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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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List of Finalists Narrowed for Scioto Peninsula Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren List of Finalists Narrowed for Scioto Peninsula Project

Although the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) will not officially announce which team of developers is selected to build the 21 acre Scioto Peninsula redevelopment project until September, the list appears to be narrowing. Columbus Underground submitted a public records request for the proposals submitted by the four finalists, which were announced by the CDDC […]

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Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

The National Veterans Memorial & Museum is starting to take shape on the Scioto Peninsula. The unique building’s concrete shell is now in place and the surrounding land is being shaped to eventually hold 250 trees, a reflecting pool and a network of walking paths. Amy Taylor of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which […]

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Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Finalists Named for Scioto Peninsula Development Plan

The 21 acre Scioto Peninsula redevelopment project took another step forward today, with the announcement that four semi-finalists have been named through the project’s RFQ process. The project is being spearheaded by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC). “Seven development teams — which included 14 different development companies — submitted in response to the Request […]

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Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Any Columbus-native older than the age of six remembers City Center Mall in Downtown Columbus, located between High Street and Third Street, which officially closed its doors in March of 2009. While the mall was crowded during its peak occupancy in the mid-nineties, by the early 2000s the mall began to decline in popularity. The mall […]

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New Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage Coming in Late 2017

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Scioto Peninsula Park and Garage Coming in Late 2017

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is looking to implement what has by now become a familiar plan of action with its new Scioto Peninsula Park — invest in new greenspace Downtown and watch the people (and private development) follow soon after. The new park just west of COSI would replace two existing surface parking lots […]

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Tortilla Replacing Late Night Slice at Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tortilla Replacing Late Night Slice at Columbus Commons

There’s some changes afoot at Columbus Commons this year. Jeni’s will be making its return, but newcomer Tortilla has been announced as a replacement for Mikey’s Late Night Slice, which is expanding into a full service restaurant nearby. “As Late Night Slice moves down the street to their new location, Columbus Commons patrons will still […]

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