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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.

Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

“The only thing that is constant is change.” That quote could easily be applied to The Short North neighborhood, where businesses regularly come and go, with only a couple of exceptions that have managed to stand the test of time. One of those exceptions is the Union Cafe, which is celebrating 20 years in business […]

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First Look: Black Brick Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Black Brick Bar

Donatos officially launched the Black Brick Bar tonight — a first of its kind venue — attached to the new Donatos pizza shop located at 920 North High Street in the Short North. The new 900 square foot bar features a patio facing High Street and an attachment to the restaurant that creates a dual space […]

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New Short North Grocery Store Working Toward Summer Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Short North Grocery Store Working Toward Summer Opening

The new Oats and Barley Market has delayed its grand opening a bit, but their reasoning will likely make it worth the longer wait for customers who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Short North grocery store. Co-Owner and Manager Shannon Sano told Columbus Underground that due to neighborhood feedback, they’re re-tooling the business model […]

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Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail Goods Coming Soon to Short North

Anne Evans Anne Evans Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail Goods Coming Soon to Short North

Anyone looking for modern party supplies in Columbus can rest easy! Soon there will be a new party store in the Short North, carrying all sorts of fun for your next party. Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail Goods will open at 941 N. High Street, later this summer. Wholly Craft owner Olivera Bratich wanted to […]

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Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: Best Restaurant Spaces to Hold An Event

Summer is the season of graduation parties, wedding showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, you name it. If you’re seeking a venue for your next special event, consider a local restaurant! Many Columbus restaurants have special event spaces ideal for any size gathering. Barcelona Restaurant and Bar 263 E. Whittier Street — German Village Barcelona’s semi-private […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North

Unsurprisingly, the Short North continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods for new development, which means that construction sites can be found all throughout Italian Village, Victorian Village and along High Street as well. Our latest construction roundup includes photos taken all over the neighborhood, including the site of Hubbard Park Place, which has […]

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Restaurants for Sale: Two Zen Chas, Japanese Steakhouse & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Restaurants for Sale: Two Zen Chas, Japanese Steakhouse & More

Businesses regularly change ownership and management, and restaurants are no exception. A restaurant for sale by no means indicates that it is closing — but when a restaurant is listed for sale, it means an opportunity has arisen for a new small business owner to step into a new venture. To that end, we occasionally publish […]

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