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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.

Kaufman Development Announces 10-Story Mixed-Use Project in Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kaufman Development Announces 10-Story Mixed-Use Project in Short North

Earlier this year, Kaufman Development purchased the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building located on Second Avenue, just off High Street in Victorian Village. Today, we’re getting a first look at what they plan to do with both the building and its large parking lot that faces Price Avenue. A development proposal unveiled this morning […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Dust Bowl Fantasticks Puts a Dusky Tint on a Classic

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Dust Bowl Fantasticks Puts a Dusky Tint on a Classic

Short North Stage is closing their 2015-2016 season with a fantastic production of the longest-running musical in American history, The Fantasticks, directed by Jonathan Flom, that opened last week. The in-the-round presentation is the wildest reinvention yet of the Garden Theater’s smaller Green Room space. The audience surrounds Jonathan Sabo’s just-specific-enough set: a wooden platform in the […]

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Theatre Review: It’s About Time! and You Again at Short North Stage Present a Wistful Take on Growing Up and Getting By

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: It’s About Time! and You Again at Short North Stage Present a Wistful Take on Growing Up and Getting By

A co-production between Short North Stage and Wild Women Writing opened at Short North Stage on Thursday. Consisting of two lovely new plays written and directed by Katherine H. Burkman, It’s About Time! and You Again delve into time’s undertow on all of us. It’s About Time! is a time travel story about two couples. Jenny (Colleen Dunne) is […]

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White Castle Closing Short North Location (For Now)

Walker Evans Walker Evans White Castle Closing Short North Location (For Now)

If you’re craving a crave case, then tomorrow is your final day for a White Castle hook up in the Short North. The location at 965 North High Street will be closing its doors at the end of the day on Saturday, July 23rd. A sign posted on the window of the store is recommending that […]

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Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Elford Development has submitted plans to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop the the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue. The plans call for a three-story building with two small retail storefronts at the southern end of the development, a larger retail space […]

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Parlor Room Opening in Former Surly Girl Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Parlor Room Opening in Former Surly Girl Space

From the owners of Downtown’s Novak’s Tavern, The Filling Station in Powell and Yogi’s Bar & Grill in Dublin comes a new restaurant venture — the Parlor Room, which now occupies the space left behind by the Short North’s Surly Girl Saloon. The bar will be the fifth venue to open from the Columbus Tavern Group. […]

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Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

New Short North hangout Standard Hall is hosting its sneak peek opening this weekend at 1100 North High Street, with a public opening slated for Wednesday next week. The building has seen a major renovation into a beer-hall style venue, which features large open-air windows and garage doors that connect the interior spaces to the outdoor […]

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