great fusion, who call Columbus a second home, are riding their reputation for good music and goodwill around the world this summer

It was a hot, muggy night in Columbus when I visited Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar last month to see The Rad Trads at the kind invitation of trombonist and founding member “Tall” Sam Crittenden. He and I had connected earlier in the year when I wrote a preview for a show featuring his other […]

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The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason Company

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason Company

How do you rebuild after you lose everything? We sit down with Robert Grimmett, the founder and CEO of Robert Mason Company to discuss day-to-day operations, how Robert Mason got started, how it evolved, and how it was rebuilt after a shocking loss. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/2_robert-mason.mp3 Big thank you to our sponsor this week, Best Bites: Tacos on Aug 18th. Tickets on sale now. […]

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