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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.

DareDevil Dogs Restaurant Launching in November Near OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans DareDevil Dogs Restaurant Launching in November Near OSU

The tiny restaurant space located at 1437 North High Street has sat empty for nearly a year following the closing of the Commonwealth Sandwich Bar last November. But this November, the spot will see new life as DareDevil Dogs opens their doors to the public. DareDevil is a new hot dog shop with a chef-created […]

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City Council to Weigh in on Plan for King Avenue Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Council to Weigh in on Plan for King Avenue Apartments

City Council will soon decide the fate of a plan by JDS Companies to build 48 townhomes and flats on King Avenue in the University District at the site formerly home to the Church of the Nazarene. The plan has run into resistance from neighborhood groups concerned about its size, unit-mix, and plan for parking. […]

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Campus Partners Planning Expansion of South Campus Gateway

Brent Warren Brent Warren Campus Partners Planning Expansion of South Campus Gateway

Campus Partners plans to solicit proposals this fall for a seven-acre mixed-use development just south of their South Campus Gateway project. The land to be developed would include the Wendy’s at the corner of East 9th Avenue and North High Street and most of the block east of High between 8th and 9th avenues. Erin […]

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Restaurant Review: Alana’s Food and Wine

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Alana’s Food and Wine

Somehow, Alana’s has always slipped through the cracks. Somehow, ColumbusUnderground has never published an official review of the Columbus culinary giant. Perhaps that’s because Alana’s is already so renown. People know about Alana’s. They know to expect a changing menu and carefully crafted cuisine. They know to let go of any control-freak instincts, because Alana’s […]

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Restaurant Review: The Little Donut Shop

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Little Donut Shop

The Little Donut Shop makes one basic type of donut, then frosts it with lots of different stuff. This business plan shouldn’t work. Sure, it’s efficient, but the eating public likes variety: mix it up with some fruity flavors (apple or blueberry), some chocolate stuff or sour cream. People love those extras in their donuts. […]

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Density and Parking Revisted in Draft University District Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Density and Parking Revisted in Draft University District Plan

Since kicking off the University District planning process in September, the city’s Planning Division has been compiling input and drafting a land use plan to bring back to the neighborhood for further review. About sixty people attended a meeting on February 11th in which those recommendations were presented. The proposals include new guidelines for density […]

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First Look: Ethyl & Tank

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Ethyl & Tank

This past weekend, Ethyl & Tank, campus’ latest multi-spot venue, opened with little advertisement and lots of hype. Curious customers came out in droves to check out the coffeehouse/bar/restaurant/arcade, located at 19 East 13th Avenue, which is still under slight construction. The space can seat about 95 guests, including six seats at Ethyl, the coffee […]

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