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The Confluence Cast: 2017 Year in Review

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: 2017 Year in Review

What has 2017 meant for those of us living in and around 270? I sat down with Anne and Walker Evans, the owners of Columbus Underground, for our year-end roundup of the website’s top ten stories. We also covered the inside scoop on the latest developments in Central Ohio public life and culture, and some […]

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Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism

Walker Evans Walker Evans Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism

National industry leaders in journalism gathered yesterday afternoon for a discussion on the topic of “Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism” at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. The discussion served as the kick-off to the annual CEOs for Cities National Meeting, which Columbus served as host […]

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Fast Forward: The Parsons Avenue Corridor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Parsons Avenue Corridor

The Parsons Avenue corridor on the South Side of Columbus has long been predicted as the future site of growth and redevelopment. Recent years have seen the beginning of that trend taking shape with plenty of potential yet to come due to the area’s current abundance of underutilized parcels of land and properties. When looking […]

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The List: 12 New Rooftop Patios to Check Out in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 12 New Rooftop Patios to Check Out in Columbus

Just a few short years ago, finding a rooftop patio was practically unheard of in Columbus. In fact, you could likely count the existing ones up just using one hand. Thankfully, that trend is rapidly changing with the launch of over a dozen new rooftop patio decks in 2017 and 2018 and beyond. Below, you’ll […]

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First Look: AC Hotel Dublin

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: AC Hotel Dublin

The new AC Hotel Columbus Dublin by Marriott hosted an official sneak preview earlier this afternoon, showing off the nearly completed 150-room hotel for the first time. The hotel anchors the first phase of the new Bridge Park development, offering visitors a way to connect to the area’s new offices, restaurants, apartments and condos. The […]

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Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

The steady stream of large retail closures and bankruptcy filings in 2017 has slowed down over the summer months, but news this week from New Jersey-based Toys “R” Us has brought this year’s chain retail woes back into the spotlight. The company announced on Monday that it would be “commencing court-supervised processes to implement financial […]

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Local No More: Bob Evans Sells Retail Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local No More: Bob Evans Sells Retail Business

Earlier this year, New Albany-based Bob Evans sold off the restaurant side of its business to a California-based investment firm, retaining the retail side of the company that prepares and sells foods primarily through grocery store outlets. Yesterday, the company announced that it would be unloading the retail business to Post Holdings — a Missouri-based […]

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