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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.

Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2014: Tigertree

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2014: Tigertree

Columbus often gets praised as a fashion-centric city, both due to the number of corporate fashion and retail jobs headquartered here, and also due to the number of independent fashion boutiques sprinkled throughout the city and concentrated in The Short North. When we asked our readers to name their top destination for fashion and apparel […]

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Mikey’s Considers Shipping Container Replacement for Original Late Night Shack

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mikey’s Considers Shipping Container Replacement for Original Late Night Shack

In just five short years, Late Night Slice has become an iconic part of The Short North. The pizza shack, located at 1030 North High Street in a small lot sandwiched between two larger buildings, has been home to many late night meals and many late night memories. LNS owner Mikey Sorboro says that the wear […]

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Shop Talk: Clover on High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Clover on High

You may not have noticed, but the Emperor’s Newest Clothes in the Short North has been replaced with a new shop called Clover on High. The transition, which began back in September, was gradual by intention; as the new owners wanted to keep the store open and retain all of the staff during the process. […]

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6 Stops for Holiday Hop

Walker Evans Walker Evans 6 Stops for Holiday Hop

The final Gallery Hop of the year is always one of the most special, as the whole district turns festive for Holiday Hop, and local boutiques, stores and shops attract customers from all over the region looking for gift ideas in addition to the usual fix of arts and entertainment. If you’re planning on heading […]

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Laughlin’s Bakery Opens in The Short North

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Laughlin’s Bakery Opens in The Short North

Jonas Laughlin is bringing a delicious blend of European and Southern baking to the Italian Village. After a successful Kickstarter funding, the bakery storefront at 15 East 2nd Street will officially open at today’s Holiday Hop. Laughlin signed on the storefront, a former antique shop, in mid-September. Renovations followed quickly. The cakes, cookies, and candies […]

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Milk Bar Closing in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Milk Bar Closing in The Short North

Popular Short North clothing boutique Milk Bar will be closing up their doors at 765 North High Street at the end of the year, shutting down after a seven year run. Owners Kareem Jackson and Eric Hayes had the business listed for sale, but instead decided to take it off the market and close it down. Milk […]

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Pop Up Shop Returns to Garden Theater for Holiday Hop

Anne Evans Anne Evans Pop Up Shop Returns to Garden Theater for Holiday Hop

After the inaugural year of the Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop, everyone was so excited they said, “We’re going to do this again next year, right?” and they are. The Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop returns to The Garden Theater on Saturday, December 6th to coincide with the Short North’s special holiday edition of Gallery […]

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