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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.

Catch Up With: Arch City Tavern

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Catch Up With: Arch City Tavern

When Arch City Tavern opened in the Short North last March, it was with the intention of creating a space where those who loved craft beers and gourmet pub fare could come together. Part sports bar, part Cheers-like watering hole, Arch City isn’t resting on its laurels, but investing in new ventures to keep the […]

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Big Rock Little Rooster Changes Owner and Name

Walker Evans Walker Evans Big Rock Little Rooster Changes Owner and Name

The Short North’s Big Rock little Rooster wedding boutique was recently purchased by Lindsay Fork, owner of La Jeune Mariee Collection, La Jeune Mariee Maids and Social Occasions, and LuxeRedux Bridal. With the new ownership comes a few changes, including the name, which will become Big Rock Bridal Atelier moving forward. “I’ve always admired the more modern, eclectic […]

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Substance Closing Short North Boutique

Walker Evans Walker Evans Substance Closing Short North Boutique

After eight years in business, Substance will be closing up their doors 783 North High Street in mid-June. Owner Christina Getachew explains in a blog update on the Substance website that she will be relocating to South Carolina to support her husband who has accepted a new position with a company there. “This isn’t a […]

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Bistro 608 Proposed for The Short North

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bistro 608 Proposed for The Short North

North High Street in the Short North is getting a face lift in a major way. With work well underway on The Joseph, new businesses are ready to try their luck in the middle of this cultural hub. Among them is Bistro 608, which hopes to open at 608 North High Street. The site is […]

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Fox in the Snow Café Announced in Italian Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Fox in the Snow Café Announced in Italian Village

It was recently announced that Fox in the Snow Café, a proposed high end bakery and third wave coffee shop, would be coming to the Short North/Italian Village area this summer. The latest java hut to join the scene is planned to open at 1031 North Fourth Street, a few doors down from St. James […]

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Bareburger Opening Downtown This Month

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bareburger Opening Downtown This Month

It was announced last summer that Bareburger, the organic New York City burger joint offering exotic meat choices alongside traditional ones, was expanding to Columbus and would be located in the Yankee Trader building at 463 North High Street. Later this month, the restaurant opens. George Matthews, Charlie Xu, and Ben Christopher are the three […]

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When a Pet Chooses You

Anne Evans Anne Evans When a Pet Chooses You

When Kitty Brigham’s boyfriend was on a business trip to New York, he happened upon a box of free puppies. “Dave was not of a mind to own a puppy – his job has him on the road a lot – but since he was not looking forward to getting back on the road, he […]

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