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Project Update: The Hayden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: The Hayden

After a long and complicated renovation process, the first tenants are scheduled to move into The Hayden early next year. The two historic Capitol Square buildings, which will hold mostly offices, have been unoccupied for over a decade. Michael Tomko, President of the Tomko Company, said that the project is now about 40 percent leased, […]

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Development Planned for Capitol Square Parking Lots

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Planned for Capitol Square Parking Lots

A plan is afoot to redevelop three acres of prime real estate on Capitol Square, but details on what the project might look like are still scarce. Elford Development and Capitol Square, Ltd. sent out a press release on Friday announcing their plans “to create a vibrant, mixed-use development including retail, restaurant, office, multifamily, and […]

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Columbus Art Walks & Landmark Talks-Capitol Square

  Columbus Art Walks & Landmark Talks-Capitol Square

Columbus Art Walks and Landmark Talks are 1-hour tours guided by expert historians from the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, and designed to highlight public art, architecture and historical sites in neighborhoods around Columbus. The Capitol Square Art Walk will lead you through the Central portion of Downtown Columbus. Experience the stunning buildings where policy is made […]

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New Owner Plans Renovation of Historic Broad Street Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Owner Plans Renovation of Historic Broad Street Buildings

The new owner of a pair of historic buildings on Capitol Square is planning a complete renovation of the two structures. Michael Tomko, the local developer behind the renovation of 145 East Rich Street downtown, is hopeful that his plan will fare better than previous efforts to bring 16 and 20 East Broad Street back […]

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Jack & Benny’s Opening 24/7 Diner in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jack & Benny’s Opening 24/7 Diner in Downtown Columbus

Popular north campus diner Jack & Benny’s is expanding once again. After opening the Barnstormer Diner at the OSU Airport in 2013, owners Geno and Hilda Garcia have announced plans to open a new location at 12 East Broad Street in the heart of Downtown Columbus. The restaurant will be a bit of a return […]

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Shop Talk: State & Third

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: State & Third

Retail follows rooftops, as the saying goes. And Becky Brisker is banking that her new Downtown retail venture will be embraced by the hundreds upon hundreds new residents moving into the apartments surrounding Columbus Commons. State & Third is the name of her new boutique, which opened two weeks ago inside the Shops at Capitol […]

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Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Peanut Shoppe Relocating to Fifth Third Center

The Peanut Shoppe has been a Downtown staple for 78 years, and owner Mike and Pat Stone are looking for a new lease on life with a relocation two blocks south into the Fifth Third Center at the corner of State and High Streets. The move is not the first for the shop, which was […]

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