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Latest Phase of Neighborhood Launch Proposed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Latest Phase of Neighborhood Launch Proposed

The latest phase of the Edwards Companies’ seven-and-a-half-acre Neighborhood Launch development could be described as a two-unit residential project, but that wouldn’t really do it justice. One of those units is a three-story townhouse similar in size and design to the buildings that currently line Gay Street, but the other is a large single-family home […]

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Coffee Shop and Apartments Planned for Historic Neil Avenue Church

Brent Warren Brent Warren Coffee Shop and Apartments Planned for Historic Neil Avenue Church

A historic church building at 1334 Neil Ave. will be getting the adaptive reuse treatment. A coffee shop and apartments are planned for the building, which sits at the corner of West Sixth Avenue, tucked neatly into the fabric of the Dennison Place neighborhood. Built in 1880, the building was home to the Neil Avenue […]

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NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

Those who have been championing blockchain have imagined a myriad of applications beyond cryptocurrency. Recall that a blockchain is a kind of open, digital ledger that is being used to record and verify transactions, and is the technology that makes Bitcoin possible. There are advocates who wish to see blockchain used for other purposes, such […]

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Writer & Cultural Critic Roxane Gay on Feminism, Intersectionality, Privilege

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Writer & Cultural Critic Roxane Gay on Feminism, Intersectionality, Privilege

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio threw their annual Keyholder event on Wednesday, May 16, featuring several local speakers as well as author and essayist Roxane Gay (Hunger, Bad Feminist) and actor/producer/writer Geena Davis (A League of Their Own, Thelma & Louise). Gay and Davis engaged in a candid conversation, covering everything from the first […]

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Major Addition Proposed for Union Cafe Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Major Addition Proposed for Union Cafe Building

A plan to add two stories to the Union Cafe building at 782 N. High St. is getting closer to being approved by the Italian Village Commission. The latest proposal, which was heard by the commission last night, calls for the longtime bar and restaurant to expand to two full floors. A smaller, third floor […]

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Over 800 Attend Fifth Annual Urban Living Tour

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Over 800 Attend Fifth Annual Urban Living Tour

On Sunday, May 6th the Urban Living Tour took place for the fifth year in a row. This year’s tour showcased much of what it means to live Downtown. The tour included various residential and mixed-use buildings in different stages of completeness in the downtown area. Guests donned hard hats, snapped exclusive skyline views, snacked on […]

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Renovation of Unique Apartment Complex Near Graceland Under Way

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation of Unique Apartment Complex Near Graceland Under Way

Local developer Schottenstein Property Group (SPG) is about halfway through a renovation of Worthington Gardens, a 1970s-era apartment complex nestled into a surprisingly secluded 10-acre parcel just off of North High Street. Dirk Greene, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at SPG, said that 96 of the complex’s 216 units will be fully renovated by June, and […]

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