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4,000-Seat Arena Proposed for Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren 4,000-Seat Arena Proposed for Milo-Grogan

Rogue Fitness is floating a plan to build a 4,000-seat arena on East Fifth Avenue in Milo-Grogan. The main function of the facility would be to serve as a home for the Rogue Invitational, as well as a handful of other CrossFit events, such as those associated with the Arnold Sports Festival. The arena would […]

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First Look: Gravity

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Gravity

With events already scheduled, multiple office tenants secured, and the first residents set to move in some time this spring, the impact of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is already being felt in Franklinton. The six-story building at 500 W. Broad St. will hold a total of 236 residential units. Commercial space will fill the ground […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Poké Bros. The University District now hosts a fourth location of Poké Bros. in Columbus, as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. It’s the result of a rebrand by the owners, who opened up Mexican fusion restaurant Barbacoa at 2036 N. High St. in August 2018. Due to its proximity to Moe’s Southwest Grill (next door) and […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Renovation work has started on the 110-year-old Central Union Telephone Building at 33 N. Third St. Mike Vannest, Marketing Coordinator for the E.V. Bishoff Company, said that the first phase of the project will primarily focus on the third floor of the building, where a dropped ceiling will be removed and the original hardwood floors […]

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Broad and High Buildings Change Hands

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad and High Buildings Change Hands

A prominent cluster of buildings at the center of Downtown has changed hands. The Tomko Company, the developer behind the Hayden renovation project at 16-20 E. Broad St., recently purchased six commercial condos in the building next door and the four-story office and retail building at 10 N. High St. Also included in the deal […]

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Austin Residents Oppose Handouts for Precourt Stadium Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Austin Residents Oppose Handouts for Precourt Stadium Plan

While many Columbus residents have been rejoicing at the recent news that their pro soccer team is here to stay, Austin residents have been gathering signatures to show their opposition for subsidizing a new stadium. The current owner of the Columbus Crew SC, Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), has been working on a proposal to build […]

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C-Pass Users Helping to Boost COTA Ridership

Brent Warren Brent Warren C-Pass Users Helping to Boost COTA Ridership

Downtown workers who have signed up for free bus passes through the C-Pass program have taken about 460,000 rides since the program launched in June. Those employees have had an impact on overall ridership, particularly as measured by how many people are traveling in and out of Downtown at rush hour. Numbers provided by the […]

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