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19 Things to Look Forward to in 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Things to Look Forward to in 2019

2019 is now under way, and we’re excited about what this year will bring. There’s new restaurants coming soon, new stores opening this year, new festivals that will launch for the first time and so much more.  Below, you can find just a handful of the cool things that will arrive in Columbus in 2019. […]

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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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Our Top 20 Most Important Pieces of Journalism of 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Our Top 20 Most Important Pieces of Journalism of 2018

What’s popular isn’t always important and what’s important isn’t always popular. Our job as journalists is to inform, educate and entertain, and we’re proud of the award winning work that we’ve published to help improve the communities in Central Ohio that we serve. We’re equally proud of the fact that Columbus Underground remains universally available […]

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The Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2018

2018 was a big year in Columbus for a wide variety of reasons. There was good news, bad news, and everything in between. And while sometimes the most popular news articles aren’t always the most important ones, we feel that we can provide a pretty solid summary of the year by showcasing our top 20 […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2018

Columbus is a city of neighborhoods, as Mayor Andrew Ginther loves to proclaim. Each has its own unique characteristics, its own set of amenities and its own challenges to overcome. We survey our readers and editors each year to help select the top neighborhood in the city, generally focusing on its overall livability. And for […]

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In Limbo: As 2018 Draws to Close, Future Uncertain for Some Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren In Limbo: As 2018 Draws to Close, Future Uncertain for Some Projects

This is where we list the projects that didn’t fit into any of the other categories for our annual Year in Review; completed, under construction, or announced. In 2018, some of the biggest development proposals happened to fit better into the “In Limbo” category than any of the others, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t […]

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57 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren 57 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2018

Although some of the cranes have come down in the University District and the Short North, plenty have sprouted in other neighborhoods. Below, you’ll find our roundup of the significant urban development projects that were under construction throughout the year. Downtown Several large projects will likely be completed in 2019 after multiple years of planning […]

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