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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: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up to date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Look no further for incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking as well as short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover. The expansion […]

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GRID Furnishings Moving Out of The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans GRID Furnishings Moving Out of The Short North

With the news that a new soda pop and candy shop is moving into 944 North High Street, also comes the news that GRID Furnishings is moving out of the same space. Owner Tim Friar confirmed that he has chosen not to renew his lease in the Short North and has plans to relocate the […]

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RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Lyndsay Maher is a classic Columbus “boomeranger”. She lived in the Short North for awhile, moved to Colorado for work for three years, and recently returned to Columbus. But she didn’t come back alone. While visiting Boulder, she fell in love with a shop called Rocket Fizz — a California-based retail chain which sells its […]

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Crawford & Masters Vapor Bar Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crawford & Masters Vapor Bar Opens in The Short North

Smoking rates have been in decline in the US for decades, but the electronic cigarette market is in hot demand. In the past ten years, the technology has grown from non-existence into a $3.5 billion global industry. Local retailers have hopped on the trend, with some of them attempting to create an experience that goes […]

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First Look: Katalina’s at Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Katalina’s at Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Katalina’s in Harrison West is growing onto High Street this weekend with a pop-up restaurant that launching inside the Oddfellows Liquor Bar located at 1038 North High Street. Starting on October 25th, the bar will feature a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm featuring Katalina’s staples like Pancake Balls and the […]

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Short North White Castle to be Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North White Castle to be Redeveloped

On April 1st, we announced that the Short North White Castle would be torn down and replaced with a new mixed-use apartment development. Of course, that was an April Fools Day joke. Today, we’re reporting that the Short North White Castle will be torn down and replaced with a new mixed-use apartment development. This time, no […]

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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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