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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.

Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

A new proposal from Elford Development calls for demolishing the 1990′s-era Donatos building at 920 North High Street in the Short North. Replacing the existing one-story building would be a two-story structure featuring a redesigned Donatos as well as space for three additional retail or office tenants. The latest details of the proposal will be […]

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Grilled Cheese Mondays Return to Bodega

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grilled Cheese Mondays Return to Bodega

You asked for it. You got it. Bodega is bringing back Grilled Cheese Monday. The deal will be set up the same as it was prior to the Bodega revamp earlier this year, with grilled cheese sandwiches on sale for a mere dollar, and the ever-popular happy hour deal running for half-off all drafts and three […]

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Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

It’s been almost three years since we last checked in with Short North developer Mark Wood, President of the Wood Companies. At that time, construction was just starting on the addition of three floors of apartments to the existing single-story retail building at 937-951 North High Street. Not only is that project now fully complete (and the […]

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GCAC Presents: The Pizzuti Collection – An Insider’s View of Contemporary Art

 Greer Pagano GCAC Presents: The Pizzuti Collection – An Insider’s View of Contemporary Art

Nestled between the leafy green space of Goodale Park and the bustle of the Short North is Pizzuti Collection, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit exhibition space, founded in 2011 and dedicated to presenting contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The Pizzuti’s purchased the former headquarters of the United Commercial Travelers Insurance Company, located […]

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HOMAGE Moving Short North Store to High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans HOMAGE Moving Short North Store to High Street

Exactly four years ago today, HOMAGE transformed from an internet-based tshirt business into a brick-and-mortar icon in the Short North when owner Ryan Vesler opened up his very first retail store at 17 East Brickel Street. To celebrate that momentous occassion, the team at HOMAGE is announced today plans to shut the store down and […]

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10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Wine is not a product that is hard to come by in Columbus. Every grocery store has a selection, some of which have grown to be pretty impressive in recent years. Even CVS has a wine shelf (even if they did just stop selling cigarettes, which means wine is still classified as a healthy product, right?). […]

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Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Pricing and floor-plans have been released for 56 apartment units in the Fireproof project in the Short North. Monthly rents range from $1,295 for a 785 square-foot studio to $3,300 for a 2,350 square-foot, two-bedroom unit. The large two-bedroom units – there are four in total – are all located in the historic Fireproof building. […]

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