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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.

Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Basil Thai Opening Brewery District Location

On Monday, Basil Thai will be the newest addition to the Brewery District, taking over the space at 460 South Front Street, which housed a rotating mix of restaurants over the past year including Frezno Bar & Grill, Front Street Bar & Grill, and Lola’s Backdoor Cantina. Those who remember the Brewery District of the 1990s, […]

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Ideas Sought for Haiku Parking Lot Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ideas Sought for Haiku Parking Lot Development

Last week’s monthly Italian Village Commission saw the review of many large-scale developments along Fourth and Summit Streets, but only one large development on High Street. Project applicants from Elford Development and the Liu family (owners of Haiku) came before the commission to seek guidance on the appropriateness of developing their surface parking lot at […]

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Vacant Lot in Italian Village May See Residential Infill

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vacant Lot in Italian Village May See Residential Infill

A small corner lot at the intersection of First Avenue and Mount Pleasant Avenue sits only one block from High Street, but has been vacant long enough for a walking path to be worn in the grass by residents who cut diagonally through it while walking dogs and dodging crab apples from the overgrown trees […]

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Multi-Story Development Proposed to Replace Haiku Parking Lot

Walker Evans Walker Evans Multi-Story Development Proposed to Replace Haiku Parking Lot

As the Short North continues to rapidly evolve, one specific intersection stands out as the epicenter of growth due to a number of recently completed and proposed developments: Hubbard and High. The mixed use development known as “The Hub” was completed in 2013, accompanied by a new parking-garage behind it. The Wood Companies has proposed […]

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The Original Mikey’s Late Night Slice Shack is No More

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Original Mikey’s Late Night Slice Shack is No More

If you happened to pass by the Late Night Slice shack in the Short North yesterday, then you may have been able to witness its final hours in existence. The structure went through a quick demolition process by hand as several LNS employees chipped in to take the building down in advance of its shipping […]

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Short North Stage and Wild Women Writing’s On the Edge Fills in the Shadow of Two Influential Playwrights

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Short North Stage and Wild Women Writing’s On the Edge Fills in the Shadow of Two Influential Playwrights

You’d be hard-pressed to find two more influential playwrights of the 20th century than Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett. Katherine Burkman, a member of Wild Women Writing, is a professor emeritus at the Ohio State University and has focused much of her scholarship on Beckett and Pinter. Burkman is the guiding light – as director […]

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RAM Restaurant & Brewery Coming Soon to Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans RAM Restaurant & Brewery Coming Soon to Short North

Seattle-based brewery and restaurant RAM announced plans yesterday to open their first Ohio location at the corner of High Street and First Avenue in the redeveloped Donatos building. Mike Fitzpatrick, President of Elford Development, confirmed over the phone that the brewery will be the second of three retail tenants announced for the Short North building. “They […]

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