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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.

Development Roundup: Eight Updates from Italian Village, Downtown and Beyond

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Eight Updates from Italian Village, Downtown and Beyond

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Whether it’s incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking, or short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover, the aim of the roundup is to keep […]

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Best Bites Breakdown: Short North Piece of Cake

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Bites Breakdown: Short North Piece of Cake

Italian Village bakery and cafe Short North Piece of Cake opened back in 1998, selling customized cakes, pastries, sandwiches, and fresh-baked bread. Current owner Laura Harter fell in love with the Short North community and restaurant scene, and joined the Piece of Cake team in 2008. She pushed the bakery team to collaborate with local products […]

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Theatre Review: I’ll Eat You Last Laughs in the Face of Death

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: I’ll Eat You Last Laughs in the Face of Death

John Logan’s screenwriting work – including his Oscar-nominated screenplays, The Aviator and Hugo, and his win, Gladiator - tends toward expansive stories, wide-ranging in time and setting, with huge casts of characters who have the ability to shift the world on its axis. In his plays, he tries to map that same intensity of emotion and tenor of earthshaking consequence […]

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‘Start With Art’ Hopes to Inspire the Start, Expansion, and Sharing of Art Collections

Anne Evans Anne Evans ‘Start With Art’ Hopes to Inspire the Start, Expansion, and Sharing of Art Collections

If you are looking to start an art collection, exploring the Short North Arts District is a great place to start. With their new campaign, ‘Start With Art’, the area is hoping you will do just that. The marketing is in celebration of the Short North Arts District’s 30th anniversary, right on the heels of […]

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Nightlife Review: Kingmakers Board Game Parlour

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Nightlife Review: Kingmakers Board Game Parlour

Let’s be honest, Columbus’s nightlife scene can get pretty dry during the winter season. Besides lurking through bars and catching up on those Netflix series, options seem more limited when it’s cold out. But what if this entire winter, you’ve been overlooking a trending concept that’s the first of its kind in the city of […]

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Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

The City of Columbus is hopeful that a multi-faceted approach will satisfy the many residents, employees, business owners and visitors to the Short North who have issues with the current state of parking in the bustling urban neighborhood. A long list of recommendations – the result of nearly a year of data-gathering, neighborhood meetings, interviews […]

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Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Walker Evans Walker Evans Donatos Black Brick Bar to Feature Craft Beer and Live Music

Last September, Elford Development submitted a proposal that called for the demolition and reconstruction of the Donatos building in the Short North. It was mentioned then that the new building would include a renovated and revamped Donatos restaurant, but last week the company unveiled more about the new concept. “We have an opportunity to build […]

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