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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.

Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Surly Girl Saloon to Close Doors After 10 Years in The Short North

When the Surly Girl Saloon opened in the north end of the Short North in late 2005, the neighborhood was a much different place. “There was no Jackson Building when we opened, and the old Goody Boy was a magnet for crime,” explains Surly co-owner Elizabeth Lessner. “We used to regularly chase prostitutes out of […]

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Pies and Pints Opens New Short North Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Pies and Pints Opens New Short North Restaurant

West Virginia-based restaurant Pies and Pints will open their third Columbus location today. The new restaurant is located in the historical five-story mixed-use Fireproof building, located at 1020 North High Street. The project initially began in January 2014, with construction and finalizations wrapping up this month. This addition will be the chain’s eighth location. Pies […]

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Second Phase of Aston Row Townhomes Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Phase of Aston Row Townhomes Approved

The Victorian Village Commission approved the second phase of Snyder Barker’s Aston Row development last Thursday night. Ten new townhomes in four separate buildings will be built at the northeast corner of Dennison and Starr Avenues. The new units will front Starr but share an alley with the ten townhomes that were built as part […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s A Chorus Line Captures the Pain and Transcendence of Transition and Art

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s A Chorus Line Captures the Pain and Transcendence of Transition and Art

A Chorus Line, created and conceived by director/choreographer Michael Bennett with book by Nicholas Dante and James Kirkwood Jr., music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Ed Kleban, reaches its 40th anniversary this year. Short North Stage’s new production captures its qualities as a time capsule of a specific moment, its relevance to the universal […]

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Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Visitors to ShortNorth.org today may have noticed some changes are afoot. The official website of the neighborhood got a relaunch thanks to efforts by the Short North Alliance (SNA) and their design team at Cement Marketing. The new site includes a responsive (mobile/tablet friendly) design, new branding and a new events calendar among other features. […]

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Condado Adding Lunch Hours and Patio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Condado Adding Lunch Hours and Patio

Short North taqueria Condado will be expanding their hours starting on Wednesday April 15th to include lunch service. The taco shop, located at 1223 North High, features a customize-your-own ordering style similar to what you might find in most sushi restaurants. Lunch customers will also be able to pre-order online for pick-up service. Additionally, Condado […]

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Six Stops for Gallery Hop: April 2015 Edition

Walker Evans Walker Evans Six Stops for Gallery Hop: April 2015 Edition

Warmer weather is slowly starting to arrive, and it’s just in time for Gallery Hop in the Short North tonight! As always, the neighborhood’s staple event features some of the best art exhibitions, dining options, shopping opportunities, potent potables and people-watching this side of the Olentangy. Below are six reasons you should check it out […]

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