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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.

Hard Hat Photo Tour: Northside Library Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Photo Tour: Northside Library Branch

The official “wall-breaking” ceremony for the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Northside Branch was held on March 1st of last year, with construction of the new branch starting soon after. Work on the new 25,000 square foot building at 1423 N. High St. is now in its final stages – the grand opening is tentatively scheduled for some […]

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Top 10 Things to do in The University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Top 10 Things to do in The University District

One of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in Columbus is the University District, which surrounds the campus of the Ohio State University. The area features everything from stately historic homes to fraternity and sorority houses, and a wide variety of independent and chain businesses that cater to the primarily young demographic found in the neighborhood. […]

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The Future of The Ohio State University

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Future of The Ohio State University

Ohio State University President Michael Drake unveiled a wide-ranging vision for the future of the Columbus campus at his annual state of the university address today. Called Framework 2.0, the plan builds upon and updates the original Framework plan, which was completed in 2010. “Planning, especially at a place like this that changes so much […]

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New Northside Library Branch Seeking Café Operator

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Northside Library Branch Seeking Café Operator

Once the new Northside Library Branch debuts this summer in the University District, not only will visitors have an expanded selection of books, periodicals, music and other library services, they’ll also have a new neighborhood café to visit. The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library released a call for applications today, seeking a vendor to […]

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Brunch Review: Rooks Tavern in the University District

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Rooks Tavern in the University District

Rooks Tavern is billed as upscale “boutique” barbecue, so it seems reasonable to have some concerns over whether a t-shirt is okay guest apparel. You can wear a t-shirt. The staff wears flannel. Half the guests are wearing t-shirts. It’s all good. So the boutique bit, that has more to do with the service (it’s […]

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DareDevil Dogs Closes Ahead of Redevelopment Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans DareDevil Dogs Closes Ahead of Redevelopment Plans

Following the November announcement that their location could eventually be demolished to make way for a new eight-story hotel development, the owners of DareDevil Dogs have decided to close their doors at 1437 North High Street. The company issued an updated statement this evening: “Sadly, DareDevil Dogs has closed its doors for the final time. We […]

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Construction Roundup: The University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The University District

After checkin in on construction The Short North and Downtown Columbus, our third “Construction Roundup” stop this month is the University District, where multiple large-scale development projects are under way. While the High Street area may currently feel like one long construction zone around the Ohio State University, there’s still other projects likely to commence […]

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