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Battelle Hall Reborn as Battelle Grand

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From The Dispatch: Renovated, expanded Battelle Grand is ready to host gatherings amid upscale surroundings in the largest ballroom in the state Sunday, January 17, 2010 By Marla Matzer Rose Before there was a Nationwide Arena or a Value City Arena, there was Battelle Hall. Built in 1980 as part of the Ohio Center, it […]

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Ohio Schools Ranked 5th Best in Nation

 

From The Dispatch: Ohio’s schools climb to 5th best in nation By Catherine Candisky Here’s something you haven’t heard before. Ohio’s public-school system is ranked fifth best in the nation. That’s right. We are No. 5. Ohio earned its highest rating ever on the well- regarded and closely watched report cards issued each year since […]

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A New Push for Public Art Funding in 2010

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An article in today’s Dispatch provides new details about Mayor Coleman’s push to revive the Columbus Art Commission that would oversee a new public art program. The program could end up mirroring what other cities throughout the country utilize, where around 1% of the budget of any new city-funded construction projects would be set aside […]

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New Boutique Hotel to be Built Downtown

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From The Dispatch: Tax credit to transform historic buildings into Downtown hotel Thursday,  December 10, 2009 By Alan Johnson The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit will pay for rehabilitation of the Hayden Building. The building will be converted into an upscale boutique hotel. The newest boutique hotel Downtown will be built by rehabilitating and combining […]

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Basil Thai Opens in The Short North

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From The Dispatch: Basil Thai blooms in Short North Tuesday,  December 8, 2009 By Bill Chronister The opening of Basil Thai restaurant in the Short North this past weekend was a moment the Ruanphae family had thought about for years. [Read More] | Read Reviews & Impressions Here

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Knead Restaurant Opens Downtown in February

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From The Dispatch: No knead to fear: Couple to open new place Tuesday, November 17, 2009 By Bill Chronister The team that brought Trattoria LaTavola to life in Powell in 1999 — only to watch it die in Dublin in February — is ready to get back in the kitchen. Rick and Krista Lopez plan […]

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Renderings of Convention Center Hotel Revealed

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From The Dispatch: Planners unveil convention hotel Tuesday, November 17, 2009 By Barbara Carmen The planned $140 million Hilton-Columbus Downtown convention hotel will start to rise above N. High Street next August, a project team told Franklin County commissioners this morning. [Read More]

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