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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.

Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

After little more than eight months in the University District, Rooks Tavern announced its permanent closure today. “Friends, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce the permanent closure of Rooks Tavern,” the owners wrote in a Facebook post. “Together we made a beautiful thing, even if only for a short time. Fun […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & Grandview Yard

Earlier this month, we profiled construction updates from both Downtown and the Near East Side, but did not get a chance to focus on a few neighborhoods where development is currently most active. So in this installment, we’re featuring photos from Italian Village, Victorian Village, the Short North, University District and Grandview Yard areas. Check […]

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Gallery: New Northside Library Branch Set to Open Thursday

Brent Warren Brent Warren Gallery: New Northside Library Branch Set to Open Thursday

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Northside Branch is set to open on Thursday after more than a year of construction. Columbus Underground took another round of pictures of the new space in advance of the 3:30 p.m. ribbon cutting, which is open to the public. A lot of progress has been made since we last checked in on […]

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Development Roundup: Updates on Ten Proposals and Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Updates on Ten Proposals and Projects

After a long absence, the Development Roundup is back. Read on for an assortment of project updates, proposals, ribbon cuttings, and other news that we haven’t had a chance to cover yet. Some changes are afoot for Highpoint on Columbus Commons. The 300-unit mixed-use development downtown will be getting a complete interior design upgrade, with […]

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Concert Preview: Citizen Zero

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Citizen Zero

Detroit-based Citizen Zero will stop by Newport Music Hall on Saturday night, supporting their first major label release, State of Mind. The set’s lead single “Go (Let Me Save You)” gives a firm nod to fellow rockers Foo Fighters and Shinedown with its melodic urgency – complementary comparisons given the entire album’s consistently polished production […]

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Bridge Work to Shut Down Stretch of Indianola Avenue for Six Months

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bridge Work to Shut Down Stretch of Indianola Avenue for Six Months

A major rehabilitation of the Indianola Avenue bridge over Glen Echo Ravine will soon shut down traffic in both directions on the street for six months. Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 10, no cars or pedestrians will be able to travel across the bridge, which sits just north of Arcadia Avenue and straddles […]

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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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