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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.

Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

On Friday, a new two-story Anthropologie store opened in the Short North, marking the entry of one of the first national retail brands to enter the district that is primarily populated with local and regional businesses. While pricier boutiques have long been a part of the Short North shopping experience, national brands have been kept […]

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Cup O Joe Closing Short North MoJoe Lounge Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cup O Joe Closing Short North MoJoe Lounge Location

Exactly ten years ago, the Short North was radically changed when the I-670 cap opened, bridging the former highway gulch that separated the neighborhood from Downtown, adding new stores, shops, restaurants and other businesses to the area. MoJoe Lounge was a new bar-cafe hybrid concept from the creators of Cup O Joe that opened as […]

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Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Anthropologie’s new Columbus store opens its doors today. Located in The Joseph building at 625 N. High St. in the Short North, the store spans more than 5,000 square feet spread over two floors. “Art is Anthropologie’s touchstone, so we are excited to have the opportunity to become part of such a vibrant, creative community,” […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Sunset Boulevard an Ambitious Start to Season

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Sunset Boulevard an Ambitious Start to Season

A villain, murder, sweet love story, deception, lies…Sunset Boulevard packs a lot into the nearly three hour production. The musical opened Short North Stage’s 2014-2015 season last night at the Garden Theater. It’s nice to see the company supported to take on works that would require a more elaborate set. The set for Sunset Boulevard […]

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Black Point Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Black Point Opens in The Short North

Hyde Park continues its takeover of the I-670 Cap in The Short North with today’s opening of Black Point, a new restaurant in the former Sushi Rock space at 570 North High Street. Black Point’s menu features seafood, sushi and steaks with stylish modern decor and what the owners describe as a social/energetic atmosphere. “We enjoy […]

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Gallery Hop Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gallery Hop Celebrates 30th Anniversary

If you want to show off Columbus to visitors from out of town, there’s no better time and place to do it than the first Saturday of the month in The Short North during Gallery Hop. The monthly tradition is one of the most definitive experiences in Columbus where thousands of residents crowd onto the […]

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