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12-Story Building Part of New Franklinton Proposal

The developers behind the River & Rich project are bringing a plan for its second phase to the East Franklinton Review Board this afternoon. The first phase of the development, which opened last spring, consists of 230 apartments, a 300-space public parking garage and approximately 30,000 square feet of retail space. The proposed second phase […]

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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’

eMBer Women’s Theatre returns to the MadLab space with Terms of Endearment, directed with a sure hand by Michelle Batt with Vicki Andronis as assistant director.  This Terms of Endearment boasts a script by Dan Gordon, adapted from James L. Brooks’ screenplay for his 1983 film based on Larry McMurtry’s novel. It zooms in on […]

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NEXT: Purpose-Driven Capitalism

On August 19, the Business Roundtable—that club of 200 CEOs from large and influential American companies—announced a redefinition of the purpose of a corporation. The updated “Statement of Purpose of a Corporation” announces that a company should seek to benefit many stakeholders, not simply maximize the profits of shareholders. This means: Delivering value to customers Investing […]

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10 Master’s Degrees To Help You Land Top Jobs in Columbus

While many cities in the Midwest continue to face population decline, Columbus is experiencing exciting growth. In fact, we were the only large northern city to grow by more than 10% from 2010 to 2017. As the population increases, our job market is more than keeping pace. From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 9.7%, […]

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City Tests System to Share Real-Time Parking Availability in Short North

The City of Columbus is testing new technology that promises to eliminate the frustrating – and congestion-causing – experience of driving around and looking for available street parking in the Short North. The plan is to install sensors along the street that can tell if a spot is occupied or not. That information would then […]

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Theatre Review: Available Light’s Explosive Season Opener, Dance Nation

Available Light launches their 2019-2020 season to the moon with a wrenching, hilarious production of Claire Barron’s Dance Nation directed and choreographed by Whitney Thomas Eads. Dance Nation tears into the end of the season for a Liverpool, Ohio, dance team – seven girls and one boy – on the cusp of making it to […]

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October Democratic Debate to be Hosted at Otterbein, Watch Party at the Gateway Film Center

Update: The October 15th and 16th Democratic Presidential debates will be hosted in Central Ohio, on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville. The debate will be co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times. Locals are invited to tune in LIVE at The Gateway Film Center for a free screening co-hosted by Columbus Underground […]

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First Look: Dick’s Dive

Don’t expect smoked cocktails or the latest craft beer at Dick’s Dive. Instead there’s “beers your dad would drink,” mismatched chairs, zero clocks and zero windows. It’s the kind of place where you could easily loose track of time, just as Owner Quinn Allen intended. The bar is a tribute to Allen’s late father. The […]

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Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

A three-year-old proposal to build an apartment complex at the Graceland Shopping Center in Clintonville has been revived, thanks to a partnership with a local affordable housing developer. Originally proposed as a market-rate project by CASTO, the developer has brought in Homeport as a partner and now plans to build a 180-unit complex in which […]

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Wow, That’s a Lot of Movies

So, last weekend basically one movie came out. Hollywood is making up for that dearth this weekend. At last count, four hundred million movies. The nutty thing is that most of them are really good. If you can’t find something to interest you this weekend, you are one picky viewer. Here’s the scoop. Hustlers by […]

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Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

The end is near for the Smart Circuit, the driverless shuttle that has been operating in Downtown Columbus since last December. Jennifer Fening, a spokesperson for Smart Columbus, said that the contract with the shuttle’s operator – May Mobility – is nearly up, and that the last day to take a ride on one of […]

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3 Central Ohio Restaurants Close

Over the last few weeks, three Central Ohio restaurants have quietly closed their doors. After nearly ten years in the Arena District, the Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front St., served its last meal at the start of the month. A Facebook Post confirmed the restaurant’s sudden closure and encouraged patrons to move their drinking and […]

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Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Columbus City Schools saw a letter-grade improvement to a ‘D’ on its State Report Card, among additional improvements over the last year. Released by the Ohio Department of Education, the report card shows results from state testing during the 2018-2019 school year. “While our overall grade of a ‘D’ is certainly not the end goal, […]

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GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database

In an effort to build awareness of the variety of public art in Columbus, the Greater Columbus Arts Council has created a searchable database of public art online. The database lists more than 800 public art sculptures, murals, historic theaters and installations found at nearly 350 sites around Franklin County, and suggests other artwork and […]

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New Books to Document Columbus Art, Artists

Trying to take in all of the unique, interesting things within the Columbus arts scene can be a difficult challenge, especially with the information overload social media can subject us to. In the past, projects like the Columbus Book Project have taken on the responsibility of documenting the Columbus arts scene (and more) through a […]

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Photos: Scene75 to Open Indoor Entertainment Center at Tuttle Mall

Within just a few weeks, entertainment company Scene75 will open its first location in Central Ohio. The Dayton-based, family-owned company is transforming a former Macy’s location into 225,000 square feet of indoor activities and attractions, the largest the company has ever built. Construction on the center took place over the last year. In total the […]

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Westminster-Thurber Planning New Tower on Neil Avenue

Westminster-Thurber is looking to add a fourth tower to its ten-acre campus at the corner of Neil Avenue and West Goodale Street. Ohio Living, the nonprofit organization that operates the senior living community, has submitted a zoning application to the City of Columbus for the project. Site plans show an 11-story building that would face […]

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Crafting Meets Craft Cocktails at New Franklinton Bar

Grab a “Moscow Tool” and saddle up at a workbench to build your wooden beer caddy. This fall, crafting meets craft cocktails at Makers Social. Headed for the River & Rich development in Franklinton, Makers Social will offer DIY crafting in the comfort of a full-service cocktail bar. With a 70s Pop Art inspired interior […]

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Mega Weekend – Home Tours, Scioto Fest, Creative Control Fest, 934 Fest, and More!
Dog film festival

Have a great weekend! If you are looking for a fun weekend of events in Columbus, you’ve found it! Tonight, join us at Gateway Film Center for a chat before the 3rd Democratic Debate! Coffee Festival tickets are now available, and if you have a ticket you get first chance to buy our limited-edition artist collaboration mugs! […]

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Restaurant Review: Scotty’s Cafe

Scotty’s Cafe has a long, proud history as a mainstay diner in the Bexley Scene. There’s something magical in the hustle of both the proprietors and the servers. They know at least half the guests by name, and if you’re not known by name, there’s alway nicknames like  “sweets” or “dear.” While affectionate monikers for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public
See inside Anne Spurgeon's studio during the Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour, happening September 14 and 15, 2019.

The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) returns Sept. 14-15, 2019. The public is invited to visit 45 different Columbus artists at 18 locations, enjoy behind the scenes experiences at local performance spaces and organizations, and to explore seven community arts partners. Anne Spurgeon will offer tours and demonstrations of her Clintonville studio over […]

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In Search Of Ohio Relics

Relic Hunter When Icy Blu Daniel goes looking for the forgotten places of Ohio, she’s looking for holes. Specifically, holes in a roof, which are usually a good indicator that a house is abandoned. So are clumps of trees close to a structure, the sort of thing a homeowner would generally cut down. From her […]

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Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen Opening in the Brewery District

Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen makes its debut in the Brewery District on Monday, September 16. Taking over the former home of CBC Restaurant at 525 Short St., the new eatery saw a slight name tweak for its opening, originally announced as P&G Wood Fired Kitchen. The new concept from the owners of Pat […]

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Development Roundup: Local Award Winners, New Apartments and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from the South Side, the West Side, Italian Village and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Work is well underway on a new five-story parking garage in Italian Village (see photo above). […]

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