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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.

Restaurant Review: Press Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Press Grill

Located in the Short North, The Press Grill is the sort of place that plays a soundtrack featuring AC/DC and Kiss without irony. Other joints may position themselves as the next hot dining destination for the haute couture crowd, but that’s not the Press Grill’s scene. It’s a neighborhood bar, and no matter how gentrified […]

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Photos: Urban Living Tour 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Urban Living Tour 2014

Columbus Underground hosted its first Urban Living Tour on Sunday, July 27th, showcasing apartments and condos located Downtown and surrounding urban neighborhoods. Over 450 people participated in the event, browsing over a dozen residential buildings that ranged from unfinished loft spaces under construction to model units ready for new renters who want to move in. […]

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New Concept from Northstar Cafe Founders Coming to Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Concept from Northstar Cafe Founders Coming to Short North

Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits has only been closed for a week, but it’s already got a successor in the works. Representatives from Northstar Cafe were sighted taking measurements and drawing up places in the space the very next day after closure. “We have rented the space, however, we have no details to share about […]

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Restaurant Review: Tasi Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tasi Cafe

Even though it sits one block off of the main drag in the Short North, Tasi Cafe packs the house. It’s bustling, clamoring and busy, even when the High Street scene is sort of quiet… even before the noontime lunch hour officially starts. There are some reasons for that. First, Tasi Cafe has royal lineage. […]

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More Renderings Unveiled for The Joseph Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Renderings Unveiled for The Joseph Hotel

Yesterday we got a sneak peek at the interior room designs of the new Le Meridien, The Joseph hotel in the Short North, and today we’ve got a quick update with some renderings of the interior community spaces, including the lobbies, the ballroom and the entryway. “Le Meridien as a global brand is centered around art,” […]

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Renderings Unveiled for The Joseph Hotel Rooms

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renderings Unveiled for The Joseph Hotel Rooms

Two weeks ago we were able to check in on the construction progress of the Le Méridien Columbus: The Joseph hotel that is going skyward in The Short North this summer. Today we’re able to show off what the finished project will look like with some exclusive renderings of the interiors of the hotel rooms. […]

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Short North Deals with ComFest Rowdiness

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Short North Deals with ComFest Rowdiness

ComFest has been a Columbus tradition for more than 40 years, but organizers are still trying to distance the event from its reputation for rowdiness. Connie Everett, an organizer and media spokesperson for ComFest, said that for the last few years organizers have been concerned about the size of the annual event in Goodale Park, […]

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