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Photos: Inside the Historic Hoster Brewery Complex

Brent Warren Brent Warren Photos: Inside the Historic Hoster Brewery Complex

The McCabe Companies’ plan to redevelop the former Hoster Brewing Company complex in the Brewery District is proceeding full steam ahead, according to Principal Dwight McCabe. Despite the complexity of the project and a recent setback – it was not one of the projects awarded state historic preservation tax credits in December – McCabe said […]

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Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

On March 5, 2009, the Columbus City Center Mall officially closed its doors forever. A decade later, the mall’s successes and failures can still be felt in Downtown Columbus where retail business has struggled to regain the foothold lost when the mall went away, even though the Downtown residential population has continued to climb. “When […]

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Retail Project at North Broadway and High Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Retail Project at North Broadway and High Moving Forward

Work could start as soon as this month on a one-story retail building at the southwest corner of North Broadway and High Street in Clintonville. The multi-storefront building will go up on the vacant lot where the Clinton Theater once stood; a historic, two-story building that had been vacant for years before being demolished in 2010. […]

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Photos: Moody Nolan’s Legacy House in Linden

Susan Post Susan Post Photos: Moody Nolan’s Legacy House in Linden

Local architecture firm Moody Nolan’s Legacy Project has come to life. A family will be given the keys tomorrow to the modern, new house on McClelland Avenue in Linden. The 750 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath house is move-in ready for the family which was selected by the YMCA of Central Ohio and Southeast Inc. The […]

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City Launches Licensing Program for Short-Term Rentals

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Launches Licensing Program for Short-Term Rentals

A new licensing system for short-term rentals has gone into effect, as of Friday, March 1.  Anyone interested in renting their homes on sites like Airbnb will first need to apply for a license in person at the Department of Public Safety and pay a fee that varies based on residence type. The application fee […]

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Revised Proposal Going Back to German Village Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Revised Proposal Going Back to German Village Commission

A revised development proposal for a prominent stretch of Livingston Avenue will be presented to the German Village Commission next week. It will be the seventh time that the project has been before the commission, whose members have previously expressed concern about the height and scale of the project. The current plan calls for three […]

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CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Steven C. Anderson, one of Central Ohio’s longtime arts leaders and the producing director of CATCO, announced he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 theatre season on June 30, 2020. Since 1978, Anderson has been a leader in Columbus’ arts scene, working as the director of education and associate producing director at Players […]

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