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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.

Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

It’s been just over a year since kid-focused Cub Shrub opened in the Short North, and owners Niki and Josh Quinn have announced a second location for the venture. “We opened the first Cub Shrub when our daughter, Emma, was born and we realized that there were not many local places to find interesting, well […]

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American Apparel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Apparel Closing All Stores

2017 continues to be a bad year for several major retailers across the country, as American Apparel is the latest to announce closures, joining the likes of The Limited, Kmart/Sears and Macy’s. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year, and its remaining assets were sold to Canadian company Gildan last week (pending court approval), […]

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New Grandview Mercantile Proposal Has Expanded Footprint, Shorter Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Grandview Mercantile Proposal Has Expanded Footprint, Shorter Buildings

What started as a 12-story proposal for the Grandview Mercantile site in the Short North – and was subsequently reduced to ten stories – now stands at four, although the footprint of the project is being expanded significantly. The latest proposal from the Pizzuti Companies, which will be presented to the Victorian Village Commission this […]

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Theatre Review: Don Nigro’s Dark, Delightful ‘Chaplin Plays’ at Short North Stage

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Don Nigro’s Dark, Delightful ‘Chaplin Plays’ at Short North Stage

Sartre’s hell of “other people” and the hell we make ourselves present their similar and unique challenges in Wild Women Writing’s production of playwright Don Nigro’s The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature that opened Thursday at Short North Stage. This production, directed by Katherine Burkman, of Tramp on Tightrope With Monkeys and Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess, might disappoint those […]

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City Looking for Feedback on New Short North Parking Rules

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking for Feedback on New Short North Parking Rules

The City of Columbus is moving forward with at least one of the recommendations from its wide-ranging Short North Parking Study. The study, completed more than two years ago, called for a variety of strategies aimed at simplifying parking restrictions and ensuring that visitors, residents and employees in the district continue to have parking options, […]

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Construction Roundup: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The Short North

A quick drive on High Street through the Short North reveals a whole plethora of ongoing construction projects. Several have been ongoing for quite sometime and are likely to wrap up this year, while others are just getting started. Below you’ll find more information on each of them, as well as the latest snapshots of […]

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Restaurant Review: Standard Hall

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Standard Hall

There are not many booths at Standard Hall, but the seats are worth fighting for. Perfectly curved for 10 percent extra privacy and situated facing the big TV, it’s tempting to #OccupyBooth for hours. That would be ideal. It would probably be socially acceptable too, if a dedicated diner could stay on an eating and […]

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