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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.

Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building. But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Construction cranes have sprouted up all over Columbus like steel trees as a number of significant urban development projects have simultaneously gotten under way. Many of them are concentrated along High Street through the Short North and University District neighborhoods, which this installment of our Construction Roundup series is focused upon. Check out more projects, […]

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Two Major Short North Developments Approved by Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Major Short North Developments Approved by Commission

The Victorian Village Commission approved two major Short North developments at its March 9 meeting – Kaufman Development’s nine-story mixed-use project between West Second and Price Avenues, and the Pizzuti Companies’ two-building project on West First Avenue. The projects were approved with conditions, meaning that both developers will have to return to the commission for […]

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Short North Stage Honors 30th Anniversary of AZT With Reading of The Normal Heart

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Short North Stage Honors 30th Anniversary of AZT With Reading of The Normal Heart

Short North Stage isn’t resting for long between their extended, sold-out run of Hand to God and their upcoming anticipated production of Spamalot. This week they’re staging a reading of one of the most important pieces of political theatre of the last 40 years: Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. This reading coincides with the 30th anniversary of AZT’s approval […]

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Simply Rolled Ice Cream Finds Permanent Home in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Simply Rolled Ice Cream Finds Permanent Home in The Short North

After operating successfully as a pop-up shop a few times, Simply Rolled Ice Cream is ready to make it permanent. The dessert business will soon be operating from a space within the Short North’s Oats & Barley Market after a recent business acquisition by the grocery owner. “We have had the honor of hosting several […]

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Annual Miss Gay Heart of America Pageant Hits Axis This Weekend

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Annual Miss Gay Heart of America Pageant Hits Axis This Weekend

The longest running female impersonator pageant is making its preliminary stop in Columbus this Sunday at Axis Nightclub for “A Night in Oz”. Presently in its 45th year, Miss Gay Heart of America began in Nashville long before the beloved “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. The pageant’s very similar to that of Miss USA, except the contestants […]

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Latest Version of Victorian Village Proposal Heading to Commission Tonight

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Version of Victorian Village Proposal Heading to Commission Tonight

Kaufman Development is headed back to the Victorian Village Commission tonight with its proposal for the IBEW site just off of High Street in the Short North. The project, which was first brought to the commission in August and then revised multiple times, now stands at nine stories, with a maximum height of 115 feet. […]

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