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Located within a 2.8-square-mile area two miles north of downtown Columbus, the district is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The district is Columbus’s most densely populated neighborhood featuring human service agencies, churches, schools, and more than 650 businesses, including boutiques, tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and restaurants and bars.

Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Izzy & Mo’s

For a brief moment in history, the King Avenue space next to Till was destined for doughnuts. And while the plans have since changed significantly, bialys and babka are pretty good consolation. Izzy & Mo’s is the new culinary project from Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin, the team that brought Columbus renown restaurants such as […]

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Proposal Submitted for South Campus Taco Bell Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Submitted for South Campus Taco Bell Site

Renderings and a site plan have been submitted to the University Area Review Board (UARB) for a six-story, mixed-use building on the site of the south campus Taco Bell at 1525 North High Street. The building would hold 120 apartment units, a 119-space parking garage, and 7,150 square feet of ground floor retail space, with […]

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Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Ethyl & Tank

Of the empire that built The Crest, The Market Italian Village and Alchemy, Ethyl & Tank is the golden child. Of course, good people can disagree. The ritzier, more artisan-y spots with gardens and gourmet fare have ardent supporters, and for good reason. All the same, there’s something to be said for a stop that […]

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60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Brent Warren Brent Warren 60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Community Housing Network (CHN) is moving forward with their four-story, 60-unit apartment building on East Ninth Avenue after receiving tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The new building, which will offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for the formerly-homeless, will anchor the eastern edge of a much larger, market-rate project being developed by Edwards Communities. […]

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Proposed Building on East 15th Could Enable Future Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposed Building on East 15th Could Enable Future Development

Campus Partners has made the first move in what could be a complicated and years-long game of Tetris in the University District. The OSU-affiliated non-profit submitted plans to the University Area Review Board (UARB) last week for a 12-unit, three-story apartment and office building to be built at 66 East 15th Avenue, the site of […]

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Interview: Keith Meyers and Campus Partners on the 15th and High Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Keith Meyers and Campus Partners on the 15th and High Plan

In late February of this year, OSU and Campus Partners unveiled an ambitious plan for redeveloping a nine-acre area centered on the intersection of 15th Avenue and North High Street. The underlying zoning for that plan – which calls for new mixed-use development along with a public square, a hotel, and a parking garage – […]

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Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Magdiale Wolmark, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Till Dynamic Fare, has finally opened the doors of the long-anticipated Jewish deli Izzy and Mo’s Luncheonette. Wolmark initally announced plans over three years ago for a donut shop called Glaze, which would occupy the empty space next to Till on 249 King Avenue. Construction began in 2012, but […]

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